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Impact Learning Communities

What are Impact Learning Communities?

Impact Learning Communities (ILCs) aid undergraduate students in the transition to college by allowing them to create an instant community with their peers. The ILC experience offers the opportunity for students with similar interests to learn together. In addition to smaller class sizes, students build deeper connections with faculty, participate in enrichment activities, and are supported by a peer mentor. ILCs are open to undergraduate students living on or off campus.

Why should I participate in an ILC?

By participating in an Impact Learning Community, you are able to:

  • develop a deeper knowledge of potential careers in your major
  • connect to the university and other students through enrichment experiences
  • experience differences and similarities among ideas, individuals, and cultures
  • demonstrate collaborative problem solving
  • apply content knowledge across multiple settings
  • increase your chance to succeed academically

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COMING SOON - Fall 2023 ILC Student Interest Form

Fall 2022 Impact Learning Communities

The following Impact Learning Communities are being offered during the Fall 2022 semester. Click a community to be redirected to the corresponding college ILC page.

Learn more about the Impact Learning Communities program here.

Interested in becoming an ILC Peer Mentor?

Peer Mentors are junior, senior, or graduate students that assist the ILC students with connecting to campus resources, building a sense of community, and goal-setting. The full position description for the Peer Mentor position can be viewed here.

Application Closed for Fall 2022
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