Living Learning Communities

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Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are for students who share a common interest or academic pursuit, to live and study in an intentional educational community. LLC's create a more academically and relationally supportive environment for students living on campus and enhance the residential and educational experience of students.

Research shows that students who are involved in a Living Learning Community have elevated academic success, easier experience connecting with peers, increased graduation rates and overall higher satisfaction with their college experience. 

LLC Benefits:

There are many reasons to participate in Living Learning Communities at LMU, including:

  • To help facilitate the academic and social transition to college
  • To create strong academic skills to aid student's success
  • To increase collaboration with faculty, peers and LMU community
  • To aid in their retention at the institution
  • To integrate academic and co-curricular experiences
  • To promote increased satisfaction of the LMU college experience
  • To develop an openness to views different from their own 

 

Living Learning & Theme Communities

  • First Gen Forever

    Are you a first-generation college student?

    At First To Go @ LMU, any student whose parent(s) and/or care giver(s) did not receive a bachelor’s degree in the United States is referred to as a first-generation college student. If that’s you, then we invite you to apply to the First To Go Program’s First-Gen Forever Living and Learning Community!

    The First-Gen Forever LLC aims to create an intersectional, identity-conscious living environment for incoming first-year, first-generation college students. The First To Go Scholars Program, and its living community (First-Gen Forever), aim to empower students who have been systematically underserved in higher education. In collectively celebrating our first-gen identity, we create a community that pioneers initiatives in the service of justice and advocates for first-gen student equity, access, and inclusion.

    First-Gen Forever LLC will stimulate academic, personal, and professional success for first-generation students by immersing first-year, first-gen students in a holistic living environment supported by faculty, staff and University resources.  

    Contacts: firsttogo@lmu.edu; (310) 338-76779. 
    FirstGen Video; Follow us on Instagram @ftglmu

     

     

    Honors LLC 

    The University Honors Program operates the HONORS LLC which aims to prepare students for a full and intellectual life. The program integrates the Honors program with a living and learning curriculum to maximize student's experience and enhance the first year experience. Along with taking two courses in the academic year, members of the LLC will enjoy office hours with honors faculty and staff, allowing for more interaction than just the confines of the classroom. There are also extracurricular events (trips and events) facilitated by the University Honors program faculty and staff. Students must be enrolled in the Honors program to apply. 

    Contacts: trevor.zink@lmu.edu; 310-338-5331; 

     

     

    LEAP (Life Science Early Awareness Program)

    LEAP (Life Science Early Awareness Program) is a living-learning community program for first-year students in the Seaver College of Science and Engineering. Students majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Health & Human Sciences, Environmental Science, Math, Physics, Statistics and Data Science, or Science Undecided are eligible to participate in LEAP. Enrolling in a 1-unit seminar together, along with the residential component, and other co-curricular experiences are designed to create a fully integrated learning experience and further the student's interest and success in pursuing careers in the sciences.

    Contacts: css@lmu.edu  

     

     

    SFTV: Collaboration in Media

    This LLC will be focused on the specialized needs of students in the School of Film and Television to emphasize the collaborative nature of media pursuits both in the college experience as well as deeper preparation for student's future careers. Students in this community will take “Storytelling for the Screen” and a First-year Seminar together in the fall and participate in a one-unit media collaboration class together in the spring. Additional activities will include a studio visit, a show taping, a visit to the AMPAS museum, and social gatherings tied to major industry events, such as viewing parties for the Emmys, Golden Globes, and Oscars.

    Contacts: Mikki.Kressbach@lmu.edu; (310) 338-3033

     

     

    Programming For An Engineering Education Community (PEEC)

    PEEC (Program for an Engineering Education Community) is a living learning community program for first-year engineering and computer science students. Students majoring in Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Undecided are eligible to participate in PEEC. Enrolling in a 1-unit seminar together, along with the residential component, and other co-curricular experiences are designed to create a fully integrated learning experience and further the student's interest and success in pursuing careers in engineering and computer science.

    Contacts: css@lmu.edu

     

  • Academic Community of Excellence  (ACE)

    The Academic Community of Excellence (ACE) prepares students from historically underrepresented groups to pursue graduate and professional school. Students take classes and reside together (resident advisors and commuter students are exempt from living in McCarthy), attend conferences and social engagements, engage with faculty and alumnni, and more. ACE students also practice the importance of serving others by mentoring high school studentswho are preparing for admission to college.

    Arrupe

    Highlighting the Ignatian roots of the LMU Mission statement, the Arrupe LLC seeks to help students understand and intentionally live out this mission that grounds their education at LMU in creative, practical ways. Arrupe provides many opportunities that balance body, mind, heart, and spirit, as well as extracurricular opportunities for students to foster action and reflection in the midst of partnered academic and extracurricular settings facilitated by live-in staff according to Ignatian principles. 

    Contacts: Marc.Reeves@lmu.eduArrupe Video

    Honors LLC 

    The University Honors Program operates the HONORS LLC which aims to prepare students for a full and intellectual life. The program integrates the Honors program with a living and learning curriculum to maximize student's experience. Along with taking two courses in the academic year, members of the LLC will enjoy office hours with honors faculty and staff, allowing for more interaction than just the confines of the classroom. There are also extracurricular events (trips and events) facilitated by the University Honors program faculty and staff. Students must be enrolled in the Honors program to apply. 

    Contacts: trevor.zink@lmu.edu - (310) 338-5331 

    Gender and Intersectional Identities

    The Gender and Intersectional Identities Themed Living Community will serve all students with an interest in developing their understanding of the complex ways their identities shape the world around them and relates to their unique experience in college and life. This program is a space for students to expand on their knowledge of self in the context of group leadership and interaction. The focus of the space is to center LGBTQ students and allies as they work to better their communities while providing a developmental praxis as they discern how they would like to express their leadership. The program will provide the opportunity for 20 sophomore, junior, and senior LMU students to live together within Palm South. Possible guest lectures, online courses, and development seminars will be highly encouraged.  All students will be expected to participate in relevant community meetings, activities, events, and service opportunities in partnership with the Resident Director, invested community stakeholders, and campus partners (such as, but are not limited to: family dinners, monthly service opportunities, career queer speaker series, history month programming, and registered student organization involvement).

    Contacts: (310) 568-6891
    Housing: Palm South POD

    Service-Learning Community

    The Service Learning Community’s mission is to cultivate the next generations of leaders to be people with and for others. The SLC is a sophomore community where students engage in hands-on service in the Los Angeles community, take LMU Core Curriculum courses together and practice communal living.

    Please note that students in this LLC must take EDLA 491: Leadership Seminar III - Community Values of Leadership in Fall 2023. This is a one credit course from the Ignatian Leadership Institute on Tuesdays from 1:45-3:00 PM. Students must show proof of registration for the course by the end of the Spring 2023 Semester to remain in the LLC. Failure to register or dropping the class will mean reassignment outside of the Service Learning Community.

    Requirements

    • Must be a sophomore in the 2023-2024 Academic Year.

    Global House

    The Global House provides students of different nationalities and diverse cultures with the opportunity to live and learn together in a community of mutual respect, understanding and international friendship. The House consists of seven undergraduate students with an interest in intercultural competency and awareness. 

    Students are welcome to apply as an individual or in a roommate group of 2 people. Please note that acceptance to the Global House is not guaranteed for roommate groups and applications will be considered on an individual basis.

    *You do not need to be an international student to apply for the Global House*

    Contacts: oissprograms@lmu.edu - (310) 338-2937
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    Service and Action House 

    LMU students have a passion for service. Located in a house directly off-campus, the residents of the Service and Action House take that passion further by assuming leadership roles where their community service can make a powerful difference. The Service and Action House also places emphasis on Jesuit Volunteer Corps values by emulating the four pillars of spirituality, social justice, community and simple living. House members participate in spirituality nights, reflection nights regarding social justice issues, service projects and a variety of social justice and community events.

    Contacts: csa@lmu.edu - (310) 338-2959

    Transfer Community (TRLLC)

    The Transfer Living Learning Community (TRLLC) is an intentional year-long program that helps new, incoming transfer students transition successfully into the LMU environment and experience. Students living in a residential community maximize their opportunities during their time at LMU. Members of the Transfer Community will become leaders on campus and become involved at LMU right away, take a 1-unit Ignatian Leadership Course for both Fall and Spring Semesters, and have a peer support group to help navigate the University environment.

    Contact: Matt Reinig (Matthew.Reinig@lmu.edu) - (310) 338-5252

    Honors House LLC - ON HIATUS for 2022-2023 academic year

    The University Honors Program operates this LLC which aims to prepare students for a full and intellectual life in an off house campus setting. The program integrates the Honors program with a living and learning curriculum to maximize student's experience. Along with taking two courses in the academic year, members of the LLC will enjoy office hours with honors faculty and staff, allowing for more interaction than just the confines of the classroom. There are also extracurricular events (trips and movies) facilitated by the program faculty and staff.

    Contacts: Honors@lmu.edu - (310) 338-5782


Additional Theme Housing Program Options at LMU

Loyola Marymount University also provides a variety of Themed Housing for students to live together and experience intentional programs and events around a particular theme without taking a class or other strict curricular requirement. Please see the Themed Communities webpage for more information.

 

 

 

 

Please contact the Housing office at 310-338-2963 or e-mail Housing@lmu.edu for more info.