Living Learning Communities

Mission of Living Learning Communities at Miami University

The mission of Living Learning Communities at Miami University is to create and extend student learning opportunities outside of the classroom that heighten student intellectual and personal growth. Living Learning Communities are purposeful attempts to integrate curricular and co-curricular experiences that complement and extend classroom learning. These communities foster faculty and resident interaction that enhances both intellectual and personal growth of the residents.

Overview of LLCs at Miami

Living learning communities are purposeful attempts to integrate curricular and co-curricular experiences that complement and extend classroom learning. These communities foster faculty and resident interactions that enhance both intellectual and personal growth of the residents. 

At Miami University, we have put a lot of thought and resources into the development of our Living Learning Communities. We have researched many different types of communities and realize the benefit of offering a variety of choices for students as they enter the University and continue their residential experience at Miami. Studies have shown that students who live in living learning communities are more involved in programs on and off campus and perform better academically than students who do not live in living learning communities. Living learning communities provide students the opportunity to engage one-on-one with faculty and staff and create a supportive environment that involves new students in the life of their institution. Additionally, students have increased opportunities to do the following:

  • Develop a network of friends
  • Improve grades
  • Graduate at higher rates than students who are not part of an LLC
  • Meet people who have similar goals
  • Participate in social activities related to academic majors
  • Find help and encouragement through peer networks

Each of our communities (with the exception of Student Created Programming) are built around a specific field of study or area of interest and are structured so students have a high degree of involvement in its formation.

All residential students at Miami University are participants in a living learning community. Explore all of your options before selecting preferences on your Housing Contract.