2017-2018 Living Learning Communities

Future Educators:

Required course for first-year students:

Success Central (UNIV 1012). This two-hour course assists students in transitioning to university life. The class acquaints students with techniques that encourage student success, academic skill improvement, skill development, and the attitudes needed to achieve educational and personal goals. All students should enroll in the LLC section of the course.

Who Lives Here:

This community, located in The Quad, is open to first- and second-year students who intend to pursue a major within the Department of Education. 

Psychology

Join other psychology students as you begin exploring human behavior and the mind. Examine career paths, have conversations with experts, and understand the role psychology plays in our daily lives. Students who wish to learn more about the many facets of psychology and social science research will find the perfect fit with this LLC!

Required course for first-year students:

  • General Psychology (PSY 1103). This course is an approved, three-hour Social and Behavioral Analysis elective for the University Core. The class introduces students to the field of psychology and is considered the required “gateway” course of all other Psychology classes. All LLC students should enroll in one of the two sections provided for LLC students.

*Please note: required course is subject to change

Who Lives Here:
This community is open to first- and second-year students who intend to pursue a major within the Department of Psychology. This community is located in the Quad.

Fine Arts & Design

Creativity is contagious! If you love to perform, create, or design and want to live with like-minded artists this community is a perfect fit. You will have the opportunity to learn about other artistic outlets from your peers as well as careers in the arts through involvement with faculty in the College of Fine Arts and Design. Located in The Quad’s “penthouse”, Fine Arts & Design LLC students have the fourth floor to themselves as well as a creative suite designed especially for artists.

Programming may vary from year to year. Past programs in this community have included:

  • Attending a musical theater performance and meeting the performers before the show
  • Having lunch with faculty in all six areas of the College, including ACM, Theatre Arts, Interior Design, and Studio Art

Recommended course for first-year students:

  • Innovation and Inquiry (DES 1063). This hands-on seminar is designed for artists in mind and is taught by a faculty member within the Design department. The course emphasizes critical thinking and creative problem solving skills. Students should enroll in the section provided for the LLC students. This course is an approved, three-hour Life Skills elective for the University Core.

*Please note: required course is subject to change

Who Lives Here:
This community is open to first- and second-year students who intend to pursue a major within the College of Fine Arts & Design. This community is limited to 40 students and is nearly full for the 2017-2018 academic year, so apply today!

Broncho Leaders

Discover your potential and develop your leadership skills! This community enhances the skills of other students like you who aspire to be leaders among their peers. Uncover your strengths, get involved, connect with others to make a difference, and gain the experience employers crave. If you are searching for the opportunity to impact yourself, your campus, your community, and your future, this community is for you!

Programming may vary from year to year. Past programs in this community have included:

  • Team building at the OAR ropes course
  • Learning from current community leaders
  • Dining with President Betz

Required course for first-year students:

  • Lessons in Leadership (LEAD 1321). This unique class is a weekly speaker series that features local and national leaders from a variety of backgrounds. All students should enroll in the course.
  • Incoming President’s Leadership Council and Leaders of Tomorrow scholarship recipients are required to take this class for a two-hour credit. Non-recipients may take the course for one credit or no credit.

*Please note: required course is subject to change

Who Lives Here:

President’s Leadership Council (PLC) and Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) scholarship applicants are highly encouraged to apply for this community. However, the community is open to all majors and students who wish to live near goal-oriented peers. This community is located in Murdaugh Hall.

Bronchos in Science

This community brings together students pursuing a degree in science, including chemistry, biology, and nursing. With a conglomerate of majors, you will develop a network of friends and a built-in support system as you live and learn with others who share your passion for science-related topics. Enjoy social opportunities to connect with other science majors, including community activities and UCO campus events.

Programming may vary from year to year. Past programs in this community have included:

  • Team building at the Wellness Center’s rock climbing wall
  • Learning from faculty in a faculty panel
  • Visiting iFly, the indoor sky diving attraction in Oklahoma City

Required course for first-year students:

  • Success Central (UNIV 1012). This two-hour course assists students in transitioning to university life. The class acquaints students with techniques that encourage student success, academic skill improvement, skill development, and the attitudes needed to achieve educational and personal goals. All students should enroll in the LLC section of the course.

*Please note: required course is subject to change

Who Lives Here:
This community is open to first- and second-year students who intend to pursue a major in a science-related field. Majors include, but are not limited to: Nursing, Chemistry, Forensic Science-Chemistry/Molecular Biology, and Biology. This community is limited to 30 students and is located in The Quad.

Forensic Science

As an award-winning community, the Forensic Science LLC is the perfect fit for students wishing to pursue forensics science, meet Forensic Science Institute faculty, and explore the different career paths available to forensic science degrees. Through active participation in this community, you will bring your classroom education to life by merging your classroom environment with your living space.

Programming may vary from year to year. Past programs in this community have included:

  • Team building at the OAR ropes course
  • Movie nights in the Forensic Science Institute, with a discussion with forensic science experts
  • Murder Mystery dinners off campus

 Required courses:

  • Fall: Introduction to Forensic Science (FRSC 2503). This introductory course is required of all Forensic Science majors and is designed to acquaint students with a comprehensive understanding of crime laboratories and investigative techniques. All students should enroll in the section provided for LLC students.
  • Spring: Crime Scene Processing (FRSC 3043). The course is a comprehensive review of evidence collection and preservation. Students learn the process of crime scene management and will explore basic methods in crime scene photography, sketching, and documentation. This is a required course of all Forensic Science majors.

*Please note: required courses are subject to change

Who Lives Here:
This community, located in The Quad, is open to first-year students who intend to pursue a major in Forensic Science, coupled with another appropriate major. This community is limited to 40 students and is currently full for the 2017-2018 academic year. However, please contact us if you would like to be placed on a waitlist.

Criminal Justice

New for the 2017-2018 academic year, this community is designed for students who want to make a difference through public service. As a member of this LLC, you will become an active part of societal justice through meaningful dialogue and community engagement. You will also have the opportunity to meet faculty from the School of Criminal Justice as well as local representatives of law enforcement and criminal justice.

Required courses for first-year students:

  • Fall: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (CJ 1413). This class examines the basic structures, processes, and interrelationships of the main components of the American criminal justice system. All students should enroll in the section(s) provided for LLC students. This is a required course of all Criminal Justice majors.
  • Spring: Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals (CJ 1313). This introductory course is required of all Criminal Justice majors and is designed to introduce students on the unique types of writing required in the criminal justice field, including research papers and search warrants. All students should enroll in the section provided for LLC students.

*Please note: required courses are subject to change

Who Lives Here:
This community is open to first-year students who intend to pursue a major in Criminal Justice. This community is limited to 25 students and is located in The Quad.

Sustainability

The Sustainability LLC brings together students of any major who are interested in learning how to live in a way that supports ecologically, socially, and economically healthy environments and communities. The community capitalizes on students’ concerns and passions for the environment and for a sustainable future. Students in this community work with the Office of Sustainability to promote positive environmental community awareness and change on UCO’s campus and beyond.

Programming may vary from year to year. Past programs in this community have included:

  • Residence hall recycling initiatives
  • Practicing sustainable gardening techniques in the community’s garden on campus
  • Donating the garden’s harvest to UCO’s Central Food Pantry

Required course:

  • Fall: Introduction to Sustainability (HIST 2413). This course examines the theory, principles, and practices of sustainability. It also explores the relationships between environmental health, economic growth, and social justice. All students should enroll in the section provided for LLC students.

*Please note: required courses are subject to change

Who Lives Here:
This community is open to all students in all majors who are interested in maintaining a sustainable lifestyle. The community is located in the University Suites and is limited to 8 students.

Graduate & Adult Learners

Designed to accommodate graduate students and adult learners, this community consists of two-bedroom apartments in the University Commons and is restricted to single graduates and adult learners. Each apartment includes a full-sized kitchen, a common room, private bathrooms, and a washer and dryer. The community is within easy walking distance of the library and the Wellness Center. One bill, distributed each semester, covers your rent and all utilities including electricity, water, and Internet. With easy payment plans, the convenience of being on campus, and 24-hour staff support, this community is an attractive living option for a population that uniquely contributes to the UCO campus culture.

Who Lives Here:
Please contact the Learning Communities Coordinator at 405-974-6903 or learningcommunities@uco.edu to see if you qualify! This community is limited to 24 students.