What are Living-Learning Communities?

Living-learning communities are a great example of UWG's commitment to scholarly achievement, creative expression, and service to humanity. These communities also help make your mark in your own way.

Living-learning communities (LLCs) are specialized living environments for small groups of residential students. LLCs center on a specific theme while integrating related academic courses, custom programming and faculty and staff mentoring. Research indicates that students who participate in LLCs earn better grades and are more satisfied with the overall college experience than other students. Participating in an LLC at UWG counts as a New Student Programs (FYE) program, but there are programs for all academic classifications – not just freshmen! Living-learning communities are small and space is limited, so apply early!

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  • Men’s Adventure, Leadership & Excellence Society

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    Join a community of gentlemen in pursuit of academic excellence, adventure and fun! In the Men’s Adventure, Leadership & Excellence Society – MALES – each semester will open with a community adventure. MALES participants will be expected to participate in specialized programming such as intramural sports and leadership development programs. Community partners will coordinate outdoor adventure trips and offer programs on topics such as men’s health, academic success, and goal setting.

    Where is the community located?
    Center Pointe Suites - 1st floor, male students only

    Can I live in this LLC with someone who is not participating in the program?
    Sorry, but no. All students living in the rooms designated for the MALES community must participate in the MALES program.

    Are there required courses?
    Yes. Students in the community are required to enroll in a special section of PWLA 1600: Personal Wellness during the fall semester.

    To whom is the community open?
    The MALES community is for first-year, male students only.

    Is there a fee for the community?
    Yes, MALES participants are required to pay a $20 special interest housing fee each semester to fund specialized community features. 

  • The Well Women of West Georgia

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     Looking to strike the perfect balance between academics, your social life and physical activity while in college? If so, The Well Women of West Georgia living-learning community – WWW – is for you! Live in a community of women seeking harmony, balance, and vibrant relationships. In this community, each semester will open with a community retreat. Students will be expected to participate in specialized programming such as women's health, dance, yoga, and nutrition workshops offered in the hall.

    Where is the community located?
    Center Pointe Suites - 1st floor, females only

    Can I live in this LLC with someone who is not participating in the program?
    Sorry, but no. All students living in the rooms designated for the WWW community must participate in the WWW program.

    Are there required courses?
    Yes. Students in the community are required to enroll in a special section of PWLA 1600: Personal Wellness during the fall semester.

    To whom is the community open?
    The WWW community is for first-year, female students only.

    Is there a fee for the community?
    Yes, WWW participants are required to pay a $20 special interest housing fee each semester to fund specialized community features.

     
  • Residential Peer Mentoring

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    Already thinking about all the hard work necessary to get or keep the HOPE scholarship and graduate on time? Then rev up your academic habits by joining the Residential Peer Mentoring Community! Live in a co-ed community of first-year students committed to a successful freshman year experience. In the residential peer mentoring community, you’ll develop the academic and personal habits necessary for a smooth transition to college work and life! You'll have access to one-on-one sessions with a peer mentor and in small groups and you’ll also participate in goal setting, academic skills programming and social activities.

    Where is the community located?
    The Oaks

    Can I live in this LLC with someone who is not participating in the program?
    Sorry, but no. All students living in the appointed RPM community must participate in the RPM community.

    Are there required programs or courses?
    Yes. Students will be expected to attend coaching meetings with their RA and floor programs about once a month. mentors.

    To whom is the community open?
    The RPM community is for first-year students only.

    Is there a fee for the community?
    Yes, RPM participants are required to pay a $20 special interest housing fee each semester to fund specialized community features.

     
  • Honors LLC

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    Join a community of scholars for intellectual pursuits both in and out of the classroom!  The Honors Living-Learning Community (LLC) is a dedicated floor for first-year students who are also members of the Honors College.  Students will participate in programs that focus on increasing academic achievement, building community, and developing a sense of service.

    Benefits of the Honors LLC Program Include:

    Living with other motivated Honors students in a close knit community that is diverse and respectful.
    Special programming including but not limited to, guest speakers, academic and social programs, service projects, and cultural events.
    Additional access to academic resources such as advising, Honors College faculty, classroom space, and mentors.

    Where is the community located?

    The Oaks (2300 floor). There are 35 spaces allotted for this community. This is the top floor, so there will be no noisy neighbors overhead!

    Can I live in this LLC with someone who is not participating in the program?

    Sorry, but no. All students living in the rooms designated for the Honors living-learning community must be members of the Honors College.

    To whom is the community open?

    The Honors LLC is open to first-year students who are admitted to the Honors College. Prospective Honors students must fill out the New Freshman Application, and must meet two of the following five minimum academic requirements for admission to the Honors College:

    1. 3.5 High School GPA
    2. 1750 SAT Composite Or 26 ACT Composite
    3. 650 SAT Critical Reading Or 28 ACT English
    4. 650 SAT Math Or 28 ACT Math
    5. 600 SAT Writing Or 26 ACT Writing

    What are the Requirements to Participate in the Honors LLC?

    To foster student success in the Honors LLC, members are expected to actively participate in the Honors-LLC programs and events throughout the year. Honors LLC students will be enrolled in common sections of an Honors interdisciplinary studies course that meets core curriculum requirements.

    Is there a fee for the community?

    Yes, Honors LLC members are required to pay a $20 special interest housing fee each semester to fund specialized community programming.

  • Foreign Languages and International Relationships

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    Do you want to become fluent in another language? Planning on working or serving internationally? Pursuing a career path with a global reach? Preparing for a study abroad opportunity? If so, the Foreign Languages and International Relationships living-learning community – FLAIR – is for you! Guides offer on-floor tutoring and host weekly French, German and Spanish language immersion nights. FLAIR faculty partners will host movie nights, cultural programs and dinners.

    Where is the community located?
    The Oaks

    Can I live in this LLC with someone who is not participating in the program?
    Sorry, but no. All students living in the rooms designated for the FLAIR community must participate in the FLAIR program.

    Are there required courses?
    Yes. Students in the community must take a foreign language course each semester. Additionally, in the Fall semester FLAIR students will be enrolled in common sections of interdisciplinary studies (XIDS) course, English 1101, and History 1112 .

    To whom is the community open?
    The FLAIR community is for all classifications of students and also counts as a New Student Programs program for freshmen.

    Is there a fee for the community?
    Yes, FLAIR participants are required to pay a $20 special interest housing fee each semester to fund specialized community features.