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Our new Living-Learning Community for first-year students, "Leadership through Service," is an initiative between the Office of Housing & Residence Life and the Office of Undergraduate Studies. The Leadership through Service community is recommended for first-year students who are interested in developing their leadership skills and giving back to the community. This program provides opportunities for personal growth and peer-to-peer connections.

Students participating in this program will be housed in Everglades Hall in South Village and will be required to take a minimum of one course per semester (listed below) as well as participate in the "Leadership through Service" Common Hour. The courses in this program are taught in a South Village classroom, the same community where students in the program live. Students who are able to take both course offerings each semester are highly encouraged to do so.

Fall 2013 Spring 2014
BSC 1051C Environmental Biology of SW Florida GLY 2030C Environmental Geology
HUM 2395 Environmental Humanities HUM 1931 Humanities and Social Issues
"Leadership through Service" Common Hour "Leadership through Service" Common Hour

Along with academic coursework, students will be offered a variety of service-learning experiences throughout the year and will participate in a minimum number of common service-learning projects.