By joining The Monroe Neighborhood, students assume responsibility for creating their own learning opportunities around their house theme. Each member is expected to actively participate in the creation of a program plan and take the initiative to implement their ideas.  Housemates may be from any academic major; in fact, Monroe Houses provide an opportunity for students to explore inter-disciplinary topics and be exposed to intellectual interests outside their academic major.  Through participation in a Monroe House, residents have the opportunity to develop habits that support an active approach to life-long learning.

Each Monroe House is advised by at least one faculty member or administrator. These faculty sponsors offer advice and guidance in the development of formal house programs and informal opportunities to learn about the theme. The House receives a program budget from the Office of Residence Life. Assistance with managing, budgeting, program planning, and other aspects of implementing the house learning objective is provided by Residence Life staff.  While the primary goal of house programs is to advance the learning of house members, the programs may also involve or be co-sponsored by other student groups or departments.

The aptly named Monroe Neighborhood Houses are located in 3 person college-owned off-campus substance free houses on Monroe Street (near the Kirby Sports Center). Each house is fully furnished and includes ample space for hosting events in the living room, preparing meals in the full-size kitchen, and interacting with neighbors in the backyard.

 

Current LLC Houses 2017 - 2018

African House
Aviation Research Community (ARC)
Dog House
Engineering Finance
Folk Music
Foodie
Geode
HOLA
Interfaith
International Business Conduct
Mind and Body Health House
Scholar-Athlete House
Spanish Culture House
Stadium Design
Wall Street
Women in Sports

Past LLC Houses 2012 - 2018

Botany
Breakthrough in Engineering & Society Today (B.E.S.T.)
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civic Engagement
Classic Civilizations
Classical Music
Creative Writing
Crossroads (Gender & Sexuality)
Documentary
Economics & Society
Film & Media Studies
Folk Music
French
German
Health Professions
Hispanic Society of Lafayette
History
Interfaith/Religious Studies
International Politics
International Business
Kaleidoscope
Literature Appreciation
Mathematics
Monroe@
Psychology
Social Justice House
Statistics
Technology
Theater
TREEhouse
U.S. Politics
Women in Science & Engineering

Requirements & Expectations

Members of Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are students with a GPA of 2.8+ and want to take the initiative to create their own learning opportunities.

With the support of the faculty/staff sponsor and Residence Life staff, LLC members plan and participate in various house events.

EXPECTATIONS

SPRING [prior to living in LLC]

FALL/SPRING [while living in LLC]

  • Attend monthly house and quarterly community meetings with the graduate intern.
  • With housemates, sponsor at least 2 house events per month.
  • Communicate regularly with faculty & the graduate intern.
  • Submit program documentation and other administrative paperwork by deadlines.
  • Participate in neighborhood activities to foster a sense of community.
  • Maintain a substance-free house (regardless of the age of residents, no alcohol is permitted in the house).