Living Learning Communities at UTC


In line with the UTC’s core values, this community is designed to prepare our rising student leaders for the future, and to explore and develop their leadership in a positive residential environment. Residents will play an active role in exploring what leadership is, what it looks like across campus and beyond, and ultimately their own leadership potential. This community is for first-year students and is a first step toward becoming a student leader at UTC.

Living Learning Communities provide a unique atmosphere for residents who share common interests and cultivate an environment that supports personal growth through academic and social programming.  A Living Learning Community (LLC) is a residential clustering of students who share academic or social and cultural interests. These students also take classes together. Take the time to read about the different opportunities to get involved in Housing and Residence Life here at UTC!

Please Note: If you apply and are accepted to a LLC you will be assigned a room in the designated building. Please review the Housing Rates . The application and acceptance process for LLCs will end in March 2015.


 *** 2016/2017 Living Learning Communities information coming soon! 

The information below is for the Current 2105/2016 LLCs.


Freshmen Only LLCs

Film Fanatics

Location: Johnson Obear Apartments
Living Learning Community
Sponsoring Department: Department of Communication
Contact: Charlene Simmons,

Film Fanatics, LLC will share a passion for all things relate to film. During Fall 2014, Fanatics will take THSP 2800, Introduction to Film, and COMM 2200, and Media History. Outside of the classroom, the Fanatics share their passion for film through a number of social activities including regular film screenings and discussions.



Location: Johnson Obear Apartments
Themed Learning Community
Sponsoring Department: Campus Recreation
Contact: Lindsay Hyden,

WILD is a TLC designed to foster leadership and fitness for members through an outdoor adventure based setting. Students who are accepted into the WILD TLC Program will be provided with a community of students all interested in similar experiences focused around being in nature and living a healthy lifestyle. WILD members will be provided with many opportunities to learn and develop their skills in outdoor adventure sports, such as, backpacking, climbing, and whitewater canoeing. WILD also advocates for healthy living by incorporating fitness and heath education into the programs. Students will be developing their leadership skills through every experience they have in WILD. 



Location: Walker Apartments
Living Learning Community
Sponsoring Department: Business Department
Contact: Sue Culpepper,

BUSINESS, LLC Community offers first-year business students an exciting opportunity to live, learn, lead and serve as they prepare to become future business and community leaders. Using a network of community members, peer mentors, instructors and residence hall staff, students will make lasting connections and create a strong foundation for success at UTC and in life beyond college. The Business LLC fosters team work and creates a professional network, building connections in and out of the classroom to prepare “business world ready” students.


Discover and Declare

Location: Decosimo
Living Learning Community
Sponsoring Department:  Center for Academic Support and Advisement
Contact:  Deardra McGee,

The Discover & Declare, LLC is for students that are still trying to find the area of study and future career field that will be most beneficial for them. The Discover & Declare gives students the opportunity to explore their own personal interest with other students that are also in search of their major.


High Achieving Mocs (HAM)

Location: Stagmaier Hall
Living Learning Community
Sponsoring Department: Honors College
Contact: Dr. Linda Frost,

The HAM LLC brings an energetic group of high achieving freshmen together to live in community and share some of the most unique academic experiences offered to new UTC students. HAMmers take two interdisciplinary, team-taught general education courses, each capped at 20 students, as well as a 1-credit course in which they explore their aptitude and develop ability to grow as leaders, collaborators, and creative problem solvers. The HAM Council, elected by the students, works together to craft a schedule of additional social and service programs. Incoming freshmen with at least a 26 ACT and 3.5 GPA are encouraged to apply for this “honorific” living learning community.


Upperclassmen LLCs


Go Global! UTC’s International Community

Location: Stophel Apartments
Living Learning Community
Sponsoring Department: International Programs and National Student Exchange
Contact: Kristin Labs,

"Go Global!" allows UTC students to live with and learn from returning UTC international exchange students and new international exchange students from all over the world. Here, students will be able to learn about study abroad opportunities, develop skills in a foreign language, foster appreciation and respect for other cultures, and welcome new international students to campus as they learn about UTC, Chattanooga, Tennessee and "The South." UTC students minoring or majoring in a foreign language, or thinking about doing so, are very much encouraged to apply. They will be able to request suite-mates who speak the language which they are studying. 


Transfer MOCS

Location: Guerry Apartments
Living Learning Community
Sponsoring Department: Admissions
Contact: Amy Davis,

The Transfer MOCS, LLC will help with your transition to UTC. You will live among others with shared experiences and interest. The living learning community (LLC) will provide you with the support and tools needed to maintain a good academic standing. You will also be connected to social engagement opportunities and career preparation. This will all take place in a fun and relaxed environment. The program will also provide you the opportunity to volunteer in the community and build strong leadership skills.