Living and Learning Communities (LLCs) house a group of students with similar academic or societal interests. These students form a cohort where they attend classes together, live together, and grow together. These communities are located on the same floor of specific residence halls to encourage collaboration and facilitating dialogues. Programming elements found in LLCs help support the theme of that particular community, while also supporting the FLAGS residential experience. Students participating in LLCs statistically perform better in the classroom, as well as gaining valuable soft skills essential in careers after graduation.
One of the first qualifiers towards participating in an LLC is being a resident. The University of the Incarnate Word offers Learning Communities for all freshman students, but these are not the same as LLCs. Residents who meet specific criteria for LLCs are invited to apply through the appropriate methods per community.
Contact information for each Living and Learning Community are found on their respective pages. In addition, Residence Life and Housing Operations serves as a planning partner in each of the LLCs. All general questions can be sent to the Assistant Director of Residence Life, J.R. Chiodo-Benmuvhar through e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via phone at (210) 805-2357.