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A unique opportunity to help make the transition from high school to college life a lot easier!

  Living-Learning Communities at DSU

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What Can a Living-Learning Community Offer Me?

A Living-Learning Community allows you the option to live as a community of learners in a specific residence hall or clustered portion of the hall. You'll  live with other students who are exploring similar majors, career choices and interests. The Learning Community’s coordinator comes to the residence halls to meet you, and in some cases upper class peer mentors live alongside you in the residence halls to help you have a great start to a college career. 

There are eight residential Living-Learning Communities with specific themes from which you can choose to participate.

How Do I Apply?

The application process for the 2014-15 academic year has ended. Thank you for your interest in the Living-Learning Communities at Delaware State University. 

Living-Learning Community Descriptions 

College Advance in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is designed to help first-year students develop a strong academic foundation that will lead to success in college and beyond. The program links members of this learning community in English Composition I and U.S. History since 1865 (fall semester) and English Composition II and Critical Thinking/Philosophy (spring semester) in their freshman year. In their sophomore, junior and senior years, students will continue to take one class together. Students also participate in a vast array of extra and co-curricular activities, receive additional academic support, and interact with their peers who share similar academic and professional interests. Participants reside in Meta V. Jenkins Hall. 

For more information, contact Dr. Niklas Robinson.
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The DSU Honors Living-Learning Community is designed to create and nurture a community of academically bright and motivated students who value intellectual pursuit. Honors students are engaged in active learning processes and have membership in the Honors Students Association, a source for social and extracurricular events. Students interact closely with faculty, student and adult leaders in the Delaware State University community, and they participate in service to DSU and the local Dover community. DSU Honors students reside in Meta V. Jenkins Residence Hall. 

For more information, contact Dr. Dawn Lott.    
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The First-Year Hornets community is designed to promote student success outside of the classroom by providing students who have not declared a major with extra academic support and social connections. Together, students in this LLC learn more about the history and traditions of DSU, meet successful DSU alumni, connect with student mentors, attend sporting events, make personal connections with University offices, and get involved in campus activities and student organizations. This community allows students to gain skills to enhance the entire college experience while they are trying to decide upon a major. First Year Hornets reside in Meta V. Jenkins Hall.

For more information, contact Dr. Sonja McCoy.
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The Health and Wellness (HWLLC) encourages students to develop and maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit, as well as share a commitment to the pursuit of optimal health. Programs will focus on academic success, personal development and leadership potential through the promotion of six key areas of wellness: physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, emotional and occupational. The members of the Health and Wellness Living-Learning community reside in Warren-Franklin Residence Hall. 

For more information, contact Jordin Williams.
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The Leadership and Service Living-Learning Community provides new Inspire scholars with the opportunity to impact the surrounding community through leadership, service learning and civic engagement, and the essential tools to become strong, ethical leaders. This community is ideally suited for students who aspire to become future leaders of student organizations or student government, or within their majors or professional fields. It is also for those who just want to challenge themselves in personal growth. Whether the desire is to lead an organization or focus on becoming a more confident and prepared individual, this community is a great way to progress in both leadership and service! The members of the Leadership and Service LLC reside in Medgar Evers Hall. 

For more information, contact Kamilah Lewis.  
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The M.A.L.E.  Men Achieving Leadership in Academic Excellence Project provides mentoring, advising, cultural events and activities designed to enhance the academic progress of first-year minority male students. The members of this community will learn how to overcome barriers to their academic and personal success. A program of the Division of Academic Enrichment, the M.A.L.E. Project works cooperatively with each college to support students’ progress toward graduation. The members of the M.A.L.E. Project reside in Medgar Evers Residence Hall.

For more information, contact James Whitaker.
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Project Success is a six-week, pre-college program for students admitted to the University under special conditions. The special conditions for admission include participation in a yearlong academic monitoring program that begins with an intense, six-week summer residential program. The student must complete a college math, college English and/or “developmental course(s).” These courses must be completed with a GPA of 2.0 or above. As a structured program, students are provided with tutoring, supplemental instruction, support labs, mentoring, counseling and opportunities for social bonding. Upon completion of the full program (including the fall and spring semesters), students who maintain a 2.0 and above cumulative GPA are allowed to continue their enrollment at the University, without special conditions. They continue to be monitored by the Office of University Studies & First-Year Programs and receive academic support services within the Division of Academic Enrichment.

For more information, contact Dr. Jacqueline Washington