Living and Learning Community
The living and learning community is a unique program that cultivates a supportive environment in which first-year business students take classes, study, live, and learn together. All first year students who opt into the LCC live in Founders Hall, where they take advantage of various educational and social resources in a shared learning environment.
Students are enrolled in similar classes, including English, Economics, Accounting, Business and Society, Managerial Preparedness, Career Development, and Business Orientation. This encourages students to discuss course material and study with one another. The living learning community also provides a tutoring center. Business tutors are available three days per week to help students with various subjects. Other programs offered include workshops on study skills, time management, database research, and writing skills.
In addition to the numerous academic benefits, the community also offers many social benefits. The program provides unique field trips where students can learn while bonding with other students. In the 2014-2015 year, students travelled to the state capital in Harrisburg, attended a Redskins football game, saw a play, and visited WashingtonDC.
Faculty members from various areas within the Department of Business recently held information sessions with first-year students to discuss specific concentrations, future courses, and potential career opportunities. These information sessions will continue throughout May.
In November, students within the Living Learning Community participated in the "Watch and Learn" movie series conducted by Dr. Williams. Business students watched the film 42, the story of Jackie Robinson, and later discussed what they learned with their peers and professors.
This LLC is limited to first year students, so that they are able to form a meaningful connection with other students within the Business major. Students leave the LLC at the end of the year having formed a real sense of belonging and community on campus among their Business peers.
As a first year student, you are able to choose which LLC you would like to be a part of when you complete your Housing survey. These surveys are completed through JayWeb (our internal system) in the spring semester prior to starting school. The Admissions Office will notify you when these forms are available for you to complete.
Residence Hall: Founders Hall C
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sylvester Williams, Associate Professor of Business Law