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.

Elon’s Living-Learning Communities

Locations and Advisors for 2018-2019

Student-Directed Learning Communities

Learn more about how to apply for a student-directed learning community (SDLC) and how to propose a new SDLC.