Living Learning Communities
Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are specialized living environments that connect students inside- and outside-the-classroom experiences. Each LLC is unique, but all are centered on a distinctive theme or academic interest area. Students who choose to live in an LLC have a direct connection to their classroom experience, access to intentional events and programs, and dedicated staff members who work to make the community a success.
LLCs are an ideal way to make friends with peers who have similar interests. Research shows that students who participate in an LLC have higher academic success rates, higher college graduation rates, higher levels of satisfaction with their college experience, and an easier time connecting with their peers.
Here at Pitt, we have more than 20 LLCs. With such a variety, there is surely something that will fit your interests. Check out the 2016 Living Learning Community Brochure as well as the individual LLC overviews, on the first-year and upper-class pages, to get a sense of which community sparks curiosity, gives you an opportunity to share your knowledge, and allows you to ignite your passion!
There is no additional cost for a Living Learning Community. However, some LLCs require students to register for specific classes, class sections, or outside of the classroom activities; please refer to the individual LLC pages for additional requirements.