Living Learning Communities

Live with and learn from other students who share a common interest or academic program as you!

Our Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are specialized living environments that unify the college experience inside and outside of the classroom. Each LLC is unique – centered on a distinctive theme and/or academic interest area.

LLC Benefits

  • Increase likelihood of thriving academically.
  • Development of meaningful relationships with the peers enrolled in your LLC!
  • Easier academic transition from high school to college-level courses with faculty members that work specifically with students enrolled in the LLC.
  • Continual interaction with faculty and staff both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Opportunity to spearhead events and/or programs with your resident assistant.

Living Learning Community Options

This LLC is designed for incoming first-year students who wish to explore various dimensions of diversity so that they can be leaders in creating unity on campus and in their wider worlds.

So much is happening in our local and global communities, and we believe that each individual has the ability to impact change in the lives of those around us through dialogue and service. The Unity and Leadership LLC is composed of a group of students that believe that change can be accomplished better by working together than it can by working apart.


  • Enroll in a one-credit course with only members of the LLC. This course will grant the opportunity to apply course materials to practical experiences outside of the classroom. You must be available during the course time to be eligible for participation in this LLC.
  • Attend various social, cultural, intellectual, spiritual, and service events and/or programs that aid in holistic development.
  • Live in an intentional community with peers who share a commitment to fostering a more inclusive world.

This LLC is designed for incoming freshmen who wish to explore their entrepreneurial potential so that they can not only be able to create a better world for themselves, but also the communities they live and work in.

No prior entrepreneurial experience is required! All you need is motivation to live and work within an interdisciplinary community of Iona students who share a desire to engage in entrepreneurial learning opportunities to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Entrepreneurship is a universal skillset that gives you the ability to take ownership of their learning by identifying and solving the big challenges of our world through innovation.


  • Obtain permission to enroll in one of two available Columba Cornerstone Learning Community Pairs that include ENT 200 – Intro. to Entrepreneurship, section F11 or F15. These two courses, ENT 200 and COL 150, will have students working collaboratively in and between classes in practical activities both in and outside of the classroom.
  • Attend and participate in various events (speaker series, meet-your-mentor, workshops) and activities (co-working at GaelVentures, competitions, entrepreneurship student club) at the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Live in an intentional community with peers who share a commitment to creating a better world through entrepreneurship and innovation.

Living in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation LLC has been one of the best college experiences I’ve had so far. I’ve met some of my best friends, as well as future business partners!

Jordan Hill '23

How do I Join an LLC?

When you are submitting your housing application, select your preferred LLC option. Acceptance into an LLC will be handled in conjunction with your housing assignment.

Once the Office of Residential Life notifies you of your acceptance into an LLC, you will receive information about registration for the one-credit course registration.

You will be required to uphold residential life expectations in addition to the expectations set forth in the course curriculum. This includes, but is not limited to, community service and/or co-curricular programming, attendance at campus events, and other course requirements.

For questions, please contact the Office of Residential Life at (914) 633-2336 or

Contact Us

Office of Residential Life

Robert V. LaPenta Student Union, Second Floor

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: (914) 633-2336

Fax: (914) 637-7775