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Liberal Arts

Mae Smith Hall, 6th - 7th floors, East Campus

Eligibility: Eligibility requirements are listed at the bottom of this page.

Student members of the College of Liberal Arts Living Learning Community (LLC) meet others with similar interests and share a creative environment. Additional benefits include programs tailored to meet the interests of the members, student organizations and increased faculty interaction. Any College of Liberal Arts student can elect to live in the LLC.

Emphasis Floors

Students are encouraged to choose a COLA floor based on their major:

  • 6th Floor (Arts): Art & Design, Music, Theater
  • 7th Floor (Humanities): Africana Studies, Communication Studies, English, Language, Cultures, and International Trade, History, Linguistics, Paralegal Studies, Philosophy, Anthropology, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and undeclared College of Liberal Arts Majors


The LLC is restricted to students with majors in the College of Liberal Arts including:

  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art & Design
  • Communication Studies
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography & Environmental Resources
  • History
  • Language, Cultures, and International Trade
  • Linguistics
  • Music
  • Musical Theater
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theater
  • University Studies

If you have questions about eligibility or would like more information about a specific LLC, contact the individual listed below. For general LLC information, contact the University Housing Education & Outreach office at 618.453.7535 or email at


Dr. Pamela Smoot, 618.453.2466,