Living Learning Programs
Jarvis Leadership Program
The Jarvis Leadership Program strives to empower students for academic success through involvement in leadership, citizenship, and relationship building at East Carolina University. Residents of Jarvis Hall are involved, successful, civic-minded students who are dedicated to enhancing their personal growth and leadership development. Throughout the year, they interact with successful community members and civic leaders as well as participate in interactive workshops, leadership seminars, skill training, and service learning. Jarvis Hall strives to develop and maintain a tradition of leadership and achievement for its residents.
Qualifications to get into Jarvis Leadership Program:
- Minimum high school G.P.A of 3.0
- Must complete application, resume, letter of recommendation and a personal essay (For priority consideration, applications are due May 1, 2014. We will continue to accept applications after that, but late applicants will most likely be put on a wait list.)
Qualifications to stay in the program:
- Must successfully complete leadership curriculum during the academic year
- The curriculum consists of participating in an organized leadership program and also participating in activities within the residence hall (socials, educational programs, lectures, community service activities).
- Maintain a 2.5 G.P.A semester and cumulative G.P.A of 2.75
- If you are accepted to the Leadership Program; Jarvis Residents must also enroll in COAD-1000 (1 credit Student Development and Learning in Higher Education), scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-5:50pm. You will be pre-registered for this upon your acceptance to the program. Please do not drop this course from your schedule.
- Detailed information on the leadership curriculum will be given to residents when they move into Jarvis in August 2014.
The instructions on how to access the application for the Jarvis Leadership hall can be found below.
To apply for Application based programs, students must complete the 2014-2015 Campus Living Contract and pay the $100 application fee and the $100 advanced room fee (credited towards Spring 2014 room charges) through their ECU account. Once the contract and payment are submitted, students may apply for the Jarvis Leadership program. The link is located under the "Student Life" section of the "Tools" screen. Select "Campus Living-Housing" and proceed with the 2014-2015 Specialty Program Application link on the screen.
For the 2013-2014 academic year, the Jarvis Leadership Program will be housed in Jarvis Hall on the Central Neighborhood of campus. Questions specific to the Jarvis Leadership program can be directed to:
Cotten, Fleming, and Jarvis Halls Coordinator
Assistant Director, Campus Living Residence Life
Wellness Living-Learning Community
The Wellness Living Learning Community (WLLC) is a community of students who live together and have a common interest in health and wellness. The WLLC brings students together to create a community focused on building lifestyles that embody all dimensions of wellness—physical, emotional, intellectual, social, environmental, occupational, and spiritual. In addition, students have the opportunity to take what they have learned in the classroom and complete service learning projects designed to improve the health of the surrounding community. Participants in the WLLC will thrive in an environment where personal wellness is supported through education and engagement. The WLLC is open to all incoming freshmen living on campus who seek to reside within a community that promotes total wellness and responsible decision-making. Students do not need to be in a health-related major in order to apply.
For the 2014-2015 academic year, the Wellness Living-Learning Community is housed in Fletcher Hall on the West Neighborhood of campus. For the 2015-2016 academic year, the WLLC will be housed in the new Gateway Hall on College Hill. Questions specific to the Wellness Living-Learning Community can be directed to:
Associate Director, Campus Recreation and Wellness
Honors College LLC
The Honors College at East Carolina University is a diverse intellectual community for academically talented students of strong character. Our students engage in stimulating coursework that spans disciplines across campus, providing for a challenging and innovative curricular and co-curricular model. Honors students are provided with the opportunity to engage in immersive service-learning, undergraduate research, and pre-professional experiences throughout their undergraduate years. Students will leave the Honors College with a foundation of skills and experiences designed to make them competitive for graduate programs, scholarships, and careers following graduation. The Honors College provides students with a living-learning community that allows for the natural formation of study groups, connections to students in similar classes, and a supportive network of academically talented peers. Admission to the Honors College at East Carolina University is competitive and by invitation.
For 2014-2015, the Honors College Living-Learning Community is housed in Garrett Hall on the West Neighborhood of campus. For 2015-2016, the Honors College LLC will be housed in the new Gateway Hall. Questions specific to the Honors College Living-Learning Community can be directed to:
101 Mamie Jenkins Building
Music Living-Learning Community
The Music Living and Learning Community (MLLC) provides students from diverse backgrounds a unique opportunity to grow academically, professionally, and personally in their quest to become exceptional musicians. Through the consistent reinforcement of positive attitudes and commitment to music, the MLLC aspires to instill the highest musical standards and to teach the importance of musical outreach in professional careers. Students benefit from study groups, a shared experience with other MLLC residents and peer mentoring opportunities. Residence in the MLLC is expected of all incoming music majors.
For 2014-2015, the Music Living-Learning Community is housed in Scott Hall on the College Hill Neighborhood of campus. For 2015-2016, the MLLC will be housed in the new Gateway Hall on College Hill. Questions specific to the Music Living-Learning Community can be directed to:
119 Fletcher Music Center
Future Pirate Nurse Living-Learning Village
The Future Pirate Nurse Living & Learning Village (FPNLLV) strives to bring intended nursing students together in a residential environment that provides encouragement, support and enrichment activities that lead to success in the pursuit of a nursing degree at East Carolina University. Living and studying in an environment with like-minded, intended Nursing majors provides aspiring Pirate Nurses extra support as they transition from high school to the university. While participating in the FPNLLV, students will have an opportunity to take classes together, live in an environment conducive to academic achievement, be exposed to cultures and ideas, grow academically, professionally, and personally, and prepare for the rigors of the nursing program.
For 2014-2015, the Future Pirate Nurse Living-Learning Village is housed in Umstead Hall on the Central Neighborhood of campus. For 2015-2016, it will be housed in the new Gateway Hall on College Hill. Questions specific to the Future Pirate Nurse Living-Learning Village can be directed to:
Executive Director of Student Services
Biology Living-Learning Community
The purpose of the Bio Living-Learning Community (BioLLC) is to help freshmen intended Biology and Biochemistry majors succeed at ECU, in the major, and in their careers. The components of the BioLLC include 1) living together in a group with a shared academic purpose and some shared courses 2) having an RA in their major 3) some classes and tutoring scheduled on-site 4) and regular interaction with faculty, in particular the BioLLC coordinator Dr. Sutton. Other programs, such as a sailing experience in the fall semester, may also occur. By providing a community for Biology and Biochemistry intended majors at ECU and providing support structures such as focused tutoring and co-horting into small classes, we will help BioLLC members to focus on academics first in addition to the adventure aspect of group molding and teamwork. When academics are the first priority for students, and students live in a supportive environment with a team atmosphere, it becomes easy for students to understand how to prioritize other important things such as recreation and leisure and friends and family obligations.
For 2014-2015, the Biology Living-Learning Community is housed in Garrett Hall on the West Neighborhood of campus. For 2015-2016, it will be housed in the new Gateway Hall on College Hill. Questions specific to the Biology Living-Learning Community can be directed to:
Professor for Biology
Engineering Living-Learning Community
The focus and mission of the Engineering Learning Community (ELC) is to bring together engineering students in a residential environment that provides encouragement and support which leads to success in pursuit of an engineering degree. The ELC provides students with the opportunity to grow academically, professionally, and personally in their quest to become an engineer.
For 2014-2015, the Engineering Living-Learning Community is housed in Umstead Hall on the Central Neighborhood of campus. Questions specific to the Engineering Living-Learning Community can be directed to:
Academic Advisor and Engineering LLC Coordinator
College of Business Living-Learning Community
The College of Business Living-Learning Community gives first-year business students a unique residential learning experience that connects classroom learning with residence life. Students enjoy the typical advantages of living on campus in a residence hall with the added benefit of living among other students who share their academic goals and interests. Business LLC residents will live on a hall together with other business majors in the LLC program, participate in a variety of engaging programs and activities, complete some required business courses in small groups with other residents in the Business LLC, network with other students in their major, interact with faculty outside of the classroom in informal settings, and gain access to helpful Peer Mentors.
For 2014-2015, the College of Business Living-Learning Community is housed in Cotten Hall on the Central Neighborhood of campus. For 2015-2016, it will be housed in the new Gateway Hall on College Hill. Questions specific to the College of Business Living-Learning Community can be directed to:
Academic Advisor and College of Business LLC Coordinator
College of Business Sophomore Living-Learning Community
The College of Business Sophomore Living-Learning Community is specifically for sophomores as they continue their academic journey with the College of Business. The Business Sophomore LLC will support students’ academic goals by providing career development for undergraduate sophomores, exposing students to and expanding their knowledge about the business world, and encouraging research, independent thought, and questioning. The LLC supports ECU’s mission by preparing students to prosper in a global and multicultural world, and by developing leadership and critical thinking skills.
For 2014-2015, the College of Business Sophomore Living-Learning Community is housed in Cotten Hall on the Central Neighborhood of campus. For 2015-2016, it will be housed in the new Gateway Hall on College Hill. Questions specific to the College of Business Sophomore Living-Learning Community can be directed to:
Academic Advisor and College of Business LLC Coordinator
Chemistry & Physics Living-Learning Community
The goal of the Chemistry and Physics Living-Learning community is to provide our students with additional support and a richer academic experience. The major objectives are 1) to improve opportunities for interaction between chemistry and physics majors to encourage cross disciplinary learning, and 2) to increase retention of academically talented students by providing a more substantial support network. A recent report by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST) highlights the need to recruit and train large numbers of students in STEM disciplines. The chemistry and physics living-learning community will be structured to provide the environment physical scientists need to succeed. The LLC is being developed in an effort to maximize the chances of academic success for every student in the program. We also want to ensure students are academically engaged outside of the classroom, and that they have additional opportunities to network and interact with faculty.
For 2014-2015, the Chemistry/Physics Living-Learning Community is housed in Garrett Hall on the West Neighborhood of campus. For 2015-2016, it will be housed in the new Gateway Hall on College Hill. Questions specific to the Chemistry/Physics Living-Learning Community can be directed to:
Associate Professor for Chemistry
Quest Transfer Students Living-Learning Community
QUEST, the Transfer Living Learning Community, is an exciting residential learning environment open to incoming transfer students wanting to live on campus. The community is structured to help transfer students make a seamless transition into ECU. Programs and activities are intended to facilitate meaningful connections among students and encourage early engagement within the ECU community. One of the many benefits to participating in the Transfer Living Learning Community know as QUEST, is you will connect with administrators, faculty and staff who have an interest in helping you succeed. In addition, QUEST provides students with the unique opportunity to learn with students across the world without having to leave the country. If that’s not enough, you will live in the recently renovated Scott Hall Suites. QUEST is your journey toward success!
For 2014-2015, the Quest Transfer Students Living-Learning Community is housed in Scott Hall on the College Hill Neighborhood of campus. For 2015-2016, it will be housed in the new Gateway Hall on College Hill. Questions specific to the Quest Transfer Students Living-Learning Community can be directed to:
Assistant Director for Transfer Student Services
We also have some new Living Learning Communities starting in Fall 2015. Click here to see what's coming!