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Office of Student Life

What is an LC?

A CU Denver Learning Community is an integrated academic and co-curricular experience made up of a cohort of 24 students who take at least 2 connected courses together based around a theme or academic area.  One of the courses in the community is a First Year Seminar course. Students participate in activities outside of class that connect academic content with experiences related to their community. Each Learning Community is assigned a Peer Advocate Leader (PAL) that serves as a resource for students.

 CU Denver Learning Communities create intentional, inclusive communities formed around common themes across disciplines where students learn together. Engaging in reflection, learning communities invite students to integrate their learning in and out of class. These communities cultivate holistic student growth and enhance learning by fostering collaborative and enduring connections among students, faculty, and staff.

 Learning Outcomes: Students who participate in Learning Communities will:

·         Transition to the academic and social aspects of college life through an intentional, supportive, and highly networked program.

o   Can identify strategies for being successful in college e.g. being involved, time management, taking ownership of your experience.

·         Have a greater knowledge of the campus community

o   Can recall at least three on-campus resources

·         Have a greater sense of their identity

o   Can articulate their personal interests, values and abilities and how they related to their degree/career plan

·         Feel more connected to campus

o   Can describe a meaningful experience they have had on campus and how it relates to overall academic and career goals​

Office of Student Life

Phone: 303-556-3399 • Fax: 303-556-3695

Street Address: 900 Auraria Parkway, Suite 303, Denver, CO 80204 • Mailing Address: Campus Box 83, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364


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