Residential-Learning Communities (RLC)

Residential-Learning Communities (RLCs) are specialized living environments that connect students inside and outside of the classroom. Each RLC is unique, but all are centered on a distinctive theme or academic major. Students who choose to live in an RLC have a direct connection to their classroom experience; opportunities for co-curricular programs and trips; and dedicated faculty and staff who work to make the community a success.

Why choose an RLC?

RLCs are an ideal way to make friends with peers who have similar interests or academic majors. Research shows that students who participate in an RLC have higher academic success rates, higher college graduation rates, and higher levels of satisfaction with their college experience, and an easier time connecting with their peers (Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2010). On Butler’s campus, students who participate in RLCs feel more connected on-campus, feel more academically supported, and are offered more opportunities to connect with peers in their residential community.

What RLCs are Available?

Currently there are two Residential-Learning Communities available: the Health and Wellness RLC and the Honors RLC.