Living Learning Opportunities for Incoming Students

Roanoke College has a number of Living Learning Communities available to incoming students to enrich their first year experience on campus. These communities include the Global Village, Honors, Social Justice and Scholars LLCs.

A Living Learning Community (LLC) is a group of people who live together and who share common ideas, values or beliefs, and who are actively engaged in learning from one other.  LLCs can give students a unique, inclusive residential learning experience that connects classroom learning with their day-to-day life. LLC residents enjoy all the usual advantages of living on campus, with the added benefit of living among a group that shares their interests. Through student, faculty and staff partnerships, and educational and cultural programs, active involvement in an LLC allows students to broaden their perspectives and understanding of the world around them, especially as related to the LLC theme. 

Applying to be in an LLC

The following LLCs are available to new students during 2014-2015. If you're interested in living in one of these communities, you should submit the LLC application to the person indicated for the respective area no later than July 15th, though applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Spaces will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis. Specific areas may require you to provide additional application information and/or to interview to be considered for membership. 

Living Learning Communities Open to Freshmen and Transfer Students

Arts & Culture - still accepting applications for Fall 2014!  Click here for application.
Located in Shenandoah Hall, the Arts & Culture LLC houses students interested in the arts or cultural omnivores who want to expand their knowledge and experiences.  If you are interested in the Arts & Culture LLC, please contact Professor Kate Shortridge for further information.

Global Village

Located in Catawba Hall, the Global Village houses international students and U.S. students who are interested in other countries and cultures. Special programming, including international dinners, film and culture nights, holiday celebrations, and trips provide opportunities for residents to share their own cultures and learn about others. If you are interested in the Global Village, please contact Pamela Serota-Cote, Director of International Education, for further information.


Located in New Hall, this LLC houses members and friends of the Honors Program. If you are interested in living in this area, please contact Dr. Michael Hakkenberg, Director of the Honors Program, for further information.


Located in Allegheny Hall, the Scholars LLC provides a living environment for students who which to focus on their scholarly pursuits as a priority.  If you are interested in the Scholars LLC, please contact Dr. Julie Lyon, Assistant Professor, Business Administration and Economics.

Social Justice

Located in Augusta Hall, the Social Justice LLC is for students who wish to explore their own values in the context of individual responsibility to local, regional and global communities. Consistent with the mission of the College, the Social Justice LLC seeks to provide students with a "hands on" experience that will prepare them to become leaders who will educate the public on global community needs and proactive ways in seeking social justice.  If you are interested in the Social Justice LLC, please contact Mr. Jesse Griffin, Director of Community Service.


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