Living Learning Communities at Elon

US News & World Report ranks Elon University’s LLCs among the best in the nation.

What are Living Learning Communities (LLCs)?

Learning Community — (noun) 1. a group of students residing in the same residential area, interacting academically and socially with each other and with faculty, and sharing the same academic major, program or interest.

“It’s not just a residence hall; it’s a family!”—SLC resident

LLCs enhance the residential experience at Elon by:

  • Uniting students around a shared purpose and interest
  • Creating academic and social support network
  • Connecting faculty and students
  • Bridging in-class learning and out-of-class experience
  • Developing foundations of friendship and exchanges of knowledge
  • Creating dynamic and intimate learning-centered communities

Service Learning Community

Join this first-year community of Elon students dedicated to learning about the world around them and making a difference!

Elon’s Service Learning Community (SLC), the oldest living-learning community on campus, is a residential option for first-year students interested in service. SLC members live together on the same floor in Virginia Residence Hall and participate in service projects, community activities, social functions and reflection sessions throughout the year. The SLC is a great option for students who are interested in pursuing service in their first year at Elon while making great friends with others who have similar passions. While there is a significant time commitment to the SLC, students will have plenty of free time to get to know other students and become involved in additional campus activities outside the SLC.

Students in the SLC are exposed to a variety of service opportunities in and around campus and have the option to earn their Experiential Learning Requirement through service.

Visit the Residence Life Web site for more details about the SLC and to apply through the online housing application. Entrance is by application and requires a short essay, which is available on page three of the housing application.

Contact Kyle Anderson via email at for more information about SLC.

Service learning community.