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Living-Learning Community


The MMP Living Learning Community provides students with a strong support system, balanced with academic enrichment, community building and campus engagement opportunities. Community participants will take courses and study together, network with campus and community professionals, and develop interpersonal relationships with peers through meaningful social activities. The connection of our MMP support mechanisms and campus resources will provide students with the confidence and skills that they need to be successful in their first year and beyond at the University of Tennessee.


  • Promote academic excellence: This community will connect students to faculty, skills, resources and services that will enhance their academic development.
  • Encourage community building and interpersonal connections: Through living together, taking class together and interacting through campus engagement opportunities, we hope that students will develop meaningful and long lasting relationships with peers.
  • Student engagement and retention: Students will be have an opportunity to develop relationships with faculty and staff on campus, seek out leadership development opportunities and identify opportunities to enhance their career and professional skills through networking and community involvement.


A completed Multicultural Mentoring Program Mentee Application is required to be eligible for this community. Approved members for this community are required to live in Clement Hall. Learning community participants are expected to attend the Fall semester kick-off gathering, social engagement events, and bi-monthly round table discussions. Participants are also expected to attend various MMP sponsored events on a monthly basis.

Members will be enrolled in the following common courses.

Fall Semester:
First Year Student 101

Spring Semester:
ELPS 211 Servant Leadership and Social Justice Seminar

Why Participate?

First year students of color will have an opportunity to connect with the larger campus community, while also having a smaller community of peers who they can identify with and relate to on various levels. The community will also provide a system of support for students during their college transition process, thereby contributing to their connection to the institution, and overall campus engagement throughout their time at the University of Tennessee.