Collins Living-Learning Center

About the Collins Living-Learning Center

Founded in 1972, the Collins Living-Learning Center offers a small college experience within a major university. Collins consists of roughly 400 residents, including freshmen through seniors, who form a tight community in what many think are the most beautiful buildings on campus (located a stone's throw from the Indiana Memorial Union, Kelley School of Business, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, School of Informatics and Computing, School of Art, Architecture and Design, Psychological and Brain Sciences, The Media School, and close to many IU classrooms). Collins includes an Arts Council, Board of Educational Programming, Sustainable Food Committee, Community Council, and other student groups that residents are welcome to join. Collins engages residents with its own courses, arts activities, social events, and other programs. Students can take leadership roles in the various councils and by designing programs, selecting seminars, peer teaching, and managing student activity fees. Collins LLC students enroll in one Collins course selected by residents for residents during each of their freshman and sophomore years; all freshmen also enroll in a 1 credit hour, peer-taught workshop in residential learning.