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Learning Communities2018-10-31T13:11:58+00:00

What are Learning Communities?

Schreiner University’s learning communities seek to help students connect in a powerful and supportive way with others who share interests and goals. Students in learning communities work closely with peers, faculty, and professional staff who are unified by a desire to make connections and have experiences in and outside the classroom central to their education. The university offers Living and Learning Communities in which students live together in a reserved dorm wing or floor as well as Learning Communities which do not entail a residential component.

Why Should I Join a Learning Community?

Students who take part in learning communities typically maintain higher GPA’s and graduate in a timelier fashion. They are more connected to the university, their faculty, and their peers. Students in Learning Communities are usually highly motivated to be successful in college, more involved on campus, make more responsible choices about their overall health and well-being, and have the opportunity to make lifelong friends. Each Schreiner University learning community is led by kind and caring faculty members — ones carefully selected because of their own passions about their learning community — who want their students to truly thrive during their college experience.

Our Communities:

A learning community dedicated to helping a select group of freshmen explore majors and careers while identifying values, interests and skills. Learn more about the ACE Learning Community

The Design Thinking Learning Community will guide students through a variety of methods for solving problems via faculty-lead workshops, field trips, campus visits from industry professionals, and project-based learning. Students will get their hands dirty in Design Thinking workshops and semester-long research project, and will also incorporate new technology such as 3D printers, Laser Engravers and other digital output devices. Learn more about the Design Thinking Learning Community.

A learning community for Christian freshmen from all denominations interested in engaging academics, discipleship, leadership and service to God together through retreats, low and high ropes, bible study and service. Learn more about the Exodus Project Learning Community.

A living and learning environment allowing academically advanced students to live and study together, collaborate on ideas, participate in challenging research and pursue their academic goals. Learn more about the Freshmen Honors Living & Learning Community.

This community will prepare future world-changers for careers in a global marketplace through engaging activities and coursework with an international focus. It will culminate in a 3-week study abroad experience to an exciting location. Learn more about the Global Scholars Living & Learning Community.

The Mountaineer Leadership Academy is a four-year leadership community. As students progress through their freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior experiences at Schreiner, they develop specific qualities of leadership that will serve them in their programs of study while also providing them a foundation of leadership that can be applied to their future work and their contributions to society. Learn more about the Mountaineer Leadership Academy.

This community intends to provide an enriching experience through exposure to the arts in a holistic context. Students can expect opportunities to experience performance and art as both audience and performer in music, dance, and theater. Students will engage with art and performance both on and off campus and will explore how their experiences inform and shape their studies, their careers, and their communities. This is a living and learning community housed in the Trull Dormitory. Learn more about the Performing Arts Living & Learning Community.

The STEM Community supports freshman and transfer students interested in pursuing a degree in one of the STEM disciplines:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics

Learn more about the STEM Learning Communities.

A small living and learning group for freshmen interested in health careers. Students live together, take classes and work with mentors from the health disciplines. Learn more about the Vesalius Living & Learning Community.