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Learning Interest Communities

Learning Interest Communities offer you the opportunity to live among other students who share common interests. Each Learning Interest Community designs specific programs around the goals of that community. 

A Variety of LIC Opportunities

Learning Interest Communities are housed in LaRiviere and Commonwealth Halls.  Students must request their LIC on their housing application in THD when they fill it out.  As space for each of these communities is limited, requests for LIC housing will be filled based on the student's inclusion in the appropriate academic program(s) (where applicable) and the date/time of housing application completion.  

Criminal Justice

Students in the Criminal Justice LIC will be taking a class together in both the Fall and Spring semesters.  This will allow students to grow as a community inside and outside of the classroom, and bond as they make their way through their first year.  The Resident Advisor for this community will be a Criminal Justice major working with the faculty members in the department.  The Criminal Justice LIC is housed in Commonwealth Hall.  Accepted Criminal Justice students requesting this LIC must indicate the preference on their housing application.

Honors Housing

Incoming first year students, who have been invited to be members of the Colleges’ Honors Programs, are also invited to extend that focus into their residential experience at this learning community. As an Honors Scholar, you can live with like-minded Arts and Sciences, Business, and Honors Scholars experiencing specialized programming, trips, faculty mentorship, and guidance from specially selected Resident Advisors  Honors Housing will be housed in LaRiviere Center and Commonwealth Hall. Accepted Honors students requesting this LIC must indicate the preference on their housing application.

Rising Business Professionals

Make connections to fellow future business professionals and network with alumni when you live and learn in this active community. This residential experience includes specialized programming on career paths, technology, business etiquette and trends geared to community member interests. Faculty mentors with onsite office hours lead business discussions and occasional field trips to help students develop networking skills and prepare to enter the workforce with polished professionalism.  Rising Business Professionals will be housed in LaRiviere Center.  Accepted Business students requesting this LIC must indicate the preference on their housing application.

Social Justice

The Social Justice LIC is available to anyone who has an interest in or passion for Social Justice. Students here will be exposed to new ideas and become educated on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Students will leave their first-year being more aware of privilege and oppression as they become more in-depth with their own personal identity. Students in this section will end the academic year being a part of a community service project to better aid those in need within the surrounding cities/towns. Students will work with the office of Diversity Programs and Services. The Social Justice LIC is housed in Commonwealth Hall.  Accepted students requesting this LIC must indicate the preference on their housing application.

STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH)

In today's world, science and technology are shaping the future. The community will allow those students who major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) to develop personal and professional skills in a residential setting. Members of this community will be able to develop collaborative relationships with their peers, relating concepts learned in the classroom to everyday situations through programming, peer-to-peer mentoring and floor discussions.

**Various rates apply to different residence hall options. Please be sure to review the specific costs associated with the residence hall LIC you choose.