Texas Tech University

Learning Communities

How to sign up?

Most Learning Communities (LCs) require students to have been accepted into particular majors, minors, or programs consistent with the focus of the LC. Students select their desired Learning Community when they sign up for housing online. Spaces in Learning Communities are limited and assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Learning Community Luncheon 1
Learning Community Luncheon 2
Learning Community Luncheon 3
Fine Arts Learning Community
Health Sciences Learning Community
Learning Community Spring Fling
Health Sciences Learning Community 2

What are Learning Communities?

Learning Communities (LCs) are unique and transformative communities where students seeking similar academic goals can live, learn and play together. At Texas Tech currently has 18 Learning Communities where over 4,000 Red Raiders (about 1/2 of our population) reside. Each Learning Community has designated residence hall floors led by Community Advisors (CAs) who offer tailored programming for students's specific academic and personal needs. CAs are usually members of the same program too! Learning Community programs and events are planned and designed each semester by faculty and staff, including CA student staff.

LCs offer numerous other possibilities to:

  • Get better connected with helpful resources on campus.
  • Develop a supportive network composed of peers, faculty and staff
  • Develop lasting friendships
  • Experience events designed specifically for your personal and academic needs
  • Get involved in the Lubbock through community service efforts

Why Participate in a Learning Community?

Living in our LCs boosts student's chances for academic success and offer the opportunity to share an intellectual experience with your peers. Student's also have increased access to faculty and academic support staff.

National research shows that involvement in learning communities contributes to:

  • Development of personal relationships with other students in the classroom
  • Increased Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Greater involvement on campus and in professional organizations
  • Higher likelihood of graduating in four years
  • Easier transition from high school to college
  • Increased class attendance

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Learning Community Questions:

List of Learning Communities for 2017-2018

Fall 2018 / Spring 2019

Learning CommunityHall
Architecture & Design Learning CommunityClement
Arts and Sciences - Humanities / Social Sciences Learning CommunityGates
Business Learning CommunityMurray
College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Learning Community (CASNR)Murdough
Engineering SuccessBledsoe / Sneed
Fine ArtsWall
First GenMurdough
First Year SuccessChitwood / Weymouth
Future TeachersHulen
Global LeadershipColeman
Global Leadership - Classical and Modern LanguagesColeman
Health SciencesStangel
HonorsHonors / Murray
Media & CommunicationsMurdough
Men of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathmatics (STEM)Sneed
Pre-LawMurdough
Terry ScholarsMurray
Transfer ConnectionGordon / Murray
Women in Science & Engineering (WISE)Knapp

Fall 2017 / Spring 2018

Learning CommunityHall
Architecture & Design Learning CommunityClement
Arts and Sciences - Humanities / Social Sciences Learning CommunityGates
Business Learning CommunityMurray
College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Learning CommunityMurdough
Engineering SuccessBledsoe / Sneed
Fine ArtsWall
First GenMurdough
First Year SuccessChitwood / Weymouth
Future TeachersHulen
Global LeadershipColeman
Health SciencesStangel
HonorsHonors
Media & CommunicationsMurdough
Men of STEMSneed
Pre-LawMurdough
Terry ScholarsMurray
Transfer ConnectionGordon / Murray
Women in Science & EngineeringKnapp