Otterbein is excited to announce the expansion of an exciting new initiative in the 13-14 academic year; Living Learning Communities! The concept was piloted in the fall of 2012 and we are expanding for this next year to include more students and wider community themes.
Announcing the 2013-2014 Living Learning Communities (LLC)
- Fitness and Wellness
- Arts Appreciation
Learning Outcomes of Living Learning Communities
By participating in our Living Learning Communities, students will:
What is an LLC?
A Living Learning Community is a small group of students who choose to participate in an experience that links an academic experience, such as a class, with their living community.
What will I learn in an LLC?
We have more fully developed learning outcomes (see below), but in some this opportunity allows you to make connections to inside and outside of the classroom – both with other students and faculty, as well as with the information you are learning in your classes.
How Do I Sign Up for an LLC?
There is a preferencing option on your Housing Information form (received in the packet from admissions when you pay your enrollment fee). The LLCs have limited space, so additional information may be requested if the interest exceeds the space. You will receive information via email for that additional information and/or for information about being in the LLC.
I want to be in the Honors Program (or an Leadership Minor, or an Arts Major), but I want to be in a different LLC. Is that possible?
Yes! You can be in programs related to the LLC – such as being in the honors program or pursuing one of the other academic areas – but your living community MUST be connected to the LLC that you’d like to participate in. You cannot live in a building that is not associated with the LLC. This is because the key element to the LLC is the Living environment.
I plan to commute to campus, can I still participate?
Each LLC has a different policy on participating in an LLC. Send an email directly to Livinglearning@otterbein.edu with your contact information and LLC preference.
My best friend and I want to be roommates. I want to do the LLC option, but they aren’t interested. Can we still be roommates?
Yes! Students with mutual roommate requests may participate in the LLC even if their roommate is not interested. A number of activities in the residence hall will be open to LLC and all hall members, so you will be able to attend some activities with your roommate and your classmates.