Each of CBU's Living Learning Communities (LLC) offer students an enhanced college experience that integrates linving on one floor of the new dorm, taking core classes together and engaging in fun activities outside of the classroom with students who share your academic interest.
Are you going to be a freshman who wants to make the smoothest transition to college life possible? Are you an Honors student who wants to live in a community of others who share your goals and aspirations? Maybe you want to move in to a trendy "green" residence hall which boasts apartment-style living and communal areas for hanging out and having fun? Do you want to explore growing careers in the Business Field through talking with professionals at Memphis Grizzlies games and professional Tennis Tournaments? Perhaps you want support and tutoring from upperclassmen who have already been right where you are?
Whatever you are looking for, LLCs at CBU offer so much more than you might expect!
APPLY NOW to live in a Living Learning Community!
- Freshman Experience LLC
- Hospitality, Tourism & Sport Management LLC
- Honors Program LLC
- Sustainability LLC
- Science & Engineering LLC
Learn more about each of these Living Learning Communities below. But, don’t take our word for it. Come see for yourself! Call (901) 321-3205 or schedule your visit while spaces are still available.
THE FRESHMAN EXPERIENCE LLC
Do you want to get the most out of your CBU experience? Do you want to participate in a Living Learning Community that aids in the learning you do in the classroom and helps you explore Memphis and life outside the classroom?
Designed for General Studies students or those whose majors do not pair with another LLC, the Freshman Experience LLC provides a broad exploration of personal and community identity through engagement with the CBU campus and Memphis to prepare you for involved citizenship and to help you find your place and voice on campus as you begin degree and career planning. In addition to living in an academically and socially supportive atmosphere, members of the Freshman Experience LLC will take ENG 111: Understanding and Writing Place together and have the opportunity to participate in many academic, service, and social activities, including trips to local festivals and events, film and book discussion groups, and explorations of Memphis. Moreover, students will live on the same floor and have opportunities to participate in informal study groups and take advantage of all the Living Learning Center has to offer.
When you graduate from Christian Brothers University, you will be asked to take the following Lasallian Graduation Pledge: "I pledge to explore and take into account the social justice and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organization for which I work. I will further the Lasallian tradition by continuing to learn and by serving others to build better communities and a better society." At its core, the pledge asks you to place the common interest over the private, environment over profit, community over self, and justice over inequity. The Freshman Experience LLC will help you begin your educational and personal journey as a college student, introduce you to CBU’s Lasallian tradition, and give you the opportunity to grow in mind, body, and spirit as a student and young adult.
THE HONORS PROGRAM LLC
The Honors Living Learning Community is an opportunity for Honors Program students to take classes, participate in extracurricular activities and live with other Honors students. Most Honors Program freshmen take English 231 Honors World Literature together their first semester at CBU.
Research shows that a contributing factor to quality undergraduate education is the powerful residential life experience that can be created by living learning communities. In the Honors LLC, students will develop strong friendships with other Honors students while enjoying an academically, socially and culturally enriching living environment.
The community is open to qualified students of all majors who are members of the CBU Honors Program. For more information about the Honors Program and to apply, please go to www.cbu.edu/honors. For questions or details, call Dr. Tracie Burke at (901) 321-3357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE SUSTAINABILITY LLC
The Sustainability Living Learning Community is a 2-Year residence life and academic program for students of all majors and grade levels who wish to have an enriched academic experience and identify rewarding career opportunities while learning to make a real difference in the world today. This Living-Learning Community integrates the fields of Environmental Studies and Urban/Community Studies while drawing on concepts from business, science, engineering, and humanities. Sustainability seeks to make communities more vibrant and just and government and businesses more efficient in a manner that helps protect the environment and our resources so that future generations can enjoy the same quality of life that we do. Students in this LLC will live and learn together to explore these meanings and engage with CBU’s Lasallian mission.They will meet with business leaders, government officials, and community organizers who make sustainability a focus in their life's work.
- Year 1: Members in both the 1st and 2nd Year of the Living-Learning Community can live in a single hall in the new Living Learning Center dorm. In the fall semester, students in the 1st Year of the LLC will take the gateway Introduction to Sustainability HUM 210 class. Freshmen in this LLC also take together a specially-themed, reserved section of English 111 Composition course with an “Understanding and Writing Place” theme that counts as a 2nd class toward the Sustainability Minor Field. Throughout the year students will participate in a number of program activities that are designed to build personal relationships while connecting students to local community issues and the environment. A selected list of these activities is below, and you can find more pictures and students posts about these events on our Facebook page.
- Year 2: Students who want to continue for a 2nd Year in the LLC will do a 3-credit Sustainability Internship or Community Service Project or actively pursue the Sustainability Minor Field which can be attached to any CBU Major. They serve as mentors to new LLC members by continuing to participate in Sustainability program activities and can reside in the Living Learning Center. Internship options include Federal Express Environmental Programs, International Paper Recycling Division, Memphis/Shelby County Government Office of Sustainability, Livable Memphis organization, Shelby Farms Conservancy, Center for Southern Folklore, Caritas Village, Lichterman Nature Center, and Wold River Conservancy.
Program Activities include swamp canoeing, hiking and biking trips, local festivals, movies, farmers' market picnics, and talking with professionals in the growing Sustainability Field.
For more information or details, call Dr. Ben Jordan at (901) 321-4406 or email email@example.com.
THE HOSPITALITY, TOURISM AND SPORT MANAGEMENT LLC
The School of Business invites all CBU majors to join this LLC. The Hospitality, Tourism, and Sport Management LLC is more than just a place to live on campus. This community is tailored to offering opportunities to connect and socialize with other students interested in various business activities relating to the hospitality, tourism, and sport management industries. The primary purpose of this LLC is to provide career development in the areas of event planning and promoting, resort management, sport tourism, and sport facility management. Students that join this LLC will have opportunities to develop close relationships with faculty and Memphis-area professionals. As an LLC member, you will also have an opportunity to spend a semester studying Hospitality and Tourism Management abroad at our partner school FH Joanneum in Bad Gleichenberg, Austria. Freshman Business Majors in this LLC will take special sections of 2 core classes for their major together in the Fall: Fundamentals of Business and Introduction to Computer Business Applications.
For more information or details, call Dr. James Allen at (901) 321-4222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING LLC
This community is composed of upperclassmen and freshman students majoring in the sciences or engineering. The hall is based on a learning community concept, where freshman students can participate in free tutor-facilitated study sessions for chemistry, calculus, precalculus and beginning physics courses. Any freshman engineering or science major who plans to enroll in calculus and/or chemistry their first year is welcome to apply. Preference is given to engineering upperclassmen with a 3.0 GPA or better. Students in this LLC also help choose fun, free extracurricular activities to do together like taking engineering tours of power facilities, design tours of the new Kroc Center, and salsa dancing in Downtown Memphis for the South Main Street Arts District’s Trolley Night.