Propose a Learning Community

Propose a Learning Community for Fall 2024

The call for proposals for 2024-2025 First-year Interest Groups (FIGs) and Learning Community (LC) Proposal is now live.

First-year Interest Groups (FIGs): FIGs are small learning community cohorts of first-year students taking courses together centered around a shared academic interest. FIGs are offered during the fall semester to support transition to college and enhance student connection to their academic department, faculty, advisors, peers, and the greater WSU community. Each FIG supports 10-30 students on average and consists of 2-4 foundational first-year courses, utilizing two-click registration to simplify the course selection process. 

Learning Communities (LCs): In Learning Communities, small groups of students with similar interests work closely together in a "community of learners." Students, along with advanced student mentors and a faculty advisor, study, socialize and problem-solve together. LCs serve students at all levels of the University. All LCs must be tied to at least one specific academic course. 

Living Learning Communities (LLCs): LLCs are simply LCs that also have students living on campus either in the same building, or ideally on the same floor, as their LLC peers. LLC coordinators will also collaborate with Housing and Residential Life on event planning and student support. 

You can view the preview of this year's proposal here: 2024-25 Proposal Preview

DEADLINE for Proposing a Learning Community for Fall 2024 is Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Questions? Unsure of which program is the right fit for you? Interested in learning more about how to start a FIG or LC? Please join us at one of our upcoming info sessions using this Zoom link:


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 971 0716 0413
Passcode: FIG/LC2024

Info sessions will be held on Tuesday, October 31 at 11:00am; Friday, November 3 at 10:00am and Wednesday, November 15 at 2:00pm

Please feel free to contact Amy Cooper, Manager of the Learning Community Program, at (313) 577-2254 or if you have any questions.

Important Links for Preparing Your LC Proposal:

Bloom's Taxonomy


When you are ready to submit: 2024-25 Proposal Link

We will contact you for additional information and budget requests based on your individual proposal.