CREATING COMMUNITIES THAT SUPPORT STUDENT SUCCESS
Imagine being part of a community that makes Kent State University a more personalized close-knit environment, with all the advantages of a large research institution. Kent State University’s Living-Learning Communities enable you to live and learn in an inclusive and supportive atmosphere that addresses your academic and personal interests. The unique living-learning opportunity allows you and fellow students to form lasting bonds with peers, faculty and the campus community, providing you with the necessary tools to succeed in your college careers at Kent State.
LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITIES (LLC)
If you choose to live in a Kent State University Living-Learning Community, you will have the opportunity to live in a residence hall community together with other students who are studying majors similar to your own and who will even be taking some of the same classes you are taking. Forming study groups and working on class projects becomes more convenient when your classmates also live in your residence hall. If you have questions about a reading assignment or class notes, there will be a fellow student nearby to whom you can turn.
Benefits for Students in Living-Learning Communities are:
- Higher G.P.A. and completing more credit hours than non-LLC students
- Greater academic support opportunities
- Increased faculty and staff contact outside the classroom
- Greater connection to the university
- Lifetime friendship building
Which Describes You Best?
We provide a variety of Living-Learning Communities that are tailored to your major and/or your interests. We highly encourage you to choose living in an environment that enriches your academic and/or personal goals in order to help you be most successful at Kent State University. We encourage you to choose the Living-Learning Community that suits your needs and then select other residence hall options.
Air Force ROTC
The Air Force ROTC Living-Learning Community is open to Cadets who wish to live with and around other Air Force ROTC Cadets. Students will have the opportunity to take courses together, meet for daily physical training, and live in a supportive and motivational environment for being a part of the Air Force ROTC program. The community will have a mix of upper-class Cadets and first-year Cadets.
The Army ROTC Living-Learning Community is open to Cadets who wish to live with and around other Army ROTC Cadets. Students will have the opportunity to take courses together, meet for daily physical training, and live in a supportive and motivational environment for being a part of the Army ROTC program. The community will have a mix of upper-class Cadets and first-year Cadets.
The Aeronautics Living Learning Community is open to all first and second year students majoring in Aeronautics, Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology, or Aerospace Engineering. Benefits of participating in the Aeronautics LLC include shared courses, academic advising appointments in the residence hall, guidance from upperclassmen Peer Mentors, social and professional events, and industry site visits.
Business Learning Community
The Business Learning Community is open to incoming first-year students majoring in a College of Business Administration major. Students will have the opportunity to connect with peers who have similar interests, develop relationships with faculty and staff and receive academic advising in the residence hall. Throughout the year programming focused on career exploration, study strategies, and social activities will be offered for students to enhance their on campus living experience.
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
The College of Arts and Sciences Living-Learning Community is open to students of any class standing who have been admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences. This community provides programming and events centered on the fields of science, social science and humanities. This community offers linked course tracks for interested students majoring in those fields. Students will have opportunities to connect with faculty and staff, receive academic advising and support services, participate in career exploration, and participate in study groups and social activities with other students who share similar academic interests.
College of Communication and Information Commons (CCI)
The College of Communication and Information Commons is open to students of any class standing majoring in a College of Communication
and Information major. Those who participate in this community will connect with other students, faculty and professionals in the broad field of communication and information. Programs such as guest speakers, field trips and other activities will center on areas of study within the college. The community director has an office within the hall to assist with academic support and career planning. Students will also benefit from a design studio including a Mac computer lab, drafting tables and other amenities.
The College of Architecture and Environmental Design has conducted an international studies program in Florence, Italy, since 1972. The program is open to architectural studies students during the fall of the third year. The program typically includes coursework in Italian culture, language, history and classical drawing, as well as design studios. Field study in Rome, Venice, Milan and Tuscan hill towns is included in the Italian experience. The school offers supporting services for participating students including pre-program briefing for students and parents, travel preparation, transportation and living accommodations.
Potential careers for BA/ARCS graduates of The College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University include: art curator, marketing/advertising consultant, architectural critic, manufacturer’s representative, architectural journalist, industrial designer and graphic designer. The BA/ARCS also prepares students for graduate studies in: historic preservation, architecture, library science, architectural history, landscape architecture, urban design and education.
Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS)
The Education, Health and Human Services Living-Learning Community is open to first-year students interested in exploring professions offered in the College of Education, Health and Human Services. Opportunities for leadership development, community service, social engagement and mentorship by upper-division students, faculty and staff are key elements of this community.
EXCEL (Explore, Careers, Education, Leadership) Living-Learning Community
In EXCEL, the programming and events focus on exploring majors, careers, academic resources and social engagement; specifically through guest speakers, educational experiences, community service and workshops. Academically, students have the opportunity to participate in linked courses with other students in the building as well as receive additional career counseling, academic advising, tutoring and support. Socially, peer mentors offer added support to our first-year EXCEL students and provide opportunities to get involved on campus.
Fine Arts Community
The Fine Arts Community is designed for students who are interested in fine, performing, and design arts. Verder Hall offers studio space, an art gallery, and programming. Specialized staff members, known as art studio mentors, are available to offer guidance in the studios.
The Honors College Living-Learning Community
The Honors College Living-Learning Community is open to students of any class standing who have been admitted to the Honors College. This community provides convenient access to the Honors College classrooms, the Honors College library/lounge and the Honors College advising and administrative offices located on the ground floor of the Stopher-Johnson Complex. Academic, cultural and social programming is also provided.
International Village (IVE)
The International Village Experience community is open to all first-year Kent State students. Students participating in this community will have the opportunity to experience cultural exchange through informal and formal activities. American students and international students will live together to strengthen the multicultural community within the residence hall. Programming support is provided through the Office of International Student Affairs..