A living-learning community is a group of students who choose to expand their education through shared learning experiences that go beyond the classroom. Each community centers on one topic. Members work closely with a faculty coordinator and a graduate assistant to plan and implement discussion groups, lectures, off-campus experiences, and other activities. When possible, participants have the option to live in a dedicated wing of the residence hall that they define and decorate. Commuter participants are welcome to stay over after late-night events with a fellow participant who is a resident at Georgian Court University.
Membership in living-learning communities is open to all university students: residents and commuters alike. There are no additional costs associated with participating in living-learning communities, and living in a dedicated residence hall wing is optional. If a resident student chooses to live in a dedicated wing, they will incur no additional fees beyond the standard resident fees, and commuting students will incur no additional fees for participation.
Our current living-learning communities include:
- International Cultures: ¡Hola! Ciao! Bonjour! Global cultures and lifestyles are brought right to your doorstep when you meet international students and faculty, visit cultural sites, attend cultural events, and dine at intercontinental restaurants. Broaden your GCU experience, prepare to compete in a global job market, and meet people who share your spirit of exploration.
- Gateway to the Arts: Does Starry Night hang on your wall? Can you recognize “Clair de lune”after three notes? This community is an outlet for creative expression. Visit art galleries, see a Broadway show, check out local musicians, learn to salsa, or sink your fingers into some potter’s clay. You’ll experience dance, cinema, theater, music, painting, and more, learning from those who have dedicated their lives to their crafts. Whether you are an experienced artist, a hobbyist, or a novice, come and explore your passion with others who share your appreciation for the fine arts. No talent required!
- Outdoor Adventures: This community centers on exploring local habitats, studying at nature conservancies, and experiencing the interconnectedness of all living things. The beautiful Jersey Shore region provides an ideal backdrop to explore the world around you. The Outdoor Adventures Living-Learning Community promises to be fun, challenging, and enlightening!
- Sustainability: Make new friends while exploring sustainability from social, economic justice, environmental, emotional, physical, and spiritual perspectives. This group lets you participate in sustainable practices across campus and in our local and global communities by discussing issues, planning and implementing initiatives, and of course, having fun.