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.

Learning Communities

Gordon State College has created unique learning connections in specific residence halls geared toward students who are actively engaged in a learning and living environment that both nurtures and supports their educational goals. For the upcoming year, Gordon State College Student Housing will hosts Learning Communities related to Honors (Commons A), Upperclassmen (Commons B), and Recreation/Wellness (Commons C). Commons C (Recreation/Wellness) will look to hosts athletes and others who have interest in health/fitness activities. The Upperclassmen Floor will be occupied by students classified as junior and/or senior and have different floor privileges. The Honors Floor, featured in Commons A, will be for students with high SAT scores and Grade Point Averages. These students will have frequent interaction with a Faculty Fellow-in-Residence/Professor (instructionally and programmatically). Students who participate in an LC 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 LC. Gordon Commons (A/B/C) feature study lounges and mini-recreation rooms (with televisions, lounge furniture, card tables, and gaming stations) where residents can hang out with friends and build community. All students are encouraged to participate in programs and explore different opportunities. Prospective residents may note their preference to live in a Learning Communities via the online housing application.

Academic Resources

  • Highlander in Residence (Mathematics/Writing) : Gordon Village Computer Lab
  • Live-in Faculty Office Hours : Commons A-3rd Floor Classroom