What is a living learning community?
A living learning community, or LLC, is a themed-community of students who live together and explore a common academic, professional, or personal interest. LLCs are a meaningful ways for students to engage with others, learn, and grow.
If you’re interested in an LLC – choose the Opt-In when asked during the housing application!
In partnership with the Center for Student Involvement, the Leadership Living Learning Community will be structured around framework provided by the National Society for Leadership and Success (NSLS), supplemented with campus-specific programming designed around the unique needs of the LLC cohort.
NSLS provides everything you need to build leadership, career, and life skills! Students will dedicate 8-10 hours to the program including an orientation, leadership training day, speaker broadcasts, and small group engagements. After completing the program requirements, students will participate in an induction ceremony where they will receive a certificate and be honored for their achievement and membership into NSLS! UW Tacoma will cover all NSLS student membership fees associated with the program.
The Leadership LLC will also provide students with unique opportunities to engage with leadership on the UW Tacoma campus including mentorship from UWT staff and students, community service opportunities with the Center for Service and Leadership, and other opportunities to utilize their leadership development.
Benefits of the Leadership LLC
- Exclusive access to NSLS program, including speaker broadcasts and leadership development trainings;
- The opportunity to earn a leadership certificate to showcase on your resume;
- Networking with the UWT community including faculty, staff, and current student leaders;
- Access to leadership events, community service opportunities, and hands-on experiences to practice leadership development;
- Jumpstart your leadership exposure which may lead to future leadership positions on campus.
As a member of the STEM LLC, you’ll find a place to belong, build community, and explore your interests in STEM majors and careers. Majors that are supported via this program are Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, IT, and Engineering (including Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, and Civil). You don’t need to be in the major to join—in fact, it’s a great way to explore your interests and meet other STEM-interested students while you’re still a pre-major.
In partnership with the Achieving Change in our Communities for Equity and Student Success (ACCESS) in STEM program, the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) Living Learning Community will be structured around workshops and events provided in collaboration with the quarterly Success in STEM Seminar (TUNIV190), supplemented with faculty and peer mentoring to meet the unique needs of the LLC cohort.
Students in the LLC will commit to completing a brief (1 hr) orientation, biweekly check-ins with the STEM LLC RA and/or peer mentors provided via the ACCESS in STEM program, and attending at least one STEM-related workshop or event per month. Some of these will be offered in collaboration with the TUNIV190 Success in STEM seminar (you don’t need to enroll in the class, you’ll just be invited to join monthly events). You’ll be encouraged to attend other campus STEM-related events and workshops as well, and you’ll be invited to join the ACCESS in STEM program for quarterly social events and field trips.
Benefits of the STEM LLC
- Workshops and events to support you as you explore STEM majors and your career/professional goals through monthly programming provided via the Success in STEM Seminar
- Peer mentoring and support
- Networking with faculty, staff, and students who share your interest in STEM
- An invitation to join the ACCESS in STEM community for social events and career-related field trips
- Sense of community and belonging in STEM especially for STEM-interested pre-majors