What is the LLC?
Living-Learning Communities (LLC) enables students to form a community
with their peers. By living, taking classes and participating in various
co-curricular activities together students enhance their overall experience
at the university and embrace the universal theme of the LLC.
Why should you join a Living-Learning Community?
In addition to forming a community students participating in an LLC
become empowered, engaged and enhance their academic skills and personal
development. Living-Learning Communities ease the college transition
and studies have proven that they improve student retention. Not only
does LLC provide an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to engage
beyond the classroom, but they foster an environment that is conducive
to collegiality and camaraderie. Overall, they enrich the academic experience
through student engagement and curricular coherence.
Students that participated in LLC this past year were involved in:
- Field trips
- Meet friends before classes started
- Networking with professional members of the community and a
- Traveled abroad
- Film series
- Planning and implementing a project that gave meals to families
in need in the community
- Much, much more…
How do you join a Living-Learning Community?
On the Housing Application you will be able to express interest in the
Living-Learning Communities (LLC) we have available by checking which
one(s) interests you. Once the forms have been processed you will be
notified on that expressed interest in LLC and will receive information
on the necessary steps to become a member. If you have additional questions
about a specific LLC please click here (insert link to Communities page)
to contact the coordinator for that program.
Living-Learning Communities (LLC) support the mission of Norfolk State
University by enabling faculty to work with students both in AND outside
of the classroom. Using intentional curricular and co-curricular programming,
we foster enlightened living communities that maximize students’ academic
AND person al growth.
As a result of participating in a Living-Learning Community, students
- Demonstrate improved critical thinking skills as evidenced through
their ability to R.E.A.S.O.N. (Reflect, Evaluate, Argue, Solve,
- Work together outside of class on course activities with peers
as well as campus and community partners;
- Recognize connections across disciplines and connections between
academic and real-world experiences using integrative and experiential
- Experience higher achievement levels as demonstrated by their
academic success, persistence and retention at the University.