Living Learning Community

The CWIT Living Learning Community (LLC) provides opportunities for women and men majoring in an IT or engineering discipline to bond with other students in the same field and create lasting support networks.

The CWIT LLC is a co-ed wing of Chesapeake Hall and houses a total of 47 students Рall information technology or engineering (ITE) majors. Currently located on the 1st floor of Chesapeake Hall, the LLC promotes academic excellence, peer mentoring, career exploration, leadership opportunities and social support for students in IT and engineering, with a special emphasis on the needs of women who may feel isolated due to their low enrollment in such programs nationwide.

Living in the LLC provides many benefits for its residents – being surrounded by friendly, like-minded students with similar interests, easy access to study groups with other LLC residents taking the same ITE classes, and additional social, academic and professional programs provided by the CWIT program and the Office of Undergraduate Education. For example, during the 2012-2013 academic year, LLC members participated in study groups, peer mentoring, attended the Women in Technology professional development events hosted by CWIT, completed service projects together, had monthly Sunday Night Dinners, went bowling, attended the CWIT end-of-year picnic, and received fun & useful goodies bags around finals time in the Spring.

First-year students on the CWIT LLC and first-year CWIT Scholars are required to enroll in a one-credit first-year seminar course during their first semester.  Incoming freshmen, returning LLC students, and CWIT Scholars are given priority when applying for the LLC; however, all students interested in IT and engineering disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The CWIT LLC application is attached to the Office of Residential Life’s online application for on-campus housing. In the online application, you should indicate your interest in the CWIT LLC and then you will be asked to complete an additional LLC application.

NOTE: Your application to the CWIT LLC does not guarantee that you will be placed on the floor – we receive many applications and have limited space available. I recommend that you have a back-up plan for living elsewhere on campus if you do not get placed on the CWIT LLC.

Contact Crystal Diaz at or 410-455-8076 for more information.