UVM Learning Communities: Leadership and Social Change
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I am a couple of communication major from Brooklyn, New York. This is the leadership and social change community and Harris Millis. I knew right away that I wanted to be a part of leadership. It's something that I was always passionate about in high school. So I really wanted to continue that on when I got here. Honestly, it worked out for the best I got sent me. Sabrina and I also just found so many more people that I could really bond with connected over leadership, but also over our passion for local community organizations. Yeah, learning communities are really great way to bring community involvement into the dorms. Uh, a lot of times, it's very easy to fall into a trap of you staying in your dorm room, and you don't interact with your neighbors. The learning community host events and classes that really forced you to come out of your show. It's really great way to get involved and make friends. We teach the leadership in social change, one credit seminar, and that is a really great space for first years coming in to understand what is college life like as well as what are some ways that they could get involved and feel connected to you so way meet once a week, and we also bring in special guests to come in and talk about little organizations as well as just how to find support on campus. Yeah, so we are currently entering Week five, and we spend the 1st 5 weeks completely dedicated to how to establish connections on campus, how to get involved in the community and how to take care of yourself. Now that you're living away from home, I think is a really good class for first years. One thing I really like about the spaces that it feels very personal. I slipped down so thrift store rugs and it actually really helps with the echo on it made it feel very homey and colorful. I think overall, it's important as a student when you're on such a big campus to really center yourself. So one thing that's really great about having this room is just to make sure that you have your own space, where you can just be calm, reflect study, do work stuff back like that, friends over where we can just really decompress about our days. Figure out what we want to do, something that so right now we're in the amphitheatre, which is right outside hair. Now I come here during the day before the sun sets to do some homework. Um, it is right next to the skinny pancake and the marsh A, which are some good restaurants on campus, and additionally, it's really close to central campus. So if you're running late in the morning, you don't have to worry about being late to class. As a person who regularly is running late to my A EMS, it does work out that I'm this close to central campus, but overall it's just really nice. There are a lot of teachers will actually bring their classes out here. I think I would tell incoming students that all of their worries concerns are valid, but I also understand that they're not going to be the permanent way. It is hard in the beginning to put yourself out there. As you continue doing it as you continue to be pushed out of your comfort zone, whether in your learning community or in the classroom you will find community.