Living Learning Community (LLC) Application Questions

The following are questions asked in the applications for our Living Learning Communities. The full application can be found on your Hoya Housing page.

Bayit

New Applicant Questions

  1. Why do you want to be a member of Bayit?
  2. What does living Jewishly mean to you?
  3. What areas of Jewish life (tradition, philosophy, history, ritual, etc.) do you find most compelling or want to learn more about?
  4. What is your history of involvement with Jewish life before coming to Georgetown? (Be honest. Students of all levels are welcome to apply).
  5. What do you envision the Bayit community to look like and how can you contribute? What active role will you take to fulfill this vision?
  6. Please describe your comfort level or interest in keeping kosher (Jewish dietary laws). Please be honest, any and all experience/interests welcome.  

Returning Applicant Questions

  1. Why do you wish to return to this community?  How would you make this community better through your engagement/involvement?  Please list three goals for next year?
  2. Considering your experience in Bayit, how would you improve upon Bayit? In what ways would you change or enhance the community in order to achieve your goals listed above?
  3. How will you take on a leadership role as a returning member of this community?
  4. How will you continue to integrate your experiences in the LLC with your academic experiences?

Crossroads

  1. Have you participated in a LLC before?
  2. If you have participated in a LLC, please indicate the community and the dates of participation
  3. Why do you want to become a member of the Crossroads LLC?
  4. What can you bring to this community or what do you hope to contribute?
  5. What do you imagine as a possible challenge for yourself in joining this community and how would you address it?
  6. How are you committed to the future of this community? How will you commit yourself to its continuance beyond your own involvement?
  7. What do gender and sexuality mean to you?

Culture and Performance, CPLLC

New Applicant Questions (All answers must be greater than 50 words)

  1. Tell us about yourself and why you want to be a member of this LLC?
  2. Based on actual activities in which you have recently engaged, describe any interests of yours that you believe will enrich the community and its programming.  More specifically, how do you intend to contribute to the community?
  3. Describe three concrete projects in which you would take an active or leadership role?
  4. What would a successful experience look like at the end of the year for you?  What are your hopes/goals for the year?

Returning Applicant Questions (All answers must be greater than 50 words)

  1. Why do you wish to return to this community?  How would you make this community better through your engagement/involvement?  Please list three goals for next year?
  2. Consider your desired outcomes and achieved outcomes from last year.  What obstacles and successes did you face? What is your plan to make next year different from this year? How will you expand upon what you have done so far this year?  
  3. How will you take on a leadership role as a returning member of this community? 
  4. How will you continue to integrate your experiences in the LLC with your academic experiences?

Entrepreneurship

  1. Tell us about yourself and why you are interested in being a member of the Entrepreneurship LLC. (Answer must be greater than 50 words)
  2. What contributions do you expect to make as a member of the community? Do you have any programming ideas? (Answer must be greater than 50 words)
  3. How will you integrate your course work with the experiences you will have as a member of this community? (Answer must be greater than 50 words)
  4. What would a successful experience look like at the end of the year for you? What are your hopes/goals for the year? (Answer must be greater than 50 words)

French Floor

New Applicant Questions

  1. Why do you wish to join the French Floor LLC?
  2. What are three main goals you have for your year on the French Floor?
  3. List the last two French classes you will have completed (or your level of French) by the time you join the French Floor. How do you think your experience will contribute to the French Floor?
  4. What are the essential characteristics of a French Floor resident, in your opinion? How do you embody those characteristics?

Returning Applicant Questions

  1. Why do you wish to return to this community?  How would you make this community better through your engagement/involvement?  
  2. Consider your desired outcomes and achieved outcomes from last year.  What obstacles did you face? How will you plan to overcome them next year? 
  3. Please list three goals for next year. How do you plan to execute these goals?
  4. How will you continue to integrate your experiences in the LLC with your academic experiences?

Global Living Community, GLC

Please note, an interview is required for all applicants.

New Applicant Questions

  1. Why do you wish to be a member of the Global Living Community, and what would you like to learn as a member of the GLC?  
  2. What is the value of intercultural learning and exposure to different perspectives, and what does it mean to you?
  3. How will you integrate your personal experiences and interests into the GLC experience?
  4. In your opinion, what are the elements of an engaged residential community, and what role(s) do you play?

Returning Applicant Questions

  1. Why do you wish to return to this community?  How would you make this community better through your engagement/involvement?
  2. Please list three goals for next year and how you plan to execute these goals.
  3. Consider your desired outcomes and achieved outcomes from last year.  What obstacles did you face? How did you overcome those challenges?
  4. How will you continue to integrate your experiences in the LLC with your academic experiences?

Justice and Diversity in Action, JDA

New Applicant Questions (All answers must be greater than 50 words)

  1. Tell us about yourself and why you are interested in being a member of Justice and Diversity in Action?
  2. Please explain the issue(s) of social justice and/or diversity about which you are passionate.  How have you previously engaged with issue? How do you hope to be involved next year?
  3. What do you believe are the three most pressing social justice issues?
  4. What would a successful experience look like at the end of the year for you?  What are your hopes/goals for the year?

Returning Applicant Questions

  1. Why do you wish to return to this community?  How would you make this community better through your engagement/involvement?
  2. What do you hope to achieve as a returning member to JDA? Please list three goals for your involvement next year.
  3. How will you take on a leadership role as a returning member of this community?
  4. How will you continue to integrate your experiences in the LLC with your academic experiences?

Living Well

New Applicant Questions (All answers must be greater than 50 words)

  1. Tell us about yourself and why you are interested in being a member of Living Well?
  2. What contributions do you expect to make as a member of the community?  Do you have any programming ideas?
  3. How will you integrate your course work with the experiences you will have as a member of this community?
  4. What would a successful experience look like at the end of the year for you?  What are your hopes/goals for the year?

Returning Applicant Questions (All answers must be greater than 50 words)

  1. Why do you wish to return to this community?
  2. What contributions have you made as a member of this community? What programming/events were most impactful for you?
  3. What obstacles and successes did you face as a member of this community? How will your involvement/engagement make this community better?
  4. Considering your desired hopes/goals from last year and what you have done so far this year, what are your three goals you have for next year?

Magis Row

Group Formation

Magis Row is an independent living learning community where residents can pursue individual passions through the infusion of academic and service. This unique residential experience encompasses a continued commitment to personal growth through community involvement, social awareness, and the development of leaders dedicated to service while ever striving toward magis.

In order to apply to Magis Row, each group must have a student coordinator. Note:You can only apply in groups of 4 and 5. The student coordinator will serve as the liaison between the group members and the Office of Residential Living. In order to start an application, the coordinator will need to:

  • Create a group, username and password. Click the “Create a new group” feature below.  Note: You can only apply in groups of 4 or 5.
  • Share the username and password with the rest of the group members, and make sure that the members add themselves to the group by clicking the “Add yourself to a group” feature below. Note: make sure all members use the correct username and password created by the student coordinator.
  • Once all members are in the group, the coordinator needs to verify the group. This is done by clicking the “Verify group” feature below.
  • Once the group is verified, all members need to make sure to complete the essay questions of the application. Note: application questions can only be accessed after the group is verified. Please click on the Magis Row tab, on the navigation/numbered line, to access the application questions and make sure to complete the questions fully.
  • Lastly, the coordinator is the person that needs to schedule the interview using the interview time slot feature in the application. The Office of Residential Living will be in contact with the coordinator with updates as needed.
  • Applications should ONLY be submitted by members who will live in the community in the Fall of 2019. You will have the opportunity to discuss study abroad switches during the interview.

New Applicant Questions

  1. Why do you want to participate in this particular community?
  2. Describe your community involvement.
  3. Do you have a conduct history?  If yes, please explain.
  4. Why do you want to form this community?  What is the mission?
  5. How will living in the community enable you (the residents of the community) to enter into a deeper exploration and understanding of your topical area?  How will you incorporate reflection?
  6. Magis is commonly known as meaning more.  The value refers to depth over breadth. How will you create experiences and/or programs that contribute to a deeper understanding of your theme
  7. How will you connect your academic experience to your experience in Magis Row?
  8. After a year on Magis Row, what do you hope to have learned through your experience in this intentional community?
  9. What is your current relationship with your advisor?  How has this person agreed to participate with in your community?  How often? Be specific?
  10. Advisor’s name, title, contact info?
  11. Do you intend to have any members switch at winter break for study abroad? 

Returning Applicant Questions

  1. Reflect on your application process from last academic year.  Did your focus shift in the time between the application and the start of the year?  How will you incorporate these shifts into your identity for next year?
  2. Consider your desired outcomes and achieved outcomes from last year.  What obstacles and successes did you face? What is your plan to make next year different from this year?
  3. How will you expand upon what you have done so far this year?  How will you take on a leadership role as a returning house in the Magis Row community?
  4. How will you connect your academic experience to your experience in Magis Row?
  5. Reflect on your relationship with your advisor?  How was this person involved in your community? What changes, if any, will you make for next year?
  6. What would a successful experience look like at the end of the year for you?  What are your hopes/goals for the year?
  7. Why do you want to return to this particular community?
  8. Describe your community involvement.
  9. Do you have a conduct history?  If yes, please explain.

Muslim Interest Living Community, MILC

New Applicant Questions

  1. Tell us about yourself and why you are interested in being a member of MILC? 
  2. What contributions do you expect to make as a member of the community?  Do you have any programming ideas?
  3. How will you integrate your course work with the experiences you will have as a member of this community?
  4. What would a successful experience look like at the end of the year for you?  What are your hopes/goals for the year?

Returning Applicant Questions

  1. Why do you wish to return to this community?  How would you make this community better through your engagement/involvement?  Please list three goals for next year?
  2. Consider your desired outcomes and achieved outcomes from last year.  What obstacles and successes did you face? What is your plan to make next year different from this year? How will you expand upon what you have done so far this year?  
  3. How will you take on a leadership role as a returning member of this community?
  4. How will you continue to integrate your experiences in the LLC with your academic experiences?

Spanish Floor

  1. What is your level of Spanish proficiency? Have you taken any Spanish courses at Georgetown? If so, which ones? – Short Answer
  2. Why are you interested in living in the Spanish Floor? – Paragraph
  3. How would you contribute to the community? – Paragraph
  4. What would a successful experience look like at the end of the year for you? What are your hopes/goals for the year? – Paragraph
  5. How could your experience in the Spanish Floor contribute to your growth as a student and as a person? – Paragraph

Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy

Group Formation

Question for All

  1. First Name
  2. Last Name
  3. Gender
  4. Class Year 
  5. Group Name
  6. Georgetown Email
  7. If you are in a group of 4, would you like to be considered for the Interreligious Floor?

New Applicant Questions

  1. Please share how one of the Spirit of Georgetown values shaped your formation as an individual. How would you demonstrate your personal commitment to honoring this value with other community members? 
  2. If invited to live in the Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy, how do you hope to contribute to the community? Which aspect of the community excites or intrigues you the most? 
  3. Please share one or two aspects of your involvement at Georgetown that demonstrate positive contributions to your peers and the larger Georgetown community.

Returning Applicant Questions

  • Please share how you personally contributed to the growth of the Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy this semester. (Provide specific examples of your involvement and engagement in the Academy)
  • If invited to return to the Residential Academy, what steps would you take to model engagement for new members? What new ideas or initiatives would you bring to the Academy next year? 
  • Describe how living in a community focused on Georgetown’s Jesuit values has shaped your growth and development as a student.

Transfer Ambassador

  1. You have already described your reasons for transferring to Georgetown in your application for admission, but now that you are admitted, briefly describe those reasons once more. Are your motivations primarily academic, social, geographical, etc? A mix of many of these?
  2. How do your motivations to transfer, which you just described above, align with your interests to join the Transfer LLC?
  3. The Transfer LLC emphasizes a healthy balance between freedom and support; residents are free to make whatever they want of their transfer experience. How do you hope to benefit from involvement in the LLC?
  4. How would the Transfer LLC benefit from your involvement?
  5. Is there anything else you wish the advisors to know about you?