Frequently Asked Questions
Why Learning Communities at USD?
Anybody who has read the Harry Potter books and knows about the four houses at Hogwarts understands the importance of forming communities with students of similar interests and personalities (but no Slytherins at USD!). By linking USD's core curriculum to specific themes, such as Advocate, Collaborate, Cultivate, etc, students can examine issues from multiple perspectives. National studies have shown that students in learning communities demonstrate stronger academic achievement, and are more invested in and connected to the campus community. By taking part in activities, using campus resources and interacting with faculty, students in learning communities experience an overall more seamless transition to college.