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Criminology and Citizenship & Social Justice Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities

In a WKU Living Learning Community (LLC), students with similar academic or social interests live together on a residence hall floor and participate in activities tailored to their specific majors or interests. 

The WKU Department of Sociology & Criminology offers a Living Learning Communities for first-year Criminology students.

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“Joining the LLC allowed me to be in one of the most encouraging environments I’ve ever experienced...I had a group of 25 peers around me that I had three classes a day with, and we all lived on the same floor too. We were instant friends, and we knew so much about each other quickly. They were my first friends on campus, and we didn’t have to go through that ‘I don’t know anyone in this class’ phase. It just made it feel like home.”


The Criminology Living Learning Community is focused on engaging first-year students interested in the professions of criminology (i.e., law enforcement, courts, corrections, victim advocacy, and juvenile justice)

Criminology LLC students will live on the same residence hall floor while engaging in shared classroom experiences and programming designed to deepen awareness of and appreciation for the field of criminology.

LLC participants will benefit from a close relationship with faculty and peer mentors in the criminology program, learning from them the techniques of college success.

Linked Courses 

LLC participants will enroll in:

  • CRIM 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice during the fall semester, and

  • CRIM 330: Criminology during the spring semester with the opportunity to also add CRIM 234 Crime and Popular Culture during spring.

All courses satisfy General Education requirements and Criminology major requirements.

Special Events & Activities

Criminology LLC participants will be provided with opportunities to participate in special events & activities, tailored to their needs and interests in the field of Criminology and college and career success. These events may include, but are not limited to:

  • Guest talks with criminal justice agents from law enforcement, courts, corrections, victim advocacy, drug abuse intervention and more;

  • Vists to correctional institutions, behavioral intervention centers, and courtroom proceedings.

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The Criminology Living Learning Communities is located in Meredith Hall


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You can apply for a Living Learning Community through your WKU Housing Application. You can indicate and rank up to 2 Living Learning Community preferences. 


Apply for Housing 

Housing Application Priority Deadline: March 31



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