The mission of the INSPIRE Living-Learning Center (LLC) is to create a diverse community of motivated, creative students who want to make a difference. This community will explore ways to connect with others, encourage inquiry, develop partnerships, and nurture learning. If you are passionate about learning and curious about how to make a difference in the lives of children, youth, or adults, then INSPIRE is an ideal place for you.
It's not just a residence... it's a community.
In this learning-focused community, you will explore questions like:
- What does it mean to be a 21st century learner and leader in education?
- What makes an effective teacher in today's highly diverse and technological society?
- In what ways can we address core challenges affecting schools and communities?
We will seek answers to these types of questions through seminar discussions, excursions, service-learning experiences, and special events with faculty members, alumni, and community partners. We will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as we inspire each other to live and work together for the greater good. You will have opportunities to explore issues you care about most and address challenges affecting our lives in a globally interconnected world.
INSPIRE welcomes all undergraduate students, including upperclassmen who will have opportunities to assume particular leadership roles in the community. We will have space for 36 freshmen and 18 upper classmen. Upper classmen will serve as Peer Mentors and Culture Builders within the community.