Freshman Learning Communities for Faculty

The Freshman Learning Community (FLC) program provides students with opportunities to experience a smoother transition into the higher education community through efforts to integrate them both academically and socially to the expectations established by the University community. At the core of the program lies a course (GSU 1010) dedicated to assisting students in the attainment of necessary academic skills and personal success strategies essential to integrating into the campus community. Additionally, the course provides opportunities for the dissemination of important information related to campus resources, as well as the support of peer mentors who encourage co-curricular engagement. Students who participate in FLC tend to have a higher retention rate and GPA than students who elected not to participate in a learning community.

Each FLC is built around a particular field of interest that brings together 25 students who are drawn to a particular major. These meta-majors encompass every major offered at the undergraduate level: Arts and Humanities, Business, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Policy Studies, Social Sciences, and Undeclared.

For more information about the program, click here, or consult the website designed for students. You can also preview this presentation that highlights some data.

Call for Proposals

If you are interested in creating a new Freshman Learning Community, please fill out the following call for proposals form.


If you have any questions about the program or how you can increase your involvement, please don’t hesitate to contact Nikolas Huot at