University of Southern Indiana

Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities

At the University of Southern Indiana, freshmen with similar interests, goals, and academic programs can be placed on designated floors within the residence halls.  These living learning communities (LLCs) help students create a strong link between their lives in the residence hall and learning experiences in the classroom.  Students who reside on a LLC floor enjoy all the same amenities as other residents and benefit from a unique living experience.

Interested students can apply for an LLC at the time they apply for housing. Both are done online through myUSI. After logging into myUSI, click on the Housing icon to the left and follow the instructions.

Students can select from nine LLCs: Business, Global Community, Honors, Nursing and Health Professions, STEM, Education, Social Justice, Performing Arts, Exploring Majors.

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Business LLC students are exposed to all aspects of the College of Business as well as guest speakers. Members of Evansville’s business community offer students a better understanding of the business world and current economic conditions. During most spring semesters, an educational trip offers a behind-the-scenes look at a major business, and students meet with top management officials.

Dane Partridge, Program Sponsor
Associate Professor of Management
Director of University Core Curriculum Assessment
Business and Engineering, Room 2055 - 812-465-7085

Tim Schibik, Program Sponsor
Professor of Economics
Assistant Dean of Romain College of Business
Business and Engineering Center,  Room 1019 – 812-464-1880

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Global Community allows American and international students to learn more about the world through the exploration of cultures and global issues by interacting with one another on a daily basis. Weekly programs are offered to provide residents with a diverse view of different countries, cultures, and customs. Programs include culture and activity nights, along with international fun nights. Students are given the opportunity to organize a program of their choosing for everyone to enjoy.  The Global Community allows friendships to develop along with respect and appreciation for the world, while celebrating our colorful diversity.

Nicole Vernon, Program Sponsor
Program Coordinator
Center for International Programs
University Center East, Room 1239 – 812-228-5092

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The Honors Program LLC provides students who excel academically with the opportunity to room with like-minded students, take classes together and form dependable study groups. There also are special fun activities and events. Students of every major are accepted offering the chance to make friends across the University.  Friendships formed in the Honors LLC will last throughout your college career and beyond!

Students in this LLC must join the Honors Program. This program is for students who want a stimulating intellectual challenge, smaller classes, study abroad scholarships, priority registration, peer mentors, and a University Honors Scholar diploma. There are leadership opportunities with the Honors Student Council and fun social events.

Nina Bambina, Program Sponsor
Honors Program Director
Honors Program
Orr Center, Room 1070 – 812-461-5357

Cat Broshears, PT Administrative Assistant
Honors Program - 812-464-1833

Nursing and Health Professions back to top
The College of Nursing and Health Professions LLC introduces students to career options in healthcare.   Residents are encouraged to become active in community healthcare and continue their education beyond the classroom. The community helps to prepare students for the selective acceptance process.

Beth Thompson, Program Sponsor
Director of Charles E. Day Learning Resource Center
Health Professions Center, Room 2030 – 812-464-1805

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) back to top
The STEM LLC introduces students to career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  This LLC provides STEM majors a strong foundation to move into some of the most in-demand teaching and technology-based career fields.

Kelly Sparks, Program Sponsor
Assistant Professor of Education
Education Center, Room 3132 – 812-461-5384

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Members of this community explore the many facets of a career in education. Students interact with faculty, area teachers, and each other through informal meetings, meals, classroom visits, and special projects. In the fall, a one-hour class provides an overview of education. Similar schedules and shared courses offer opportunities for study groups and support.

Terri Branson, Program Sponsor
Instructor in Teacher Education
Teacher Education Department
Education Center, Rm. 3137  - 812-465-7148

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The Social Justice Living Learning Community is a collaboration between the political science, psychology, social work, sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice departments and the legal studies program. This living learning community is open to freshman students interested in making positive social change for the benefit of all individuals.

Maggie Felton, Program Sponsor
Instructor in Psychology
Psychology Department
Libreral Arts Department, Room 3055 – 812-465-1132

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This living learning community will bring all of the incoming freshmen Performing Arts majors together, providing them with a community of support for their academic and artistic success. Classes are chosen to help satisfy both major and core curriculum requirements as well as provide interdisciplinary opportunities to explore theatre in broader contexts.

Eric Altheide, Program Sponsor
Assistant Professor of Theatre
Technology Center, Room 208 – 812-464-1750

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The Exploring Majors LLC offers career exploration and information about degree options at USI, as well as a look at career fields in the Evansville area. This LLC provides opportunities for self-discovery through interests and skills assessments. Weekly interaction with an academic advisor ensures that questions and concerns are addressed. Students gain access to campus resources for the major-and career-exploration processes.

Different University departments sponsor the floors and assist in organizing programs, activities, and events that highlight the major or area of interest.

Special programs and services may be available to students who select LLCs, such as: 

  • Academic tutoring and advising
  • Classes taught in the residence halls
  • Increased faculty contact
  • Roommates who share similar majors or interests
  • Programs and activities available only to LLC residents

Aaron Adkins, Program Sponsor
Advisor and Coordinator of FYE and Career Counseling
University Division
Education Center, Room 1142 – 812-465-1611


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