Living Learning Communities
Freshmen 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
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
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 the Registrar's office website.
Because artists know that real learning happens between the lines, this LLC of art majors allows you to develop your passion beyond the classroom with trips to big city museums, personal interaction with visiting artists, and a studio space dedicated solely to this group.
- ART 121 - Design Principles
- ART 130 - Drawing I
- ART 201 - Art History
Biology majors make lasting friendships as you explore local ecosystems, participate in outdoor team challenges and plan group activities.
- CHEM 121 - General Chemistry
- BIOL 210 - Biology: Concepts and Methods
- ENGL 300 - Special Topics: Science in Literature
Students majoring or minoring in Communication explore this diverse field as they learn about local media outlets, interact with successful alumni, work with nonprofits and travel to major cities.
- CMAT 101 - Introduction to Human Communication Studies
- CMAT 102 - Introduction to Mass Media
- BIOL 150 - Environmental Science
Education - Elementary
Elementary (ELED), early childhood (ECED) and dual (ECED/ELED) education majors connect with local education communities through volunteering, mentorship relationships, and exploration of educational issues through field trips at the local and national level.
- ELED 201 - Introduction to Teaching
- MATH 130 - Fundamental Concepts
- GEOG 104 - Earth & Space Science
Education – Secondary/K-12
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 take an education course onsite at our national award winning Professional Development School and are mentored by exemplary faculty and staff during their field placements. Students meet with local, state and national education leaders via field trips and innovative out-of-class opportunities.
- EDUC 210 - School in a Diverse Society
- HIST 102 - World Civilizations II
Students will be introduced to the Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Hub and the new Salisbury University Downtown Center for Entrepreneurship - places to turn their ideas into products and businesses, receive mentoring from our ecosystems partners and prepare for our entrepreneurship competitions. Activities will 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 various competitive activities.
- CMAT 260 - Organizational Communication
- INFO 211 - Information Systems Concepts for Management
This is the LLC for students who want to 'explore' which SU majors and minors are the best fit while connecting with professional academic advisors, business managers, healthcare providers and graduate students. You may also participate in civic engagement through community service opportunities.
- IDIS 280: Special Topics: Exploring Self, Majors and Careers
- GEOG 104: Earth and Space Science
- HIST 102: World Civilizations II
Those students interested in living “green” and/or majoring in an environmentally-related major can join this eco-friendly LLC where you spend time volunteering at events for local environmental organizations, exploring the Delmarva peninsula, going on outdoor adventures, and meeting area environmental experts.
- ENVR 102 - Intro to Sustainability
- GEOG 105 - Intro to Physical Geography
- HIST 102 - World Civilizations II
Honors (multiple options)
Students accepted to the Bellavance Honors Program (www.salisbury.edu/ honors) may choose from multiple 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.
When filling out your housing contract, simply choose the 'honors' living option. The Dean will contact you separately to gather your personal interests and will assign you to one of the honors options.
Leadership in the Outdoors
Outdoor education majors and minors develop their leadership potential within a close group of learners who are sharing the same adventures while developing relationships and skills that will last a lifetime. You’ll take dynamic, teambuilding courses where you learn beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom, helping to develop a broad variety of practical skills in an atmosphere that combines discovery and adventure.
- ODEL 200 - Foundation of Outdoor Leadership
- ODEL 472 - High and Low Ropes Course Facilitation
- SCED 101 - Learning and Leadership
Music - Performing Arts
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 participating in 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.
- MUSC 202 - Introduction to Music Technology
- PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology
- MATH 105 - Liberal Arts Mathematics: Music and Mathematics
Students interested in pursuing advanced medical degrees such as Medical Doctor, Doctor of Dentistry, Doctor of Optometry, and Doctor of Pharmacy will get to know others that share the same drive and passion for working in the medical field. Students will also learn that there is more to preparing for these programs than the classes that they take. Through fun and engaging activities both in and outside of class, this is a great opportunity to connect and create your path to your medical career! Note: This is not for nursing students.
- BIOL 210 – Biology: Concepts and Methods
- CHEM 121 – General Chemistry I
- MATH 198 – Calculus I for Biology and Medicine
Geared toward pre-social work majors as well as students interested in advocacy and volunteer efforts that promote social justice, human right and empowerment of oppressed peoples in our society. Open to all majors, this LLC provides enrichment activities focusing on the values and beliefs related to the social work profession.
- SOWK 200 - Instruction to Social Work and Social Welfare
- CADR 200 - Foundations of Conflict and Conflict Resolution
- ENGL 300 – Special Topics: Social Justice
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Students in this LLC are pursuing exciting careers, from actuarial science to chemical engineering. Discover all the various science and technology-related opportunities at SU while enjoying fun activities like team building at a local ropes course and a visit to NASA Wallops Island.
- HIST 103 - First-Year Seminar in World History
- MATH 201 - Calculus I
- MATH 202 - Calculus II
Theatre – Performing Arts
Theatre majors and minors 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.
- THEA 110 - Technical Production
- THEA 199 - Cornerstone Seminar
- THEA 250 – Costuming and Theatre Crafts
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.
- MATH 155 - Modern Statistics
- FTWL 106 - Lifelong Fitness and Wellness
- PYSC 101 - Introduction to Psychology
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
John Mosher, M.F.A.
Claudia Morrison-Parker, Ph.D.
Campus and Community Engagement:
Lisa Howard, M.A.
Lori DeWitt, Ph.D.
Amber Meyer, Ed.D.
Ron Siers, Ph.D.
Bill Burke, M.Ed.
Will Weldon, B.S.
Jaime Bunting, M.S.
John Lee, Ph.D
Stacia Kock, Ph.D.
Leadership in the Outdoors:
Christy Harper, M.A.T.
Performing Arts - Music:
Ted Nichols, M.Ed.
Performing Arts - Theatre:
John Raley, M.F.A.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM):
Michael Bardzell, Ph.D.
Becky Anthony, Ph.D.
Lisa Marquette, Ph.D.