EHHS Learning Community | Kent State University

Leadership. Service. Citizenship.

The mission of the Education, Health, and Human Services Living-Learning Community is to enhance and support students' academic, professional, and personal growth through meaningful interactions with faculty, staff, and peers.  The EHHS-LC is dedicated to fostering leadership, service, citizenship and academic success through co-curricular experiences.

Furthermore, national studies indicate that participating in a themed residence hall community such as the EHHS-LC has a positive influence on student success.  In fact, students perform better in classes and feel more connected to peers, faculty, and the university community. 

How do I get involved?

If you are about to begin your first year and have an interest in living in the EHHS-LC, select the EHHS-LC on your housing application.  Once you select this option, you will be emailed with a link to an online application that will provide details about the first semester course options reserved for EHHS-LC students, information about early move-in, and how to connect with an EHHS-LC roommate.

Where will I live?

For the 2018-2019 year, certain rooms in Manchester Hall are reserved for students with a major in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services who would also like to join the EHHS-LC and live with another EHHS-LC student.

Benefits of Participating in the EHHS Living-Learning Community

  • Build relationships with like-minded students
    • EHHS-LC students will live and learn with students who share common interests.  Living together, taking classes and supporting each other during the first year can provide EHHS-LC students the opportunity to build relationships that can have lasting personal and professional benefits.
  • Interactions with faculty and peer mentors outside the classroom
    • “Fireside Chats with Faculty” will be held monthly in Manchester Hall.  Students will have the opportunity to interact with faculty in an informal, non-academic setting. The first will be with your dean, Professor James C. Hannon.
    • Students will have opportunities to connect with upper level students and alumni mentors who can share their knowledge and experience that can help guide EHHS-LC students through their first year of college.
  • Co-registered courses
    • In the 1st semester, EHHS-LC students will be co-registered in at least two courses (e.g. GEOG 17063 and EDPF 29535 or NUTR 23511 and PSYC 11762) and their First Year Experience Course (UC 10097)
    • In the 2nd semester, EHHS-LC students will be co-registered in at least one Kent Core course.
  • Easy access to academic support services
    • Weekly Study Tables will be held in the Manchester Study Lounge for the co-registered courses.
    • Math Tutoring, provided by the Academic Success Center, is located on the 1st floor of Manchester Hal
  • Career development and networking opportunities
    • Throughout the year, EHHS-LC students will have the opportunity to learn about their career field through volunteer and service-learning experiences.
    • EHHS-LC students will have opportunities to meet alumni and visit community partners (schools, agencies, businesses, etc.) to gain insight into various careers.
  • Other special activities and events will be available to EHHS-LC students
    • Early Move-in programs
    • Pre-College "FLASH Connections" weekend

The convenience of close proximity

EHHS-LC students live in Manchester Hall, which is an all first-year residence hall located in the center of campus.  This central location makes Manchester Hall the closest residence hall to the University Library and Kent Student Center. This is an ideal location for first-year students whose classes are held in various buildings across campus.  Manchester Hall is also attached to the Eastway Center which houses the Eastway Café, Eastway Market & Deli, and a recreation area with arcade games and a bowling alley. 

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information about the Education, Health, and Human Services Living-Learning Community, please contact Julie Wilcox.  330.672.0556 or jwilcox@kent.edu 

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