Learning Communities are composed of a minimum of two or more courses that are linked together through common topics, assignments, readings, or activities. They offer students a more personalized environment and create supportive peer groups through common enrollments in the linked courses. In learning communities, students are able to apply skills learned to multiple contexts, which is necessary for success in college. Some learning communities also provide support services directly linked to the courses. Participation in learning communities has been shown to increase student retention rates and also overall academic success.
The courses included in learning communities fulfill general education requirements. To be enrolled in the learning communities, students must register for all components.