Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities are an academic strategy that link academics to on-campus living. Each Georgia Tech community is an integrated experience that promotes interactions between faculty and students, fosters collaboration among students, enhances campus and civic engagement, and eases both the academic and social transition to college.

First Year Communities

Students admitted to Georgia Tech can apply to Explore, Global Leadership, Grand Challenges, the Honors Program, Impact and iGniTe Living Learning Communities. While each of these communities offers a different focus, they all have required academic coursework, a first year living requirement, and the option to continue living with members of the community in nearby apartments as upper-level students. All admitted students can apply via their admission portal. Please visit each community’s website to learn more and find contact and visit information. 

Global Leadership

Office of International Education

Living and experiencing culture, citizenship, and leadership in the Global Leadership LLC creates cross-culturally savvy problem definers and problem solvers. Global Leadership teams complete projects applying culture-based leadership perspectives to global challenges in technical, social, and political arenas. 

Explore

College of Sciences

The Explore LLC connects science and math students interested in undergraduate research and pre-health options with faculty, staff, and professionals across the institute. Students receive interdisciplinary academic support, are encouraged to explore career options, and develop the technical and team-building skills for early access to research and clinical opportunities, all while creating a culture of curiosity and self-discovery amongst their cohort.

Grand Challenges

Division of Student Life

By teaching students how to most effectively utilize servant leadership, Grand Challenges creates change makers who seek empathy and who have an unparalleled opportunity to change the world. At the conclusion of the first year, Grand Challenges’ teams pitch a proposal for a solution to grand challenges facing the world. If accepted, students’ projects are funded by Grand Challenges, and implemented in the following years.

Honors Program

Office of Undergraduate Education

The Honors Program LLC fosters the curiosity, creativity, and innovative capacity of highly motivated learners whose interests span multiple disciplines. Students learn together in small, active-learning classes, with high levels of student-faculty engagement. They extend their learning and build community through interaction in Honors Program residence halls and participation in activities planned by students.

Impact

Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Impact through Science, Technology, and Social Good LLC participants explore issues of social justice, diversity, community engagement, and sustainability. Impact provides opportunities for informal discussions among residents of the learning community and faculty and staff partners and enhances students’ intellectual development through participation in common courses.

iGniTe

Office of Undergraduate Education

The iGniTe Living Learning Community (LLC) provides entering first-year students an early start on their Tech career. Participants live on East Campus with other LLC members. Each track of the LLC requires taking at least 6-7 course credits and offers students many opportunities to engage with faculty and staff on campus while participating in programming designed to enrich and accelerate student engagement.

Upper Class Communities

Beginning in their second year, students are invited to apply to the Women, Science, and Technology and the International House Living Learning Communities. Students are contacted in January with information on how to apply. WST and I-House require students to participate in community activities and events and offer optional coursework. Please visit each community’s website to learn more and to apply.

International House

Office of International Education

The International House Living Learning Community is a vibrant community of world cultures, foreign affairs, and enthusiastic students committed to how the world works beyond campus. I-House residents plan numerous events related to international outreach, literature, film, cuisine, sports, cultures, and languages. If you envisioned yourself at college engaging in a world of ideas, cultural activities, and vibrant new horizons that extend well beyond the classroom, or you are genuinely interested in international politics, global trends, intercultural exchange, and foreign languages, literatures, films, and foods, then the I-House may be the place for you.

WST

Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology, the WST Learning Community offers programs addressing academic and professional issues for women students who live together and who connect with one another and faculty through monthly dinners, bi-weekly lunches, campus receptions, and research panels. WST sponsors undergraduate research partnerships for WST Learning Community students, and residents may be paired with a faculty/staff mentor.

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