The Honors College offers four options for incoming freshmen who wish to participate in an Honors Living Learning Community (LLC). These communities offer students a special opportunity to live and study together throughout their freshman year. Students in the Honors LLCs are mentored by Resident Assistants (RAs) in Manokin Hall, who are fellow members of the Honors College.
Despite their varying academic strengths and extracurricular interests, Honors students share a commitment to academic excellence and a desire to help each other become better students and citizens.
In the fall semester, students enroll in the Honors Freshman Seminar (HONR 111). These classes, limited to 20 students each, are taught by some of the best professors on the SU campus and themed around topics of interest to students. The Honors Freshman Seminar offers students an opportunity to explore a complex and contemporary topic while also sharpening their critical thinking, communication, and research skills. By developing these skills, students will be better equipped to successfully complete the Honors curriculum, thrive as university students, and pursue professional opportunities. The course is premised on the belief that research is not a finite project yielding discrete or definitive answers; rather, it is an ongoing process of discovery and includes the sharing of knowledge beyond the classroom and past the end of the semester. By grappling with complicated issues and enduring questions, the Honors Freshman Seminar contributes to a more nuanced awareness of our diverse world and gives students the analytical tools necessary to serve as informed, responsible citizens.
In addition to interesting and engaging classwork, students in the Honors LLCs also participate in exciting extracurricular activities. In the past, they have traveled to Washington, DC, and New York City, as well as locations on the Eastern Shore.
Benefits of the Honors LLCs
Honors LLC Themes for Fall 2016
"The LLC brings everyone together and is a dynamic learning experience. I love who I live with and where I live." - Ben Lenox
"Living with the people that you take your classes with and having RAs who have taken those classes allows for stronger mentoring and guidance." - Robbie Stancil
“My favorite Honors event was probably moving into the Honors Living Learning Community freshman year. It made the transition to college a lot easier and the friendships I made from that still exist today. It also made me focus on not only doing work and getting involved but really perfecting and striving to set the bar for others.” - Ben Sorteberg
"Rather than spend my first evening on campus restless and in a foreign environment, I played volleyball with my fellow LLCers near Sea Gull Square and bonded by collectively walking through the residence hall introducing ourselves to what would become our classmates." - Frances Sherlock
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