Foundation: Community Development and Curriculum
Social and Diverse Community
The foundation of the Living-Learning Program is in creating communities that not only meet the basic needs of students, but where community members positively influence the experiences of others. Furthermore, we strive for what Ernest Boyer envisioned – creating a campus community that is purposeful, open, just, disciplined, caring, and celebrative (Carnegie Foundation, Campus Life-In Search of Community, 1990). These principles capture the social and diverse communities that are created and exist in living and learning environments.
Community provides the foundation for students to interact, learn, and grow in citizenship and personal development.