Living Learning Communities

Black and Latinx Living Learning Community

The Black and Latinx Living Learning Community (LLC) is a multi-year living community at RWU. This community is designed to help you get the most out of your years at RWU by strengthening the connection between the classroom and the residence hall, and helping you in the transition from high school to and through college. As a member of the LLC, you will have the support and encouragement you need to make the most of your college experience.

image of 5 students sitting in a row, holding a newspaper with a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. for a Black History Month performance.

Live in a multi-year, multiethnic/diasporic residential community of students who connect around the shared identity and experiences of being Black or Latino/a/x. This community excels academically has wide impact on campus. The LLC is dedicated to the empowerment of Black and Latinx students at Roger Williams University. Students thrive through community engagement, professional development, social and emotional support, off-campus networking, and connecting with local Black and Latinx community members.

As a member of this supportive living learning community, you will live with Black and Latinx students with a variety of diasporic identities including African American, Caribbean, Latinx, Hispanic/Hispanic American, Multiracial and continental Africa. Together, you will empower and strengthen your academic, social, cultural and emotional wellness at RWU. The LLC is a foundation through mentorship from your peers and also connects you with RWU’s faculty and staff who identify with you and is designed to give you a sense of belonging to ensure your overall success on campus!

Find your community, learn about yourself and develop as a leader!

 

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How to Join the Black and Latinx Living Learning Community

As a newly accepted student you will be able to go online through your Roger account and fill out a housing questionnaire regarding your living preferences. A question regarding your interest in the LLC will be included, among other general questions concerning your study habits, sleeping habits, music, etc. It is here that you can opt into living in the Black and Latinx Living Learning Community. For returning students: you can go through the online housing process and choose Black and Latinx LLC in addition to filling out an interest form.

For more information, contact Zoila at zquezada@rwu.edu.

Queer and Trans Living Learning Community

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This community serves students who identify anywhere within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, pansexual, trans, transgender, non-binary, and gender non-confirming communities. This living area is located in Maple Hall for first year students and North Residence Hall for returning students.  In partnership with the Queer and Trans Resource and Advocacy Center (QTRAC), this community allows for our queer and trans communities to build a strong network of support while they adjust to life at Roger. This community also creates a safe space for our queer and trans students to celebrate their shared identities.  Students living in both the first and returning year areas work together and create a peer-mentorship relationship while engaging in the Roger and Rhode Island communities.

For more information, contact Gabby at gporcaro@rwu.edu.