Georgia Tech Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities are an academic strategy that link academics to on-campus living. Each Georgia Tech community is an integrated experience that promotes interactions between faculty and students, fosters collaboration among students, improves student GPA, enhances campus and civic engagement, increases retention, and eases both the academic and social transition to college.

LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Students admitted to Georgia Tech can apply to Grand Challenges, the Honors Program, and the Science, Math and Research Training Living Learning Communities. While each of these communities offers a different focus, they all have required academic coursework, a first year living requirement, and the option to continue living with members of the community in nearby apartments as upper-level students. All admitted students will be contacted soon after admission decisions with information on how to apply. Please visit each community's website to learn more and find contact and visit information. 

Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges Students in DC

By teaching students how to most effectively utilize servant leadership, Grand Challenges creates change makers who seek empathy and who have an unparalleled opportunity to change the world. At the conclusion of the first year, Grand Challenges’ teams pitch a proposal for a solution to grand challenges facing the world. If accepted, students’ projects are funded by Grand Challenges, and implemented in the following years.

Honors Program

The Honors Program LLC fosters the curiosity, creativity, and innovative capacity of highly motivated learners whose interests span multiple disciplines. Students learn together in small, active-learning classes, with high levels of student-faculty engagement. They extend their learning and build community through interaction in Honors Program residence halls and participation in activities planned by students.

SMaRT

SMaRT

The Science and Math Research Training (SMaRT) Living Learning Community engages first-year science and math majors in coursework and activities designed to foster success and introduce them to undergraduate research opportunities. Students are co-enrolled in a common set of core classes, meet with world-renowned researchers, and participate in science and math related activities and trips. 

SHaRP

SHaRP Students

In coordination with the Office of Pre-Health Advising, the College of Sciences’ Science, Health and Related Professions LLC provides students with a strong foundation for success in pre-health programs of study such as pre-medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, animal/veterinarian science, physical therapy, nursing, and physician assistance. SHaRP students take core pre-health courses together, meet with practicing health care professionals, receive behind the scenes access to health care centers and research labs, and attend community events.

Beginning in their second year, students are invited to apply to the Women, Science, and Technology and the International House Living Learning Communities. Students are contacted in January with information on how to apply. WST and I-House require students to participate in community activities and events and offer optional coursework. Please visit each community's website to learn more and to apply.

International House

I-House Students

The International House Living Learning Community is a vibrant community of world cultures, foreign affairs, and enthusiastic students committed to how the world works beyond campus. I-House residents plan numerous events related to international outreach, literature, film, cuisine, sports, cultures, and languages. If you envisioned yourself at college engaging in a world of ideas, cultural activities, and vibrant new horizons that extend well beyond the classroom, or you are genuinely interested in international politics, global trends, intercultural exchange, and foreign languages, literatures, films, and foods, then the I-House may be the place for you.

WST

WST Students

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology, the WST Learning Community offers programs addressing academic and professional issues for women students who live together and who connect with one another and faculty through monthly dinners, bi-weekly lunches, campus receptions, and research panels. WST sponsors undergraduate research partnerships for WST Learning Community students, and residents may be paired with a faculty/staff mentor.