What are Living-Learning Communities?

Looking for something a little extra in your living experience? Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are a great example of UWG's commitment to scholarly achievement, creative expression, and service to humanity. LLCs are specialized living environments for small groups of first-time, first-year students centered on specific themes and integrating common academic courses, custom programming, and mentoring. Research indicates that students who participate in LLCs earn higher grades and are more satisfied with the overall college experience than other students. Applying to an LLC is optional and not required to secure housing.

More Information about LLCs

  • Sports Management

    The Sport Management LLC supports one of the largest growing majors on UWG's campus. It allows for those interested in the major to not only learn together, but live together and help each other grow in their pursuit to understand how to apply practical and theoretical concepts critical to effective operations of amateur and professional sports organizations. This community helps first-year students by giving them the opportunity to learn things about the sport management field with co-curricular events in the halls, working with the common syllabus and the residential curriculum to make sure that the events occurring in the halls correspond with the material being taught in the classroom. The LLC is placed in Center Pointe Suites, which is the closest residence hall to the Coliseum.

    Where is the community located?
    Center Pointe Suites - 1000 building, 1st floor

    Can I live in this LLC with someone who is not participating in the program?
    Sorry, but no. All students living in the rooms designated for the Sports Management community must participate in the this program.

    Are there required courses?
    Yes. Students will sign up for required courses at Orientation. 

    To whom is the community open?
    This community is for first-year students only..

    Is there a fee for the community?
    Yes, participants are required to pay a $20 special interest housing fee each semester to fund specialized community features. 

  • Community Health & Wellness

    The Community Health & Wellness LLC supports one of the largest growing majors on UWG's campus. It allows for those interested in the major to not only learn together, but live together and help each other grow in their understanding of changing lifestyle behaviors with the goal of moving toward a state of improved health. This community helps first-year students by giving them the opportunity to learn about the Community Health & Wellness field with co-curricular events in the halls focusing on service learning, working with the common syllabus and the residential curriculum to make sure that the events occurring in the halls correspond with the material being taught in the classroom. The LLC is placed in Center Pointe Suites, which is the closest residence hall to the Coliseum.

    Where is the community located?
    Center Pointe Suites - 1000 building, 1st floor

    Can I live in this LLC with someone who is not participating in the program?
    Sorry, but no. All students living in the rooms designated for this community must participate in this program.

    Are there required courses?Yes. Students will sign up for required courses at Orientation. 

    To whom is the community open?
    This community is for first-year students only..

    Is there a fee for the community?
    Yes,  participants are required to pay a $20 special interest housing fee each semester to fund specialized community features.

     

  • Honors

    Join a community of scholars for intellectual pursuits both in and out of the classroom!  The Honors LLC is a dedicated floor for first-year students who are also members of the Honors College. Students will participate in programs that focus on increasing academic achievement, building community, and developing a sense of service.   Honors faculty, staff, and special guests will visit the community to host discussions, dinners, service projects, and social events.  Honors LLC students will be enrolled in common sections of an Honors interdisciplinary studies course that meets core curriculum requirements.

    Benefits of the Honors LLC Program Include:

    Living with other motivated Honors students in a close knit community that is diverse and respectful.
    Special programming including but not limited to, guest speakers, academic and social programs, service projects, and cultural events.
    Additional access to academic resources such as advising, Honors College faculty, classroom space, and mentors.

    Where is the community located?The Oaks (2300 floor). There are 35 spaces allotted for this community. This is the top floor, so there will be no noisy neighbors overhead! Can I live in this LLC with someone who is not participating in the program?Sorry, but no. All students living in the rooms designated for the Honors living-learning community must be members of the Honors College. To whom is the community open?The Honors LLC is open to first-year students who are admitted to the Honors College. Prospective Honors students must fill out the New Freshman Application, and must meet two of the following five minimum academic requirements for admission to the Honors College:   
    1. 3.5 High School GPA
    2. 1750 SAT Composite Or 26 ACT Composite
    3. 650 SAT Critical Reading Or 28 ACT English
    4. 650 SAT Math Or 28 ACT Math
    5. 600 SAT Writing Or 26 ACT Writing
    What are the Requirements to Participate in the Honors LLC?To foster student success in the Honors LLC, members are expected to actively participate in the Honors-LLC programs and events throughout the year. Honors LLC students will be enrolled in common sections of an Honors interdisciplinary studies course that meets core curriculum requirements. Is there a fee for the community?Yes, Honors LLC members are required to pay a $20 special interest housing fee each semester to fund specialized community programming.
  • Richard College of Business

    The Business Living-Learning Community is a full floor of the Oaks residence hall dedicated to housing students majoring in any subject within the Richards College of Business (RCOB). LLC students not only live together, but they take at least two courses together during the fall and spring semesters. This intentional design allows for students interested in the business-related topics to not only learn together but live together and help to support each other academically. This community helps first-year students by giving them the opportunity to learn about business and the RCOB while also engaging in social programming within the Oaks to help build friendships at UWG. Students chosen for the business LLC will have higher levels of contact with RCOB faculty and get additional advising support to aid in their success. The LLC is placed in the Oaks, which is close to both RCOB buildings.

    Where is the community located?
    The Oaks - 2100 & 2200 Floors

    Can I live in this LLC with someone who is not participating in the program?
    Sorry, but no. All students living in the rooms designated for this community must participate in this program.

    Are there required courses?
    Yes. Students will be assigned before attending Orientation. 

    To whom is the community open?
    This community is for first-year Business Majors only..

    Is there a fee for the community?  
    No
  • Music 
     

    The music community continues to operate as a space for Music students to live, but as these students do not pay the extra social fee and the collaboration between Music and HRL is nonexistent, this LLC is more or less left alone. We provide the bus for transport for the ones in marching band to the stadium, but have been no specialized programs for them. One thing that is important about their location is the music practice room and the music computer lab on their floor in Bowdon.

    Where is the community located?
    Bowdon Hall - 2nd Floor

    Can I live in this LLC with someone who is not participating in the program?
    Sorry, but no. All students living in the rooms designated for this community must participate in this program.

    Are there required courses?
    Yes. Students will be assigned before attending Orientation. 

    To whom is the community open?
    This community is for first-year Music Majors only..

    Is there a fee for the community?  
    No

What are Themed Living Communities?

While an LLC offer student an academic component to their living experience, Themed Living Communities (TLC) allow students to live with likeminded people with the same interests and likes.  Applying to a TLC is optional and is not required to secure housing.

More information about TLCs

  • Get Involved

    Community involvement is extremely important personally and world-wide. It can also foster connections and enhance your resume. Being involved shows pride in your community and grants an opportunity to give back through service projects and engaged citizenry. Do you have a passion for being involved? Join the Get Involved! TLC to be part of a community that connects you with other students that value connecting with the community, both on and off campus!

  • University Brand Ambassadors

    University Brand Ambassadors is a themed learning community that focuses on shaping the UWG brand! Students will gain leadership skills while coming up with innovative ways to set UWG apart from other schools. Do you love UWG? Join us and build a community that focuses on outreach to the student body through swag giveaways and other student contact, while learning more about the logistics of being a business!

  • Self Marketing 

    Join a community of scholars for intellectual pursuits both in and out of the classroom!  The Honors LLC is a dedicated floor for first-year students who are also members of the Honors College. Students will participate in programs that focus on increasing academic achievement, building community, and developing a sense of service.   Honors faculty, staff, and special guests will visit the community to host discussions, dinners, service projects, and social events.  Honors LLC students will be enrolled in common sections of an Honors interdisciplinary studies course that meets core curriculum requirements.

  • Outdoor Leadership

    Outdoor Recreation and Leadership is a themed learning community that focuses providing outdoor adventure and leadership opportunities. Students will be able to participate in outdoor activities like rock climbing, kayaking, etc. that are already fully planned out by West Georgia Outdoors staff, as well as rent West Georgia Outdoors equipment at reduced rates. Students in ORL will also have opportunities to participate in trail and river clean-ups and other community service experiences for the Carrollton area to learn about environmental ethics and responsible outdoor adventure.

     

  • Thrive West 
     

    Already thinking about all the hard work necessary to get or keep the HOPE scholarship and graduate on time? Then rev up your academic habits by joining the Residential Peer Mentoring Community! Live in a co-ed community of first-year students committed to a successful freshman year experience. In RPM, you’ll develop the academic and personal habits necessary for a smooth transition to college life. You'll receive one-on-one mentoring from your RA and participate in goal setting, academic skills programming, and social activities with your neighbors.

  • Self Care
     

    College can be a stressful and sometimes draining experience. This learning community strives to create a space for taking care of yourself. We will tackle different forms of self care for every personality, budget, and schedule. Let's learn strategies and techniques to nourish our minds, bodies, and spirits!

  • Making Most of College 
     

    Most students have no idea how to navigate college, what their degree represents (professionally speaking), and how to transfer from high school into college and from college into adulthood (employment, social life, healthcare, etc.). This themed community is about strategies to make the most out of your college experience so that you are more than prepared when you walk across that stage. We will focus on issues pertaining to self-empowerment, personal/professional development, networking, career planning, self-awareness, and personal tips, secrets, and best practices for getting through college here at UWG.

  • Women in Leadership 
     

    The purpose of this learning community will be to bring together female students who share a common interest in developing leadership skills. The community will offer exclusive member only professional development, leadership development, health and wellness education, along with allowing dialogue revolving around women related issues. This community will serve as an empowerment tool in developing women student leaders on campus.
    Students will not only have the opportunity to participate in workshops and facilitations, but will be given the opportunity to learn and connect with prominent female leaders on campus and throughout the community. We plan to partner with various departments including Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Success, Career Services, and the Women Studies program to create and implement a curriculum that will best benefit the participants.

  • Global Village 
     

    A good number of international and study abroad students arrive the University of West Georgia with different and interesting cultural opinions, ideas, backgrounds and orientations. However, they are usually perceived as shy and conceded because they feel a complex of not being understood or appreciated and it may take quite a while before they get comfortable to mingle. This learning community is intended to create a family they can identify with from the beginning of their learning experience as they will most often than not, be facing similar tasks and fulfilling similar requirements. The Global village will be coordinated by an experienced international student who has once been in their situation and knows the best route they could navigate in various situations. Summarily, it is intended to give international students a chance to create a family upon arrival so they don’t feel like they are alone, to help them get more involved and enthusiastic about their learning process at UWG, to open them to a global setting that enhances cultural diversity.