Learning Community Student Leadership Opportunities

Learning Community Council (LCC)

The 2022-2023 LCC Application was due Friday, April 8.

Become part of the LCC to…

  • Represent your LC and make sure your experiences are heard
  • Give back to the LC program
  • Develop your leadership skills during your first year at UConn
  • Be a spokesperson for Learning Communities
  • Contribute to major events and projects

2022-2023 Committees

  • Diversity & Inclusion, Chair: Arianna Cedeño (WiMSE House)
  • Enrichment, Chair: Milan Patel (Innovation House)
  • Innovation, Chair: Sravani Prekki (WiMSE House)
  • Recruitment, Chair: Victoria Phillips (WiMSE House)
  • Social Affairs, Chair: Sam Timms (EcoHouse)
  • NEW! Wellness, Chair: Brian Ozenne, Jr. (ScHOLA2RS House)

The Learning Community Council is comprised of undergraduate students committed to giving back to the Learning Community Program through deeper involvement with promotion and recruitment, events, and project management. Students on the LCC serve on Committees which focus on key aspects of the Learning Community experience and require students with a myriad of interests and skill sets. LCC Members also volunteer for Learning Community wide events like Open Houses, and work on projects vital to the continued success of the LC Program. This opportunity provides students with a larger network of Learning Community peers, opportunities for innovative thinking, leadership growth and development, insight into the Learning Community experience and its operations, and more!

By April 2022, any student with previous or current membership in a Learning Community may apply to be a member of the Learning Community Council for a one year term.

Learning Community Executive Council (LCEC)

    The 2022-2023 LCEC Application was due on Tuesday, February 8.

    Within the LCC, the Learning Community Executive Council (LCEC) is the undergraduate student governing board which oversees the operations of the Learning Community Council and serves as project leads for important events and initiatives. With the advisement and support of the Learning Community Office professional staff, the LCEC oversees student involvement and leadership development within the Learning Community program from a peer perspective, paying close attention to the vision and mission of the Learning Community Office. The LCEC works closely with the Office to plan, promote, execute, and staff important Learning Community events while also contributing to projects, processes, and assessment methods.

    Any student with previous or current membership in a Learning Community may apply for a position on the Executive Council for a one year term. Students selected to serve on the LCEC must have exhibited previous leadership experience and commitment to the LC program by holding a leadership role in their individual Learning Community or with the Department of First Year Programs & Learning Communities.

    The Learning Community Executive Council and their LCC Committees will be an authentic student voice advocating to ensure the Learning Community program creates a

    cohesive ᛫ supportive ᛫ vibrant ᛫ diverse ᛫ inclusive ᛫ and engaging experience

    for every member, building a network of positive support which will provide wraparound impact and spaces for individual growth.

    The LCEC and LCC Committees will prioritize:

    • Equity, innovation, individual outreach & relationships
    • Cross-collaboration and interaction by being open to getting to know all members of the team
    • Collective contributions to Learning Community wide initiatives by actively volunteering for any LCC programs we will offer
    • Curiosity and celebration of individual Learning Communities’ identities and values

    Learn more: LCEC Information 2022-2023

    Floor Mentors

    Students interested in being a Floor Mentor for 2022-2023 can apply on their Learning Community Supplemental Application, available after submitting the Housing Application.

    Floor Mentor Q&A Sessions

    • Hear from current and past Floor Mentors
    • Learn about the role and application process
    • Ask questions and leave ready to apply!

    Monday, January 24 | 2:30-3:30pm | Webex Recording

    Tuesday, February 1 | 11:30am-12:30pm | Forum/Idea Lab (112/113) in Werth Tower

    Learning Community Floor Mentors assist in fulfilling the mission of the Learning Community Program by working to ensure their LCs are inclusive and supportive environments. Mentors are positive role models and resources to LC members, providing advice and support during their transition to UConn. Floor Mentors will work in collaboration with all members of the LC Leadership Team to successfully execute the vision of member engagement for each individual community.

    Learn more: Floor Mentor Position Description

    Floor Mentor EPSY Teaching Assistants (TAs)

    The TA Application was due on January 25.

    NOTE: Must be a past Learning Community Floor Mentor who has participated in the EPSY Course to apply.

    The Learning Community (LC) EPSY Teaching Assistant (TA) will engage LC Floor Mentors as they navigate their mentoring experience. TAs will act as a resource and positive role model to Floor Mentors and work collaboratively with the other TAs and Instructors to facilitate the learning outcomes of the Floor Mentor EPSY Course. In addition, TAs will utilize consistent verbal and written communication skills to ensure a seamless flow of information between TAs and Instructors and the Floor Mentors, bringing key concerns or themes to the leadership team for consideration and discussion.

    Learn more: EPSY TA Position Description

    FYE Mentors

    The 2022 FYE Mentor Application was due on February 11.

    Many Learning Communities select mentors that participate in the FYE Mentor Program here at UConn. This role includes a 3 credit EPSY 3020 course, as well as participating in and helping to facilitate the weekly LC UNIV 1810 course, among other responsibilities. LC FYE Mentors often have the opportunity to live in their Learning Communities, and they act as a resource and a leader to students beyond the classroom.

    Resident Assistants (RAs)

    The 2022-2023 RA Application closed on December 11. 

    The Resident Assistant (RA) is a student leader who contributes to and supports the educational and personal goals of resident students. The RA also facilitates the development of a vibrant and positive living environment in on-campus housing. The RA promotes the educational, social, and cultural development of the student outside of the classroom, communicates expectations and addresses issues of student conduct, and provides programmatic opportunities. RAs within the Learning Community Program contribute to the success of their community by developing programming and other opportunities for students based on the overall mission of their specific community.

    Residential Life Hall Directors and Assistant Hall Directors supervise RAs and also make valuable contributions to the success of our programs.

    UConn Innovation Zone

    In the Innovation Zone which is open to all students, any student can get involved as a Maker Mentors or Maker Specialist! For more information, click here.