Freshmen Living-Learning Communities
What Is a Living-Learning Community?
Drury's freshman Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are comprised of 16-20 students interested in a common theme, who reside in the same residential area, interacting together and with faculty and staff through a shared class, CORE 101. Students learn about the power of community when they participate in a Living-Learning Community.
What are the Benefits of Joining a Living-Learning Community?
- Integrating intellectual aspects of students' lives outside of the classroom
- Bridging in-class learning and out-of-class experience
- Promoting collaboration between faculty, students, and staff
- Supporting students' transition to Drury's academic and intellectual community
- Exemplifying Drury's commitment to creating intimate, intentional learning-centered communities
Living-Learning Communities encourage strong mentoring relationships between faculty and students, as well as the value of developing communities of shared purpose. Nationally, research has consistently shown benefits of the faculty-student interaction in Living-Learning Communities to include:
- Higher levels of student participation in class,
- Greater student satisfaction with class,
- Greater appreciation of the areas,
- More involvement in campus life, and
- More time in group study (Pascarella and Terenzini, 2005).
2013-2014 Freshman Living-Learning Community Themes How to Apply?
- Apply and be accepted to Drury University.
- Return your housing contract to the Drury Admission Office with Freshman Living-Learning Communities in Sunderland Hall marked as your residential hall choice.
- Pay the $200 housing deposit and $100 tuition deposit (refundable through May 1, 2013).
- Submit the online Living-Learning Community application.
If you have questions, please contact Emily Givens, Director of Transitional Programs, for more information at (417) 873-7419, (800) 922-2274, or email@example.com. You can also review our Frequently Asked Questions.