Living Learning Communities
UAFS offers three exciting Living Learning Communities (LLCs) in the Lion’s Den Residence Hall. Each LLC has a floor reserved for each community. LLCs are for first-year students who live on campus. Students accepted into an LLC will receive a $1,000 scholarship ($500 per semester) while funds are available, limit 20 per cohort. The three LLCs are The Myles Friedman Honors Program, Leadership, and Business and Entrepreneurship.
- You will live in a community that bridges your academic interests to your new home.
- You will interact with like-minded peers.
- You will participate in programs, events, and initiatives specifically geared toward your LLC and only for LLC participants.
- Data shows our students who participate in an LLC are more successful academically, so you will be more likely to have a higher GPA and to persist to graduation.
- You will develop relationships through frequent contact with faculty.
- You will take a common workshop, class, or seminar with other LLC participants.
- You will enjoy study groups with students in the same classes as you.
- You will have networking and interaction opportunities with like-minded upper-class students.
- There's no extra cost!
- There are no GPA or test score requirements.
- A nine-month academic year contract means you will not be locked into a long-term lease.
- All utilities, high-speed wired and wireless internet, laundry, and furniture are included.
- You may save time by enjoying your meal plan.
- You will have dedicated 24/7 staff for events, assistance, security, and more.
- You will have the shortest possible commute to classes and won’t spend time looking for a parking space.
- Your room and meal plan are billed to your UAFS student account so your financial aid may help cover the cost.
- Any UAFS merit scholarship covers at least 30 percent of your room cost.
- Apply for campus housing. The LLC application is part of the Housing Application.
- Register for Cub Camp.
- If you have any questions about the LLC or living on campus, please email email@example.com.
- The Cub Camp fee is waived for Honors, Business and Entrepreneurship, and Leadership
LLC participants. STEM LLC participants have $40 of the $55 fee waived. The Business
and Entrepreneurship LLC does not require Cub Camp participation, but it is highly
- Identify themselves as effective learners and critical thinkers who are strongly committed to achieving their academic goals and life-long learning.
- Demonstrate commitment to local and global concerns by contributing time, talents, and efforts in service to the community and realize the impact of that service.
- Develop skills necessary to engage in diverse scholarly activities and creative endeavors.
- Continue their pursuit of a business degree.
- Collaborate effectively in teams, working through dissent to build consensus.
- Communicate thoughtfully and effectively with a variety of audiences.
- Engage in project-based learning when possible.
- Improve group and leadership skills that translate into a desire to become better student leaders.
- Explore ways to bring bigger audiences to programs and classrooms.
- Cultivate professional relationships with faculty, campus staff, alumni, business stakeholders, and other students.
- Differentiate between leadership strengths in themselves and others in the team and how to use those strengths as a cohesive unit.
- Define characteristics of a leader and why they are important and understand the different leadership models.
- Build personal leadership skills while participating in co-curricular activities.
- Create and strengthen relationships with their LLC cohort by participating in LLC activities
- Serve their community through co-curricular involvement.
- Establish, define, and defend their own values and beliefs in the context of recognizing the importance of understanding privilege, diversity, and inclusion.
- Retain to UAFS for their second year of study by enrolling and attending.
- Events could consist of:
- Interaction with Fort Smith community leaders, including elected officials and military leaders.
- Service learning opportunities.
- Skills assessment.
- Presentations on the International Leadership Association (ILA).
- Diversity, equity, and Inclusion training.
- Presenting a program for peers and current residents.
- Lunch and learns, which may include discussion on a scholarly article or workshop by a community leader.
- Leadership theory exploration.
- Etiquette dinner.
- Field trips.
- Partnerships with Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership Programs.
- Clifton Strengths for Students assessment completion and discussion.
- Cub Camp attendance (required in August).
- Freshman Leadership Retreat opportunity.
- Joining a Registered Student Organization with emphasis given to Lion Hearts, Residence Hall Association, Student Government Association, Numa Nation, and Leadership Student Association.
- Alternative Spring Break opportunity.
- Common book reads.
- Learn more about academic majors such as Organizational Leadership.
- Enhanced interaction with like-minded peers.
- A personal community that bridges your academics and social interaction to your new home.
- Future leadership opportunities.
- Increased contact with faculty.
- Natural study groups.
- No additional cost.
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