Living Learning Communities (LLCs)

Living Learning Communities are specialized living environments connected to co-curricular activities that enhance participants overall academic experience. Participants are connected to their peers through shared common interest/major, same building/floor, and enroll in the same course associated with their specific LLC.


To collectively enhance and support the missions of the institution by providing co-curricular experiences that enrich learning and academic performance through curriculum driven programs and intentional interactions.


Our Living Learning Communities will help participants progress towards their academic goals and build meaningful campus connections.


*Participants who commit to participating in this program may be asked to move in early and participate in an LLC transition to college experience.



 Why should YOU join?


  1. If accepted, you get priority placement in LLC building or floor
  2. Specially designed courses for each LLC and participants take same course(s) together during spring and fall
  3. Statistically proven to help students transition better to college both personally and academically
  4. Dedicated faculty and staff to design out of the classroom experiences to apply learning
  5. Establish strong relationships with faculty and develop lifelong friendships
  6. Unique exclusive opportunities:
    • Major specific programs and services, conference attendance opportunities, study abroad opportunities, travel away, LLC specific tutors, faculty access, specialty labs, connections to alumni and potential career opportunities/internships (exclusive opportunities vary from LLC to LLC) 


Living Learning Communities (LLCs)


Major Based



For incoming freshmen and returning students in
Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Majors. 


For incoming freshmen and returning students in Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Administration Majors.


Interest Based


Civic Engagement

For any  incoming freshmen interested in politics, service, non-profits, or social justice.


For any incoming freshmen interested in understanding the multiple cultures in society.

First To Shine4

For any incoming freshmen who are the first ones to graduate from college.


Stack Gaming

For any incoming freshmen and returning students with a passion for Esports.


For any incoming freshmen and returning students admitted into the honors program.

La Casa

For any incoming freshmen and returning students wishing to develop their Spanish skills.



For any incoming freshmen interested
in developing as leaders.

Global Village

Open to all students willing to explore different cultures through song, food, movies, and  more.


For incoming freshmen of all majors wanting to explore their career possibilities in depth.





Ready to join a Living Learning Community?

Apply Now through the Housing Portal

Apply Today




 Faculty and Staff

Are you a faculty  or staff member wanting to start a Living Learning Community?
Faculty and staff connections are essential to student success.

Faculty /Staff Application



Frequently Asked Questions


You can contact the LLC Liaisons who have information regarding all LLCs or the faculty/staff advisor listed on the LLC specific page. 
LLC members will live in different halls. STACK-Gaming LLC will live in Paine; Engineering I & II, in Jones; and all other ones in M Street.
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. 
All LLCs have different requirements to be considered to live in the communities. Most of our LLCs require you to be a first time incoming freshmen student and have declared a specific major/college program to be considered in an LLC. Please see the individual LLC pages above for more details. 

Complete the link below to apply for an LLC.  The link will take you to the housing portal. The LLC application is part of the housing application. For questions, email

Apply to an LLC Program

You will meet with academic advisor and self select required course(s)


LLC Liaison


Doc Bryan 211
1605 Coliseum Drive
Russellville, AR 72801

Colette Tobias, Assistant Dean
Phone: (479) 968-0376