Student Opportunities: Learning Communities

Elon has a strong Learning Community program in which groups of students with a common academic major, program or interest reside in the same residential area and interact academically and socially with each other and with their faculty advisors.

The Sustainable Living Learning Community brings together students from any major who are interested in learning how to personally live in a manner that supports ecologically, socially and economically healthy environments and communities.  Members of the SLLC will:

  • Explore what it means to personally live sustainably
  • Share their own experiences of trying to live more sustainably
  • Learn about sustainability at Elon and in the surrounding area

SLLC members reside in Colonnades, Kivette.

SLLC Highlights

“The thing I love most about the SLLC is that we get to decide what we want to do and talk about as a group. Jessica gives us plenty of freedom regarding what LC events we put together, so we always have a lot of fun spending time in nature and learning about the environment.”    - Janeé Lomax '17

Off-campus experiences may include a trip to: the local food cooperative, a local farm, recycling facility, reservoir, landfill, LED bulb manufacturing factory, or a hike in a nearby park, etc.

On-campus experiences may include tours or guest speakers who address: green building, local food sourcing, landscaping, student sustainability initiatives, etc.

Pictured from left to right: SLLC members learn about cooperative businesses over a dinner at Company Shops Market. SLLC members on a hike in Shallowford Natural Area in Burlington. Members in the SLLC claiming their prizes for winning the first COMPETE to CONSERVE competition.

More Information

To live in a learning community students must apply through their housing application via OnTrack. For returning students the application period is generally the second week of January through the second week of February.  Incoming first year students have the opportunity to apply to an LLC when they select their housing.  Visit Residence Life’s Learning Communities web-page for more information on the Sustainable Living Learning Community and many others.