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 quickly meet folks 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 mentor who will plan activities and help you get involved on campus. LLC students take some classes together during the academic year. 

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. 

We can't wait to meet you!

Come find your home at USI. 

For 2021-2022, we have consolidated a few LLCs in order to shape thriving communities that will nourish students! We will have the following LLCs:

  • Screagles (open to all majors!)
  • Education (open to Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education majors)
  • Exploring Majors (open to all majors - this LLC may be incorporated into the Screagles LLC; decision pending) 
  • Honors (open to all majors, must be in the Honors Program)
  • Nursing & Health Professions (open to all majors in the NHP College)
  • Pott College (open to all Pott College majors - this includes Science and Math majors, Engineering, and all Kinesiology & Sport, including Sport Management)
  • Romain College of Business (open to all business majors AND anyone with an interest in business, no matter what your major!)

For Fall 2022 and beyond, we plan to resume all eleven LLCs--so you're sure to find something to spark your interest! 

Which LLC is right for you?

  • Creative Expressions (all majors*)
  • Education (Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education majors)
  • Engineering (all Engineering majors)
  • E-Sports & Gaming (all majors*)
  • Exploring Majors (all majors* and Undecided)
  • Honors (all majors*, must be in Honors Program)
  • Nursing & Health Professions (majors in the College of Nursing & Health Professions)
  • Outdoor Adventures (all majors*)
  • Pott College (majors* in the Pott College)
  • Romain College of Business (all majors*)
  • Service & Leadership (all majors*)

*Due to accreditation standards, Engineering students can only live in the Engineering LLC. 

Please check individual webpages for more info on each LLC, including their classes, activities, and mentors. 

For general LLC questions, please .

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

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