Learning Community

Learning Community

The Psychology Learning Community consists of first-year Psychology majors.

What can the Psychology Learning Community do for you?

The Psychology Department at Iowa State University is dedicated to providing an excellent learning opportunity and a successful transition to college life for freshmen students with an interest in psychology. The goal of our learning community is to provide an environment where you can make connections with each other and with department faculty. You will also learn strategies that foster personal development and academic success while learning about the many different careers in the field of psychology. As a learning community member, you will share two classes in the fall and three in spring; all of the courses will help fulfill degree requirements.

You will have the opportunity to live together on the same floor in a residence hall, which makes it easy to organize study groups, social activities, and informal get-togethers. This year, 65% of the learning community students chose the residential learning community option. You may live elsewhere and still participate in all other components of the learning community.

The current learning community theme is “Psychology in Action” but this theme varies from year to year. You will engage in a variety of activities relevant to poverty (films, discussions, field trips) and will participate in a related service learning experience, which includes volunteer work in the community during the spring semester. Current Psychology majors will serve as peer mentors who will provide academic support, facilitate social activities, and introduce you to resources within the department and across the ISU campus. Your participation in the Psychology Learning Community will enable you to realize the benefits of a small college experience while you enjoy the excitement of attending a major university.

Learn more about learning communities at ISU