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Learning Communities

Learning Communities

UNC Pembroke offers several different types of Learning Communities through the collaboration of a variety of offices and departments on campus. While the majority of our offerings require living on campus, we do provide learning communities for commuter students. All students participating in a Learning Community receive the opportunity to take courses together to form a scholarly community and to participate in a wide variety of activities outside of the classroom. Learning Communities have proven to increase the engagement and academic success during the first year and beyond. Connect to a learning Community TODAY!

*The Maynor Honors College Living Learning Community
Leadership Living Learning Community 

If there is an asterick, then the learning community is open to Residential and Commuter students.

For additional information please contact the department contact for each learning community. For general questions and information please contact Todd Allen, Academic Advisor at 


The Esther G. Maynor Honors Living Learning Community 
Most honors programs have specialized curricula, but at UNC Pembroke, you will get a specialized curriculum and the opportunity to live and learn with a tight knit group of peers who share your goal of academic excellence. All MHC students have opportunities to live with other Honors Scholars in shared residential facilities in Oak Hall.  
Contact Depart: The Esther G. Maynor Honors College 
Location: Oak Hall 
Requirements: SAT critical reading and math composite of 1100 or higher or an ACT composite score of at least 24, plus a 3.5 or higher high school GPA.
Connected Courses: Freshmen Seminar 1000, Honors 1000, English 1050


Leadership Living Learning Community 
Apply to participate in UNC Pembroke’s Leadership Living Learning Community (Leadership LLC), an opportunity for 40 students to live and study together in Cypress Hall – UNCP’s newest suite style residence hall. The Leadership LLC will accelerate your connection with the campus community, expand your leadership capacity, and enhance your potential for success at UNCP and beyond. The Leadership LLC focuses on leadership as a purposeful, collaborative, values-based, and relational process of people in a supportive community creating positive change. To learn more about the program or to apply please visit Student Involvement and Leadership.
Selected participants will be expected to:

  • Live in the LLC Community on campus (5th floor Cypress Hall)
  • Develop a personalized leadership plan
  • Participate in FRS 1010 - leadership seminar (Tuesdays 3:30-5pm)
  • Attend exclusive receptions with access to campus and community leaders
  • Take select classes with other first year Leadership LLC students
  • 1. Fall: (FRS 1000, FRS 1010, ENG 1050 and HST 1010)
    2. Spring: (FRS 1010, English 1060 and Gen Ed TBD)
  • Participate in 150 leadership hours during the year as a way to apply your leadership knowledge on campus. Hours will include community service, student organization involvement, and other opportunities.

Contact Department: Student Involvement and Leadership  
Location: Cypress Hall 
Connected Courses:  
Fall: Freshmen Seminar 1000, Learning Community 1010, English 1050 and History 1010)
Spring: Learning Community 1010, English 1060 and Gen Ed TBD