Illuminate LLC - Honors Program

Shining light on the complex realities of the 21st century.

The Illuminate LLC is only for Honors Program students. Learn more about applying to the Honors Program here.

Who is an Illuminator? An Illuminator sees connections. We adapt to our ever-changing world, using scholarship and knowledge as tools to inspire new ways of being. Join us - be an illuminator.

Illuminate LLC students are housed in Camino and Founders Halls. The Camino/Founders community is located on main campus, providing students a short walk to class. Students living in this area enjoy its close proximity to multiple dining areas, Founders Chapel, and Copley Library. Please note that Camino and Founders Hall have doubles (limited), triples and quadruple rooms. Both halls have several shared bathrooms within each building, with multiple shower stalls, toilets and sinks in each bathroom. All residents on the floor share these bathrooms, regardless of the room occupancy type. 


Begin quote To me, Illuminate is all about shedding light on issues or areas of research that we are passionate about. This can apply to any field, from visual arts to biophysics. Since Illuminate is one of the smaller LLCs, students form a tight-knit, yet diverse community in which they can grow and push each other academically. Everyone has a unique perspective, so when Illuminators work together, they can create positive change. – Cristina Guijon, Facilitating Scholastic Assistant for Illuminate

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Begin quote Being a part of the Illuminate LLC means that you are willing to challenge your peers and shine a light on today’s issues. Not only will you be inspired to be a Changemaker at USD, but you will find yourself immersed in a community that makes you feel challenged and supported. Something I love about the Illuminate LLC is the small size, meaning you get a better chance to meet and establish great connections with your peers and faculty! – Tommy Vettukallel, Coaching Residential Assistant for Illuminate