The living learning communities are designated living environments intentionally focused on fostering student learning and a stronger connection with the campus community. Our living learning communities each have a unique experience for first-year residential students to engage with dedicated faculty and staff early on within their academic career. Prospective first-year students can choose to live in these communities by submitting their interest on the housing application.

Honors Program 

Created for students enrolled in the Honors Program, this community is designed to provide a study-intensive environment. Students on these floors have special programs and events, making this environment a stimulating one both educationally and socially. Applicants must be current members of the Honors Program and maintain that membership. Advisers: Ryan Cragun, Ph.D., and Kacy Tillman, Ph.D.


Students selected as members of the Leadership Community will have the opportunity to develop their own leadership abilities while interacting with other campus leaders and organizations. This community represents a diverse set of individuals existing interdependently. This community is a dynamic place composed of people with different values, cultures, lifestyles and attitudes. Members learn from others and strive to understand the individuality and life choices of others through an atmosphere of positive encouragement, mutual respect and tolerance. Adviser: Ana Maia Wales. 

First Year Wellness

The First Year Wellness Community will promote activities that enable students to commit to their own health and wellness. Most community members will participate in a wellness themed first-year experience course. Through participation in academic activities and residential curriculum events, residents will learn about health and wellness related resources and practices to personally develop their own physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual wellness. Adviser: TBD

Living Well

The Living Well Community is an opportunity for students who prefer to live in a quieter community where the effects of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs are minimized. Members of this community are committed to their own health and wellness by abstaining from alcohol, tobacco and drug use within this residential community. They also agree to take responsibility for their guests and assist in holding each other accountable within this community. Adviser: Addie Carothers.

Success Scholars

The Success Scholars Community is a support program for first-generation and/or underrepresented college students at The University of Tampa. A strong support system can make a big difference in how students navigate the changes and challenges the college experience brings and will be a factor in finding their success at UT. The Success Scholars Community provides peer mentors, staff, programming and financial guidance to assist first generation and underrepresented students in their adjustment to campus life. Residents living within the community will participate in social activities, workshops, academic support programs, service opportunities and maintain regular contact with their peer mentors. Adviser: Lorie Kittendorf, PhD. 


New students can apply by checking one of these options on the housing application. For more information on living learning communities, please contact Peter Hirsch, associate director of residential education, at or (813) 253-6239.