Next fall, UW-Green Bay will be introducing learning communities for the first time! Learning communities are a distinctive way for students to belong to something that will “grow their mind and expand their potential.” There will be two learning communities debuting in Fall 2013— Social Justice: The Politics of Identity and Culture and Sustainability. Each community will consist of 35 sophomores taking a block of 10 credits together consisting of unique in and out of class opportunities including: field trips, coffee-shop-style discussions, service learning projects, and other hands-on experiences. Due to the small nature and more specific focuses of these programs, learning communities will allow students to develop close relationships with peers with similar interests as well as develop beneficial relationships with faculty members. All students who will be sophomores Fall 2013 will be considered, and students do not have to live on campus to participate.

For more information, including: overviews of the two communities, the courses included, the biographies of the faculty and staff involved, how to nominate a student and/or how to apply, click here. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 4, and applications are due April 12, 2012 (but students are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis, so apply soon to ensure you get in!)