Living Learning Communities (LLCs)
Organized thematically around a particular academic interest, Living Learning Communities give freshmen at St. Edward's the chance to extend collaboration and learning beyond the classroom.
In a Living Learning Community, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded students who share your interests. As a result, ideas multiply. Conversations deepen. Friendships grow. And learning jumps to a higher level.
Joining a Living Learning Community gives you a head start on getting to know classmates and faculty and brings a heightened focus to your educational and personal growth. You’ll connect with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives as you live, learn and serve together.
Students in a Living Learning Community share the same floor of a residence hall, take one or two courses together and participate in dinners, discussions, special events, leadership activities and group service projects.
You can apply to an LLC after you have been accepted to St. Edward's and have made your enrollment deposit. Learn more about applying to an LLC.
Current Living Learning Communities Include:
Explore the art and adventure of leadership, identify your leadership strengths/weaknesses and learn how leaders thrive.
Faith and Service LLC (for upperclassmen)
Live in community with students from various religious and spiritual backgrounds. Learn about your own and others’ faith traditions. Participate in weekly dinners, shared prayer and a monthly service project.
French Language LLC
Use your burgeoning French skills to explore Francophone culture and language, and participate in a weekly French Language Table.
Global Understanding LLC
Share your enthusiasm for foreign policy, expand your knowledge of the international community and prepare to someday study or work abroad. Examine complex world issues while engaging the local Austin community through service.
Honors LLC (by invitation)
Gain a deeper appreciation of literature, film and the arts, while focusing on how your future research interests and portfolio will create scholarship and graduate school opportunities.
Natural Sciences LLC
Get a head start in your specific studies during a pre-college workshop on research methods created specifically for future scientists, and enroll in a course specially designed to help you to be successful in science. Because of federal grant restrictions, only U.S. citizens or permanent residents may participate in the Natural Sciences LLC.
Science and mathematics majors at St. Edward’s University also have the opportunity to join the TG Natural Sciences Learning Clusters. Similar to an LLC, students in the Natural Sciences Learning Clusters live and study together and participate in extracurricular activities as a group.
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Social Justice LLC
Engage in a study of justice and peace, and extend yourself in service to a local organization that aligns with your commitment to social justice.