Living Learning Community Department of Residence Life “Supporting our Students to Success”
Mission: The Office of Residence Life’s mission, as part of a Living Learning Community, is to assist in holistically engaging its undergraduate first year students at the University of the Incarnate Word by collaborating with its outside departments at its given institution.
Vision: Within the Living Learning Community, it is our vision to empower student participants to take an active role in achieving their educational, professional, and personal goals through engagement, outreach, and leadership development opportunities.
~Live*Learn*Grow~ Participants of the Living Learning Community learn to live together, learn together, and grow.
Goals: The Department of Residence Life’s Living Learning Communities staff, is committed to providing services that support and appeal to our Living Learning Residence Life student body. The Living Learning Communities Residence Life staff aims to provide residential services and support that accommodates a diverse student population under the program of TRiO & Honors Student Support Services. The Living Learning Community offers seminars, professional development trainings, and certifications that will assist in producing leaders on campus and within the community.
Program Objective: To enhance the college experience & achieve academic Goals through experiential and transformational learning
The Program What we offer:
Our Living and Learning community offers academic workshops, study sessions, extracurricular activities and programmatic service events that assist in progressing the student forward. Our Living Learning Community enriches the individuals academic experience through an integration of learning that occurs outside the classroom, on campus, and in the community. It provides a supportive environment, and fosters friendships that can last a lifetime. It’s community will assist participants in their transition to college life, introduce participants to its university, and help build a starting foundation within the university.
Our Staff & Commitment: We are well trained, fully equipped professional staff members living within the Agnese Sosa Community. We are dedicated to serve its students and residents through their holistic development and personal journey. Our staff aims to provide direct support through on-campus housing and emergency response.
Upon completion of program requirements a certificate of completion and a brief pinning ceremony is conducted for all L.L.C. participants in order to honor their accomplishments & achievements
What Makes Us Different:
Cognitive and social identity development is crucial to all students’ academic holistic development. As part of the Living Learning Community, through a program designed within the residence hall, students will be able to address professional, academic and personal needs through a model followed under Chickerings 7 Vectors: The move through autonomy and personal development and the forming of its identity. L.L.C. Events target and focus on each Resident’s needs.
L.L.C Housing Benefits
All Living Learning Community Participants will be housed within the Agnese Sosa Community Facility includes: Laundry Facility on each floor, lounge areas on each floor, air hockey table (Female 6th floor), a Pool table (Male 5th Floor), suite style living with a minifridge in each facility
Application Requirements You must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher in order to qualify
Must be enrolled into the University of the Incarnate Word and classified as a first year undergraduate student
Must be admitted into a TRiO or Honors Program within the University of the Incarnate Word
Must complete and submit all Residence life housing requirements including a housing deposit
Must attend the Living Learning Community First Year Orientation held in Dubuis Lounge on August 18, 2014. Program sessions and requirements will be administered at the event
Interested candidates contact the Office of Residence Life at: Office Number: 210-829-6034 Email: Housing@uiwtx.edu