Residential learning communities allow the Office of Housing and Residence Life to collaborate with faculty and staff to provide a dynamic living and learning experience for residential students. They are developed with the goal of enhancing students’ academic and co-curricular experiences. Students residing and actively engaging in a residential learning community have shown higher retention rates and more timely progression toward a degree. They have higher GPAs and have been more challenged to improve basic skills.
In the 2019-2020 academic year:
- 88% of participants reported being satisfied with their residential learning community experience.
- 95% of participants reported having a better understanding and awareness of campus resources.
- 98% of participants reported that participation in a residential learning community helped them get to know students with similar interests.
- 95% of participants reported being able to better identify their personal strengths through participation in a residential community.
- 100% of participants reported being able to better interact with others and contribute to group discussions through participation in a residential learning community.
- 95% of participants reported that participation in a residential learning community helped develop the ability to interact with people from other cultures or ethnic groups.
Here’s what participants said was most satisfying about the experience: