Living Learning Communities

The Whittier College faculty and Office of Residential Life have partnered together in creating exciting living learning opportunities for first year students.

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) consist of small groups of students taking two linked courses together, one of which is the Freshman Writing Seminar (INTD 100). Students live in one of the two first-year residence halls, Stauffer or Johnson, and are housed as roommates and/or in rooms in close proximity.

LLCs are a great way for students to be a part of a close-knit community and develop healthy academic relationships with peers, staff, and faculty, both in and out of the classroom. Students are encouraged to participate in groups or individually in all College programs, events, and activities throughout the year.


Benefits of Living Learning Communities:

  • Opportunities for academic and social engagement
  • Purposeful structuring of the learning experience so that students find meaning in what they are learning
  • Intellectual interaction with faculty, staff, and students, both in and out of classroom
  • Improved academic performance and social and intellectual integration
  • Sense of community responsibility
  • Development of the ability to accept and process multiple perspectives
  • Acquirement of the skills and knowledge needed to resolve conflict