Living-Learning Communities

Peru State College Freshmen have the unique opportunity to choose to live in a Living Learning Community (LLC). Students living in LLCs are proven to have higher GPAs and a better connection to campus, all contributing to a higher graduation rate!

Currently, we have SIX communities for Freshmen to participate in. Information about each community is below. Signing up for these communities is highly encouraged, but not required. 

 

 

Fusion LLC

Location: Delzell Hall

The Fusion LLC is offered to Peru State College first-year students wanting to partake in an experience-rich environment. This LLC will benefit individuals in various ways, including confidence development through daring discussions. Daring discussions also help students see other individual’s point of view on various relevant topics. The Fusion LLC allows individuals to focus on academics, develop social and leadership skills while creating a healthy living style. In the past the Fusion LLC has also gone on trips to museums and to social activities in Omaha, Kansas City, and Lincoln.


Discovery LLC

Location: Morgan Hall

The Discovery LLC is offered to Peru State College Freshmen who are entering college without a declared or decided major, or are still open to exploring other majors. The community focuses on exploring major and career options, the adjustment to college, and skill development that helps students succeed. Students will have the opportunity to participate in career exploration activities and will get exposure to the many different majors at Peru State College.


Honors LLC

Location:  Clayburn/Mathews Halls

The Honors Community consists of freshmen and upperclassmen who are in the Honors Program at Peru State College. The Honors Program at Peru State College is a college-wide academic program promoting advanced study and scholarship for students with strong records of academic achievement.  The program provides its students with opportunities for in-depth study not generally available in other courses through small class sizes, frequent interaction within the program, a unique curriculum, and mentored scholarly and research opportunities.  The goal of the program is to enhance the intellectual capabilities and broaden the experience of the College’s intellectual leaders. Living together in the Honors Community will allow Honors Program students to further interact outside the classroom with each other and faculty/staff. The Honors Community will have excursion opportunities, service project opportunities, and specialized programming to enhance their college experience.

Acceptance into the Honors Program is required to live in the Honors Community. The following are the requirements for being in the Honors Program at Peru State College:

A composite ACT score of 24 or SAT score of 1650 or higher;

or

A cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4-point scale) and a ranking in the high school class in the top quintile (20th percentile).


Wellness LLC

Location: Morgan Hall

The Wellness Community is a space for students to connect with peers who are excited about working towards lifelong health and well-being. Students in this community will have the opportunity to participate in activities that will contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Activities will be focused around fitness, emotional support, intellectual support, stress-relief, healthy diet, and other wellness areas.


Gaming LLC

Location: Delzell Hall

The Gaming Community is a space for new and returning students to form a bond through a shared interest in gaming. Members of this community will broaden their college experience by participating in activities focused on and exploring the many different types of gaming in a healthy environment.


Journey LLC

Location: Morgan Hall

The Journey LLC is for freshman women living in Morgan Hall who are members of the TRiO SSS program and wish to learn “How to Adult.” As a member of this community, you and your peers will learn about the transition from a high school student into a functional, independent adult in a fun and engaging way.

Through monthly activities and off-campus excursions, members will learn practical, every-day life skills such as cooking healthy (and delicious) meals, drafting and following a budget, basic car maintenance and upkeep, and searching for and applying to jobs. In addition, members will develop the skills necessary to tackle common college psychological woes such as test anxiety, home-sickness, and making new friends.

The goal of the Journey LLC is to help you transition into college, support you while at college, and prepare you for life after college.­

Acceptance into the Journey LLC is contingent upon SSS eligibility*.  To learn more about TRiO SSS and to review the eligibility requirements, please visit https://www.peru.edu/trio/.

Common TRiO SSS eligibility items: 1st generation college student, PELL Grant Eligible students, Student with a physical, mental, or learning disability, Academic need (broadly defined).