Living Learning Communities
Concordia University Irvine Residential Education and Services believes that the learning environment extends beyond the traditional lecture hall and laboratory and into the informal learning spaces of the residence halls, recreation areas and gathering places. Living Learning Communities are small defined groups of students who come together with faculty and student affairs professionals to engage in a holistic and intellectually interactive learning experience.
Students do not think of their lives as bifurcated by the classroom door. For students, college is a stream of learning opportunities.
The Living Learning Communities are distinctive, theme-based residential learning environments that:
- Promote faithfulness
- Encourage student choice and design
- Align with the Concordia University Irvine mission and vision
Every residence hall should be organized around a specific educational theme.
Student Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in a Living Learning Community (LLC), students will:
- Develop a sense of belonging in the university community.
- Demonstrate a better understanding of differences and similarities among people.
- Increase curricular and co-curricular collaborative interactions with other students, faculty, and staff by participating in LLC events.
- Engage in intellectual conversations of co-curricular material by means of in-hall faculty and student interactions within the residence halls.
Overview of LLC Model
Concordia University’s LLCs provide a holistic approach to student development and learning through academic partnerships, and service-learning opportunities. Each community is uniquely designed to facilitate meaningful connections between peers and among students, faculty, and staff. Students may seek to participate in one of the three common interest communities and two transition communities. With five different communities, we seek to provide all of our students the opportunity to experience a seamless learning environment in our residential areas.
These communities are not tied to a specific major but house students who are connected through common values or a common interest. Faculty and academic staff are involved through courses for its members or intentional programming around the common interest.
- Bella Amore strives to provide a connected living experience in which women develop a Christ-centered attitude.
- Global Village is designed to provide a cross-cultural experience for students who are interested in broadening their understanding of world issues and cultures while living on campus.
- Wittenberg Hall is devoted to living life together in the intersection between faith and learning.
These communities provide support and resources for students who are entering a specific transition in their residential experience.
- Wings is designed to provide students with the support needed to make a successful transition from high school to college.
- Holos House is an international community that focuses on living a healthy lifestyle.