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Politikos: Politics & Public Service

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Deliberate, Debate & Engage

Greek for "The Statesman," the Politikos Living-Learning Community empowers students to deliberate, debate and engage in the politics of our society. Discussing politics can be a hot button topic, and this LLC dives right into the discussion. Students have the opportunity to learn about American and international politics while working with a Faculty Advisor from the Political Science department. Topics range from elections to lobbying to international relations and so much more. Students will have the opportunity to interact with political leaders and learn how to get involved in the government after college. This LLC is sponsored by the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.

As a result of living in the Politikos Living-Learning Community, students will have the opportunity to…

  • Explore political and public service careers.
  • Develop tolerance towards diverse points of views, and respectful deliberation.
  • Deliberate, Debate and Engage in the politics of our society.


  • Aaron Smith-Walter | Assistant Professor, Political Science, College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • John Wooding | Faculty Emeritus, Political Science, College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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.