Campus Housing Learning Areas
Campus Housing hosts a variety of engaging programs to provide all of our residents an educational advantage. When you attend a program, you can expect to learn something about one of our Campus Housing Learning Areas listed below.
Through the Campus Housing Learning Areas (CHLA's), residents will:
- Demonstrate skills that prepare them to live autonomously and productively as independent adults.
- Develop substantial, healthy, and positive relationships with their peers, faculty, and staff.
- Engage in meaningful dialogues that encourage students to reflect critically about their own beliefs, experiences, and identities, learn and understand the beliefs, experiences and identities of those around them, and articulate how their lived experiences contribute to the greater community.
- Successfully create professional materials and hone skills that prepare them for post-graduation accomplishment.
- Exhibit pride in their communities by attending university events and being proactive in reporting community concerns.
- Cultivate a network of academic support, develop their study skills, and interact with peers and faculty, to complement their in-class learning experience.
Demonstrate skills to prepare you to live autonomously and productively as independent adults.
- Respectfully communicate values and beliefs to others
- Self-advocate and manage through conflict
- Develop behavior congruent with community standards
- Identify your role within the community and your own power to create change
Exhibit pride in your communities by attending university events and being proactive in reporting community concerns.
- Connect with fellow students, faculty, and staff
- Get involved on campus through joining a student organization, participating in intramurals, or as a student employee
- Develop your own definition of what it means to be a UIC Flame
- Care for/help to maintain the conditions of their living environment
Cultivate a network of academic support, including resources, peers and faculty, to complement your in-class learning experience.
- Develop an academic plan and goals for the year
- Acquire greater confidence in academic abilities
- Develop research skills
- Implement effective study skills
Engage in meaningful dialogue to reflect on your own beliefs, experiences, and identities, and to understand beliefs, experiences and identities of others.
- Develop an awareness of your own and other’s multiple social identities
- Confront issues regarding conflict around identity, values, and beliefs
- Recognize the power and privilege you have in your communities and on campus and within social or affinity group(s)
- Identify differences between intent and impact of statements and actions
Sense of Belonging
Develop substantial, healthy, and positive relationships with peers, faculty, and staff.
- Identify the roles you play in different communities, including at school, the halls, and at home
- Identify how behavior can negatively and positively influence the larger community
- Develop skills that facilitate the sharing of leadership
- Be able to identify and understand their core talents
Life After College
Hone skills and create professional materials that prepare you for post-graduation accomplishments.
- Cultivate a disposition for civic engagement and lifelong learning
- Make informed decisions about how you spend money and handle finances
- Identify potential opportunities for employment that match you lifestyle, academic goals, and engagement commitments