What are the benefits of joining a Learning Community?
• Live in a community with students who share similar majors or interests.
• Gain the opportunity to develop strong peer to peer relationships.
• Interact with faculty both inside and outside of the classroom.
• Participate in formal and informal study groups to help you succeed in your classes.
• Pursue meaningful service opportunities with members of your community.
• Develop communication and leadership skills.
• Have fun!
What are the expectations of students that participate in Learning Communities?
• While Learning Community activities are not all required, there are some expectations of students to actively participate in the experiences of the community on a regular basis.
• We encourage each student to become a partner in their education by becoming an active leader and learner within the Learning Community.
• Students are expected to enroll in all courses that are a part of the Learning Community for the duration of the semester or academic year.
Common Learning Community Activities/Experiences:
• Common place of residence - live together on one or more floors;
• Social opportunities to build community;
• Connect with students with similar academic or personal goals;
• Career exploration;
• Special programs to acquaint students with campus life;
• Introduction to university resources;
• Explore St. Louis through field trips or visiting different places throughout the city;
• Service opportunities whether one time community service project or ongoing service sites;
• Peer mentoring and/or tutoring;
• Faculty mentoring and involvement;
• Participation in department club or other organization;
• Leadership development;
• Exposure to international and/or diversity issues;
• More collaborative learning environment.