Impact Living Learning Community


Impact through Science and Technology LLC participants explore issues of social justice, diversity, community engagement, and sustainability. Impact provides opportunities for informal discussions among residents of the learning community and faculty and staff partners and enhances students’ intellectual development through participation in common courses.

Students participate in a certain number of Impact and other events such as coffee hours, meals, speaker talks, social and cultural events that take place in or near the residence hall, and that concern issues of social justice, sustainability, and community engagement.

Contact us if you have questions!

Jeremy Brown, Impact Coordinator

Carol Colatrella, Impact Faculty Director


You have the option to participate in an Impact GT 1000 course offered by the Impact Program Coordinator and others, including guest speakers from Institute Diversity staff and affiliated faculty and others.

Impact students are required to participate in a certain number of local service initiatives, including programs organized by Impact students, staff, and faculty; by student life units and student organizations, including NSBE, AASU, MOVE (annual Into the Streets day of service), Team Buzz (annual day of service), and MLK Day of Service; and by Institute Diversity units - OMED, OHI, WST, LGBTQIA Resource Center, Student Diversity, or Student Engagement.


Impact students take one course each semester to build awareness of issues and opportunities, to develop knowledge and skills, to structure deep learning experiences, and to build long-lasting values and beliefs. Students can choose from a menu of courses that could include:

ENGL 1101 and 1102:  Focus on Social Justice

HTS 2016: Social Issues and Public Policy

LMC 2200: Introduction to Gender Studies

HTS 2082: Technology & Sci-Industrial Age

HTS 2084: Technology & Society

LMC 2200: Introduction to Gender Studies

PUBP 2012: Foundation-Public Policy