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Honors Learning Community

The HLC is currently accepting requests to be placed on a waitlist for the 2015-16 academic year.  Those on a waitlist will be periodically reviewed and contacted as space becomes available.

The Honors Learning Community (HLC) is a place of residence for those who wish to pursue great conversation and big ideas with others.  It’s an open atmosphere of students who are interested in all things a University can provide.  From art to business, music to philosophy, dance to chemistry, and creative writing to math.  This cosmos of passionate and learned students wish to excel through mentorship, guidance, discovery, adventure, and conversation.

The Honors Learning Community, located in Founders Hall, is an excellent option for Honors College students. Currently, the HLC is located in old campus near the Student Union and downtown Bowling Green.  Single and double rooms are available in private suites.

The mission of the HLC is to create a seamless educational environment that supports the goals of the Honors College. When one becomes a member of the HLC, this educationally motivated community comes alive as one shares their experiences of fascinating conversations in their small-size Honors classes.  When one enrolls in the Honors College, it is highly recommended, however not mandated, to live in the Honors Learning Community

Members of the Honors Community pay $150 each semester to live in this interactive learning community.

In addition to direct access to Honors College faculty and staff, membership in the Honors Learning Community allows students to attend and participate in fully-funded local and regional overnight trips to plays, museums, musicals, and community events. Likewise, community members receive free access to computers, wireless access, meeting space, the Honors Den, and books for use in common reading book discussions. We also provide opportunities to connect with the community through civic and service involvement, partnering with many student organizations on campus. Finally, our community creates a positive environment to host some of the most compelling and engaging discussions you could ever witness or take part in.  We host peer-to-peer discussions, honors faculty symposiums, and nationally-recognized speaker forums.

The atmosphere in the HLC is friendly, relaxed, supportive, respectful, and fun. Social, cultural, and intellectual events are offered to enhance your BGSU and on campus living experiences. This creates a living learning community comprised of academically talented students, staff, and faculty.  

Finally, we invite you to greatly impact our community through your wisdom, character, and personality.  We know you have a lot to offer, and as you continue on this adventure of collegiate success and beyond, we will be there as a supportive mechanism for your growth and mentorship.  We believe that success is defined personally, whether that is finding life long friends, pursuing a life of service, curing cancer, or making feature length documentaries.  We want you to succeed, so join us.

For more information, contact the Honors Learning Community Director at honors@bgsu.edu.

The Honors Learning Community (HLC) is a popular option among both new and returning Honors College students.  Honors College students are not required to live in the HLC.  However, newly admitted, first year HLC members are required to live in Founders Hall and to also be admitted to the Honors College.

Space in the HLC is limited. First year students who are interested in requesting a spot should complete each of the following steps early to be considered for the HLC.  These steps can be completed in any order:

1.       Be accepted to the Honors College. 
To access the Honors application, visit www.bgsu.edu/honorsapply

2.       Be accepted to the HLC. 
To request enrollment in the HLC, visit www.bgsu.edu/hlcenroll

3.       Pay your $200 Housing initial payment – available through MyBGSU

Continuing students are not required to live in Founders Hall in order to participate in the HLC. Membership during one year, does not guarantee membership in a future year. Continuing students in the HLC will be provided information annually regarding housing and enrollment in the HLC.