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Living-Learning Communities  

 The Explore, Discover, Decide LLC 

 

SPOTLIGHT

 

"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence."
Frederick Douglass (1817-1895)

Location: Rhoads Hall, Second Floor

 

The XPL LLC is unique in that it is the ONLY LLC located in a traditional-style residence hall, AND the only LLC where students will be enrolled in a Learning Cluster together – they will take their FYRST Seminar course together and two additional linking courses. Students in this LLC are expected to participate in career exploration programs, and campus workshops outside the classroom.
 

The Explore, Discover, Decide Living-Learning Community is for students who are:

  • in their first year and are Exploratory Majors
  • interested in learning more about their strengths and the world around them while trying to choose a major
  • wanting to be enrolled in the XLS Learning Cluster
  • dedicated to the purpose of the LLC and as a result will participate in the activities, trips and other campus opportunities provided for them as an LLC member
  • committed to being a part of a residence hall community that values the Five Cornerstones of Character: Citizenship, Knowledge, Involvement, Responsibility and Enthusiasm

Students can apply for this LLC when submitting their housing materials online-- Step 3 of the process is the LLC application.
 

Students who apply for an LLC as part of the Housing Process and are placed in an LLC agree that if they are accepted into an LLC that they are making a commitment to fully participate in all programs, workshops and projects that are a part of this living-learning community. They will strive to develop the Five Cornerstones of Character and will actively participate in their residence hall community.
 

Benefits for students who fully participate in the XPL LLC:

  • Students have common interests, goals and values.
  • Students form study groups due to taking similar classes.
  • Students will develop meaningful relationships with their LLC peers.
  • Students will be able to identify and utilize opportunities to become involved in their LLC.
  • Students will learn to work with others, practice collaboration across difference, and be committed to ethical action.
  • Students will engage in activities that enhance their academic program or interest development.
  • Students will develop meaningful connections with a faculty or staff member.