Designed specifically for James Scholars and Campus Honors Program students, the Honors Living Learning Community offers special interdisciplinary courses, allowing you greater interaction with Honors faculty. Curricular and co-curricular aspects of the LLC are designed around the LLC’s three pillars: Inquiry, Civic Engagement and Leadership.

Location and Contact

The sixth through twelfth floors of Wardall Hall.

Contact Information

Phone: 217-244-6183

Programs and Fees

The Honors LLC puts on the following annual events and programs to help give its residents a well-rounded experience while also keeping the three pillars at the core.

  • Honors Deans Programming
  • Free Professional Headshots
  • Office of Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program
  • National & International Scholarships Program
  • Etiquette Dinner
  • Career Center
  • Trivia Nights
  • Honors LLC Abroad
  • Music Lessons

A fee of $300 to support the co-curricular and extracurricular learning opportunities in this community is added to the academic year living costs.

Course Information

A major benefit of living in Honors LLC is the opportunity to enroll in our on- and off-site courses.

Many of our courses meet general education requirements while others are elective credit depending on your academic program.

All first-year Honors LLC residents must enroll in LEAD 116: Honors Uncommon Reads. This 8-week, one credit-hour course explores social justice topics. All sections of the course will meet in ISR. 

Honors LLC residents can also enroll in DTX 180: Exercising Empathy.

Empathy can play a role in everything we do. Understanding empathy enables us to live full and intentional lives. How do we become compassionate people? When we approach and address problems in our world, how do we ensure we consider others, their perspectives, and their needs? This course introduces six core values and provides students with a foundational understanding of empathy.

Prerequisite: Restricted to Honors Living-Learning Community students.

For more information and to find courses offered in the LLC, see our LLC course listings. Here you can find class schedules, general education requirements and registration information.