Leadership through Service Learning Community

Please note that the Fall 2017 Residence and Housing application for for the Living-Learning Communities is now closed as we are tentatively full.

Dig deep and explore your leadership potential.  Collaborate with like-minded students with a passion for social justice. Reach out and engage with your community. Students who are interested in developing their leadership skills, learning more about social justice and the non-profit sector should apply to live in this community.

Students will participate in a leadership skills program custom designed for this community by SFU’s Passport 2 Leadership (P2L) and will develop their own service learning project for the year.

What is Service-Learning? Service-learning is a form of experiential education that allows students to learn by doing. Service-learning involves students in meaningful and intentional community service with a focus on accomplishing important learning goals through instruction and reflection.  These enriched learning experiences strive to increase leadership capacity, civic responsibility and strengthen communities 

  • Eligibility: All full-time undergraduate students attending SFU and students attending Fraser International College.
  • Additional Cost: No additional cost.
  • Program Length: September 2017 – April 2018


  • Gain valuable experience with community engagement
  • Develop leadership skills and potential
  • Receive specialized support from fellow students, staff and faculty with expertise in leadership and service learning
  • Receive co-curricular credit (equivalent of Passport to Leadership levels 1 and 2)

How You Benefit

Students who live in a living-learning community have a unique opportunity to live and learn with like-minded students and have access to programs specifically designed for their community.  Students who live in LLCs also:

  • Feel they made a smoother transition to university, academically and socially
  • Have higher levels of academic self-confidence
  • Are more likely to successfully engage in other projects like honours theses, study abroad opportunities, and research or capstone projects
  • Are more likely to become student leaders and mentors  

(National Study of Living-Learning Programs, 2007)    

  • What is an LLC and how does it differ from a regular residence floor?
  • Is there an additional cost for joining an LLC?
  • How do I apply to join an LLC?

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Contact Us

For more information contact:

Kate Johnstone
Residence Life Coordinator