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Living and Learning

Four Southeastern residence halls serve as academic communities for students with similar educational, social and cultural interests

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 


Southeastern began offering the university's first-ever Living and Learning Communities at four on-campus residence halls during the fall semester. This program groups students with common educational, social and cultural interests to give them opportunities for interaction and networking with their peers and faculty mentors.

The residence halls participating in Living and Learning Communities include:

  • Cardinal Newman Hall for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) majors

  • Tangipahoa Hall for business majors

  • Hammond Hall for cluster programming, where residents choose an area of focus such as leadership, community service, health and wellness, or cultural awareness

  • Village M Hall for women's issues, campus engagement and leadership development for women interested in and/or registered for sorority recruitment

Each residence hall offers opportunities for lectures, tutoring, department-sponsored activities, study groups and more. Faculty and staff serve as mentors for each hall, allowing students to discuss what they are learning in class in an informal setting.

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The benefits of Living and Learning Communities include facilitating personal relationships among students, faculty and staff; building nurturing environments to increase learning and student retention; and encouraging success among first-year students.

"Our survey sent to residents in the living-learning communities at the end of the fall semester generated positive responses with suggestions for making the program stronger over the next semester," said Dr. Kay Maurin, director of University Housing. "Overall, we feel like we had a positive experience during the first semester and are hopeful about the future of the initiative."

Visit University Housing to learn more about Southeastern's Living and Learning Communities or to apply for on-campus housing.


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