Living learning communities—also known as residential learning communities or living-learning programs—are educational programs that link undergraduate students' academic and residential experiences, and are one type of a learning community that can be found on a college or university campus. This entry provides an overview of living learning communities, including their origin, definition, and various models, as well as how living learning communities can include diversity as a core value of educational philosophy and practice.


Part of the broader movement of learning communities that can be found across many institutions of higher education, living learning communities are a distinct type of program because of the intentional connections between students' academic and residential experiences. These programs bring together the divisions of student affairs and academic affairs to ...

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