Social Action and Integrative Learning
School of Integrative Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Leadership & Community Engagement LLC

"The Leadership and Community Engagement LLC has provided me with a great foundation for college, as I have gained valuable friendships and been exposed to countless opportunities to learn and grow." Tabatha Donley 

Join the Leadership and Community Engagement Living Learning Community!

The Leadership and Community Engagement LLC offers students the opportunity to live with like-minded peers interested in exploring social concerns, such as homelessness,  youth empowerment and environment conservation, in order to become an active part of solutions through community engagement. Residents examine local and global issues through academic study and activism, with an emphasis on leadership, positive change and active citizenship.

So what exactly have we done?                                           

This year, the LLC has:                                                        

-        Gone on an overnight Fall Retreat

-        Volunteered weekly with Robinson Square (FACETS) by tutoring, mentoring and assisting in after-school programs; Pop Up Pantry here at Mason and Hampton Middle School

-        Coordinate and run a Food Pantry on campus called Pop Up Pantry for current students, faculty and staff in need. 

-        Participated in a Buddy program for incoming and current students to serve as a mentor and a guide through the Mason experience.

-      And much more!

Be a part of a loving, supportive community of people as dedicated to community engagement, service, and leadership as you are! The Leadership and Community Engagement LLC will offer you the chance to practice your skills, discover your talents, and become an active part of solutions through community engagement and service. 

 Benefits

  Learn more about yourself and develop your leadership potential through service to others.
  Participate in a 1-credit class each semester that will enhance your understanding of local and global issues, in order to make ethical choices and become civically engaged in the classroom and beyond.
  Explore potential career options that mesh your academic goals and civic commitment to social concerns
  Gain the confidence and skills that you need to succeed as active citizens and leaders in community service on and off campus.
  Make a difference in your own life and the lives of others through volunteering and community building.
  Feel more at home on campus! Experience a residential setting that is an active, supportive, exciting place to learn.

Requirements

  • Volunteer 12-15 hours per semester wth a local community partner
  • Participate in a one-credit course for the full academic year surrounding issues of critical community engagement and social justice
  • Attend both the Fall and Winter Retreats
  • Contribute to creating a vibrant, fun, engaged community on your floor.

How to Apply

The application for freshmen is now available through your housing application (LLC Freshman Application Instructions) and will be due May 1st

People will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and there are limited spots, so be sure to apply as soon as possible! 

Check out our blog for posts from students in their own words!

 

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