A NEW LOOK AT HONORS

RU-N HLLC, an innovative initiative

HONORS LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY

A Unique Living Space

STUDENTS AS CHANGE AGENTS

Tomorrow’s thought leaders and community collaborators

OUR CORE INITIATIVES HLLC is an innovative RU-N initiative that considers anew the notions of talent and excellence by revolutionizing honors, cultivating talent, and engaging communities.

REVOLUTIONIZING HONORS

Challenging and redefining the notion of “merit” to cultivate the untapped talent of increasingly diverse new generations.

CULTIVATING TALENT

Providing students with the resources and opportunities to be thought leaders within their fields, positive collaborators within their communities, and change agents in our world.

ENGAGING COMMUNITIES

Activating intergenerational and interdisciplinary learning through dynamic curricula, to tackle local and global social issues in and outside of the classroom.

Student Spotlight

I am passionate about the issues of health care affordability and efficiency.

“I like everything about HLLC. The deans are accessible and the students are supportive – we can count on each other.”

Mayada Ahmed

Mayada Ahmed

Biology

I am passionate about raising awareness and acceptance for the LGBTQ community.

“At HLLC, I am excited by the opportunity to grow in a cohort full of amazing individuals who are passionate about succeeding and making a positive impact in the community.”

Hansier Rodriguez

Hansier Rodriguez

Biology and Public & Non-Profit Administration

I am passionate about ending racism.

“At HLLC, I am excited by the opportunity to grow in a cohort full of amazing individuals who are passionate about succeeding and making a positive impact in the community.”

Brian Siaw

Brian Siaw

Biology

I am passionate about supporting the youth in urban neighborhoods.

“I chose HLLC because of their mission to support all students no matter their race, religion, place of origin or any other identities. Being from Newark, it’s obvious that a lot of people don’t see the potential in Newark students. HLLC does.  They believe in us and our potential to accomplish each and every one of our dreams and goals.”

Stacy Tyndall

Stacy Tyndall

Criminal Justice

SPOTLIGHT ON LEADERSHIP

“I come from an orientation of community/institution builders…when I think about what’s possible I think about Rutgers-Newark, and that the game is coming to these types of institutions precisely because there is an energy, passion and hunger to understand what we have not tapped into in terms of our resources in these kinds of communities.”

TIMOTHY K. EATMAN
Dean
Hometown: Harlem, NY

“Newark, New Jersey is the perfect place for the Honors Living-Learning Community because we really believe in bringing diverse students together who have critical insight about issues related to social inequity.  There is no one better equipped to come up with innovative solutions, to think about how these issues are impacting their lives and communities, than students who have on-the-ground knowledge or may have experienced it themselves?”

MARTA ELENA ESQUILIN
Associate Dean
Hometown: Montclair, NJ

OUR HISTORY

The Rutgers University-Newark Honors Living-Learning Community was founded in January 2015 by a collaborative and action-oriented university-wide group of stakeholders invested in connecting opportunity and excellence. 

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Our Mission

At HLLC we have a mission to provide continued opportunity and prosperity to all, including those who have been systematically disenfranchised by systems of inequality.  To do this, we are committed to revolutionizing honors, cultivating talent and engaging communities.

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Our Vision

We envision equitable, intergenerational, interdisciplinary, and transformative curricular experiences that seamlessly blend classroom and community.

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