Living Learning Communities at Georgia Tech
A Brief History
Living Learning Communities (LLC) are an academic strategy that link academics to on-campus living. Higher education is no stranger to the concept of living learning communities, and neither is Georgia Tech. Each Georgia Tech community is an integrated experience that promotes interactions between faculty and students, fosters collaboration among students, improves student GPA, enhances campus and civic engagement, increases retention, and eases both the academic and social transition to college.
The oldest LLCs on campus are Women, Science and Technology and International House; beginning almost 20 years ago. In the past 10 years, the Honors Program and Grand Challenges were introduced and were the first LLCs on campus to admit first-year students.
Living Learning Communities Today
In Spring 2017, there are three communities exclusively for upper-class students and three communities that students are admitted to as first-year students. The latter have the option to continue in some capacity as upper-class students. Beginning in the Fall 2017 semester, Georgia Tech will offer two communities for upper-class students, and four communities for first-year students.
If your student is interested in joining an LLC, they are currently recruiting for the Fall 2017 cohort for the Honors Program, Grand Challenges, Science, Math, Research Training (SMaRT) and our newest LLC offered by the College of Sciences – Science, Health, and Related Professions (SHaRP). You can visit the LLC site (llc.gatech.edu) to learn more about LLCs at Tech and their current communities.