Housing & Residence Life

Living Learning Communities

Applications to create a new Living & Learning Community are now being accepted. Basic requirements include:

  • at least three founding student members who plan to live in the LLC next year.  
  • at least one faculty or staff member serving as advisor and sponsor of house course.
  • house course developed and submitted for approval in Spring, 2020.

To obtain an application or get additional information, please contact Joe Gonzalez at joe.gonzalez@duke.edu. Applications are due Friday, November 15 at 12 noon.  

Duke University offers numerous opportunities for interested students to partake in intentionally designed Living Learning communities (LLCs) that incorporate the residential component of the college experience along with other academic and social pursuits. While membership in these groups may be limited, activities offered are often open to the general student population. LLCs are sponsored, resourced, and facilitated by an office, often in conjunction with faculty partners. Students apply to join these communities and are selected by the sponsoring office.

Eruditio et Religio - located in Blue Ridge House, Keohane B 4, 5, 6

Duke University Chapel, Residence Life, and the Interreligious Scholars Program have partnered to form Eruditio et Religio, Duke's newest living-learning community. The program is built around fostering relationships with people of diverse religious traditions and preparing students to work together for the common good. To learn more, check out the group's website

Kenan Global Citizenship and Ethics - located in Khaya House, Edens 2A

The Ethics LLC provides a unique space on-campus, in which students ethically engage the world locally and globally. The LLC offers students the opportunity to explore the meaning of living as a global citizenship off-campus through funded house trips and on-campus through dinners, social events, and discussions with faculty and guests. The house discussions provide an exciting opportunity for students interested in a variety of ethical questions, related to human rights, global migration, public health, gender and sexuality, regulatory governance, human behavior and decision-making, or religion's role in public life. In the LLC’s first year, students traveled to Puerto Rico to engage with themes of resilience after Hurricane Maria. This year, the LLC ventured to New Orleans to look at how public spaces play a role in determining racial legacy and environmental justice. Stay up to date with events and information about the LLC on our website and Facebook page.

Visions of Freedom - located in BelAir House, Edens 1A
The Visions of Freedom LLC is community of upperclassmen based in Edens 1A with a common passion for politics, philosophy, and economics. Last fall, the group's house course focused on international conceptions of  justice and political legitimacy and the LLC takes a Fall trip to Washington D.C. The LLC holds optional events like weekly group dinners focused on a controversial topic and a book club with the PPE department. The LLC members are bipartisan and have also hosted numerous watch parties for political events and coffee chats with public officials like Congressman Lipinski (D-IL). To learn more, check out the group’s website and promotional video.