What are Living-Learning Communities?

Looking for something a little extra in your living experience? Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are a great example of UWG's commitment to scholarly achievement, creative expression, and service to humanity. LLCs are specialized living environments for small groups of first-time, first-year students centered on specific themes and integrating common academic courses, custom programming, and mentoring. Research indicates that students who participate in LLCs earn higher grades and are more satisfied with the overall college experience than other students. Applying to an LLC is optional and not required to secure housing.

2019 - 2020 LLCs

  • Honors College

    Join a community of scholars for intellectual pursuits both in and out of the classroom! The Honors LLC is a dedicated floor for first-year students who are also members of the Honors College. Students will participate in programs that focus on increasing academic achievement, building community, and developing a sense of service. Honors faculty, staff, and special guests will visit the community to host discussions, dinners, service projects, and social events. Honors LLC students enroll in standard sections of an Honors interdisciplinary studies course that meets core curriculum requirements.

    Honors College

  • Music

    The music community continues to operate as space for Music students to live. We provide a bus for transport for the marching band students to get them to the stadium, during the football season. One thing that is important about their location is the music practice room and the music computer lab on their floor in Bowdon. Music LLC students will enroll in standard sections of ENGL 1102 and POLS 1101.

    Music

  • Richard's College of Business

    The Business Living-Learning Community dedicated a full floor of the Oaks residence hall to housing students majoring in any subject within the Richards College of Business (RCOB). LLC students not only live together but take at least two courses together throughout the year, ECON 2106 and CISM 2201. This intentional design allows for students interested in business-related topics to not only learn together but live together and help to support each other academically. This community helps first-year students by enabling them to learn about business while also engaging in social programming within the Oaks to help build friendships at UWG. Students chosen for the business LLC will have higher levels of contact with RCOB faculty and get additional advising support to aid in their success. 

    RCOB


 2020 - 2021 LLCs

  • Honors College

    Join a community of scholars for intellectual pursuits both in and out of the classroom! The Honors LLC is a dedicated floor for first-year students who are also members of the Honors College. Students will participate in programs that focus on increasing academic achievement, building community, and developing a sense of service. Honors faculty, staff, and special guests will visit the community to host discussions, dinners, service projects, and social events. Honors LLC students will be enrolled in common sections of an Honors interdisciplinary studies course that meets core curriculum requirements.

    Honors

  • Music

    The music community continues to operate as space for Music students to live. We provide a bus for transport for the marching band students to get them to the stadium, during the football season. One thing that is important about their location is the music practice room and the music computer lab on their floor in Bowdon. Music LLC students will enroll in standard sections of ENGL 1102 and POLS 1101.

    Music

  • RCOB

    The Business Living-Learning Community dedicated a full floor of the Oaks residence hall to housing students majoring in any subject within the Richards College of Business (RCOB). LLC students not only live together but take at least two courses together throughout the year, ECON 2106 and CISM 2201. This intentional design allows for students interested in business-related topics to not only learn together but live together and help to support each other academically. This community helps first-year students by enabling them to learn about business while also engaging in social programming within the Oaks to help build friendships at UWG. Students chosen for the business LLC will have higher levels of contact with RCOB faculty and get additional advising support to aid in their success.

    RCOB

  • Women in Business Leadership

    The Women in Business Leadership (WBL) LLC is a new community for ambitious women in Richard's College of Business looking to gain experience and make valuable connections. Here they will be trained to be leaders and create opportunities for growth. LLC students not only live together but take at least two courses together throughout the year, ECON 2106 and CISM 2201. This intentional design allows for students interested in business-related topics to not only learn together but live together and help to support each other academically. This community is available to all incoming Freshmen women who apply to be part of the LLC.

    Women in Business Leadership

  • African-American Male Initiative

    The African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) program dedicates itself to the success of African-American male students. The primary goal of the AAMI Program is to increase retention, progression, and graduation (RPG) rates of African-American male students attending the University of West Georgia. LLC students in AAMI not only live together but take common courses together throughout the year, ENGL 1102, HIST 1112, and XIDS 2300.

    AAMI

  • Sports Management

    The Sport Management program is an academically rigorous program geared to develop leaders for today's sports industry. Graduates of the program are prepared to compete for entry-level managerial positions in intercollegiate athletics, professional sports organizations, governing agencies, golf course administration, health and fitness, and sport marketing firms, among others. The faculty is committed to the advancement of knowledge and practice in the sports industry through the creation and delivery of relevant educational programs, conducting and disseminating research, and working collaboratively with industry organizations. LLC students in the Sports Management LLC not only live together but take a common course together throughout the year, SPMG 4045.

    Sports Management

  • Creative Writing

    The Sport Management program is an academically rigorous program geared to develop leaders for today's sports industry. Graduates of the program are prepared to compete for entry-level managerial positions in intercollegiate athletics, professional sports organizations, governing agencies, golf course administration, health and fitness, and sport marketing firms, among others. The faculty is committed to the advancement of knowledge and practice in the sports industry through the creation and delivery of relevant educational programs, conducting and disseminating research, and working collaboratively with industry organizations. LLC students in the Sports Management LLC not only live together but take a common course together throughout the year, SPMG 4045.  

    Creative Writing

  • Engineering

    The Engineering LLC program offers engineering students the opportunity to transfer to a REPP Engineering institution through the Regents’ Engineering Pathway. REPP students enjoy many of the advantages of [engineering program] students: they have equal access to engineering majors at [engineering program]. They can participate in the co-op program, and they are invited to the REPP Engineering institution campus once a year for campus tours, information sessions, and meetings with advisors in their engineering majors. LLC students in Engineering LLC not only live together but take common courses together throughout the year: MATH 1634, CHEM 1212, and CHEM 1212L.

    Engineering

  • Film

    The Film Studies Minor at the University of West Georgia is designed to educate and inspire students interested in film. The program complements the university’s already strong liberal arts tradition and consists of a series of interdisciplinary courses from departments including English and Philosophy, International Languages and Cultures, History, Mass Communications, Theatre, and Psychology. These courses are designed to provide students with a solid background in the history, technical analysis, aesthetics, and cultural significance of the film. As an interdisciplinary minor, the film program encourages students to explore further the rich and diverse aesthetic, philosophical, historical, and cultural expressions articulated in films. The program also hosts multiple screenings throughout the year and also sponsors a film club and student film competition. In addition to the campus offerings, the film program and its students increasingly benefit from their proximity to the burgeoning film industry in Atlanta (where blockbusters like The Walking Dead are filmed). Now is the time to start your career in film, and UWG is a great place to do it. LLC students in Film LLC not only live together but take a common course together throughout the year, POLS 1101.

    Film