Students in Reiners

Living Learning Communities

Trine University offers four interest-specific Living Learning Communities (LLCs) where students live together in a dedicated area of the Larry and Judy Reiners Residence Hall and Stadium Hall. Though each unique LLC is co-sponsored by an academic department or college, the purpose is not to provide additional coursework. Rather, the LLCs are designed to build relational communities through events and services to support students in their academic and personal growth.

Only a selected few first-year students at Trine University have the opportunity to build on common interests related to their major through Living Learning Communities (LLCs). LLCs provide unique educational and professional opportunities and community experiences inside and outside the classroom, as well as the chance to develop friendships within a close-knit group of peers. 

Application Available for Fall 2019 through your Admission Counselor

Note: To secure your space in the LLC for the Fall Semester 2019, please submit the $300 Enrollment Deposit (which includes the $150 Housing Deposit), no later than May 1, 2019. Housing preference is based on date of deposit and receipt of your housing contract. The Enrollment Deposit is not refundable after May 1.


The following LLCs are available at Trine:

Women in Health Sciences Living Learning Community

Whether you’re interested in pre-medicine, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant or another health-related profession, this goal-oriented community offers hands-on support. Participate in enhanced opportunities, such as Lunch and Lecture presentations and MCAT/GRE preparation workshops, to help you gain a competitive edge when applying for the next step in your education. You will also learn from an upperclassman resident advisor who is pursuing a health science career.


  • Behind-the-scenes Medical/PT/PA Lab Tours
  • Lunch and Lecture Series
  • Grad and Professional School Preparation Workshops
  • Pre-Professional Health Science Advising 
  • Explore opportunities through the Pre-Health student organization as it hosts events and meetings in the Living Learning common classroom.

Women in Business Living Learning Community

The Ketner School of Business’ Living Learning Community will provide female first-year business majors the opportunity to engage with other business students, faculty and alumni in their residence. Participants will read selections designed to develop soft skills and business knowledge, and build a support network, friendships and skills that will help them succeed in their academic and professional careers.


  • Interactions with upperclassmen who serve as mentors and coaches for the new students 
  • Guest speakers and company visits
  • Exclusive team-building opportunities
  • Common readings designed to develop soft skills and business knowledge
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • A faculty mentor who teaches a class in the residence hall and develops a personal relationship with the students

Women in Engineering Living Learning Community

This LLC is for first-year  women who have majors within the Allen School of Engineering and Technology. In addition to the living arrangements described above, students will enroll in a one-hour seminar course and participate in team-building, mentoring and social activities. Expertiences are tailored to the unique needs and interests of each year's LLC.

2018-19 activities

  • Freshman orientation social event/corn hole tournament
  • Student-designed LLC T-shirts
  • Society of Women Engineers meet and greet with female STEM faculty
  • Effective Learning Habits workshop
  • Student-designed, laser-etched safety glasses
  • Engineering-based resume workshop
  • Math/chemistry study session
  • Upperclassman internship/co-op/REU panel
  • Off-site team-building
  • Industry trip
  • Museum trip
  • STEM service learning activity

Franks School of Education Living Learning Community

This LLC is comprised of first-year education majors who will receive exclusive professional development opportunities and experiences to enhance their skills as a future teacher. Students play an active role in designing the experience.


  • Weekly meetings
  • Exclusive hands-on workshops on topics such as implicit bias, coaching, strengths and culturally responsive teaching
  • Visits to innovative educational settings
  • Assessments to determine potential strengths and weaknesses as a future educator
  • Expert speakers
  • Education conference registration
  • Google Classroom technology training
  • Off-campus meals and team-building opportunities
  • The 2017-2018 LLC included the Best Teacher I Know presentations, where members' favorite teachers shared lessons they had learned as educators, and participation in the 2018 Educators Rising conference

2018-19 activities

  • Creating educational apps
  • Visiting urban schools
  • Complete Junior Achievement training to then teach in schools
  • Volunteering in Special Olypmics
  • Visiting Makerspace learning environments in schools
  • Earning Google certification
  • Supporting a local family through providing educational resources