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Living and Learning Communities

LLC


 Integrated and intentional communities in Mathias and Slocum Halls that explore a theme through experiential engagement & civic skill development. Additional themed communities are available across our housing selections! Below is a summary of what’s offered. 


CAMPUS LIVING THAT REFLECTS YOUR INTERESTS

Colorado College offers four Living & Learning Community (LLC) options in Mathias Hall as well as two Living & Learning Communities (LLC) located in Slocum Hall. Each community is advised by a student staff member and a staff Program Coordinator from various offices on campus. The communities meet regularly over dinner to discuss the theme and engage in outreach with the local community or organize applicable campus projects or programs. It’s living AND learning about topics that you’re passionate about.  


Check Out Our LLC Offerings

(click on the LLC name to read the description)

Enclave Living Learning Community (ELLC)

The Enclave Living Learning Community is a residential program for active Butler Center groups. This community serves as an enclave for interested students who are committed to deepening their understanding of the purpose and development of "ethnic enclaves” and “safe spaces” in higher education; and how they function in the surrounding community. Residents of this learning community will learn about and practice healthy self-care, peer support, and community development strategies, and working toward the improvement of cultural groups on campus. Further, residents will engage in intracultural projects and community learning that extend beyond perceived boundaries internal and external to campus. Through social and intellectual projects with Butler Groups and community organizations, Enclave students will get to know more about themselves, their affiliations, their campus, and their surrounding community of Colorado Springs. Those selected for the ENCLAVE live in a unique community in Mathias Hall, which includes a shared kitchen and lounge. Once a student accepts the offer of a space in the ENCLAVE LLC, the student may not participate in any other room selection process, is ineligible for the wait list, and is committed to living in the LLC for the year.

For more information about the ENCLAVE Living Learning Community, please contact Pearl Leonard Rock at (719) 389-6198 or pearl.leonardrock@coloradocollege.edu

Outdoor Education Living Learning Community (OELLC)

The Outdoor Education Living Learning Community (OELLC) is a community committed to enhancing the knowledge, skills and leadership development of students through outdoor and community service experiences. It’s a residential program with a focus on assisting students, through outdoor pursuits, to develop critical thinking skills, create new problem-solving strategies, hone decision-making skills, enhance creativity, and more effectively synthesize and integrate this information into all aspects of their lives. In this way, students both perform more effectively in an academic environment and flourish throughout all phases of their college experience. Students who apply must have an interest in learning about these aspects of Outdoor Education but do not need to have any experience in outdoor pursuits. Additionally, students should be interested in developing skills in leadership and program and trip development. Those selected for the OELLC will reside in an intentional community in Mathias Hall, which includes a shared kitchen and lounge. Students live by the Residential Life and Colorado College guidelines and policies; however, they create shared community standards for their living environment. Once a student accepts the offer of a space in the OELLC, the student may not participate in any other room selection process, is ineligible for the wait list, and is committed to living in the LLC for the year.

For additional questions, please contact Program Coordinator David Crye at (719)389-6803 or at david.crye@coloradocollege.edu       

PRIDE Living Learning Community (PRIDE)

The PRIDE Living Learning Community is a community committed to enhancing the knowledge, skills around social justice and education around gender and sexual diversity. PRIDE aims to provide a safe-space community that allows for a holistic understanding of how gender and sexuality intersect with our multiple identities and how these intersectionality’s shape our experience in the world. Those selected for the PRIDE LLC live in an inclusive community in a renovated wing of Slocum Hall, which includes a shared kitchen, lounge and ALL Gender restroom. Students live by the Residential Life and Colorado College guidelines and policies; however, they create shared community standards for their living environment. Once a student accepts the offer of a space in the PRIDE LLC, the student may not participate in any other room selection process, is ineligible for the wait list, and is committed to living in the LLC for the year.

For additional information, please contact Meg Ortiz at (719) 389-6800 or at meghan.ortiz@​coloradocollege.edu

Revitalizing Nations Living Learning Community (RNLLC) 

The Revitalizing Nations LLC is a living and learning community dedicated to the exploration and expression of the traditional and contemporary aspects of Native American and Indigenous intellectual, social, cultural and spiritual life.  This LLC is geared towards developing a sense of community for Indigenous students and their allies. Students make a commitment to engage in the programming and recommended opportunities to support a commitment to harmony, fellowship, healing, and knowledge. Those selected for the Revitalizing Nations LLC live in an inclusive community in a renovated wing of Slocum Hall, which includes a shared kitchen, lounge and ALL Gender restroom. Students live by the Residential Life and Colorado College guidelines and policies; however, they create shared community standards for their living environment. Once a student accepts the offer of a space in the LLC, the student may not participate in any other room selection process, is ineligible for the wait list, and is committed to living in the LLC for the year.

For additional information, please contact Christina Leza  Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology at 719-389-6131 Christina.Leza@ColoradoCollege.edu