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Title: Living Learning Communities: Models of Authentic Community
Type: Practice Session (Concurrent)
Authors: Jake Grohs (
      , Virginia Tech, United States

Caleb Keith (
      , Virginia Tech, United States

James Penven (
      , Virginia Tech, United States

Robert Stephens (
      History, Virginia Tech, United States

Abstract: Universities have a unique privilege to create opportunities for students to witness and encounter authentic community. In this session, we will examine strategies to help students learn how to actively contribute to community. We will briefly provide an overview of SERVE and the Honors Residential College, two living learning communities at Virginia Tech that model community and offer service-learning opportunities to promote students’ understanding of the broader community. We will then facilitate a dialogue among attendees regarding strategies, challenges, and mechanisms for creating meaningful community on the college campus.
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