Residential Learning Community

Residential Learning Communities expand the experience of learning into the residence halls, complement the academic curriculum, and support student interests with activities and experiences designed to engage students in leadership, intellectual engagement, citizenship, relationship, and service.

Leadership Learning Community

The Leadership Learning Community is focused on helping students connect with their peers, make friends, learn about the University of Michigan-Flint community, and build a personal definition of leadership. Through both in class and out of class experiences students will discuss real world applications of different ways leadership can create positive change. This community is supported through multiple departments on campus including Housing and Residential Life, and Student Involvement & Leadership.

For more information, contact Chris DeEulis at cdeeulis@umich.edu.

Benefits

  • Early move-in to First Street Residential Hall
  • Build relationships with other students
  • Engage is service projects with the community
  • Build leadership skills to prepare for your future
  • Fun activities including: retreat, programs, and off-campus excursions

Participant Criteria
To apply for acceptance into the learning community, applicants must have been accepted for admission to UM-Flint, be a first-year or new student to UM-Flint and residing in First Street Residence Hall. Applicants must complete a Learning Community Application and a Student Housing Application.

Leadership Learning Community Housing Scholarship Description
The Leadership Learning Community Housing Scholarship is a one-year housing scholarship, up to the cost of a 4-person double room and meal plan in First Street Residence Hall.

Scholarship Eligibility & Requirements
The Leadership Learning Community Housing Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled in a Genesee County high school and have demonstrated significant high school leadership through high school involvement and/or classwork.

To apply for the Leadership Learning Community applicants must:

  1. Be admitted to UM-Flint;
  2. Have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Office of Financial Aid;
  3. Complete the Student Housing application;
  4. Apply and be admitted into the Leadership Learning Community;
  5. Complete the scholarship application;
  6. Participate in an on-campus interview;
  7. Participate in all activities/classes associated with the Leadership Learning Community.

Wolverines for Social Justice & Diversity

The Wolverines for Social Justice & Diversity Residential Learning Community affords students the opportunity to connect and grow in their understanding of social justice with a community of engaged scholars. Together, members of this community will participate in community service, scholarship, and co-curricular programming, holistically focusing on building and their social justice capacity and toolbox. They will learn about systemic oppression and privilege related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, and other intersecting identities, ultimately leaving more well-equipped to work as change agents in various domains of influence. This community is supported through the Intercultural Center, Social Work, and Housing and Residential Life.

You have the unique opportunity to be a part of this first cohort to participate in this community, which is supported through the Intercultural Center, Social Work, and Housing & Residential Life. The curricular component of this community is the course, SWR 250, Social Justice and Diversity. The course is described as: Examination of oppressions, using a critical multicultural lens as a way of valuing diversity and affirming social justice. Provides students skills of self-reflection to recognize, analyze, evaluate and regulate their thinking and actions, encouraging development of a professional use of self, commitment to positive social change and intercultural exchanges.

If selected, you will get the opportunity to take SWR 250 and move-in early (with the expectation that you volunteer for a four-hour shift on move-in day to help your classmates move-in).

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For more information contact David Luke at djluke@umich.edu.