Living Learning CommunitiesLiving Learning Communities (LLC) at Houston Baptist University exist to link students together based on a particular academic or co-curricular interest. As such, LLC residents will experience increased interaction with faculty and staff and live in an environment that supports their academic pursuits, and develop relationships with other LLC residents.
What is a Living Learning Community?
Living Learning Communities are simple room assignment structures that facilitate student interaction around academic work (and co-curricular interests). A living learning community brings together students with a common interest into a shared residential space.
What are the benefits of participating in a Living Learning Community?
Living in community allows for stronger correlation between what you learn in the classroom and what you experience in your living environment. The National Study of Living Learning Programs has found that students participating in living learning communities “experience a smooth transition into their new environment”, “build, maintain, and utilize healthy social networks”, “build relationships with faculty members”, “are more committed to issues related to civic engagement”, and they “find their residence halls to be academically and socially supportive”. Hopefully the LLC will improve the undergraduate experience for participating students.
What options are available?
Greek: This community is open to residents who are active members of Greek organizations on campus. The Greek LLC is located in the Lake House.
Honors College: This community is open to residents who are active members of the Honors College. Students will be assigned based upon their housing application room preferences.
What are the expectations of residents living on these floors?
Residents that desire to participate in a Living Learning Community are encouraged to participate in planned activities – the entire group will benefit from your presence at events.
How do you sign up for a Living Learning Community?
Science, Technology, and Math (STM): This community is open to students who are majoring in pre-health, science, technology, and math fields of study. The STM LLC is located in the Lake House.
Fine Arts: This community is open to students who are majoring in fine art fields of study. The Fine Arts LLC will be located in the Lake House.
Business: This community is open to students who are majoring in Business related fields of study. The Business LLC will be located in the Lake House.
Faith in Action: This community is open to students who want to integrate their Christian faith with their community, service, and learning. The Faith in Action LLC will be located in the Lake House.
The housing application includes a question about LLC interest. Students who confirm interest in a particular LLC will be assigned to that LLC based on the room preferences noted on their housing application.
If you have more questions about living learning communities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org