Two LLCs established last year return this fall. The Engineering LLC (ELLC), open to first-year students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, has floors in Daniels and Marian Spencer halls. ELLC students form study and support groups for common first-year engineering courses, utilize in-hall services like tutoring and advising for additional academic and social support and build lasting relationships with other members of the CEAS community, including engineering faculty.
The Audre Lorde Social Justice House is now located in Stratford 17, part of the UC residence hall complex across Clifton Avenue. Named after feminist writer and civil rights activist Audre Lorde (1934-92), this LLC is committed to her belief that the core of social justice is recognizing, understanding and celebrating differences. Designed for first-year and upperclass students who are interested in exploring social justice topics, this house is an inclusive community where students share time and space with others who have similar passions and values. This LLC offers gender-inclusive housing and an opportunity for interested students to live in a supportive environment within the building. This is the only LLC open to both first-year and returning students.
These communities join four new LLCs introduced this fall.
Supported by the Office of Ethnic Programs and Services and the African American Cultural & Resource Center, the Dr. P. Eric Abercrumbie LLC in Siddall Hall is designated for students who have been accepted into UC’s Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program or the Transitions Program. Participants will live in an environment that fosters personal and social identity development, leadership engagement and academic success. Named for the recently retired Eric “Doc” Abercrumbie, UC’s leader on matters of inclusion for nearly 50 years, this community honors the history and legacy of those who came before, while providing students the opportunity to create their own path toward leaving their mark at UC and in larger community.