The purpose of the Haslam Scholars Program Living and Learning Community (LLC) is to promote collegiality and build community among the 15 first-year Haslam Scholars. Participation in this community provides opportunities for scholars to develop life-long friendships and fosters collaborative learning. Scholars will participate in a number of curricular and co-curricular activities, which focus on the program pillars of social justice, social responsibility, integrity and diversity. Through their curricular and co-curricular activities scholars will:
- Meet faculty across academic colleges and disciplines;
- Gain a better understanding of social problems and the power dynamics that influence them;
- Learn to leverage their scholarship and learning to support community-based problem solving; and
- Gain a better understanding of the importance of civic engagement in a democratic society.
To remain members of the Haslam Scholars Program LLC, first-year students are expected to fulfill the following curricular and co-curricular requirements:
- Completion of HSP 257: Power (Fall)
- Completion of HSP 267: Life (Spring)
- Fifteen hours of community service at Inskip Elementary School each semester
- Attendance at a combination of 7 Friday Faculty and Global Awareness lectures
- Attendance at program events such as the Fall Retreat and other welcome activities
The Haslam Scholars Program LLC is housed in the Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall, and all first-year Haslam Scholars are required to live in the Haslam Scholars LLC during their first academic year of study.