Freshman Learning Communities


The first-year college experience is an exciting time in a young adult's life. It's the stepping-stone for everything that happens next. But there is also a lot for students to take in: learning the ins and outs of college life, making new friends, navigating the classroom and thinking about the future. Let's face it; it's intimidating.

Freshman Learning Communities at Sam Houston State University are designed to help students successfully transition into their first-year at college, not only helping them stay in school but giving them an all important foundation for their remaining college years. 

How Do They Work? 

Freshman Learning Communities (FLC) brings students together based on common academic or general interests or those interested in a living-learning community. Students attend the same core classes, supporting each other in the classroom through study groups and socially outside the classroom.  

Why Should A Freshman Join a Learning Community?

  • Make friends quickly;
  • Establish convenient study groups;
  • Increase the chances of having the best GPA possible;
  • Build a strong academic and social support network.