Now that housing applications are out, it’s time to start thinking about where you may want to live and maybe even different campus organizations you’d like to be part of. If you’re a student who wants an easy way to get involved in the dorms, you may want to consider joining a Living Learning Community!
What is a Living Learning Community?
A Living Learning Community (LLC) is an on-campus experience that’s only available in the residence halls. The overall purpose is to provide students with the opportunity to live with like-minded individuals. They help build connections and keep students engaged on campus and in the Springfield community.
Not sure which LLC to sign up for? Consider Bears for Sustainability!
It’s in Hammons House and is for first-year, returning, and transfer students in all majors. You’ll get to participate in different events like Campus Conservation Nationals, Ecopolooza, Recyclemania, and more!
Network and connect through excursions and activities!
Planting organic fruits and vegetables in the Campus Garden
Shopping local Farmers Markets
Camping, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking trips
Visit the City Utilities Solar Farm (the largest in Missouri!)
Be the change and make your Missouri Statement!
Write proposals for the Sustainability Fund and present them to the Sustainability Commissioner
Take on leadership roles within the Student Government Association, such as Chief of Sustainability or Director of Sustainability
Become Student Recycling Coordinator in the residence halls
Find more opportunities here!
Signing up is easy! Just include Bears for Sustainability as one of your top 5 LLC preferences on your housing application. There are no extra fees to live on a Living Learning Community floor, so no worries!
Do you still have unanswered questions? Access the LLC Frequently Asked Questions page here!
If you can’t find any answers to your question there, feel free to call Student Success Initiatives Office at 417-836-3234. They’re all happy to help!