Living Learning Communities

Living-Learning Communities

2015-2016 Academic Year


Compass: International Experience Community

This LLC is for students who want to develop an awareness of global issues and learn about different cultures. Programs will help participants understand values of global diversity, and will provide meaningful exploration of cultural ideas and experiences. Participants will be asked to engage in about 1 hour per week of programming and activities.  Programs include faculty discussions about specific countries and current events, conversations with international student groups, movie nights, meals, and international holiday celebrations!


Fit: Healthy Lifestyles Community

This LLC provides a community built around wellness and healthy living. Structured programs centering on social, physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of wellness are offered regularly. This community of students will commit to priorities and goals associated with healthy living. Participants will have the chance to learn about multiple dimensions of wellness through attending programs offered by various campus departments.  Formal activities will total about 1 hour per week. The community will be empowered to generate informal activities that complement individual approaches to wellness.


First-Year Academic Success Communities

This community provides first-year students with the opportunity to live in an environment centered on the development of skills that promote their success in academic endeavors. Students in this community will have the opportunity to participate in regular programs designed to provide skills and knowledge that will enhance their academic performance. Program topics may include time management, study skills, writing techniques, and study/tutor groups. Community members will also be empowered to utilize campus and peer resources to develop personal success strategies.


Brothers Reaching Out (B.R.O.) Community

The Brothers Reaching Out (B.R.O.) community is part of the Chapel ministry outreach. This community is designed to create fellowship and support for men who want to grow in their faith and enact their values through service. Men in this group meet regularly to support each other, to increase understanding of their faith, and to serve their community.


Sisters in Spirit (S.I.S.) Community

The Sisters in Spirit (S.I.S.) community is part of the Chapel ministry outreach. S.I.S. is a community of women looking to help each other reach their full potential in Christ. Student groups include freshmen through senior year students who meet to share, learn, and grow in their Christian faith. This community offers the opportunity for women to engage in service projects, support each other in their spiritual life, and explore relevant topics from a faith-based lens.

If you're interested in joining B.R.O. or S.I.S., please contact Pastor Charlene Cox at The Chapel of the Resurrection or at 



Language Houses:

Kade/Duesenberg German Language House

The German Language & Culture Community is a German language immersion program within the Kade/Duesenberg German Language House and Cultural Center. Residents of the German House come together around a shared love of German activities and culture. A native-speaking German program assistant coordinates the community’s development and programming. Space is limited to 11-13 participants.

Application materials may be found on the German House website


La Maison Française French Language House

La Maison Française is a French language immersion opportunity within Beacon Hall. Students who participate in La Maison Française commit to living in an intentional environment where they can improve their language skills as well as live in a community of those who share their love of French culture.

Application materials may be found on the French House website


Spanish Language House

The Spanish House is a language immersion community located in Beacon Hall. Participants live in an intentional Spanish-speaking environment and participate in activities designed to build community within a supportive group and to enhance understanding of the Spanish language.  If you have interest in the Spanish Language House, contact Prof. Degner Riveros, Arts & Sciences Bldg #271 or via email

Application materials may be accessed through the Spanish Department.  


For more information on our Living-Learning Communities, view our Living-Learning Communities Brochure by clicking HERE.