How to Join

  • 112,022

    students served since 1995

  • 93%

    of first-year students participate

Hi! We’re glad that you have chosen Iowa State University and would like to tell you about being involved in learning communities. We think joining a learning community is a great way to assist in your transition to college life. Below, you will find some information about our program and the Learning Communities website. Please explore all of the benefits that learning communities can offer you!

It’s common to have questions…please contact us or a specific learning community coordinator of a program you’re interested in.

Jennifer Leptien, Director of Learning Communities
(515) 294-1948

Get Started

  1. Review the list of learning communities.
  2. Read descriptions of the learning communities and identify those of most interest to you.
  3. Contact the learning community coordinator of the program of interest for more information.
  4. If the learning community in which you are interested is residential (reserved residence hall spaces in proximity to other learning community participants - List of Residential Learning Communities), you will have the opportunity to sign up for that program when you contract for housing.
  5. If the learning community you are interested in is not residential, then you will have the opportunity to sign up at orientation.
  6. Most importantly, if you have any questions, if you have additional questions, just ask!