Living Learning Communities

Students live with other students from the same academic program, making it easy to form study groups or project teams. 

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are available to students who are enrolled in the colleges, schools, and programs listed below. Each community is assigned to a specific area in a residence hall and organize their own social and academic activities, from informal gatherings to lecture series.

Interested students may complete an application for their LLC in their housing application by Monday, May 23. LLC applications are reviewed by the respective advisor. The respective college/school will communicate with you regarding your acceptance status to their program no later than May 24. Please note, the deadline to withdraw from an LLC after acceptance is May 27.

Please note that with the exception of the Honors Community, Liberty Scholars, and ROTC, only first-year students can apply to live in an LLC.

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Biomedical Engineering Living Learning Community

The location for the 2022–23 Biomedical Engineering Living Learning Community is Millennium Hall. For more information about this program, please contact Undergraduate Student Advisor Elise Bryers at emb53@drexel.edu.

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Civic Engagement Living Learning Community

Civic Engagement is defined as "working to make a difference in community life through collective, public problem solving." The Civic Engagement Living Learning Community (CE-LLC) is a home for students who are passionate about creating a more just world and who would like to further their understanding of social issues, engage in community service and relationship-building, and reflect on their experiences and motivations together with other passionate students. Members of the CE-LLC will participate in workshops, group service experiences, and other activities throughout their first year at Drexel — building community as a group to foster a sense of belonging and collective capacity to make change. CE-LLC members will also explore opportunities to shape their own civic pathway as they continue at the University through academics, engagement on- and off-campus, and leadership opportunities.

The CE-LLC is coordinated by the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement. Student activities will be facilitated by Lindy Center staff, community-engaged faculty and students, campus and community partners, and CE-LLC mentors. Questions about the CE-LLC can be directed to Cara Scharf, assistant director of Community-Based Learning in the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement at ces337@drexel.edu.

CCI LLC

College of Computing & Informatics Living Learning Community

The location for the 2022–23 College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) Living Learning Community is Millennium Hall . Please direct questions to CCI LLC Coordinators Will Ahern (wta24@drexel.edu) or Tracy Staeudle (trs323@drexel.edu).

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College of Nursing & Health Professions Living Learning Community

Through a close partnership with the College of Nursing and Health Professions, the Living Learning Community focuses on helping students like you succeed personally and academically. During specialized activities, you will gain connections to faculty, advisors, and alumni from the College outside of the classroom. You can participate in specially designed events that enhance your understanding of current trends and topics related to nursing and health professions. Furthermore, living in a small community with other students taking the same classes as you will make it easier to form study groups and focus on succeeding academically. Overall, the Living Learning Community provides students with the opportunity for academic support, career exploration, and integrated social experiences. The College of Nursing and Health Professions Living Learning Community will be located in Millennium Hall. Questions about the program should be directed to Undergraduate Nursing Manager Shannon Edwards (sle63@drexel.edu) and Academic Advisor for Health Professions Hannah Anderson (hea26@drexel.edu).

Engineering Living Learning Community

The College of Engineering Living Learning Communities (ELC) provides a unique living and learning opportunity for first-year engineering students by offering a collaborative environment where students come together with peers and upper-level students to learn, socialize, and support one another. As members of the ELC, all students live in Millennium Hall, take a first-year seminar course (UNIV E101) together, and have the opportunity to connect with upper-level peer mentors. Please direct all questions about the program to ELC Program Directors Micalena Sallavanti (mis57@drexel.edu) and Tom Hindman (tjh359@drexel.edu).

 
FYES LLC

First-Year Exploratory Studies Living Learning Community

The First-Year Exploratory Studies (FYES) Living Learning Community, located in Millennium Hall, is available to all incoming FYES students. Along with the academic benefits of having study groups organized right at your front door, its also a great way to form long-lasting friendships. Once you have confirmed your enrollment at Drexel University, you can elect to join the FYES Learning Community in your housing application. We will accept all applications until all spaces are filled. Questions about the program can be directed to Interim Managing Director and Faculty Marna Mozeff at mam25@drexel.edu.

Global Citizen Living Learning Community

The Global Citizen Learning Community (Global Citizen LLC) provides students with an opportunity to explore and celebrate diverse cultural perspectives, understanding that our civic responsibilities have no borders. Students in the Global Citizen LCC will find a cohort interested in finding community with others from around the world; practicing new languages; studying, researching, or co-oping abroad; and championing global engagement at Drexel. The Global Citizen LLC provides opportunities for cultural immersion in preparation for students to become global citizens. Finally, this LLC will be provided the resources and leadership development opportunities to connect a wide variety of global opportunities at Drexel.

The Global Citizen LLC is overseen by the Office of Global Engagement with support from several other offices interested in enhancing Drexel's global impact. Questions about the program can be directed to Adam Zahn, director, Office of Global Engagement, at zahn@drexel.edu.

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Honors Living Learning Community

The Honors Living-Learning Community will be housed in Bentley Hall and provides quality programming to students within the Pennoni Honors College including Honors Program, STAR Scholars, and Custom-Designed program students. While first-year students outside of the Pennoni Honors College are welcome to apply for the Honors Living-Learning Community, priority will be given to students who are PHC affiliated.

Students in this community will receive access to specialized programming and social events and will benefit from living with other engaged and academically focused students from all different majors and colleges. Students with questions about this learning community should contact Julia Wisniewski, associate director, Honors Program at jgw37@drexel.edu.

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Liberty Scholars Living Learning Community

Once enrolled in the Liberty Scholars program, students will be automatically assigned into the Liberty Scholars Living Learning Community, housed in Millennium Hall/Caneris Hall. Students will still need to select the Liberty Scholars on their housing application. For more information about this program, visit the Liberty Scholars page or contact Bernetta McCall-Millonde, director, Diversity Initiatives and Community Relations, at mccallbc@drexel.edu.

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LeBow College of Business Living Learning Community

LeBow College of Business Living Learning Community (BLLC), housed in Millennium Hall, is designed to ease transition to university life, enhance student academic performance, provide opportunities for student engagement and networking and improve the overall student experience. Ambitious and high-achieving students with leadership acumen and an interest in mixing social activities with professional opportunities will find a built-in community of learners, as well as a current and future professional network. Students in the BLLC not only live together, they also take many first-year classes together. Check out previous activities and highlights of some of our students on our Instagram: @lebowblc. For more information about this program, contact Caitlin Brady at cem398@drexel.edu.

Multifaith Living Learning Community

Supported through the Office of the Dean of Students, the Multifaith Living Learning Community (LLC) is focused on supporting religious and spiritual diversity at Drexel. Residents of the Multifaith Living Learning Community (LLC) have an expressed commitment to living in a space that encourages authentic sharing and learning from the religious and spiritual experiences of other residents. The Multifaith LLC offers a place for students to examine and reflect on their own values, consider the values of their LLC peers, explore worldviews with curiosity and respect, and prepare to be well-informed global citizens and leaders.

All students are encouraged to apply, whether they practice a particular religion; are spiritual but not religious; or identify as seeking, agnostic, or atheist. However, students must:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the creation of a safe living space to explore and discuss topics of faith, religious diversity, and spiritual life.
  • Actively participate in meetings and/or experiential learning opportunities throughout the year (examples: creation of personal spiritual autobiographies, visits to sacred places throughout the City of Philadelphia, and/or attendance at alternative worship services)

If you have questions related to the Multifaith LLC please contact deanofstudents@drexel.edu.