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Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC)

Redefining the notion of “honors”

Building organically on their own knowledge and lived experiences, HLLC students learn to increase cross-cultural competence and approach local challenges that resonate globally from historical, philosophical, legal, and comparative perspectives. The curriculum provides the flexibility to focus, in and out of the classroom, on issues ranging from civil rights, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, religion, domestic and international violence, environmental justice, health inequities, and questions of democracy and citizenship.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a more equitable, diverse, and socially focused tomorrow by serving as a strength-based model in a larger movement across higher education. Connect with our program director Macsu Hill, Ph.D., MPH, to learn how you can support us today

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Our Process

The HLLC looks at the admissions process a little differently than most university honors living-learning communities. Most students’ first exposure to higher education is through community colleges. As a result, the HLLC seeks to admit students from community colleges, GED programs, and high schools throughout Newark, greater Newark, and beyond. We envision that admitting these students will significantly enhance their lives and will immensely benefit our college community and the world.

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Support Us

HLLC program is always in need of know-how, experience, and willing hands to help make things happen. Find out how you can support!

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The Honors Living-Learning Community at Rutgers-Newark includes students from 18 to 60, with 50 percent from RU-N's home community of Greater Newark.  They have achieved academic excellence but also demonstrated a commitment to creating a more just and equitable society.