Living-Learning Communities


A living-learning community is a group of students who have chosen 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 a program of 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 of Georgian Court University.

The living-learning communities offer students a unique opportunity to explore their place in a culturally diverse world. Students enjoy personal attention and mentoring, a built-in support system, opportunities for leadership, an enhanced sense of community, and specialized learning experiences that are ideal for career preparation.

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 other than the standard resident fees only, and commuting students will incur no additional fees for participation.

Living Learning International 01International Cultures

¡Hola! Ciao! Bonjour! Let Georgian Court University welcome you to world culture as you’ve never experienced it before! Global cultures and lifestyles are brought right to your doorstep through interaction with international students and faculty, visits to cultural events, and dining at intercontinental restaurants. You’ll experience firsthand the sights, sounds, and flavors of foreign lands and learn about different cultural perspectives. Broaden your experience, prepare to compete in a global job market, and meet people who share your spirit of exploration.

Living Learning Arts 01Gateway to the Arts

Does Starry Night hang on your wall? Can you recognize Claire de Lune after three notes? Are you on your way to being the next Rembrandt or do you consider yourself a stick-figure enthusiast? Whatever your ability or experience, the Gateway to the Arts Living-Learning Community will be the perfect outlet for your 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. As part of the Gateway to the Arts community, the world of artistic expression is yours to explore. 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. Don’t worry, talent isn’t a prerequisite!

Living Learning Adventure 01Outdoor Adventures

Discover the wonders and challenges of the great outdoors! As part of the Outdoor Adventures Living-Learning Community, you’ll gain an appreciation for the beauty and balance of nature as you explore local habitats, study nature conservancy, and experience the interconnectedness of all living things. Study the sensitive dune environments of the Jersey Shore, learn to read animal tracks, go on a Pine Barrens canoe trip, or visit a Cape May bird sanctuary The Outdoor Adventures Living-Learning Community promises to be fun, challenging, and enlightening!


In the Sustainability Living-Learning Community, you can make friends while exploring sustainability from social, economic justice, environmental, emotional, physical, and spiritual perspectives. This living-learning community lets students focus on building sustainable practices across campus and in our local and global communities. by discussing issues, planning and implementing initiatives, and of course, having fun. Students promote recycling, water and energy conservation, meditation, and healthy eating habits. Some students have even made their own sustainable cosmetic products. At GCU, the Sustainability Living-Learning Community prepares students to be powerful agents of change for sustainability here and into the future.


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