Get off to a great start by being part of a Residential Learning Community! Learning communities create an environment for success for first-year students in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts.
Each community shares:
- Two integrated courses of study in the fall semester.
- A theme.
- A floor in a residence hall (if you live on campus).
- Get to know faculty members on a personal basis
- Discover friends and study companions with similar interests
- Organize study groups quickly and easily
- Benefit from being taught by a faculty team who connect their courses
- Take part whether you live on campus or commute
Choose Your Community
With no more than 30 student members, communities quickly form their own identity. Each community has a Latin name that captures its emphasis and focus. You can choose the community you prefer, as space allows:
AMOR (AH'-MORE) love, passion, fondness, desire
Explore love, desire, and violence in literature and culture.
ARTES (AR'-TAYS) creativity, passion, beauty
CIVITAS (KEE'-WEE-TOSS) state, citizenship, city-state
Creating Engaged Citizens in Their Communities, Their Nations, and the World.
JUSTITIA (YOU-STEE'-TEE-AH) justice, equity, rightness
Search for truth and justice through evidence in the public sphere.
NATURA (NAH-TOOR'-AH) Earth-Spirit-Psyche
NARRATIO (NAH-RAH'-TEE-OH) Narrative, story, telling, relating
Interpret, analyze, and respond to narratives in a variety of forms, including literature, film, and other media.
ORBIS (OR'-BIS) circle, the world, the earth
Study other lands, cultures and states.
RATIO (RAH'-TEE-OH) reckoning, reason, judgment, method
Ask better questions; work toward more satisfying answers.
TERRA (TER'-RAH) earth, land, ground
Cultivate compassion for the earth and those that inhabit it.
For more details:
Learn about each communities Service-learning project.
Read the College's Goals for Learning Communities, Testimonials and Reports from past learning communities members.
Browse our Frequently Asked Questions.