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Living-Learning Communities

Discover Living-Learning Communities at ETSU

A Living-Learning Community (LLC) is a group of residents living together on a floor or within a building who share a common major, interest, or program affiliation.

Research has shown that residential learning communities are beneficial to college students and help students succeed. Join us and get started on the right foot at ETSU!


Who Leads the Living-Learning Communities?

Community Coordinators are faculty and staff members at ETSU who coordinate activities and events within the LLCs. In some communities, students will take classes with their Coordinator.

Student staff members, called Buc Guides, live in the community and work alongside the Coordinator to support and plan social and academic programs, and help community members get to know one another and become friends.


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Arts Living-Learning Community

Students who are enrolled in classes in Art and Design, Bluegrass Music, Country Music, Dance, Old Time Music, Celtic Music, or Theatre are welcome to participate in the Arts LLC.  Residents will connect across different disciplines and practice creativity and collaboration.  Open to students who are participating in the arts at ETSU. 


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College Panhellenic of ETSU Living-Learning Community

The College Panhellenic of ETSU Living-Learning Community (CPLLC) provides National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) members an opportunity to live together while developing leadership and campus involvement. The CPLLC is a partnership between the Housing and Residence Life Office, the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office, and the College Panhellenic of ETSU.


STEM Living-Learning Community 

Freshmen only

For individuals interested in careers in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Residents gain knowledge and exposure to areas of study and research in STEM fields.  Open to incoming freshmen students with majors/minors STEM.

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First Year Residential Experience (FYRE)

Freshmen only

This community provides freshmen students the opportunity to successfully transition to ETSU through programs and activities that highlight what it means to be a Buccaneer. Open to incoming freshman students who are advised through the University Advisement Center.


The Honors Living-Learning Communities (HLLC)

Residents in the Honors community receive specialized support and programs geared towards the needs of Honors College students.  Open to students who are accepted members of the University Honors Scholars, Fine and Performing Arts Scholars, Midway Honors Scholars, Honors-In-Discipline Scholars,or Presidential Honors Community Service Scholars

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Innovations Living-Learning Community

Have a great idea? College of Business and Technology students who are interested in innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship are encouraged to join this community. Residents from across the college will work together to perfect their ideas with an entrepreneurial purpose. Successful business leaders and faculty will be available to provide encouragement, mentoring, and direction.  Must be declared majors or minors in the College of Business and Technology.


Inspire Living-Learning Community

The Inspire Living-Learning Community is focused on supporting students who receive the Inspire scholarship at ETSU.  Residents participate in structured in-and-out of class experiences that enhance their academic and social transition.  This community provides structure for Inspire residents students in their first year at ETSU through graduation.. 


The Pre-Health Living-Learning Community (PHLLC)

Must enter as a Freshman

Students pursuing careers in health care benefit from PHLLC opportunities that foster academic, social, cultural, and professional growth. Residents take part in study groups, in-hall tutoring, social gatherings, service, professional, and other residence life activities with like-minded peers. Must apply as incoming freshmen at ETSU and enroll in a health-related major or pre-professional program.


Public Service Living-Learning Community

The Public Service Corps Living-Learning Community is focused on supporting students who receive the Public Service Corps scholarship at ETSU.  Residents participate in structured in-and-out of class experiences that enhance local literacy initiatives.  This community provides structure for Public Service Corps students in their first year at ETSU, and provides support to the Governor’s Books to Birth Foundation. 

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Spanish Language and Cultures Living-Learning Community

This community is open to all residents who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the Spanish language and cultures/customs of Spanish-speaking people and history.  Open to all students regardless of fluency with the Spanish language.

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Transfer Living Community

New transfers are eligible to live in a community of fellow transfer students. The Transfer Living Community (TLC) will include social engagement activities to support you as an individual and assist you in becoming an engaged member of the ETSU family!

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