Learning Communities are designed to make the transition to Delaware State University (DSU) easier, we at DSU offer students the opportunity to participate in Learning Communities (LCs) and/or Living-Learning Communities (L-LCs) during their first year. The purpose of a LC is to create connections. All LCs allow groups of students with similar interests to connect with each other, connect to campus activities, and connect to faculty.
What is a Learning Community?
A learning community (LC) is a group of students who have the same major and are enrolled in the same courses. A LC provides students with a strong academic foundation through integrative learning. This is accomplished by linking two or more courses across disciplines based upon a common theme or interest. This fall, based upon your major you may be in a linked course that is led by a dedicated faculty member who is committed to your academic success. The following is a list of our LC offerings; Apply online .
Learning Communities Themes (Linked Courses)
- College Advance (English Composition I and American History from 1865)
- The Physical Energy of Engineering (Physics and Engineering)
- Carefully Calculating Aerodynamics (College Algebra and Aviation)
- The Chemistry of Life (English Composition I and Chemistry)
- Organisms, Writing, and Problem-Solving (English Composition I, Biology, and Quantitative Skills)
- Accounting for Your Future (English Composition I and Accounting)
What is a Living-Learning Community?
A living-learning community (L-LC) allows students the option to live as a community of learners in a designated section of a residence hall for a particular cohort of students. L-LC students mingle with other students of various majors. The activities of the L-LC are organized by its creative coordinator, and in some cases, upper classmen. Below we have listed the L-LC offerings, please visit Living-Learning Community  for more details.
Living-Learning Communities (Residential/Themed)
- College Advance
- Health & Wellness
- Leadership & Service
- Project Success
What Can a Learning Community Offer Me?
Learning communities were created to help first year students successfully transition into college by providing a multilevel support system which includes faculty, staff, students, and peer mentors. Students who actively participate in learning communities have:
- Common classes
- Common extracurricular and or cocurricular activities
- Common faculty/instructor who are interested in your academic growth and development
- Peer mentors to whom you can turn to for extra support
Who Can Be in a Learning Community?
You can, all incoming first time freshmen students are eligible to participate in learning communities. Upon being accepted, read all emails that are subject-marked “Learning Communities” carefully and be sure to follow through on all instructions!
How to Apply?
If you are interested in any of the Learning or Living- Learning Communities listed above and complete the application form . You will also have an opportunity to enroll in a Learning Community with the help of your Advisor during New Student Orientation .
Want More Information?
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org  or 302-857-7201.