Intentional and Living Learning Communities

Intentional and Living Learning Communities

Open to First through Fourth Year students at Gonzaga

DeSmet Charter Community LLC Encountering Cultures LLC Women 4 Others LLC
Cura Personalis LLC Learns 2 Lead LLC Social Justice and Solidarity LLC
Engineering and Computer Science LLC Outdoor Pursuits LLC Biology LLC

What is an ILC/LLC?

Gonzaga's Intentional and Living-Learning Communities are themed housing options, designed for students who are interested in pursuing their passions alongside others outside of the classroom.  Each learning community is the result of partnership between Housing and Residence Life and a variety of academic and educational on-campus departments.

Our I/LLCs are committed to fostering a spirit of growth and reflection in each resident that will last a lifetime, in accordance with our Jesuit foundation.  While each community is different, all I/LLCs aim to bring together people with similar interests to actively pursue learning through programs and events that extends beyond the classroom.

What are the benefits?

  • Live with people who share your interests
  • Interact with faculty and staff regularly outside of the classroom
  • Experience what it means to live in community with others
  • Enjoy access to some of our newest residence halls on campus
  • Challenge yourself to critically engage with the world around you

How to Apply:

Application for 2017-18 Freshman are online closed

Application for 2017-18 Sophomores are closed

Application for 2017-18 upperclassmen are closed

The application consists of three short answers, is easily submitted online, and will expedite your housing process immensely.  All applicants, in an effort to increase your chances of securing a position in one of our limited availability communities, should consider ranking each LLC in order of preference.

Additionally, by applying to live in a particular LLC, you accept that you may be held accountable for meeting certain program requirements relative to each community (ex: in Women 4 Others, residents must complete 20 hours of service each semester).


If you have any questions about our learning communities or the application process, please contact our Housing and Residence Life department by calling 509.313.4103 or emailing