Benefits of the Living Learning Community
The Living Learning Community Program offers a wide variety of communities ranging from academic standing, academic programs and special interests. Participants in these communities will have opportunities to:
- take courses taught in your residence hall.
- engage with faculty and staff members within your residential community.
- participate and plan social opportunities on campus and within the Philadelphia community.
- form lifelong friendships with students from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Temple University offers a wide variety of living learning communities, and while not every community requires a specific academic course, they all have a significant academic or co-curricular focus. Activities vary from community to community, so read through the specific learning community descriptions to see which one is the best for you.
Listed below are various activities common to most of the living learning communities.
- Involvement with students who have similar academic goals
- Courses in common
- Common place of residence
- Career exploration
- Introduction to university resources
- Peer mentoring and/or tutoring in the residence hall
- Faculty mentoring and involvement
- Participation in department club or other organization
- Leadership development
- Exposure to international and/or diversity issues
- Special programs to acquaint students with campus life
- More collaborative learning environment