The Innovations Living-Learning Community prepares students to become future entrepreneurs, innovators, business, and community leaders by emphasizing creativity, teamwork, and collaboration. The Innovation LLC provides residents with opportunities to gain experiences in entrepreneurship and innovation.
Individuals selected for this community will work in teams to develop and cultivate unique ideas and concepts. A primary goal is to foster students ability to develop these ideas into a successful product, process, or business. Students will also learn how to create business plans, budgets, and marketing plans, along with developing elevator pitches and working prototypes. Residents will have access to financial and personnel resources that support innovation progression, and will participate in regular professional development activities with experienced academic, business, and community leaders. Finally, students will have the opportunity to showcase their efforts in a semester-ending competition with the other teams within Innovation LLC.
This community is housed in Lucille Clement Hall.
- Students must be declared majors or minors in the College of Business and Technology.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the Innovations LLC by participating in activities and programs throughout the academic year and committing to the Innovations Community Standards, which includes a commitment to participate in regular community gatherings, plenary sessions with faculty/community/business leaders, and social activities. It also means committing to residing in an assigned space in the Innovations Living-Learning Community.
- Students must complete the Living-Learning Community application (either completed as part of the application for Housing, or by logging in here) and be selected to the community.
To stay in the Innovations Living-Learning Community, students must:
- Demonstrate commitment to the Living-Learning Community by participating fully in programs and activities throughout the semester. Attendance will be taken regularly, and residents who do not participate in at least 70% of the planned activities in the LLC may be asked to leave at the end of the semester.
- Be in good academic standing with the University.
- Be in good standing with regards to student conduct.
The Innovations Living-Learning Community is a partnership of the:
- College of Business and Technology
- Department of Housing and Residence Life
Contact Robert Minton, Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives, at email@example.com with questions.