Living & Learning Community


Intended for students who need more support with social and independent living skills, the LLC is offered by the University’s Jones Learning Center, one of the country’s premier resources for college students with learning disabilities, ADHD, ASD, and a variety of other learning differences. The LLC teaches social thinking and offers individualized support for facing the challenges of college life. Students also receive comprehensive academic support offered by the JLC.


LLC Distinctives

Established in 2012, the LLC is a natural extension of the dynamic services provided by the JLC. This program combines the academic services of the JLC with an enhanced residential life component. With trained staff to help students acquire and apply social thinking and independent living skills, the LLC residential experience is designed to help first year students ease their transitions to college life. Services include individual and group consultation, academic support and advocacy, skills teaching and practice, and social programming. The LLC is designed for highly capable students who may need additional residential support, social and communication skills teaching, and stress management assistance during their freshman year.


First Year and Beyond

Following the first year residential experience, continued communication and social skills support is offered through the JLC Coordinator of ASD Services and other staff members. Continued academic support is provided through the JLC.


llcpphoto2“In just a year, I have seen so much growth in these students! From academic honors and community leadership roles to meaningful friendships, LLC students are making positive changes that will impact the rest of their lives.” Matthew Eubanks, Coordinator of Autism Spectrum Disorder Services

WHAT OUR STUDENTS DO

JLC recognizes 2016-17 outstanding tutors

The Jones Learning Center (JLC) honored its outstanding student tutors for the 2016-17 academic year during a special ceremony on May 3.

In Memoriam: Debbie Williams

The University family mourned the passing Friday morning of beloved friend and colleague Debbie Williams, an academic support coordinator in the Jones Learning Center.

Frost to present at international learning disabilities conference

Julia Frost, director of the University of the Ozarks' Jones Learning Center, will make several presentations at the 2017 Learning Disabilities Association of America's (LDAA) international conference in Baltimore, scheduled for Feb. 16-19.

No matter where you’re coming from, at University of the Ozarks we’ll meet you where you are, and give you the tools to go further.