Living Learning Communities
Creating meaningful leadership development and community outreach opportunities
A Living-Learning Community (LLC) is a residential community that partners with an academic or social program on campus to provide students with a unique co-curricular experience emphasizing exploration of the university, personal growth, and development habits that assist students in academic success. Our LLC programs are designed to cultivate meaningful connections with Queens University of Charlotte faculty and staff, and prepare students for the classroom and beyond.
Why Join a Living-Learning Community?
Living-Learning Communities enhance the student’s collegiate experience both academically and socially by connecting them with faculty, staff, and university resources that will aid them in academic and social success. Research shows that students who participate in Learning Communities do better academically and socially, and create a better connection to the institution. They are also more likely to persist to graduation.
Although each LLC is unique, benefits include providing students with additional social and academic support, increased connection with academic faculty, specific programs and events related to that communities’ focus, and exclusive off-campus social events.
Other benefits may include:
- Increased peer support
- in-hall faculty and staff interaction
- increased overall GPA (students participating in LLC Programs
- educational, active, supportive residential setting
- meeting people who have similar goals and aspirations
- finding help and encouragement informally through peer networking
Living-Learning Community Options
Sed Min Household
The Sed Min Household is a Living Learning Community centered on developing students into passionate leaders who serve their community and each other. Throughout the year, we focus on leadership and personal development, as well as community outreach programs to provide a one-of-a-kind living experience for first-year students. This community is found within Hall Brown Overcash Residence Hall on Queens' campus, and offers a small, home away from home feel that allows residents to build strong relationships and connections with each other. Being a part of this program is application based, and sign-ups begin during the summer during housing registration.
The Sed Min Household provides meaningful leadership development and community outreach opportunities to first-year students. Through reflection, communication, and fairness, we create an environment of mutual trust, respect, and inclusion to meet the Queen's motto: "not to be served, but to serve."
Preyers Honor Program Living-Learning Community
The Preyer Honors Program Living Learning Community is centered on developing intellectual curiosity and socials connections between students across all academic disciplines. Learning is a continuous process that happens both inside and outside of the classroom; Honors housing students will have the opportunity to shape their community as they integrate what they are learning in the classroom with their co-curricular lives. Programming in honors housing might include floor discussion groups, trips to area cultural events, museum tours, and exploring all that Queens and the Queen City have to offer.
This community is found within Hayes Residence Hall on Queens' campus, and offers a small, home away from home feel that allows residents to build strong relationships and connections with each other. Being a part of this program requires admission to the Honors program. While Honors housing residents are expected to observe the University Honor Code Quiet Hours Policy, the Honors residence hall is not a 24-hour quiet community.
What makes this experience unique?
Giving Back: Giving back to the greater community is the heart of this Living Learning Community. In partnership with the division of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, students will have access to non-profits from all over the Charlotte area such as Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, Crisis Assistance Ministries and more! In fact, over Fall Break, the Sed Min Household will be serving with a non-profit in Charleston, South Carolina.
Development: Our number one priority is the student experience. Being a part of the Sed Min Household offers a chance for students to learn more about themselves as individuals, as team members, and as leaders. Residents have the opportunity to engage in personal and leadership development, while finding what passions drive them to be better. Professional staff and student leaders assist students in setting goals and strategic plans throughout the year to attain those goals.
Community: Sed Min Household students live in Belk Residence Hall - a historic community-style hall right on the residential quad. Belk is a two-story hall that allows for special relationships to form for up to eighty residents.