The Office of Learning Communities offers more than 20 Living Learning Communities (LLCs). An LLC is a group of students who share a common major or academic affiliation, live together in a residence hall, have intentional faculty support and engage in academic and social experiences on and off campus.

Learn More About Each LLC

Incoming Student LLC Options

  • Engage with AR faculty crucial to the development of your professional network and academic success.
  • Explore course concepts through out-of-class events, such as field trips, career services workshops, and meet and greets with visiting AR critics.
  • Live and learn alongside other AR students as you develop friendships to last a lifetime.
  • Join other LLC students and AR peer advisors in fun events and activities such as gaming, ice-skating, drawing, etc.
  • Live in Shaw Hall on the 2nd floor, home of the STEM Residential College, with in-hall study rooms, classroom, and in close proximity to Slocum Hall.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year undergraduate Architecture students.
  • Students enrolled in required first-year AR courses: ARC 107, ARC 141 and ARC 181.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities. Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

 

  • Connect with and learn from entrepreneurial faculty through coursework and LLC dinners.
  • Explore your own venture developments with resources such as South Side Innovation Center and Blackstone LaunchPad.
  • Gain academic support from the personalized peer mentor assigned to your Learning Community.
  • Create friendships with fellow entrepreneurial students through social activities such as a challenge ropes course.
  • Live in DellPlain Hall on the 3rd floor, with newly renovated floors and a study lounge specifically crafted to support entrepreneurial work.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year undergraduate SU students and selected upper-class students serving as peer mentors
  • Register for EEE 110/PST 110: Discovering the Entrepreneur Within (1 credit) in the fall semester.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Network with faculty and established authors through public readings and LLC dinners.
  • Explore your passion for reading and writing poetry, fiction, graphic novels, creative nonfiction or any other types of writing.
  • Participate in a variety of activities, including a weekly writing/reading group sponsored by the Master of Fine Arts program.
  • Have fun with fellow LC students and create life-long friendships.
  • Live in Boland Hall on the 2nd floor, with attached dining hall, snack bar, exercise facility, and study pods.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year undergraduate SU students.
  • Register for ENG 105: Introduction to Creative Writing (3 credits).
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Develop deep connections with Design faculty through activities and events such as LLC dinners and trips to the Everson Museum.
  • Collaborate with fellow residents on projects using Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Gain academic support from upperclass LLC peer mentors specializing in design software and achieving academic success.
  • Participate in fun, social activities with fellow design students such trips to local apple orchards or the Corning Museum of Glass.
  • Live in Boland Hall on the 1st floor, with a private Design studio equipped with sewing machines and equipment specifically for design majors.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year undergraduate School of Design students only
  • Register for DES 101: Digital Tools (3 credits), DES 103: Analog Tools (3 credits), and DES 113: History of Modern Design (3 credits), and WRT 105: Practices of Academic Writing (3 credits) in the fall semester.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Develop relationships and create networking opportunities with School of Education faculty and staff.
  • Be exposed to education focused service learning in the Syracuse community.
  • Participate in open dialogue with peers about the dynamics in the field of education.
  • Have fun with fellow education majors through social activities such as white water rafting and a challenge ropes course.
  • Live in Day Hall on the 7th floor, with study lounges, academic classroom spaces, and where the required LLC courses are taken in the comfort of the residence hall.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year undergraduate education students only (including dually enrolled students with Arts and Sciences, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, and Visual and Performing Arts).
  • Register for WRT 105: Practices of Academic Writing (3 credits)  required courses for fall semester.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Develop connections with Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) faculty and staff critical for academic and future career success.
  • Engage course concepts through out-of-class events, such as trips to Monster Jam or Fenway Park.
  • Live and learn alongside students who share your interest in, and enthusiasm for, engineering, computer science, and technology.
  • Have fun and create lasting friendships with fellow ECS students through activities like game nights, floor dinners, and trips to Wonderworks or Dave and Busters.
  • Live in Shaw Hall on the 3rd and 4th floors, home of the STEM Residential College, with in-hall study rooms, classroom, and in close proximity to Link Hall and the Life Sciences Complex.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year undergraduate Engineering and Computer Science students and Arts and Sciences students enrolled in the dual A&S/ECS program.
  • Register for ECS 101: Introduction to Engineering and Computer Science (3 credits).
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Connect with Health and Exercise Science (HES) faculty and staff around academic success, research, and career networking.
  • Explore potential careers in physical therapy, athletic training, and other medical fields.
  • Gain academic support through in-hall review sessions facilitated by upperclass LLC peer mentor.
  • Experience all college can offer through fun learning community events such as a visit to the challenge ropes course and field trips.
  • Live in Shaw Hall on the 2nd floor, home of the STEM Residential College, with in-hall study rooms, classroom, and in close proximity to the Life Sciences Complex and the Women’s Building.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year undergraduate Health and Exercise Science major students only.
  • Register for EXE 295: Introduction to Exercise Science (3 credits) and WRT 105: Practices of Academic Writing (3 credits).
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs. 

  • Develop connections and begin to form a professional with pre-health advisors who assist with process of preparing for and applying to medical/dental schools or other allied health professions.
  • Participate in in-hall tutoring and study groups organized around key STEM classes.
  • Live and learn with other first-year students who are interested in pursuing a career in the health professions (medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, other allied health professions).
  • Develop long-lasting friendships through fun events like paint nights, trivia and visits to the zoo.
  • Live in Shaw Hall on the 2nd floor, home of the STEM Residential College, with in-hall study rooms, classroom, and in close proximity to the Life Sciences Complex.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year undergraduate SU students who intend to pursue pre-medicine, pre-veterinary, pre-dentistry & other health related career fields.
  • Register for CHE 106: General Chemistry (3 credits).
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Connect with Renée Crown University Honors Program faculty members through in-hall advising sessions and Honors Program dinners.
  • Earn Honors community service hours through coordinated service events like Zoo Boo.
  • Live and learn alongside other first-year Honors Program students from all nine undergraduate schools and colleges.
  • Participate in community building events like movie nights, whitewater rafting, and an Oscar viewing party.
  • Live in Sadler Hall on the 2nd-6th floors, with access to Honors classroom and small group study rooms.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year undergraduate Renée Crown University Honors students only.
  • First-year Renée Crown University Honors Program students who do not select a living learning community are automatically placed within the Honors Living Learning Community.
  • No course requirement.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Form lasting connections with Indigenous faculty and staff at Syracuse University and in the Native Student Program.
  • Be immersed in Haudenosaunee country and visit local sites such as the Skä·noñh Great Law of Peace Center.
  • Learn alongside fellow students through dialogue on contemporary Indigenous issues.
  • Attend Indigenous festivals, campus lectures, and social activities with fellow LLC students.
  • Live in Haven Hall on the 7th floor, with a penthouse kitchen, academic study lounge, and in close proximity to the Native Student Program.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all undergraduate SU students interested in exploring Indigenous culture and contemporary Indigenous issues.
  • Register for NAT 105: Introduction to Native American Studies (3 credits) in the fall semester. If course is already completed, students are encouraged to enroll in a course that is related to their own personal interests connected to contemporary indigenous issues.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Connect with faculty and staff committed to the internationalization of the Syracuse University student experience.
  • Explore intercultural communication skills necessary for success in a global society.
  • Develop a better understanding and appreciation of differences encountered living in a diverse world.
  • Take part in social activities with peers designed to create friendships and enhance your college transition.
  • Live in Brewster Hall on the 1st floor, with study/social lounges that help create an academic inclusive environment.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all undergraduate SU students, international and domestic, interested in exploring a variety of cultures and global citizenship.
  • No course requirement.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Develop a relationship and create networking opportunities with the Undergraduate Director of International Relations Program
  • Learn with fellow students about internships at off-campus centers including overseas study abroad and the Maxwell-in-Washington IR Policy Semester.
  • Gain academic support through in-hall review sessions facilitated by upperclass LLC peer mentor.
  • Participate in co-curricular trips such as a visit to the United Nations in NYC and Great Law of Peace Center
  • Live in Day Hall on the 3rd floor, with study/social lounges that help create an academic inclusive environment.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year undergraduate SU students and selected upper-class students serving as peer mentors
  • Register for PSC 124: International Relations (3 credits) in the fall semester.
  • Students can choose to register for a dedicated LLC section of MAX 132: Global Community (3 credits) in the spring semester.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Engage with staff and students as you explore leadership philosophies and develop your own leadership style.
  • Explore current topics and trends within leadership through activities like the challenge ropes course, escape rooms, and Strengths Based Leadership.
  • As a floor community, develop into active social change agents having a positive impact in society.
  • Create life-long friendships through community building events like floor dinners and game nights.
  • Live in Lawrinson Hall on the 3rd floor, with laundry on every floor, Penthouse multipurpose room, and close proximity to the Dome.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year undergraduate SU students.
  • Register for PST 121: Leadership Practicum (1 credit).
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Connect with faculty and staff across campus and in the LGBTQ academic minor, while creating a supportive LGBTQ network on campus.
  • Engage with the LGBTQ community by attending events such as the Pride Union Drag Show, identity-based discussion groups (trans group and QTPOC group), and LGBTQ+ History Month events.
  • Live with LGBTQ+ and Ally students creating friendships to last a lifetime.
  • Participate in social events like LLC dinners, the Rocky Horror Picture show, and the musical Rent.
  • Live in DellPlain Hall on the 4th floor, in close proximity to the LGBTQ Resource Center.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all undergraduate SU students interested in examining contemporary LGBTQ issues and creating an inclusive collegiate experience.
  • Register for QSX 111: Queer Histories, Communities, and Politics (3 credits). If course is already completed, students are encouraged to enroll in a course that is related to their own personal interests connected to contemporary LGBTQ+ issues.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Engage with faculty from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs to further enhance your academic success; including, outreach and personal advice from Professor Coplin to all Scholarship participants prior to arrival on campus.
  • Explore Dale Carnegie’s people skill’s principles.
  • Develop leadership and citizenship skills through service activities, such as tutoring local children or cleaning up local parks.
  • Form lasting friendships by learning about LLC members over the summer and attend fun events like LLC floor dinners, a visit to the challenge ropes course, or going to Dave and Buster’s.
  • Live in Lawrinson Hall on the 4th floor, with laundry on every floor, a penthouse multipurpose room, and in close proximity to the Dome.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Only Open to first-year undergraduate SU students who have participated in the On-line Maxwell Citizenship Scholarship Competition and Conference.  See link to participate in the Scholarship Competition and be eligible for the Maxwell LLC.
  • Students are highly encouraged, although not required, to enroll in PST 101: Introduction to the Analysis of Public Policy, taught by Professor Coplin.  Through this course students will develop a supportive academic community and use their research from the Scholarship Policy Memo.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Connect with staff from the Office of Multicultural Affairs and faculty supportive of expanding social justice.
  • Explore various forms of systemic marginalization and social inequalities through in-class discussions and out-of-class events.
  • Be a member of a community that promotes positive citizenship and social justice, emphasizing critical multicultural education, self-awareness, cross-cultural dialogue, and community activism/engagement.
  • Have fun with other floor residents through events like floor dinners, game nights and local fieldtrips.
  • Live in 3 possible locations: Lawrinson Hall on the 5th floor, Day hall on the 4th floor, or Brewster hall on the 1st floor.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all first-year undergraduate SU students interested in exploring critical race theory and intercultural education.
  • Register for CAS 300: Multicultural Seminar (3 credits).
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Connect with psychology faculty outside of the classroom through dinners and tours of the Psychology Research Building.
  • Network with professionals who are experts in the field of psychology at the business, school, and human services level.
  • Be challenged with your peers in new ways of thinking and experiencing the world through the field of psychology.
  • Bond with fellow LLC residents through fun off-campus programs such as white-water rafting.
  • Live in Shaw Hall on the 1st floor, home of the STEM Residential College, with in-hall study rooms, classroom, and in close proximity to the Life Sciences Complex.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences students.
  • Register for PSY 205: Foundations of Human Behavior (3 credits).
  • Students who are receiving credit for PSY 205, register for PSY 274: Social Psychology or PSY 335 Child Psychology or PSY 395: Abnormal Psychology (3 credits).
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Engage with officers in Air Force and Army ROTC programs around career mentorship.
  • Develop your personal leadership style while exploring the Air Force and Army leadership practices through teamwork activities and events.
  • Live with and receive mentorship from fellow ROTC peers while building the characteristics of a successful cadet.
  • Participate in fun activities designed to develop lasting friendships, including trips to military bases.
  • Live in Lawrinson Hall on the 6th floor with laundry on every floor, a penthouse multipurpose room, and in close proximity to the Dome.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year undergraduate SU students interested in Air Force or Army ROTC. No prior military experience is required.
  • Non-scholarship first-year students enrolled in either Air Force or Army ROTC do not have a military obligation.
  • Air Force ROTC students register for PAF 275/ASC 205 National Security Organization (0-1 credits) and PED 200/ASC 101 Leadership Lab (0-1 credits).
  • Army ROTC students register for MSL 101 Leadership and Development (may elect a maximum 3 credits per course as applicable) and PED 200 Physical Training (1-2 credits).
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Develop relationships with STEM faculty, critical for personal and academic success.
  • Visit local industry partners to expand knowledge and experiences in STEM career fields.
  • Create lasting connections with peers as you navigate challenging first-year courses together.
  • Participate in trips such as visits to the Museum of Science and Technology (The MOST) and film viewings of predominate figures in the STEM field.
  • Live in Shaw Hall on the 5th floor, home of the STEM Residential College, with in-hall study rooms, classroom, and in close proximity to the Life Sciences Complex.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year SU undergraduate students who intend to major in any science, technology, or math discipline.
  • No course requirement.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Network with sport analytics faculty members who can further enhance your college experience and expand your professional network.
  • Visit local industry partners to see firsthand the economics of sports in action, such as touring our Division I athletic facilities.
  • Gain personal and academic support from an upperclass LLC peer mentor who is also a sport analytics major.
  • Participate in fun and engaging trips to Syracuse Crunch Hockey games and visits to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • Live in Day Hall on the 5th floor, with study lounges and academic classroom spaces.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year undergraduate students majoring in sport analytics.
  • Register  for SPM 295: Research Methodology and WRT 105: Practices of Academic Writing (3 credits) in the fall semester.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Network with faculty, sports professionals, and alumni who work in the fast paced and competitive sport management profession.
  • Participate in conversations with heads of different sport management clubs and Head Manager of Division I Syracuse Football.
  • Be surrounded by peers that share the same major and career aspirations.
  • Participate in fun and engaging trips to Syracuse Crunch Hockey games and visits to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • Live in Day Hall on the 6th floor, with study lounges and academic classroom spaces.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year undergraduate sport management students only.
  • Register for SPM 205: Principles of Sport Management (3 credits),  and WRT 105: Practices of Academic Writing (3 credits) in the fall semester.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Connect with Whitman faculty and staff who can further enhance your college experience and expand your professional network.
  • Visit industry partners that prioritize professional development for their leaders in business.
  • Live and learn alongside your fellow Whitman Leadership Scholars.
  • Participate in fun and engaging activities such as trips to 5wits escape rooms and local businesses.
  • Live in DellPlain Hall on the 8th floor, with newly renovated floors and in close proximity to the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year and second-year undergraduate Whitman Leadership Scholars only.
  • Register for SOM 122: Perspectives of Business and Management (3 credits).
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

Upperclass Student LLC Options

  • Engage with STEM faculty around opportunities with research, internships, and career.
  • Visit local industry partners to expand your knowledge on STEM related fields.
  • Connect with other sophomore STEM students to enhance your social and professional network.
  • Engage in fun and social activities with peers designed to enhance learning outside the classroom.
  • Live in Shaw Hall on the ground and 1st floor, home of the STEM Residential College, with in-hall study rooms, classroom, and in close proximity to the Life Sciences Complex.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to second year SU students in the STEM disciplines.
  • No course requirement.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

Please note, preference is given to past first-year Whitman Leadership Living Learning Community participants.

  • Connect with Whitman faculty and staff who can further enhance your college experience and expand your professional network.
  • Visit industry partners that prioritize professional development for their leaders in business.
  • Live and learn alongside your fellow Whitman Leadership Scholars.
  • Participate in fun and engaging activities, such as trips to 5wits escape rooms and local businesses.
  • Live in DellPlain Hall on the 8th floor, with newly renovated floors and in close proximity to the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year and second-year undergraduate Whitman Leadership Scholars only.
  • Register for SOM 122: Perspectives of Business and Management (3 credits).
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Form lasting connections with Indigenous faculty and staff at Syracuse University and in the Native Student Program.
  • Be immersed in Haudenosaunee country and visit local sites such as the Skä·noñh Great Law of Peace Center.
  • Learn alongside fellow students through dialogue on contemporary Indigenous issues.
  • Attend Indigenous festivals, campus lectures, and social activities with fellow LLC students.
  • Live in Haven Hall on the 7th floor, with a penthouse kitchen, academic study lounge, and in close proximity to the Native Student Program.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all undergraduate SU students interested in exploring Indigenous culture and contemporary Indigenous issues.
  • Register for NAT 105: Introduction to Native American Studies (3 credits) in the fall semester. If course is already completed, students are encouraged to enroll in a course that is related to their own personal interests connected to contemporary indigenous issues.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Connect with faculty and staff across campus and in the LGBT academic minor, while creating a supportive LGBT network on campus.
  • Engage with the LGBT community by attending events such as the Pride Union Drag Show, identity-based discussion groups (trans group and QTPOC group), and LGBTQ+ History Month events.
  • Live with LGBTQ+ and Ally students creating friendships to last a lifetime.
  • Participate in social events like LLC dinners, the Rocky Horror Picture show, and the musical Rent.
  • Live in DellPlain Hall on the 4th floor, in close proximity to the LGBT Resource Center.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all undergraduate SU students interested in examining contemporary LGBT issues and creating an inclusive collegiate experience.
  • Register for QSX 111: Queer Histories, Communities, and Politics (3 credits). If course is already completed, students are encouraged to enroll in a course that is related to their own personal interests connected to contemporary LGBTQ+ issues.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Connect with faculty and staff committed to the internationalization of the Syracuse University student experience.
  • Explore intercultural communication skills necessary for success in a global society.
  • Develop a better understanding and appreciation of differences encountered living in a diverse world.
  • Take part in social activities with peers designed to create friendships and enhance your college transition.
  • Live in Brewster Hall on the 1st floor, with study/social lounges that help create an academic inclusive environment.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all undergraduate SU students, international and domestic, interested in exploring a variety of cultures and global citizenship.
  • No course requirement.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

  • Engage with faculty and staff from across the University who advance multicultural education.
  • Work with peers, RAs, and faculty sponsors to identify key programming and topics which align with the goals of inclusion and equity among students and the broader campus community.
  • Challenge one another and be challenged to think differently about issues regarding race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, policing, and justice on campus, in the Syracuse community, and in a broader social context.
  • Be a member of a community that promotes affirmative and intentional citizenship and an interest in social justice, emphasizing critical multicultural education, self-awareness, cross-cultural dialogue, and community activism/engagement across cultures and backgrounds.
  • Have fun and build community through events like floor dinners, fieldtrips, and campus events.
  • Live in Ernie Davis hall on the 5th and 6th floors or Watson hall 2nd floor.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all sophomore, junior, senior undergraduate SU students interested in exploring multicultural education.
  • Required participation in monthly “teach-ins” led by faculty sponsors.
  • Required participation in a minimum of three LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.