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Do you have a passion for diversity, community outreach and public service?
Multicultural Leadership and Service Living Learning Community is an opportunity to make your first year at UT exciting, supportive and unique while connecting with other like-minded students who are energized about diversity and service.
What is the Multicultural Leadership and Service Living Learning Community?
The Multicultural Leadership and Service Living Learning Community (MLSLLC) is open to UT students who have a passion for community outreach and public service, and who have an interest in developing a culture of academic success in an ethnically, religious, and gender diverse student environment. The MLSLLC is designed to support first generation students and to assist them with their transition from high school into college life at The University of Toledo.
UT's Department of Sociology and Anthropology sponsors the Multicultural Leadership through Service Living Learning Community.
Students must meet MLSLLC eligibility requirements.
As MLSLLC residents, students are provided with educational opportunities that focus on the development of exemplary leadership skills through service-learning projects and interactions within the community. Throughout the year, students in the MLSLLC receive direct support and attention from a dedicated team of peer mentors, on site advisors, graduate students, dedicated full-tiem staff, as well as the associate director and director of the MLSLLC.
MLSLLC students must take up to six classes together per semester, taught in the residence hall during the academic year. Courses will apply to any program of study. Students will also select additional courses to complete their fall and spring schedules.
Courses MLSLLC members take together are as follows:
|FALL SEMESTER 2012||SPRING SEMESTER 2013|
|COIL 1000 - Orientation||IDS 2010 – Learning to Lead|
|IDS 2010 – Learning to Serve||COMM 1010 – Comm. Principles & Practices|
|ANTH 2800 – Cultural Anthropology||AFST 1100 – Introduction to Africana Studies
- An incoming Pell Grant eligible OR a first generation UT student (neither parent has a college degree)
- Undecided major in the new Department of Exploratory Studies QUEST (formerly Gateway Program)
OR the College of Language, Literature and Social Sciences
- Participate in the university’s TRIO Student Support Services Program
- Acceptance is on a first come basis, the 2012-2013 cohort is limited to 22 female and 22 male students.
How to become a part of the MLSLLC:
- Apply for UT Housing. Indicate the Multicultural Leadership and Service Living Learning Community as your first choice when you apply for housing, once admitted to UT.
- Complete the MLSLLC & TRIO on-line application. A $50 fee will be charged to your UT account each semester.
Dedication and expectations of students in the MLSLLC:
Students accepted into the MLSLLC are expected to strive for academic excellence during their first critical year of college. In addition to the six courses students are required to take together, over the academic year students in the MLSLLC must also dedicate themselves to earning 150 hours of leadership service spread across the following four areas:
University-based programming – students earn points through required participation in programs such as a ropes course, homecoming activities, diversity/cultural awareness programs as well as heritage month (such as Asian, Hispanic and Black) activities.
Classroom Service Requirements – students earn points through their participation in service-based projects included in courses especially designed for the LLC.
Leadership Activities – students earn points through their participation and leadership in organizations on and off campus.
Service Activities – students earn points through their participation in service-based activities throughout the Toledo community.
Faculty and staff associated with the MSLLLC will collaborate with students and organizations throughout the greater Toledo area to identify service and leadership opportunities. Students in the community receive a minimum of $250 education award at the end of the second semester and are able to participate in aservice-based Alternative Spring Break.
Academic Help and Assistance:
- Direct access to staff and faculty
- Academic and college success strategies
- Specifically dedicated advisors for community members
- Peer-to-peer mentoring
- Knowledgeable and supportive resident advisors
- Engaging and interactive study sessions
The MLSLLC partners with the following offices:
For more information contact:
See, hear and learn about a recent UT student service experience in
Washington D.C. and New York City in 2011: