Learning Communities: Three Outstanding Options
Learning Communities are structured learning experiences for about 25 students who take two to four classes together promoting the academic and social integration of students of color into the University.
By participating, students get to know their classmates, establish relationships with their professors, receive personalized advising and have the opportunity to lease a laptop during their first academic year. Students will also participate in a number of activities inside and outside of the classroom positively promoting academic success.
We offer two Learning Communities as part of our Inclusive Excellence initiative:
The PASSAGE Program
PASSAGE helps students develop a strong connection with the academic culture of the university. Students pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree on a full-time basis (any majors, including undecided students) are welcome to participate. After their first year, students have completed nearly 70 percent of their general education requirements. Learn more about PASSAGE.
The African American Male Learning Community
The African American Male Learning Community is a structured learning community experience targeting incoming first year male students through a year-long experience focusing on leadership, responsibility and academic achievement. Students pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree on a full-time basis (any majors, including undecided students) are welcome to participate. Apply for the AAMLC.
L3- Latino/a/x Raíces Learning Community
L3 Raíces is designed to meet the academic and co-curricular needs of our LatinX/Hispanic students at The University of Akron. Through shared experiences it will aid in the persistence and expeditious graduation of this population. This learning community will also support students through academic support services, career-enhancing initiatives, and professional tutoring.
For more information about the Learning Communities, please contact 330-972-6769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.