Goals, Expectations, & Benefits


• To be congruent with Georgian Court University’s mission of preparing graduates to be global citizens who are civically
engaged and effective;
• To incorporate the Mercy core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service;
• To be consistent with the educational mission as determined by the Living-Learning Community;
• To enhance the overall educational experience;
• To promote learning through private and public refl ection on the community’s theme—e.g. through discussion groups, performances,
or informal interactions with faculty and staff members; and
• To create a sense of community that encourages individual commitment to supporting and respecting each other and the


The minimum expectations of all Living-Learning Community members are

• To attend approximately three events hosted by your community per semester;
• To participate in the opening and closing events;
• To participate in meetings facilitated by the GA and/or community adviser(s);
• To participate in community assessments (approximately one each semester);
• To abide by university policies and remain in good disciplinary standing; and
• To sign and abide by the Living-Learning Contract.


Some of the primary benefi ts of being a part of a Living-Learning Community include opportunities to

• Connect with peers, faculty, and staff around common interests and themes;
• Develop academically and personally;
• Integrate and apply your interests and experiences;
• Explore and defi ne personal values and identity within a community context;
• Broaden appreciation for diversity and global awareness;
• Become civically engaged and be of service to others;
• Collaborate and communicate effectively in various settings; and
• Have fun and learn at the same time!


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