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Advocates of Tomorrow

The Upper-Class Advocates of Tomorrow Living-Learning Community is designed to be a close-knit community where residents can delve deeper into social issues and more fully understand different life experiences and points of view of community members while living in a diverse community.

Advocating for an inclusive and culturally engaged community

The First-Year Advocates of Tomorrow Living-Learning Community is designed to be a place where every student should feel safe, included, and empowered. This community is designed for first-year students who are passionate about equal rights for all people and for those who aspire to become change agents. This LLC works to build upon students’ passions related to social justice, while building respect for diversity in all its forms. Participants will learn and explore social activism, social change, and the historical/philosophical foundations of justice through specialized programming, speakers, field experiences, and community service opportunities. This LLC is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and is supported by dedicated social justice advocates who serve the community as both Faculty and Staff Advisors.

As a result of living in the First-Year Advocates of Tomorrow Living-Learning Community, students will have the opportunity to…

  • Begin to develop meaningful relationships through networking opportunities with faculty, staff, alumni and peers that will promote professional and academic success.
  • Utilize resources and services provided by the University that will promote community engagement (e.g., Multicultural Affairs; Residence Life; Counseling; Disability Services; Health Services; Parent Programs; Student Activities & Leadership; Veterans Services; Cultural & Spiritual Student Clubs & Organizations, etc.).
  • Explore campus resources that will support an improved sense of wellbeing within the following areas: Physical, Financial, Social, Community & Career Wellbeing.
  • Prepare an action plan that will assist in mapping out their college experience, including setting goals that will help to maximize professional development (e.g., Internships, Finding a Mentor, Public Speaking, Career Services; Resume & Cover Letter writing, etc.).
  • Begin to explore different identities by challenging world views, breaking down barriers, developing advocacy skills and celebrating diversity and cultural awareness.
  • Understand the important value UMass Lowell places on diversity education, while contributing towards building an inclusive campus community.

First-Year LLC ADVISoRs

Cheryl Llewellyn | Assistant Professor, Sociology, College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Francine Coston | Associate Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs

How to Sign Up

Applying to a Living-Learning Community is free and easy:

1. Visit the Online Housing Portal and click on the housing application form.

2. Select the Living-Learning Community you wish to apply for and answer a few short answer questions on the "Living-Learning Community Selection" page of the housing application.

3. Invitations to participate in the LLC will be extended via email to applicants based on application answers and availability.

4. If offered a spot in the Living-Learning Community, return to the housing application using the link sent in the invitation email to accept/decline your place in the community.

5. Select your room in the Living-Learning Community on LLC Room Selection Day.