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Developing Leaders in Engineering (D.L.E.)

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Engineering solutions to society’s most pressing problems

The Upper-Class Developing Leaders in Engineering Living-Learning Community is engineered to provide students with a hands-on, real-world educational living and learning experience that focuses on social responsibility, ethical decision making and leadership development as students continue to career paths of aspiring engineers, along with social issues within the field of engineering. Through participation in the LLC, students are afforded access to UMass Lowell Alumni and local businesses, as well as on-campus resources to help identify prepare themselves for their engineering career. Individualized free tutoring is offered to all Upper-Class DLE students that is major specific, as well as private drop-in hours at the Dean’s Office that will enhance students’ professional development. Dedicated Faculty and Staff Advisor’s support the community and help to promote student success, as this Upper-Class LLC is open to any upper-class students majoring in engineering, and is sponsored by the Francis College of Engineering.

Focus Areas:

As a result of living in the Upper-Class Developing Leaders in Engineering Living-Learning Community, students will have the opportunity to…

  • Explore career pathways and opportunities for professional networking. (AIL)
  • Build leadership skills related to teamwork. (CTPS)
  • Develop potential solutions to address social issues within the field of Engineering. (DCA)


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.