SPECTRUM LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY

About the Community

Spectrum Living Learning Community LogoStudents in the Spectrum Living Learning Community will have the opportunity to participate in engaging activities and events, excel academically by sharing knowledge and experiences, and build a social skill set, and all while developing connections with peers and resources across campus. Spectrum welcomes all students. Students participating in Spectrum may be individuals with Autism or simply have an interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The Spectrum LLC promotes inclusion through participation in both academic and social programming. Spectrum LLC residents will interact with staff members who can direct them to academic supports and university resources as needed.

Eligibility Requirements

To be a participant in the Spectrum LLC, students must:

  1. be enrolled or considered as a full-time student at Texas A&M University.
  2. have an interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders, but are not required to be on the autism spectrum to live within the community.
  3. uphold community standards (some of which may be different from other communities).

Learning Outcomes

  1. identify and utilize campus resources
  2. participate in campus programs and residence hall activities
  3. engage in opportunities for personal growth
  4. develop connections to the campus community

Program Components

Departments such as Career Services, Disability Resources, Academic Success Center, and other various departments will give specific opportunities for students to learn about campus resources and activities.

Students will be required to enroll in a 0-credit hour course in the fall and spring semesters aimed at developing a student’s personal skillsets and highlighting important campus information/resources.

Students within the community will coordinate additional social events including but not limited to game night, community dinners, campus traditions, volunteer opportunities, and more.

What is Spectrum?

Buildings

Eppright Hall

* Exemptions may be requested through Disability Resources or the program administrator listed below.

Roommates

During a specific period of time, students selected for this program will be able to choose a roommate(s) from other students selected for the same Living Learning Community. Students may post profiles within myHousing Portal and view responses by other students to their roommate questionnaire (i.e., sleep schedule, noise, cleanliness, etc.).  Following this specific time period, students will be assigned a room with their requested roommate within the block of rooms designated for the Living Learning Community.

Get Connected

Affiliated Faculty and Staff Contact Information

Name & Title Department Email Phone
Erika Wise
Access Coordinator
Disability Resources erikaw@disability.tamu.edu 979.845.1637