Housing and Residence Life
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Living Learning Communities
*Updated for 2015-2016

Contact Information

For information on the LLCs: 410-543-6040

Living Learning Communities Brochure - 2015-2016 (PDF)

2014-2015 (PDF)

LLCs Out & About

Recently, students in LLCs have:

Attended Advocacy Day at the State House in Annapolis to learn about how social policy is created

Recorded a song with the SU Recording Club

Taken an overnight kayak trip down the Choptank River with writer/environmentalist Tom Horton, stopping to collect fossils along the way

Visited a local organic farm to learn more about healthy food options and sustainable farming practices on the Eastern Shore

LLCs: A Real Benefit

Research shows that students who participate in LLCs:

Are more engaged in their academic experience

Have extremely high satisfaction rates for their overall university experience

Earn higher grades


Art: John Mosher, M.F.A.

Biology: Stephen Genrich, Ph.D.

Business: Bill Burke, M.Ed.

Communication Arts: Lori DeWitt, Ph.D.

Faith and Globalization: Doug DeWitt, Ph.D.

Education, Elementary: Kim McCormick, Ph.D.

Education, Secondary: Ron Siers, Ph.D.

Entrepreneurship: Bill Burke, M.Ed.

Global Village: Noel Habashy, M.Ed.

Green: Bill Nelson, M.S.

Honors I and II: James Buss, Ph.D. & Leanne Wood, Ph.D.

Human Services: Victoria Venable, Ph.D.

Performing Arts - Music: Ted Nichols, M.Ed.

Performing Arts - Theatre: Paul Pfeiffer, Ph.D.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM): Michael Bardzell, Ph.D.

Wellness: Lisa Marquette, Ph.D.

LLCs: The Right Fit for You

Interested in living and studying with other first-year students who share similar interests? Salisbury University invites you to learn more about our Living Learning Communities (LLC). Features include:

  • Live together in the University’s residence halls
  • Share common courses in the fall and in the spring, with required out-of-class, experiential learning activities
  • Benefit from a faculty mentor who encourages you to carry great classroom conversations into your residential community
  • Participate in trips and activities designed to bring the community theme to life

Housing With You In Mind

All LLCs are located in our residence halls with access to:
  • Smart classrooms that double as study areas
  • Large common areas, complete with flat-screen TVs and pool tables
  • Free, high-efficiency laundry units with electronic notifications on your phone
  • Rooms designed to create unique, suite- or cluster-style spaces for a community feel
  • Guidance to find the right next step in student housing as you prepare for your second year at SU

Learning Communities

When you participate in one of Salisbury University’s LLCs, amazing learning opportunities are yours:

  • Be part of an engaged learning community that goes beyond the traditional classroom experience
  • Develop your leadership skills by helping to organize events for a vibrant community
  • Jump start your college career by establishing connections with faculty and other student leaders
  • Explore your academic options and focus your interests in an area in which you are passionate – identifying future opportunities for research, internship and study abroad
  • Understand how your courses connect with each other and gain an expanded perspective on your education
  • Meet people from different backgrounds and network with University faculty and staff
  • Maximize your academic success by immersing yourself in the SU experience

LLC Options

The courses listed are required for the LLCs; if a student has already completed a course through transfer, AP or IB, they should not request the LLC that requires the course. Credit by examination equivalency may be found at www.salisbury.edu/registrar.

Because artists know that real learning happens between the lines, this LLC of art majors allows you to develop your passion beyond the studio with trips to big city museums and personal interaction with visiting artists.

  • Fall 2015: ART 201 - Art History
    ART 130 - Drawing I
  • Spring 2016: ART 121 - Design Principles

Biology majors make lasting friendships as your explore local ecosystems, participate in outdoor team challenges and plan group activities.

  • Fall 2015: CHEM 121 -General Chemistry I
    BIOL 210 - Biology: Concepts and Methods

  • Spring 2016: PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy

Students interested in any Perdue School of Business major – accounting, economics, finance, information systems, international business, management, or marketing – are invited to join this dynamic LLC and benefit from face time with regional business leaders while studying in SU’s newest high-tech academic building.

  • Fall 2015: CMAT 260 - Organizational Communication
  • Spring 2016: INFO 111 - Business Microcomputer Use
    INFO 211 - Information Systems Concepts for Management

Communication Arts
Students majoring or minoring in communication arts (CMAT) explore this diverse field as they learn about local media outlets, interact with successful CMAT alumni, work with nonprofits and travel to New York City.

  • Fall 2015: CMAT 101 - Introduction to Human Communication Studies
    CMAT 102 - Introduction to Mass Media
  • Spring 2016: MATH 105 - Liberal Arts Mathematics

Education (2)

Elementary Education
Elementary education (ELEC) and early childhood/elementary double majors (ECED/ELED) connect with the local education community through mentorship relationships and humanitarian outreach projects.  In addition, they explore education issues through field trips at the local and national level.

  • Fall 2015: EDUC 210 - School in a Diverse Society
    GEOG 104 - Earth & Space Science

  • Spring 2016: EDUC 304 - Learning & Assessment

Secondary Education
This LLC is for students who want to pursue the transformation field of teaching in grades 6-12.  The ability to impact the life of another person by adding value is fostered consistently within the cohort.  Members are mentored by exemplary Professional Development School faculty and staff during their field placements.  Secondary LLC members meet with local, state and national education leaders via field trips and innovative out-of-class opportunities.

  • Fall 2015: EDUC 210 - School in a Diverse Society
    PHEC 106 - Personalized Health/Fitness
  • Spring 2016: HIST 102 - World Civilizations II

Entrepreneurship (New for fall 2015)
Students interested in any Perdue School of Business major, especially those interested in turning their ideas into business opportunities, are invited to join this creative and innovative LLC.  Established to ready students for success in the PSB Entrepreneurship Competitions, activities may include membership in the student Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization, specialized innovation training, field trips to innovation centers and incubators, meetings with successful student/alumni and community entrepreneurs, and participate in various competitive activities.

  • Fall 2015: CMAT 260 - Organizational Communication

  • Spring 2016: INFO 111 - Business Microcomputer Use
    INFO 211 - Information Systems Concepts for Management

Global Village
Students from a wealth of cultural backgrounds come together to ask how they can best understand life around the globe. Previous activities include make-your-own-sushi night, a foreign film festival and a trip to New York City to visit the United Nations.  Whether you were born on the other side of the world, have visited 20 countries or have never left Maryland, this community provides an ideal opportunity to grow, think, learn and laugh together. 

  • Fall 2015: ENGL 103 - Composition and Research
    Fall 2015: HIST 103 - First-Year Seminar in World Study
  • Spring 2016: IDIS 280 - Special Topic: Global Culture and Engagement

Those students interested in living “green” and/or majoring in an environmentally related major can join this eco-friendly LLC where you spend time kayaking on the local waterways, meeting area environmental experts and cultivating your own campus gardens.

  • Fall 2015: ENVR 102 - Earth Literacy
    HIST 102 - World Civilizations II
  • Spring 2016: IDIS 280 – Special Topics: Chesapeake Bay

Honors (4)
Students accepted to the Bellavance Honors Program (www.salisbury.edu/ honors) may choose from four LLCs, each of which provides General Education credits and fulfills an essential Honors Core requirement. Early orientation to the program, field trips and unique cultural opportunities are offered.

     Honors I - Food and Culture

  • Fall 2015: CMAT 100 - Fundamentals of Communication
    HONR 111 - Critical Thinking & Thinking

  • Spring 2016: IDIS 280 - Special Topics: How to Navigate Academic and Professional Contexts

     Honors II - Food and Culture

  • Fall 201: HIST 102 - World Civilizations II
    HONR 111 - Critical Thinking & Writing

  • Spring 2016: IDIS 280 - Special Topics: How to Navigate Academic and Professional Contexts

     Honors III - Biology and STEM

  • Fall 2015: BIO 210 - Biology: Concepts & Methods
    HONR 111 - Critical Thinking & Writing

  • Spring 2016: IDIS 280 - Special Topics: How to Navigate Academic and Professional Contexts

      Honors IV - Thinking and the Brain

  • Fall 2015: PSYC 101 - General Psychology
    HONR 112 - Critical Thinking and Writing

  • Spring 2016: IDIS 280 - Special Topics: How to Navigate Academic and Professional Contexts

Human Services
Geared toward pre-social work majors as well as students interested in psychology, sociology, and conflict analysis and dispute resolution, this LLC provides enrichment activities focusing on the values and beliefs related to the human services profession.

  • Fall 2015: SOWK 200 - Instruction to Social Work and Social Welfare
    BIOL 101 - Fundamentals of Biology
  • Spring 2016: CMAT 100 - Fundamentals of Communication

Performing Arts - Music
(Note: Students in the Performing Arts - Music and Theatre LLCs live together.)
Students don’t have to major in music to join this LLC. Anyone with an interest in playing and studying music is encouraged to join this community. From SU’s performing ensembles to learning about sound mixing in SU’s high-tech audio labs, there are lots of opportunities to grow as a lover of music.

  • Fall 2015: HIST 102 - World Civilizations II
    MUSC 201 - Introduction to Music Technology

  • Spring 2016: MATH 105 - Liberal Arts Mathematics: Music and Mathematics

Performing Arts - Theatre
(Note: Students in the Performing Arts - Music and Theatre LLCs live together.) Theatre majors are invited to join this LLC to investigate the roles of theatre professionals and benefit from hands-on work in all aspects of theatre production.

  • Fall 2015: THEA 110 - Technical Production
    THEA 199 - Cornerstone Seminar

  • Spring 2016: THEA 126 - Costuming and Theatre Crafts

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
Students in this LLC are pursuing exciting careers, from actuarial science to zoology. Discover all the various science- and technology-related opportunities at SU while enjoying fun activities like a boat trip through the coastal bays and a visit to NASA Wallops Island.

  • Fall 2015: HIST 103 - First-Year Seminar in World History
    MATH 201 -Calculus I

  • Spring 2016: ENGL 103 - Composition and Research: Environmental Writing
    MATH 202 - Calculus II

Students in this LLC are interested in living a balanced lifestyle and many are pursuing health professions majors like community health, exercise science, medical technology and respiratory therapy. With a holistic philosophy, this LLC promotes attention to mind, body and spirit.

  • Fall 2015: MATH 155 - Modern Statistics with Computer Analysis
    PHEC 106 - Personalized Health and Fitness

  • Spring 2016: BIOL 215- Human Anatomy and Physiology I

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