Leadership for Life (L4L) is a service and leadership program with a first year living-learning community. The purpose of the program is to provide a positive environment through which students can take the first steps toward a lifelong commitment to community involvement. First year students admitted to L4L live together, take a class together, and commit to doing service together. After the freshmen year, L4L members continue in the program and have opportunities to take leadership roles in creating and leading service projects.
Students Transitioning for Academic Retention and Success (STARS) is a living learning community specifically developed to provide increased academic support for students seeking to achieve specific academic goals and ongoing academic success throughout college. Students live together, enjoy taking two courses together during the first year, and experience both a freshmen Summer Bridge prior to the start of classes, and a sophomore Summer Bridge during the week following the first year. Each of these components is designed to help students build a strong community, become engaged in campus activities, and achieve academic success. Select students are invited to participate in STARS upon committing to UIS. Participation in STARS cannot be combined with participation in other Living Learning Communities.
The Pre-Nursing Pathways is designed to offer students interested in pursuing a Nursing degree the opportunity to live with other incoming freshmen students interested in nursing. This living learning community offers a residential space focused on academic achievement, career-centered programming, and intensive advising intended to help students successfully complete the pre-requisite courses required to apply for the Nursing Program offered through the University of Illinois Chicago, Springfield Regional Campus. Students participating in the Pre-Nursing Pathway LLC will have enhanced access to individualized academic advising in the residence hall, a wide variety of career-centered programming offered by the Nursing department staff, and supplemental instruction and tutoring focused on pre-requisite coursework.
Capital Scholars Honors Program (CAP Honors) is a selective undergraduate academic program designed for the first and second year of the four year experience. CAP Honors has a residency requirement that requires all honors students to live in a residence hall for their first two years. This unique living learning community provides academic support and advising, collaborative course work, community building events, service learning opportunities, a faculty and residence series, mentoring programs, as well as tutoring and academic studios. In addition, all offices for the CAP Honors academic staff and faculty are located in Lincoln Residence Hall.
Necessary Steps Mentoring Program (NSMP) is a program for First-Generation college students that are defined as students whose parents/guardians have not graduated from a four year college or institution. Necessary Steps Mentoring Program is designed to assist in the transition from high school to college, as well as, transforming our students into scholars. Through the program, you will reside on the Necessary Steps Floor with scholars just like you. The program provides a designated Computer Room and supportive community that will help you learn and grow.