Residential Learning Communities consist of groups of students residing in the same residential area, interacting academically and socially with each other and with faculty, and sharing the same passion, interest, or academic focus. The residential learning communities at Elon are consistently ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Residential learning communities provide students the opportunity to interact with one another and with staff and faculty mentors while attending events, speakers, and programs on or off campus. The students work together and with the guidance of a faculty, staff, or peer advisor to shape their out of class learning experiences and take responsibility for their shared community.

Elon’s residential learning communities include living-learning communities (LLCs) advised by a faculty or staff member and student-directed learning communities (SDLCs) led by student coordinators. The students who participate in Elon’s residential learning communities get to be involved in a wide variety of creative, innovative, academic, and community focused activities. Students describe their residential learning experience as an integral part of their Elon University experience. Students not only find a sense of community through their residential learning community, they find a true sense of home. Check out the video below to learn more about our Living Learning Communities!

Elon’s Living-Learning Communities

Locations and Advisors for 2020-2021

  • 1889 House  – Station at Mill Point, Advisor: Deidra Smith and Caroline Blanchard
  • ASHES (Alcohol and Substance-free Housing for Elon Students) – Jackson Hall, 1st Floor, Advisor: Callie Kelly
  • African Diaspora LLC: Exploring Blackness across the Globe – Jackson Hall, 4th Floor and the Trollinger House, Advisors: Tyrone Jean and John Robinson-Miller
  • Business – Colonnades Building D, 3rd Floor Advisors: Stacy Outlaw and Ifeoma Udeh
  • Communications – Sloan Hall 1st Floor, Advisors: Michele Lashley and Jessalynn Strauss
  • Creative Arts – Global Village Building E, 2nd Floor, Advisor: Kevin Agnew
  • Elon College Fellows – Cannon Pavilion, Academic Village, East Neighborhood, Advisor: Vickie Moore
  • Examining Disparities in Access to Education – Colonnades D 1st floor, Advisor: Madelyn Pastrana
  • Gender and Sexuality – Colonnades A 2nd Floor, Advisors: Charles Johnson and Jamie Wire
  • Honors Floor – Colonnades C, 2nd Floor, Advisor: Stephen Braye
  • Honors Pavilion – Academic Village, Kenan Honors Pavilion, East Neighborhood, Advisor: Jane O’Boyle
  • Innovation– Colonnades E 3rd Floor, Advisor: Alyssa Martina
  • Interfaith House: Mindfully Plural – Open to 2nd and 3rd years (seniors are welcome to apply), Advisors: Allison Pelyhes and Julie Tonnesen
  • International – Global Building A, 1st and 2nd Floors, Advisor: Jessica Gisclair
  • LICHENS: Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Studies – East Building A, 2nd floor, Advisors: Jen Uno and Jen Dabrowski
  • MENtors: Station at MillPoint, Advisors: Billy Baker and Shannon Lundeen
  • Outdoor Learning Community Historic, Virginia, 1st Floor, Advisors: Evan Small and Carol Smith
  • Paideia: Politics and Active Citizenship – East C 2nd Floor, Advisors: Mark Dalhouse and Bob Frigo
  • Performing Arts – Global B, 2nd Floor, Advisor: Brian Kremer
  • Polyglot Floor (World Languages) – All languages are welcome! Global Building D, 1st Floor, Advisors: Olivia Choplin & Ricardo Mendoza
  • Service – East Building C 1st floor, Advisor: Sarah Williams and Shawn Thompson
  • Sport Management and Media– Historic, Sloan, 2nd floor, Advisor: Cara Lucia
  • STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – Colonnades E, 2nd Floor Advisor: Alfred Simkims
  • Sustainable Living – Colonnades Building C, 1st Floor, Advisor: Kelly Harer