Living Learning Communities

A First-Year Experience for Every and Any Student

Living in an LLC is a great way to get connected to students who share the same goals and ambitions. For eligibility requirements and how to apply, check each LLC page separately.

Designed for first-year students, our LLCs concentrate on learning through motivating, cultivating, and challenging our residents both in and outside of the classroom. image
Designed for first-year students, our LLCs concentrate on learning through motivating, cultivating, and challenging our residents both in and outside of the classroom.

Find the LLC just for you!

Find the community that fits your college or school.

The Engineering Living Learning Community is for FAMU students who have an interest in pursuing careers in Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering.

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The College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) Living-Learning Community is for first year (freshmen) students who have an interest in pursuing careers in Agribusiness, Agronomy, Biological Systems Engineering (BSE), Food Sciences, Entomology, and Animal Sciences.

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The College of Education Living-Learning Community is for first year (freshmen) students who have an interest in pursuing careers in Education through Pre-K/Primary Education, Elementary Education, Physical Education, or Secondary Education (Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Social Sciences).

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The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health Living-Learning Community (LLC) is for first year (freshmen) students who have an interest in pursuing careers in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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The College of Science and Technology (CST) Living-Learning Community (LLC) is for students who have an interest in pursuing careers in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Medicine, Information Technology, Mathematics, Actuarial Science or Physics.

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The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (CSSAH) Leadership and Service LLC is designed for students majoring in one of the 14 eligible undergraduate programs offered within the College.

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The School of Allied Health Sciences Living-Learning Community (LLC) is for first year (freshmen) students who are highly motivated and have an interest in pursuing careers in Cardiopulmonary Science (CPS), Health Care Management (HCM), Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM), Health Science/General (HS), Health Science/Pre-Occupational Therapy (HSPOT), and Health Science/Pre-Physical Therapy (HSPPT).

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The School of Architecture and Engineering Technology (SAET) Living-Learning Community (LLC) is for first-time-in-college students (freshmen) who have an interest in pursuing careers in Architectural Studies, Construction Engineering Technology or Electronic Engineering Technology.

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The School of Business and Industry Living-Learning Community (SBI LLC) is for first-year (Freshman) students who have an interest in pursuing careers in Accounting, Business Administration, Facilities Management,  Finance, Economics, Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management.

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The School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) LLC  is for first time in college freshman students who have an interest in pursuing careers in Journalism, Public Relations, and Graphic Design.

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The School of Nursing LLC participants learn skills necessary to build a solid foundation while on their journey towards becoming a competent and compassionate nurse.

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The School of the Environment Living-Learning Community is for freshmen (first-year) students who have an interest in pursuing careers in Environmental Sciences or Environmental Studies.

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The Provost's Leadership Living-Learning Community (LLC) is for first year (freshmen) students.  Students from all majors are welcome to participate but must be a recipient of a University Scholarship.

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You can only apply for one LLC. All students must have an active on-campus Housing Contract in order to be considered for membership in one of the LLCs. image
You can only apply for one LLC. All students must have an active on-campus Housing Contract in order to be considered for membership in one of the LLCs.

 

General Requirements

LLC Application Deadline for Fall 2022: May 1, 2023 by 11:59 P.M.

  • You must be a first-time-in-college (freshman) first-year student for the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • You can only apply for one LLC. All students must have an active on-campus Housing Contract in order to be considered for membership in one of the LLCs.
  • The LLCs are “major-specific.”  Interested students must major in a degree area that falls under the school/college/LLC.  For example, if you are interested in the School of Allied Health Sciences LLC, you must major in Cardiopulmonary Science (CPS), Health Care Management (HCM), Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM), Health Science/General (HS), Health Science/Pre-Occupational Therapy (HSPOT), or Health Science/Pre-Physical Therapy (HSPPT). 
  • Actively participate and complete all work required for the selected Living-Learning Community (Note:  Nonparticipation in the selected LLC meetings, programs and activities, will result in having a hold placed on students’ course registration for the next semester and/or removal from the designated FAMU Towers LLC residence hall floor and LLC program).
  • Remain in the selected LLC for one academic year.
  • Our LLC program does not allow roommates that are not admitted individually to the LLC (i.e., if you are a business major and want to live in the Business LLC, your roommate has to be a Business major).
  • The LLCs are housed in two locations:  the new FAMU Towers Residence Hall and Polkinghorne Village Residence Hall. Students who choose the LLC option are responsible for the additional housing costs associated with FAMU Towers and Polkinghorne Village.
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Contact Your LLC Liaison

The liaison for your LLC can answer your questions or provide more information.
- “The only bad question is an unasked one”

Name Phone Email Location
Dr. Brenda C. Spencer
LLC Program Director
(850) 412-5790 brenda.spencer@famu.edu  

Charmane V. Caldwell, Ph.D.
FAMU Engineering LLC Liaison

(850) 410-6173 caldwell@eng.famu.fsu.edu FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer St., Rm B-32

Shanteva Leonard
CAFS LLC Liaison

(850) 412-5634 shanteva.leonard@famu.edu Suite 306 South Perry-Paige Building
Ameenah Shakir, PhD
COE LLC Liaison
(850) 412-6654 ameenah.shakir@famu.edu 501 Orr Drive, Gore Educational Complex A 211

Dr. Patrick Joseph
COPPS LLC Liaison

(850) 599-3015 Patrick.Joseph@famu.edu Undergraduate Student Success Center, C215 Gore Educational Complex

Dr. Lisa McClelland
CST LLC Liaison

(850) 412-5979
(850) 412-7303 [fax]

lisa.mcclelland@famu.edu 1610 S. MLK Jr. Blvd., University Commons / Room 121B

Lisa Lauray
CSSAH L&S - LLC Liaison

(850) 599-3430 Lisa.Lauray@famu.edu 515 Orr Drive – 214 Tucker Hall

Jamal Coleman
CSSAH L&S - LLC Liaison

(850) 412-5532  jamal.coleman@famu.edu 515 Orr Drive – Tucker Hall | Room 105

Yvonne Nelson-Langley
SOAHS LLC Liaison

(850) 412-7123 Yvonne.Nelsonlangley@famu.edu Lewis-Beck Bldg., Room 306-H

Dr. Deirdre McRoy
SAET LLC Liaison

(850) 412-7815

Deirdre.Mcroy@famu.edu Walter L. Smith Architecture Bldg., Room B-209

Johnny McCaskil
SBI LLC Liaison

(850) 412-7096 Johnny.McCaskill@famu.edu 500 Gamble Street, Suite 302, East Wing

Artency Jean
SJGC LLC Liaison

(850) 412-7566 Artency.Jean@famu.edu 510 Orr Drive, Suite 4003

Dr. Linda Edwards-Do
Nursing LLC Liaison

(850) 561-2044 linda.edwardsdoe@famu.edu 334 W. Palmer Avenue, Ware-Rhaney Building

Dr. Ashvini Chauhan
SOE LLC Liaison

(850) 412-5119 ashvini.chauhan@famu.edu 1515 S. MLK Blvd., Suite 305B, Building FSHSRC

Dr. Deidre Evans
Provost's Leadership

(850) 599-3540 Deidre.Evans@famu.edu University Honors Center, 1523 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd