The Department of Housing/Residence LIfe & Dining Services strives to create residential environments that are conducive to living and learning. To this end, our Living and Learning Communities have been created to help residents better bridge the gap between academics and campus living. The staff who are part of these communities are dedicated to facilitating events that meet the interests and academic demands of the residents. Research shows that those who participate in Living Learning Communities have better grades and retention rates as these students are more connected to their fellow residents and the community around them.
The Living Learning Communities APSU has to offer are:
First Year Experience (FYE) Living and Learning Community: This LLC is open to all freshman students. The goal is to assist students in their transition into college with specialized program centered on transitional issues for first year students. This program will be open to any student who is living in Blount, Harvill or Castle Heights. It will utilize events and activities offered by other groups and activities.
Service Learning Community (SLC): Students will complete an application through Student Life and Engagement. The goal is to actively involve students in campus and community in service learning projects. This LLC will be sponsored in conjunction with Student Life and Engagement (www.apsu.edu/sll). The criteria for involvement is determined by Student Life and Engagement.
Upperclassmen Honors Community: This community will be housed in Hand Village 300 and 400 buildings and Meacham 100. The goal is to provide upperclassmen students (sophomore and above) an environment centered on academic success and programming geared toward their specific needs and interests. The community is open to all non-freshman students with a 3.0 GPA or higher, except those students who wish to live with a roommate not meeting the community requirements. This program will be housing based, but will utilize events and activities offered by other groups/departments.
Upperclassman Success Living and Learning Community: The Upperclassman Success (US) LLC is designed to provide support and connections for upperclassman students residing in housing at Austin Peay State University. Through deliberate programming initiatives the US program is designed to get upperclassman residents more involved and engaged within their residence hall and campus community, increase academic focus and knowledge of campus resources, and develop a social connection with peers.