Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities

The Residence Life team is excited to offer students a chance to join one of our Living Learning Communities (LLC): Intercultural Connections, ECO Floor, Leadership Community, and Health & Fitness Floor. Students who choose to be a part of our LLCs have the chance to live amongst peers who share an interest in cultures, leadership, health, or sustainability. Sharing experiences, having fun and providing opportunities for personal growth are the aims of this program. Students from all academic disciplines and varying stages of study are welcome to apply. All you need is an interest in the community’s theme and a desire to participate throughout the year.

Read on for information and sign up form.

Deadline to apply: May 1, 2020

Intercultural Connections Floor (NEW in 2020)

This community fosters intercultural connections between incoming international students coming to Bishop’s University for an entire degree of studies or for a shorter-term student exchange from a partner university and local students with an interest in learning about other cultures and countries.

Local students living on this floor will be actively involved in making incoming international students feel at home in Canada, and learn about Bishop’s University together. Developing intercultural and linguistic competencies, building international bridges of solidarity, and sharing different ways of knowing and being are part of the tremendous learning opportunities offered on this floor. For BU students wishing to participate in an international exchange program at a partner university during their studies, living on this floor is an excellent way to prepare!


ECO Floor

Do you care about your ecological footprint?
Are you interested in educating others about environmental issues?
Would you like to be challenged to live a more sustainable lifestyle?

Then maybe you should be thinking about applying to the ECO FLOOR, one of Bishop’s Living Learning Communities. The ECO FLOOR was created for students with a passion for the environment and a love of nature, who wish to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Through a wide variety of activities, many of which are student-driven, the ECO FLOOR’s residents are equipped to make an impact on the Bishop’s campus and on the community at large.

Students who wish to participate in this community must be committed to their own development and participate in the program expectations outlined for this group.


  • Explore environmental issues such as green building, social justice, or ways to enjoy nature.
  • Take up weekly sustainable living challenges like litter-free lunches, buying nothing, or eating local produce.
  • Participate in a service learning experience that helps residents engage actively with a cause that is important to them.
  • Lead outreach projects such as documentary film nights and “eat local” potlucks.
  • In the past, residents have been busy organizing events like “Soup and a Speaker” nights, nature walks, a trail cleanup, and mural painting.


Residence Leadership Community

Get Involved on Campus with the Leadership Community
The Leadership Community is an opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills and to live within a community of like-minded, motivated individuals to bettering themselves and their surroundings.

Get involved within this community to have an opportunity to leap into extracurricular activities and Bishop’s life, through both campus wide events and specially planned workshops and programs hosted by a series of university staff and faculty.

What We Do

  • Give back to the Community: every year our students take on projects in the community as well as on campus, to help and assist the local area.
  • Get Involved: students sit on a variety of Residence Committees to help plan and organize the student experience at Bishop’s, such as our annual Residence Formal, Gait Gatsby, and Purple Zone at Football Games.
  • Prepare for the Future: Experience in workshops, program development and hands on training from university staff and faculty, students are able to take leadership style courses and management tactics with them far beyond the classroom and into their future work environments.


If you wish to apply to the Leadership Community, you must be committed to your own leadership development and ready to engage with the activities and expectations that come with your placement here.


Health and Fitness Floor


Are you an active person with a passion for a healthy lifestyle? Do you value taking care of your body as well as your mind? Would you like to live with like-minded individuals who share your passion for wellness? If you answered yes to these questions, then it sounds like this could be the community at Bishop’s you’ve been waiting for!

This floor will animate its members to be active, make fitness and health a priority and give back to the community in a way that reflect the values of the floor.

In this group you will find:

  • Educational information on Fitness and Wellness
  • Activities and outings that promote wellbeing
  • Social events with the floor that encompass values of wellness

Students who wish to participate in this community must be committed to their own development and participate in the program expectations outlined for this group.