Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are exciting new options in the residence halls of Arkansas Tech University. LLCs are communities in designated residence halls for students with a shared academic focus or similar interests. Students in the LLC will be assigned to the same area in a residence hall. They may take a core course together, and they have access to additional social and educational opportunities. LLC students will be expected to actively participate in their communities and possibly participate in extra activities. 

Benefits of participating in a Living Learning Community include:

  • Developing lifelong friendships
  • Easy access to mentors
  • Networking opportunities
  • Opportunities to improve leadership skills
  • Specially-trained hall staff
  • Unique programs and events

If you are looking to gain something more from your collegiate experience, we encourage you to join one of our co-curricular options.

Agriculture (Ag) LLC

The Agriculture Living Learning Community opened in the fall of 2014 and is located in Hughes Hall (traditional style co-ed living by floor). Hughes Hall is a part of the Critz/Hughes/Tucker Complex, located on the west side of campus, north of the Baseball Fields. The Ag LLC helps students who are pursuing a degree in Agriculture to collaborate with Residence Life staff, peers in the program, and academic faculty to develop career furthering knowledge and capitalize on learning opportunities outside of the classroom. All Resident Assistants (RAs) in the Agriculture LLC are declared Agriculture upperclassmen in various Ag disciplines.

Engineering LLC

The Engineering Living Learning Community is located on the second and third floors of Jones Hall (suite style, co-ed living by suite), across the street from the College of Engineering & Applied Science in Corley Hall. The Engineering LLC was created to bring electrical and mechanical engineering students together in a community for academic collaboration, support, and high-quality learning opportunities in conjunction with engineering faculty, peer mentors and Residence Life staff. All Resident Assistants (RAs) in the Engineering LLC are declared Engineering upperclassmen in various Engineering disciplines.

First Year Experience (FYE) LLC

The First Year Experience, or FYE, Living Learning Community is the only community on Arkansas Tech’s campus reserved exclusively for incoming freshmen. It is located on the 4th and 5th floors of M Street Hall (semi-private style, co-ed by floors), the newest residence hall on campus. The FYE LLC is a co-curricular program that combines classroom learning with community engagement in the areas of academic success, community service, campus involvement, and leadership development. Resident Assistants (RAs) encourage engagement and participation in events/activities in the building, on campus, and within the Russellville community.

Hospitality (HA) LLC

The Hospitality Living Learning Community is located on the 5th floor of Baswell Hall (suite style, co-ed by suites), adjacent to Williamson Hall, which houses the Department of Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Administration. The Hospitality LLC provides students seeking a career in Hospitality Administration an academically-focused space where they can come together and engage in conversation, events, and co-curricular activities to refine skills in multiple areas, including general business, management, finance, marketing, accounting, law, computer science and more.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  •  What is a Living Learning Community (LLC)?
    Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are exciting new options in the residence halls of Arkansas Tech University. LLCs are communities in designated residence halls for students with a shared academic focus or similar interests. Students in the LLC will be assigned to the same area in a residence hall. They may take a core course together, and they have access to additional social and educational opportunities.
  •  Where are the LLCs located?
    We have Living Learning Communities located in four halls on campus: Baswell Hall, Hughes Hall, Jones Hall, and M Street Hall. LLCs are generally assigned to a specific floor. See descriptions of each LLC above for more details. 
  •  What are the benefits of living in an LLC?
    LLCs give students the opportunity to live in an academically focused living environment to excel the academic and social experience of living on campus. Students living in LLCs will create long-lasting relationships with students who have similar interests and career goals. 
  •  Who is eligible to live in an LLC?
    All LLCs have different requirements to be considered to live in the communities. Most of our LLCs require a student to have declared a specific major/college program to be considered in an LLC. Please see the individual LLC pages above for more details.