At Northeastern, University Honors students embark on a student-directed educational journey along with a very talented group of peers who share an insatiable appetite for learning, a boundless imagination, and the aspiration to meet the most significant challenges confronting our world. Student-directed learning, and building networked communities of support and engagement, are at the core of the Honors experience and these are beautifully exemplified through our Honors Living Learning Communities (LLCs).
A truly student-designed initiative, the themes of each of the LLCs offered in 2017-18 came directly from the creative input of University Honors students. Who knows which themes the entering class of Fall 2018 will come up with?
Students in each Honors LLC collaborate to plan how they will explore their chosen theme. After they create their their own Learning Agenda, which outlines the key activities they will engage in to meet their objectives, they receive their own budget with which they can carry out their plans.
Students receive support from various members of the University Honors community to design and carry out their Learning Agenda:
- Two Honors Faculty-in-Residence live in the Honors residence halls. These faculty members play an active role in supporting the Honors LLCs by providing educational programming and by being available to all Honors students on a daily basis.
- Each LLC benefits from the guidance and support of an Honors Living Learning Consultant, a professional staff member, advisor or faculty member who helps the LLC define and pursue their collective interests. They often open up doors for the LLC to new resources and connections both on campus and in Boston.
- Honors Living Learning Assistants (HLLAs), a set of upper class Honors students, also live in East Village and Hastings Hall. Their mission is to enrich and support the student-directed activities of each Honors LLC.
- The Resident Assistants (RAs) and Resident Director based at East Village and Hastings Hall also work with each LLC to provide relevant programming and support.
- Additionally, faculty and staff from all corners of the campus, as well as Honors alumni, serve as content-area specialists and provide information, guidance and resources that can amplify what each LLC can accomplish.