Welcome to Hardin-Simmons, we’re glad you’re joining us! While living on-campus is one of the best decisions you can make coming to HSU, our Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are "communities within a community" and are a great way to get to know people faster! Living Learning Communities (LLCs) have been shown nationally and at HSU to assist students academically and socially; leading to higher GPAs, more connections to the larger campus community, and higher retention rates than their peers - this year 97% of our students returned for the spring semester!
Every student participates in at least one common course per semester and benefit from the connections that are made with other students who share similar interests, the connections made with individual faculty members outside the classroom, enhanced programmatic and service learning opportunities – all exclusively available to LLC students! Additionally, each LLC student moves in a day earlier than the rest of first-year students to start making connections earlier, receive a T-Shirt, and receive priority placement in specially designated Residence Hall Living-Learning Floors!
Take a look at our Living-Learning Community options for 2017 – 2018 below AND apply now for a Living Learning Community (LLC)! They are an ideal way to connect your life on-campus with your academic experience – and best of all, it's easy to apply – simply click the REGISTER link on this page!
The Education LLC offers first-year students a chance to learn what it means to empower others as a professional educator. By participating in this LLC you will strengthen your ability to instill community in your own future classroom.
First Year Seminars
Dr. Richard Traylor
Dr. Jana Wesson-Martin
Crafted for those with undeclared/undecided majors, the Exploring Majors LLC provides first-year students the opportunity to discover their passion and calling. You can anticipate an environment that focuses on exploring various majors and minors while completing General Education courses and gaining the skills to be successful in a collegiate atmosphere. View more information about the Exploring Majors LLC
Dr. Joseph Bailey
Dr. Edgar Reed
FYSM 1300 A Gateway: #hereforareason
The Health & Wellness LLC is designed for first-year students interested in the diverse field of health sciences, with an emphasis in the exercise sciences. As a member of this community, you will explore the interaction of science and faith in order to equip your leadership in this dynamic field of study.
Dr. Kelly Pigott
Dr. Dara Brown
The Honors LLC encourages first-year students to strive for excellence and assume personal accountability for their intellectual growth. This LLC fosters community through the discussion of ideas and participation in academic pursuits, promoting creative and critical thinking skills to equip students for success in today's world.
The Program, which serves as an integral part of the academic community, includes courses taught by selected faculty members interested in working with highly motivated students. Students will engage more actively in pursuing knowledge, in discussing ideas, and in challenging themselves to grow intellectually and spiritually.
View more information about the HSU Honors Program
Dr. Tom Copeland
The Pre-Health Sciences LLC is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in medical health professions. Because these tracks often intersect in the chemical, biological, and social sciences, members of this LLC will matriculate through HSU as a group, allowing them to continually work together beyond their first year.
Dr. Michelle Dose
The Hunters, Gatherers, and Travelers (HGT) program is a themed living community of leaders run by the Dean of Students and his staff. This program opened in Fall of 2015 as a pilot with 19 students and is designed for students who want to travel and see the world as well as develop their leadership skills within a specific area of Student Life at HSU. View Photo Gallery
FYSM 1099-M Parks & Rocks
LDSP 2099-A Outdoor Leadership
The Social Work LLC is designed to engage students interested in social justice, social services, and other practical hands-on human services work. This program will give opportunities to serve in community settings and cultivate a more specific career direction for each participant, while connecting you with the Liberal Arts at HSU.
Dr. Melissa Milliorn
Dr. Jeremy Rhodes
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