Living Learning Communities

Fall 2015 Living Learning Communities

Social Justice Community

The central premise of social justice is the idea that all members of society, most especially those least advantaged, should have equal access to opportunity. Social justice advocates work for fairness in communities by first recognizing and challenging injustice and then establishing and ensuring basic individual and community rights. Students engaged in this community will examine and respond to social problems in the local community by listening to diverse voices, critically examining relevant issues, and engaging with community partners to formulate a reasoned, compassionate, and personal response to develop a more just and inclusive society. Social Justice community is open to first year students who will be assigned to the South Village and will select from one of three social justice related courses taught in the Great Room within the South Village.

Sustainability Community

Millersville University would like to invite you to explore the concepts of sustainability by participating in the Sustainability Living-Learning Community. This community will be offered to new and returning residential students. Sustainability is where humans and nature live in a dynamic harmony and lies at the intersection of economic, environmental, and social concerns. Students engaged in the Sustainability Living-Learning Community will examine these critical components of sustainable living individually, locally and regionally through unique academic experiences both in and out of the classroom. Students will enroll in Geography 202: Resources and the Environment, taught within the South Village Great Room. In addition to this class, students will engage in a variety of activities and programs outside of class to increase their understanding of local and global sustainability issues. Students will be assigned on the same floor within the South Village.