Experience the power of community

Connecting in community is a powerful thing. At Iowa, we know that community connections are vital to your success. Living Learning Communities take your Iowa experience to the next level by creating opportunities for you to grow.

Our Living Learning Communities (LLCs) give you the opportunity to live and study with a collection of students who share a similar major or interest. We focus on placing you in smaller-residence hall communities, pairing you with on-campus academic departments, registering you for a common course and connecting you with initiatives that are unique to the LLC.

Why should I join?

In a Living Learning Community, you'll learn from (and with) other students across campus. Joining an LLC is a great way to make the most of your college experience. Here's why:


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Supporting your academic success

Research shows that LLCs are a valuable part of college. This benefits your academics by helping you stay in school, earn a higher GPA and have a greater degree of satisfaction with your Iowa experience. 

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Develop Iowa connections

Connection is a vital piece to your success and your LLC is the perfect place to connect you with campus. Plus, you'll be able to experience everything Iowa has to offer with students who share your interests.

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Engage with peers and mentors

Our communities allow you to make numerous connections with mentors and staff. This allows you to engage in meaningful programs and build relationships across campus.

LLC questions?

Have questions about our LLCs? We're here to help.

Living Learning Communities at Iowa

Iowa offers several different Living Learning Community experiences. Learn more about each experience below.

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All In

Explore and celebrate LGBTQ+ culture and identity. 

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Live with like-minded artists who love to perform and create.

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Connect with other business-interested students.

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Iowa Writers

Be part of a community of creative writers.

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People in Engineering

People in Engineering

The next generation of problem-solvers. 

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Political Matters

Political Matters

Advocating for social justice through politics.

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Sport and Recreation Management

Get involved in the sport and recreation industry.

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Connect, grow and celebrate with other Latinx students. 

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Young, Gifted and Black

Explore Black heritage, tradition and identity.

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