Learning Community Student Leadership Opportunities

Learning Community Council (LCC)

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!

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.

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Learning Community Executive Council (LCEC)

    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

    Floor Mentors

    The Learning Community Floor Mentor role assists in fulfilling the mission of the Learning Community Program as well as ensuring the success and supporting the initiatives of their respective communities. Mentors will live within the LC, be a resource to particularly first year students, provide advice and support during their transition, and be a positive role model in the LC. Floor Mentors work in collaboration with all members of the LC Leadership Team: staff and directors, support team: instructors, staff, Graduate Assistants and Hall Directors, as well as other student leaders: Resident Assistants, FYE Mentors, other Floor Mentors, and other peer leaders. Floor Mentors commit to living on a floor within their Learning Community for the duration of their role in the community, along with other requirements. Floor Mentor Position Description

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    FYE Mentors

    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)

    More Information

    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.

    Learning Community Innovation Zone (LCIZ)

    In the LCIZ, students can get involved as Maker Mentors and Maker Specialists! For more information, click here.