How to Get Involved and Engaged

The typical college student spends 15-20 hours each week in the classroom, and between 80-100 hours in his or her residence. That's a lot of time! At Gordon State College, we consider that time to be a golden opportunity to expand our on-campus students' college experience through a variety of interactive programs.

In addition to the events planned by the Office of Campus Life, Resident Directors and Community Assistants plan many activities during the week and on the weekends for the residence halls' student body.

Campus Living Programming

The L.A.N.D.E.R.S programming model is designed specifically to provide opportunities for residents to get involved with a variety of programs and events. The L.A.N.D.E.R.S program focuses on the following areas:

  • L - Leisure/Lifestyle (Social)
  • A - Active (Wellness/Nutrition)
  • N - Newsflash (Recent News and Events)
  • D - Diversity and Cultural
  • E - Environment (Sustainability/Economic)
  • R - Relationships (Interpersonal and Intrapersonal)
  • S - Service/Supportive (Volunteer/Service Oriented)

Planning Committees within the Residence Halls

Residence Hall Activity Team (RHAT) consists of residents in each building who meet with the Resident Director and Community Assistants to brainstorm and plan desired events.

Residence Hall Safety and Maintenance Team (RHSMT) discusses concerns and conditions for a safer environment with the Resident Director and Community Assistants.

Living Learning Connections (LLC) are made up of residents who live together on a floor and engage in unique learning opportunities based on the same educational goals.

 Residence Life Program Survey 

Living Learning Connections
The Gordon Commons will hosts Living Learning Connections for students interested in areas ranging from Honors to intramurals/recreational activities. Students who participate in an LLC often have higher GPAs, more positive campus experiences and are more likely to graduate. Potential benefits include getting to know professors and classmates better' greater access to academic resources' and specialized programs directly in your residence hall. There are a number of events scheduled for each LLC. Amenities in the Commons feature Mini-Recreation rooms (with television, lounge furniture, card tables, and gaming stations) where residents can hang out with friends and build community. All students are encouraged to come and participate.