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 FIVE communities for Freshmen to participate in. Information about each community is below. Signing up for these communities is highly encouraged, but not required.
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.
Location: 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;
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).
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.
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.
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 how to join .
*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).