University of Southern Indiana

Living Learning Communities

Do you want to integrate your learning and your living on campus?

When you join a Living Learning Community (LLC), you become part of a community of students who live together and learn together--and you'll have a ready-made group of friends who share your interests and dreams. You'll get all the benefits of living in a USI residence hall, plus classes taught especially for your cohort, special programs, service opportunities, and much, much more.

Also? You'll have a ton of fun. 

But what IS a Living Learning Community?

LLCs are housing communities for first year students. They're grouped around themes, majors, or interests. LLC students live in a designated portions of Ruston or O'Bannon Residence Halls. You'll have a Resident Assistant (RA) and a LLC sponsor who will plan activities and help you get involved on campus. 

Most LLC students take some classes together during the academic year. For more information on the classes you might take as a cohort, please check out the individual LLCs below. 

Why would I want to live in an LLC?

Lots of reasons! Do you want to live in a close-knit community? Do you want to meet students who share your interests? Do you want a traditional Residence Hall experience? LLCs might be for you!

Plus, LLC students typically earn a higher GPA than other first year students and they report greater satisfaction with USI. 

Wow, I'm interested. How do I apply?

You can apply for an LLC at the same time you apply for housing. Housing applications and LLC applications are available beginning December 1. Go online through myUSI. After logging into myUSI, click on the Housing icon to the left and follow the instructions. Click on the Quick Reference Guide for specific instructions on the LLC application. 

What kinds of LLCs does USI have? 

We're glad you asked!

USI has eight different LLC options for you to choose from, so you're guaranteed to find the right fit!

What's your passion?

We can't wait to meet you!

Come find your home at USI. 

For general LLC questions, please email:  

If you need more assistance, you can also contact , Director of Living Learning Communities.

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