Center for Women in Technology
Living-Learning Community (CWIT)
The CWIT Living-Learning Community (LLC) provides opportunities for women and supportive men majoring in an IT or engineering (ITE) discipline to bond with other students in the same field and create lasting support networks. The CWIT LLC promotes academic excellence, peer mentoring, career exploration, leadership opportunities and social support for students in ITE, with a special emphasis on the needs of women who may feel isolated due to their low enrollment in such majors nationwide. Students in the CWIT LLC participate in a first-year experience course, study groups, ITE career exploration and professional development workshops, and fun social events with other students in the CWIT community. Due to limited space, freshman CWIT Scholars are given priority; however, all students interested in IT and engineering disciplines are encouraged to apply. The CWIT LLC is open to both women and men.
Discovery Scholars Living-Learning Community back to top
Many students enter college uncertain about what they want to study due to the fact that they have numerous interests. Beginning college excited about a variety of majors, or perhaps uncertain about one's major, should be a positive experience. As members of the Discovery Scholars Living-Learning Community (LLC) students explore and select the appropriate major and future career that is best suited for their talents and interests. Students have the opportunity to live alongside others who are also exploring different majors and this group will study and learn together while they discover their path at UMBC. In addition to living together, participants have the opportunity to connect with faculty and staff across campus to help ease their academic and social adjustment to college life.
Students are selected to participate in the Discovery Scholars LLC based on their proven academic abilities and diverse interests. Members of this community must enroll in a First Year Seminar (FYS) which will cover a specialized topic as well as transitional skills. Students receive individual attention from the Office of Undergraduate Education and are assigned a professional advisor from the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising to aid them in the successful completion of their first year. Additionally they are connected to Career Services for career exploration and the Shriver Center for service-learning and internship opportunities. Members participate in a host of social and cultural programs such as movie nights, attending athletic events together, and excursions into the local community and Baltimore.
Honors College Living-Learning Community back to top
The Honors College Living-Learning Community offers
the opportunity for members of the Honors College to
continue their collaborative learning experiences in a relaxed,
residential setting. Students are able to pursue a range of
academic and social activities with other members of the
Honors College community. At the same time, they will
develop strong friendships through common goals, classes,
conversation and fun.
Humanities Floor back to top
- For more information, contact the Honors College at 410-455-3720 or email@example.com.
TThe Humanities Floor is known to offer some of the best conversation on campus, and offers students interested in the humanities the opportunity to share their passion for culture, language, history, philosophy and literature with other students in the community. This LLC provides opportunities to attend lectures, performances and museums in the Baltimore and Washington, DC area, faculty talks and film discussions. Students majoring/minoring in Africana studies, American studies, ancient studies, Asian studies, cultural anthropology, English, gender and women's studies, history, interdisciplinary studies, media and communication studies, modern languages and linguistics, and philosophy often take part in this community, but students from all departments are encouraged to apply. A variety of perspectives is welcome. Accepting residence on the floor indicates your willingness to attend at least four humanities forum events throughout the year, as well as to contributing to the organization of and participation in other floor activities.
Intercultural Living Exchange (ILE) back to top
The ILE is a for-credit language immersion and intercultural
communication program that offers one credit per semester
for completion of ILE activities. Participating students
interact with international student mentors (native speakers
of Chinese, French, Korean, and
Spanish), who organize cultural and social activities, including
holiday celebrations, movie nights, international potlucks and
excursions to plays, museums and festivals. ILE students earn
additional academic credits (up to three academic credits) by
completing a service-learning course/project related to their
target language and culture.
Shriver Living-Learning Center (SLLC) back to top
Live, Learn, and Serve! The SLLC is an active and social living community in Erickson Hall. SLLC is coordinated by the Service-Learning Program at The Shriver Center, UMBC's center for applied learning experiences. The purpose of SLLC is to explore civic engagement with a strong emphasis on relationship-building, leadership, and advocacy. Each semester, SLLC Members commit to serving in the community for 3-5 hours each week at the service-learning placement of their choice. During the fall semester, students participate together in a one-credit course exploring civic engagement in broader contexts. This class integrates reflection of service and civic engagement opportunities around campus with guest speakers from UMBC and community organizations in and around Baltimore. Expectations for this class include participation in class discussions, readings, and reflective writing assignments. The class culminates in final presentations related to service. In the spring, SLLC will participate in several field trips and service projects. There may be opportunities for SLLC Members to attend and/or present at local/national conferences about their experiences. Based on interest, selection interviews (in-person, Skype, or phone) may take place in May.
Visual and Performing Arts Living-Learning Community back to top
The Visual and Performing Arts Living-Learning Community
helps students broaden their understanding of art making
and create essential connections across art disciplines.
Residents share ideas and learn new skills in a supportive
environment of dancers, actors, designers, composers,
costumers, musicians and visual artists. Programs for the
community offer movie nights, trips to performances,
socials and discussions, all focused on the arts. The floor
is known for the most passionate, impromptu late-night
conversations on campus. It is the UMBC home for the
majority of freshman and sophomore Linehan Artist
Women Involved in Learning and Leadership Living-Learning Community (WILL) back to top
more information, contact Doug Hamby at 410-455-2950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WILL program is a living-learning community where
students practice leadership skills in a setting that promotes
academic excellence and community engagement. Through
WILL, students have the opportunity to meet with renowned
speakers and activists, to live in the residence hall with other
students committed to diverse gender and social justice
issues and to work with feminist and other social change
organizations. WILL students engage in
leadership development opportunities, plan educational and
advocacy programs, attend cultural events and participate in
public service projects. Some of the events WILL students have
organized include a weeklong global women’s health action,
workshops on feminist activisms, “This Is What A Feminist
Looks Like” T-shirt making and The Clothesline Project.
- For more information, contact the Gender and Women’s Studies
Program at at 410-455-2001 or email@example.com.