Living-Learning Communities

Living-learning communities are interest-specific residencies where you can live, connect and socialize with other students who share your passion.

At Agnes Scott, students interested in leadership development, global learning or STEM fields can apply to living-learning communities. This shared living experience can positively enhance your social and academic integration, personal and intellectual growth, collaborative learning and problem-solving skills. 

Benefits for Residents

The 2020-2021 Living-Learning Communities provide a number of academic support, professional development, and personal growth opportunities for residents. Benefits of living in an LLC include:

  • Connecting with fellow Scotties, faculty and staff around common interests
  • Promoting learning through interactions with faculty outside of the classroom
  • Developing academically and personally
  • Integrating and applying your interests and experiences
  • Exploring and defining personal values and identity within a community 
  • Broadening appreciation for diversity and global awareness
  • Becoming civically engaged and being of service to others
  • Collaborating and communicating effectively in various settings
  • Professional development, acquiring leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Engaging in activities that promote academic achievement
  • Building academic and personal connections with peers, faculty, and professionals
  • Making new friends, having fun and learning at the same time!

Expectations of Students Participating in the Living-Learning Communities

  • Attend at least three events hosted by your community per semester
  • Participate in the opening and closing events
  • Participate in meetings facilitated by the RA and/or ADRE
  • Participate in living-learning community assessments — approximately one each semester
  • Abide by college policies and remain in good disciplinary standing
  • Sign and follow the living-learning resident contract

Residence Life Staff and Resident Assistants

Each living-learning community has a student Resident Assistant living in the community. The RA:

  • Coordinates a minimum of four programs per semester (one per month), at least one that must be open to students outside of the living-learning community. We encourage communities to invite professors who connect to your community’s theme.
  • Assists in the planning of the open house event at the fall semester for all living-learning communities. 
  • Attends and participates in the student organization fair during Welcome Week.
  • Participates and assists the communities with SpARC presentations to showcase the living-learning communities.
  • Designs programs congruent with the mission of Agnes Scott College.
  • Participates and hosts a year-end celebration honoring and showcasing the living-learning communities.
  • Participates in assessments of the living-learning communities program.

Assistant Director of Residential Education 

The Assistant Director of Residential Education lives on campus and acts as an adviser to the living-learning communities. In addition to collaborating with Resident Assistants, the ADRE supports, guides and participates in events. The ADRE:

  • Helps create a vision and goal for the year
  • Takes an active part in formulating the goals of the group
  • Assists in the assessment process
  • Participates in program planning
  • Creates partnerships
  • Intervenes in delegation, conflict management and other group issues that may arise
  • Leads teamwork and cooperation among the group
  • Meets twice a month with the RAs to discuss programs and concerns that may arise

The Houses

The STEM House

The STEM living-learning community is designed to create a real-world educational living and learning experience that focuses on navigating a career within science, technology, engineering and math fields. Find community and support by living and learning together in specialized programs and workshops with faculty and staff.

Leadership Development Community

This community is for those interested in leadership development and the SUMMIT Leadership specialization. Learn key components of effective leadership, including your leadership style, tools to be a team leader and skills to be an effective team member. You will also develop meaningful relationships with faculty, staff, alumni and peers through networking opportunities.

Global Learning Community

This community is for those interested in global learning and the SUMMIT Global Learning specialization. The purpose of the house is to educate, engage and empower students to live and lead in a global society. This is a space to share your passion for global learning with peers and further develop your abilities to practice global awareness in your interactions with others.

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