Living-Learning Communities

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

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 t 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 benefits 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. Students will live in the same designated area of their Residence Hall specifically for Living-Learning Communities!

We have five different LLC’s to choose from: Exploring Majors, Health & Wellness, HonorsPre- Health Sciences, Spiritual Formation, and Leadership! We hope this information will help you decide if LLC’s could help meet your academic and personal goals for this upcoming year!

Our hope is that you can grow spiritually and academically during your time at HSU.

Learn more about each LLC below.

Leadership is designed specifically for those who are interested in growing their leadership, management and organizational skills that will translate to their future career. You will engage in learning outside of the classroom through luncheons, programs, and field trips.

Students in this program will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and staff in the Leadership Studies Program at HSU. This LLC is a terrific way to live and learn with a group of students with the same passion for Leadership which will create lasting friendships!

If you decide that the Leadership LLC is what you want to pursue, then you will complete the following courses specifically designed for this program.

Fall 2018

FYSM-1300-Q     FYSM: Leading Through Challenge
LDSP-1301-A     Foundations of Leadership Studies

Spring 2019

LDSP-3330     Outdoor Leadership

If you want more information on the Leadership Studies Program that this LLC will collaborate with, please feel free to visit their Facebook page at the link below!

HSU Leadership on Facebook

Living Learning Communities 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 link on this page!

Apply Today!

Spiritual Formation is designed specifically for those interested in growing their knowledge of and appreciation for the Bible. Students in this program will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty
and staff in the Theology department. You will engage in learning outside of the classroom through luncheons, programs, field trips and you’ll explore different disciplines while developing skills for ministry! LLCs are a terrific way to live and learn with a group of students with the same passion for ministry which will create lasting friendships!

If you decide that the Spiritual Formation LLC is what you want to pursue, then you will complete the following courses specifically designed for this program.

Fall 2018

FYSM-1300-K     FYSM Formation: Knowing God, Knowing Yourself and Knowing Others
BIBL-1301-BLLC*     Old Testament Survey

Spring 2019

RELI-2345     Religious and Philosophical Life

Living Learning Communities 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 link on this page!

Apply Today!

Honors is designed specifically for those who are in the Honors college. This program will encourage students to strive for excellence and assume accountability for their intellectual growth. Along with
luncheons, field trips, and various programs, this LLC will provide community through discussions of ideas and participation in academic pursuits. Selected faculty members will teach highly motivated students in this LLC, which will help engage students more actively in pursuing knowledge and challenging themselves to grow intellectually and spiritually.

If you decide that the Honors LLC is what you want to pursue, then you will complete the following course specifically designed for this program:

Fall 2018

HONR-1301-A     Honors Colloquium

Living Learning Communities 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 link on this page!

Apply Today!

Health & Wellness is designed specifically for those who are interested in a diverse field of health sciences with an emphasis on exercise science. You will have the opportunity to connect with faculty and staff in the various Health Sciences departments while also engaging in learning outside of the classroom through luncheons, programs, and field trips. Students in this LLC will get to explore the integration of science and faith that will contribute to their overall leadership in this field of study. LLCs are a terrific way to live and learn with a group of students with the same passion for Health & Wellness which will create lasting friendships!

If you decide that the Health & Wellness LLC is what you want to pursue, then you will complete the following courses specifically designed for this program.

Fall 2018

FYSM-1300-GLLC*     FYSM: Geocaching: Not All Who Wander Are Lost
FSSC-1170-ELLC*     Wellness for Life

Spring 2019

BIBL-1302     New Testament Survey

Living Learning Communities 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 link on this page!

Apply Today!

Pre-Health Sciences is designed specifically for those who are interested in medical health professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and staff in the Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics. You will engage in learning outside of the classroom through luncheons, programs, and field trips while learning how to work together beyond your first year through group work in the chemical, biological, and social sciences. This is a great way to learn how to integrate your faith into your career! LLCs will allow you to live and learn with a group of students with the same passion for Pre-Health Sciences which will create lasting friendships!

If you decide that the Pre-Health Science LLC is what you want to pursue, then you will complete the following courses specifically designed for this program.

Fall 2018

FYSM-1300-CLLC*     FYSM: Hollywood Science
CHEM-1310-LLC     General Chemistry I
BIOL-1306-BLLC *     General Biology I

Spring 2019

CHEM-1311     General Chemistry II
BIOL-1307     General Biology II (hold 20 seats)

Living Learning Communities 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 link on this page!

Apply Today!

Exploring Majors is designed specifically for those who are undeclared or undecided. This program will provide you the opportunity to discover your passion and calling. You will engage in learning outside of the classroom through luncheons, programs, and field trips while exploring various majors and completing general education courses. You will have the privilege of connecting with faculty and staff from many departments on campus as well as learning about academic resources located at HSU! Strength-assessments designed to explore your strengths and potential career choices will be available for you to take during your time here. LLCs are a terrific way to live and learn with a group of students in the same exploration stage which will create lasting friendships!

If you decide that Exploring Majors is the LLC you want to pursue, then you will complete the following courses specifically designed for this program.

Fall 2018

FYSM-1300-U     FYSM: It’s A MAJOR Decision
COMM-1301-TLLC*     Speech Communication

Spring 2019

FSSC-1170     Wellness for Life

Living Learning Communities 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 link on this page!

Apply Today!