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With the spirit of innovation in mind, the VCU ASPiRE, VCU Globe, and VCU LEAD Living-Learning Programs (LLPs) will be merging into one new LLP, beginning with the fall 2021 semester.

This brings together the combined strength of each of these three communities while creating efficiencies and maintaining a focus on student success and career readiness. The essence of the LLPs will be retained: living, learning and engaging together. Current students in the 2020 cohort participating in ASPiRE and Globe will transition to spaces in Grace and Broad Residence Center (GBRC) on August 1, 2021.

Students who began their studies in ASPiRE, Globe or LEAD programs prior to the merger will have the option to finish the program as outlined in the respective bulletin for the year they started their LLP. ASPiRE, Globe, and LEAD have created many valued community partnerships with a wide variety of organizations. Each program will contact their unique partners to share more information about the upcoming change, and we anticipate being able to maintain partnerships with many of the same VCU units.

The new LLP, home to approximately 400 students, will be housed in GBRC. The administrative home will be the Division of Student Affairs and the academic home will be University College. A new curriculum is in development by a team with representatives from each LLP, University College and the Division of Student Affairs.

Students entering the 2020 cohort can direct their questions to the current living and learning
 program staff. Students hoping to enter the LLP in the fall of 2021 should check back to the 
Division’s website by July 1, 2020.

For additional details and more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Any additional questions can be emailed to

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