If you are interested in becoming a leader and making a difference in the world, the Leadership for Social Change Learning Community is the perfect way to start off your SLU experience. Located in Spring Hall, this community will challenge you to learn about social advocacy through relationship building, creative action and the social sciences.
You will learn to identify, critique and innovatively address underlying issues within community structures as a result of this learning community experience. This community is a great way to build significant connections, meet passionate faculty and become active in the city of St. Louis. This community also has a sophomore component for students who wish to continue in the community for a second year. This community is open to all students. A supplemental essay prompt will be sent via e-mail upon completion of the housing contract.
Recommended for aspiring student leaders of all majors and specifically geared toward students majoring in English, philosophy, theology, theatre, music, art history, studio art, foreign language, education, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and other programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Associated Classes for 2017-2018
- UNIV 1010: Enhancing First-Year Success
- PSY 1010: General Psychology
- FPA 1100: The Arts and Social Change
SOC 1500: The Urban Community: Race, Class, and Spatial Justice
- THEO 1000: Theological Foundations
- PSY 3930: Positive Psychology
ASTD 2700 Gender, Race, Social Justice
Leadership for Social Change Curricular and Co-Curricular Tracking
Students who complete all curricular and co-curricular requirements of the Learning Community program will receive a Gold Medallion and Learning Community Certificate to be worn at graduation, in recognition of their commitment and achievement within their LC.
You are encouraged to track and share progress in the Learning Community program with your advisers, using this downloadable form to keep a personal record of your participation, and to share your LC course progress, plans, co-curricular activities and service hours throughout the academic year.
Leadership for Social Change Course Changes
All Learning Community students will be placed into the associated LC courses by the Learning Community academic coordinator. To request adds, drops, or other changes to your LC course schedule, you or your advisor should complete the corresponding Google Forms located below.
Janet Kuebli, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, has studied emotional development, the role of family discourse processes in socialization, children’s health/safety socialization, and the psychology of parenting. Her teaching interests include emotional and social development, the socialization of emotion and self-understanding, and the psychology of gender. Kuebli has been actively involved with this learning community for four years.
The best part of living in the Leadership for Social Change Learning Community is being in a community of students who are passionate about many different topics and engaging in very stimulating discussions.Darnell Burton, Resident Adviser