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Living Learning Communities

What is a living learning community (LLC)?

LLCs are initiatives that combine academic learning communities with a residential component, allowing students to live and learn in a residence hall environment. This provides opportunities for learning to continue outside of the classroom. They are often partnerships between campus housing and academic or student services departments.

Benefits of participating in a LLC

  • Extracurricular learning experiences
  • Relationships with faculty and staff
  • Increased GPA
  • Higher likelihood of graduation in four years

Types of LLCs

Academic LLCs: Academic LLCs offer students with the same academic interest and or specific topic areas to live together in a designated residence hall on campus.  Academic LLCs are sponsored by an academic department and will have faculty and staff that will provide additional academic and or extra-curricular programming for participants.

Interest or Themed LLCs: Interest or themed based LLCs offer students with the same interest such as community service or leadership to live together in a designated residence hall on campus. Interest or themed LLC provide participants with additional programing centered on their area of interest, and provide various opportunities to grow in those areas. These LLC are also sponsored by various departments including RLL.

Affinity Groups: Affinity Groups are communities that are intended to meet a specific identity development. These groups provide students the opportunity to grow and develop an understating on how identity shapes their and others experiences.

2020-2021 LLCs:

2020-2021 LLC Chart

  • African American Male Mentorship Program (AAMMP)

    The African-American Male Mentorship Program strives to help young African American Males captivate their powers, understand their strengths, enhance their leadership skills, and inspire other young men on campus and in their community, while being consciously aware of whom they are as African American men and the knowledge they possess. This is accomplished through innovative and impactful programming that will assist in the overall academic, personal, and social development of participants, while encouraging them to develop leadership skills that will permit them the opportunity to become actively engaged and involved with their student experience contributing to their persistence and graduation to become make leaders of tomorrow.  This community is sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Engagement &Leadership (IEL)

    To participate in the AAMMP Community:
    1. Complete a housing application through the housing portal under myleo
    2. Complete the LLC general application
    3. Be an incoming student of any major
    Contact: Jayson.Douglas@tamuc.edu
  • Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR)

    The CASNR LLC is open to any students majoring in a CASNR field of study. Students participating on judging teams, equestrian teams. Quiz bowl teams, or being involved in leadership activities for CASNR and the university will be given priority. Study groups will be formed to assist students with coursework as well as networking with future agriculturists. This community is sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

    To participate in the Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Community:

    1. Complete a housing application through the housing portal under myleo
    2. Complete the LLC general application
    3. Be an incoming first year student majoring in the CASNR field
  • Gender Inclusive Living (GIL)

    Gender Inclusive Living gives students the option of living together in a room/suite/apartment regardless of their biological sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Gender Inclusive housing would be a great option for those students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, queer, asexual, transsexual, and or intersex, as well as committed allies. This community is sponsored by the department of Residential Living & Learning

    *Gender inclusive housing is not a LLC, but an option that students can opt into.

    To participate in the Gender Inclusive Housing Community:

    1. Complete a housing application through the housing portal under myleo
    2. Complete the LLC general application

     Contact: residencelife@tamuc.edu

  • Latino American Mentorship Program (LAMP)

    The Latino American Mentorship Program is an organization established in an effort to motivate Hispanic male students to graduate and provide service to the university and the community. This community is sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Engagement &Leadership (IEL)

    To participate in the LAMP Community:

    1. Complete a housing application through the housing portal under myleo
    2. Complete the LLC general application
    3. Be an incoming student of any major

    Contact: Jayson.Douglas@tamuc.edu

  • Lions in Leadership Learning (LIL)

    If you ever wanted to explore the topics of leadership, and civic engagement, the LiL community is a fit for you. First-year students in this community will have the opportunity to develop relationships with faculty, staff, LLC members & peers passionate about these topics. Participants will also develop leadership skills that will be relevant to their future careers and contribute to the academic community. This community is sponsored by the department of Residential Living & Learning

    To participate in the LiL Community:

    1. Complete a housing application through the housing portal under myleo
    2. Complete the LLC general application
    3. Be an incoming student of any major

    Contact: Briana.Tyler@tamuc.edu

  • ! Mujeres de Accion! (MDA)

    The mission of the !Mujeres de Accion! LLC is to assist Latina women in reaching their personal and professional goals through education. Leadership, and mentorship. There is power in a name. Naming in the Hispanic culture is intentional and purposeful. The reason the community is name !Mujeres de Accion! Is because it means women of action. The women in this community will be action oriented to help their families, themselves and the TAMUC community. The purpose of this community is to empower and strengthen Latina female participants by building healthy relationships, engaging in community service, building career experiences, and accepting every woman for who they are. !Mujeres de Accion! Participants will actively engage in activities to aide in their successful transition to the TAMUC environment, academic excellence, and become productive citizens within their community. Participants will understand the importance of character development, community engagement, relationship building, professional and academic networking, and global engagement. This community is sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Engagement &Leadership (IEL)

    To participate in the MDA Community:

    1. Complete a housing application through the housing portal under myleo
    2. Complete the LLC general application
    3. Be an incoming student of any major

    Contact: Jayson.Douglas@tamuc.edu

  • Sista 2 Sista (S2S)

    The purpose of the Sista 2 Sista LLC community is to empower and strengthen black female participants by building healthy relationships, engaging in community service, building career experiences, and accepting every woman for who they are. Sista 2 Sista participants will actively engage in activities to aide in their successful transition to the TAMUC environment, academic excellence, and become productive citizens within their community. Participants will understand the importance of character development, community engagement, relationship building, professional and academic networking, and global engagement. This community is sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Engagement &Leadership (IEL)

    To participate in the S2S Community:

    1. Complete a housing application through the housing portal under myleo
    2. Complete the LLC general application
    3. Be an incoming student of any major

    Contact: Jayson.Douglas@tamuc.edu

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

    The STEM LLC provides an opportunity to live, study, and participate with a group of like-minded individuals who have similar educational and career goals. The STEM LLC is open to first year freshmen majoring in a degree within the College of Science & Engineering.  This community is sponsored by the College of Science & Engineering.

    To participate in the STEM Community:

    1. Complete a housing application through the housing portal under myleo
    2. Complete the LLC general application
    3. Be an incoming first year student majoring in a degree within the College of Science & Engineering

    Contact: Brent.Donham@tamuc.edu

  • Transfer House (TH)

    The purpose of the Transfer House is to ease the transition of transfer students from another college environment to TAMUC. Transfer House members will have added opportunities to engage with fellow transfer students and build community, enhanced access to engagement opportunities and academic resources, and will be provided incentives towards achieving academic excellence. This community is sponsored by the department of Residential Living & Learning

    To participate in the Transfer House Community:

    1. Complete a housing application through the housing portal under myleo
    2. Complete the LLC general application
    3. Be an incoming transfer student

    Contact: residencelife@tamuc.edu