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)