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Become a part of an amazing community!

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) offer students living in residence a unique opportunity to live in a close-knit community with peers who share similar interests and values. These communities help bring students together to kick-start your university experience. Sharing experiences, having fun and providing opportunities for personal growth are the aims of this program. The Living Learning Communities are also supported by a Residence Life staff member who will provide tailored extra-curricular experiences and opportunities. 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.

Keep an eye out for future Living Learning Communities coming to Bishop’s!

NEW in 2023-2024 – Leadership Floor

The Leadership Floor builds the foundation of a Bishop’s student leader. This community aims to build a foundation for Bishop’s student leaders. Through various workshops, group activities and special guests, students living in this community will develop the necessary skills needed to navigate the complexities of leadership. Living in this community will help prepare members to take on student leadership roles throughout the university and beyond!

Joining this community is a commitment to completing at least 80% of the Leadership LLC Curriculum. Below are examples of some of the activities, workshops and events included in the Leadership LLC Curriculum:

  • Interpersonal Skills Training
  • Values workshop
  • Team Bonding Activities
  • Field Trips
  • Understanding your why
  • How to navigate Bishop’s
  • Leading others
  • Leadership Retreat weekend
  • Project Incubator
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Job Readiness Workshop
  • Leadership Opportunities on Campus
  • Joining a Residence Life Committee
  • Attending Donald Lectures or equivalent

Students living in this community who complete 80% of the curriculum will receive a certificate of completion. This certificate can be used on your CV or to support applications to various opportunities available on campus.

Space is limited, there are only 12 spots available.

How to Apply

Submit an application form below by June 16, 2023. (applications are now closed)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Submit a 500-word essay or 3-minute video
  • Commit to living in the New Residence amongst peers also in the program
  • Attend and complete at least 80% of the outlined curriculum
  • $50 Fee (The associated fee provides you with free access to the following: admission to Career Bootcamp ($35 value), Swag Kit, Workbooks, Field Trips, and more.)

What to include in your application essay or video:

  • Why do you want to join the Leadership LLC?
  • What do you hope to gain from this community?
  • What prior experience do you have in community building or leadership?
  • What impact do you hope to have at Bishop’s?

Note: Students who do not actively participate in the LLC may be moved to allow access for other applicants to join without a refund and applicable room transfer fees.