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Living and Learning Community

Get a jump on your college experience from your first day on campus by joining one of these unique experiences!

You have the opportunity to become a member of one of our Living and Learning Communities (LLC) and take the knowledge you are learning in the classroom and connect it with experiences outside the classroom. This will make you better prepared to tackle your college experience than other students!

You can choose from one of our five living and learning communities:

Architecture LLC

  • You will be enrolled FNAT 2333- Survey of Design. This course, taught by the department chair, Dr. Alex Bitterman, will be a strong foundation course for your architectural career.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend presentations by architects and educators from around the nation as part of the Department of Architecture and Design Lecture Series. These lectures will be mandatory for all LLC participants and will give you a unique look into to the world of architecture and design.
  • Six lectures will also be held in Peet Hall for LLC participants throughout the semester from Alfred State faculty and invited guests on varying topics.

Leadership LLC

  • While living in the Leadership Living Learning Community, students examine their strengths, develop mentoring skills, explore political issues, and participate in team-building activities.
  • This program is a developmental partnership between the Department of Residence Life, the Office of Student Engagement and The Center for Civic Engagement.
  • This LLC challenges students to integrate leadership, knowledge, theory and experience to increase their individual understanding of leadership and how it is applied in multiple contexts. Activities, Involvement and Leadership’s role in the Leadership LLC includes helping to coordinate various leadership initiatives speaking on a wide array of topics to help develop perceptions of leadership Alfred State; promoting existing leadership opportunities and providing support to the participants as they complete their first year on campus.
  • Students living in the Civic Leadership Living Learning Community will take the first class of the leadership minor together. Students do not need to pursue the minor in the future, but will take the first class, EPLP 1031 Social Change in Leadership. Learn more about the leadership minor.
  • Students who are part of the Civic Leadership Living Learning Community must be active and participate in the community and class in order to live in the community.

Engage LLC

  • This LLC seeks to provide its residents with an opportunity to explore diversity, multiculturalism, and other inclusive topics, while receiving the benefits from having a professional staff member in residence.
  • In addition to a one-hour weekly seminar deigned to be interactive and engaging, members of the Engage LLC will also have a one credit class they will take together, taught in the comfort of the Burdick Hall lounge that will discuss cultural and global topics.
  • If you are interested in exploring other cultures, engaging in meaningful dialogue about world views and diversity, and immersing yourself in topics about multiculturalism and inclusion, contact us at inclusion@alfredstate.edu.

Nursing LLC

  • Freshman nursing students have the opportunity to be a part of a community dedicated to helping new nursing students transition into the nursing curriculum.
  • Be a part of a cohort led by nursing faculty within their residence halls, this LLC provides a quiet atmosphere and enhanced opportunities to learn from and connect with their faculty.
  • Live with other first-year nursing students and make connections around your academics.

Women's Empowerment LLC

  • This LLC engages residents in conversations surrounding women’s empowerment, women’s issues, and women’s leadership.
  • It offers its residents not only the opportunity to engage in the classroom, as members must take Intro to Women and Gender Studies (WGST 1003), but outside of the classroom as well.
  • It's connected to the Center for Equity, Inclusion and Title IX, which offers retreats, speakers, movies and other extra-curricular opportunities to connect the residents to social and educational opportunities.
  • By choosing to live in the Women’s Empowerment LLC residents will deepen their knowledge of women and gender studies, as well as their commitment to personal exploration, identity development and meaningful conversations and friendships.
  • This Women’s Empowerment LLC is located in Main Gate B, which is a suite style residence hall.

How do I join?

If you are interested in living in one of these communities, click on the appropriate LLC in question #2 on the Housing Preference Survey. If you have already submitted your housing application, please contact the Residential Life Office by email at reslife@alfredstate.edu and ask that your completed housing preference survey be changed to reflect your desire to live in an LLC.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact:

For Residential Inquiries:
Patrick Smith
Assistant Director of College Housing and Judicial Affairs
Phone: 607-587-4371
Email: reslife@alfredstate.edu

For Architecture LLC Inquiries:
William Dean
Professor, Architecture and Design
Phone: 607-587-4628
Email: deanwc@alfredstate.edu

For Leadership LLC Inquiries:
Troy Morehouse
Director of Student Engagement
Phone: 607-587-4081
Email: leadership@alfredstate.edu

For Engage LLC & Women's Empowerment LLC Inquiries:
Nikkie Hockenberry
Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator
Phone: 607-587-4076
Email: inclusion@alfredstate.edu

For Nursing LLC Inquiries:
Jessica Lippa
Nursing Department
Phone: 607-587-4135
Email: lippaj@alfredstate.edu