The FAMU Engineering Living Learning Community (LLC) is designed to strengthen students' first year of college while fostering a sense of community. Engineering LLC participants learn the skills necessary to become active engineering students. This program will provide scholars with a solid foundation for the successful completion of an engineering degree.
In total, FAMU Engineering LLC scholars participate in:
Benefits of Engineering LLC:
Best practice has shown that placing like-minded students together will increase student retention. Past students participating in the Engineering LLC on average have a higher success rate than engineering first-year students not participating.
"In high school, I was an excellent student, I've always had good grades, and I never really had to try that hard. However, college is a different story, and it is not anything like high school. I have studied more in my first year of college than I did in my four years of high school. Being in the LLC, since I stayed on the same floor with other Engineers and we took the same classes, we were able to support and help each other whenever we were struggling. Participating in the LLC was the best decision I have made that has offered me support (mentors, study sessions, support groups, etc.) and opportunities (internships, scholarships, studying abroad, etc.) That other freshman engineering students were not exposed to. Also, the LLC is much fun! It helps you understand what it is like to be an engineer." - Brandon
"The LLC groomed me in aspects of the professional world, ranging from dress to resume building.
It prepared me to work with others in the engineering field and developed my team skills to enable me to perform at my highest ability in the future." - Alfred
"The LLC gave me friends that were driven and hardworking like I am.
Being that we are all in similar majors, I had friends I could study with, as well as have fun with. Being from Chicago,
I would sometimes get homesick, and being in the LLC made it easier to make friends and feel comfortable in college." - Taylor
Contact the Liaison:
Dr. Charmane V. Caldwell