The Learning Community Program at Southeast Missouri State University is designed to enhance your academic success and your residential experience. This is accomplished through building a community in which you are surrounded by students with similar academic interests and career goals, conducting specialized programming that is designed by staff and faculty from your academic area and providing access to resources that will aid in classroom success.
The general goals and concepts of the Learning Community Program are as follows:
Research has shown that students living in learning communities have a better understanding of the academic material, better interpersonal and critical thinking skills, and a stronger connection with faculty members and the institution (Shapiro and Levine). The university benefits by retaining more students that in turn persist until graduation (Shapiro and Levine).
The Office of Residence Life, in conjunction with our many academic partners, is pleased to offer Learning Community Experiences in the subjects or interest areas listed below. Click on a link to learn more about that specific program.