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Living Learning Community


The Connect Lead Innovate Motivate Belong (CLIMB) Living Learning Community (LLC) is a dynamic residential program tailored for first-year students. CLIMB LLC is designed to foster relationships with peers to create a support network, develop relationships with professionals to explore career paths and opportunities, identify resources to promote academic success, and articulate strategies to maintain holistic well-being. If you are a first-year student who plans to live on campus, the CLIMB Living Learning Community is the right move for you.

How Do I apply to live in CLIMB?

Indicate your preference to live in the CLIMB LLC when you complete your Housing Application. Assignments for Living Learning Communities will be completed in conjunction with all housing assignments.

Applying for a Residence Hall information can be found here.

If you have any Housing related questions, please reach out the Residence Hall Assignments Office using the contact information below.

Where will I live?

The CLIMB community resides in Summit Hall (floor 9) in the Sunnyside neighborhood. Students will live in suite-style housing. Other amenities include on-site dining services, high-speed internet, study rooms, and much more.

Why should I join CLIMB?

Living in CLIMB at West Virginia University (WVU) can offer numerous benefits that contribute to both academic success and personal development. Here are some reasons to consider:

  1. Community and Networking:
  • Supportive Environment: CLIMB provides a community of like-minded students who are also focused on their academic and personal growth. This creates a supportive environment where you can share experiences and challenges.
  • Networking Opportunities: Being part of CLIMB allows you to connect with peers, faculty, and professionals in your field, which can be beneficial for future career opportunities and mentorship.
  • Academic Resources:
    • Enhanced Learning: CLIMB often provides additional academic resources, such as study groups, tutoring, and workshops, which can help improve your academic performance.
    • Access to Faculty: You might have increased access to faculty members who can provide guidance and support tailored to your academic and career goals.
  • Personal Growth and Development:
    • Leadership Opportunities: CLIMB often includes leadership development programs and opportunities to take on roles that can enhance your resume and build your leadership skills.
    • Holistic Development: Programs within CLIMB may focus on the holistic development of students, including wellness, time management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Extracurricular Activities:
    • Engagement: Living in CLIMB encourages participation in extracurricular activities, which can enrich your college experience and provide a balanced lifestyle.
    • Skill Building: Participation in various activities and organizations can help you develop a diverse set of skills, from teamwork to project management.
  • Convenience:
    • Proximity to Classes and Facilities: Living in CLIMB typically means being closer to academic buildings, libraries, and other campus facilities, saving you time and making it easier to engage in campus life.
    • Structured Environment: The structured environment can help you maintain a balance between academic responsibilities and personal life.
  • Career Preparation:
    • Professional Development: CLIMB often includes career-oriented programs and workshops, such as resume building, interview preparation, and networking events with potential employers.

    Living in CLIMB at WVU can be a transformative experience that supports your academic ambitions while also fostering personal growth and preparing you for a successful future.

    Read more here about how to the benefits of CLIMB

    CLIMB Curriculum

    Learning in the classroom is reinforced in the residence halls using the curriculum below.

    • Diversity, Equity, Equality & Inclusion- (DEEI) Knowledge
      • Engage with diverse groups of people while recognizing cultural and individual differences in interaction and communication.
      • Identify ways to incorporate diversity as a value-added component for professional success.
    • Critical Thinking (CTG)-Apply, Comprehension, Knowledge
      • Give examples of strong college-level academic skills such as personal responsibility, time management, goal setting, health, and wellness.
      • Identify academic support services offered in the Chambers College.
      • Participate in hall review sessions facilitated by Neidermeyer Scholar Program through the Becker Academic Engagement Success Center.
      • Articulate one example in which they have applied knowledge gained through coursework in BCOR-191.
    • Research (R)-Knowledge.
      • Identify and use campus resources to support their academic success, that will ultimately translate into information for decision-making.
    • Campus Involvement & Engagement (CIE)-Knowledge
      • Identify leadership opportunities designed to promote their success.
    • Communication & Teamwork (CTK) Apply, Synthesize
      • Participate in dialogue through community discussions with students, faculty, and staff in the Chambers College.
      • Establish friendships with fellow Business students through social activities.

    Past Programs

    • Career Hitt Training
    • Getting down to the basics of Business Jeopardy/Trivia Night
    • Diversity, Equity, Equality, Inclusion: Intersectionality and Identity and why it matters in business (BCOR-191 Classroom visit.)
    • The ABCs of navigating your career: Harnessing Awareness, Branding, and Civility in a Competitive Global Market."
    • A Professional Bowling Welcome for Emerging Business Leaders
      • Welcome Bowling event for student’s faculty and staff in the business college.
    • The Business of Healthcare- The Healthcare Revenue Cycle

    Fall 2024 Academic Programs

    • August
      • Scavenger Hunt- 8/20/24- 8/28/24 6:00 p.m.
    • September
      • Getting Down to the basics of business/Jeopardy/Trivia Night- 9/18/24 5:30 p.m.
      • Midterm Prep Workshop- Don't let yourself Fall behind-9/25/24- 5:30 p.m.
      • Bike Ride 9/29/24 1:00 p.m.
    • October
      • TBA
    • November
      • TBA

    Spring 2024 Academic Programs


    CLIMB Academic Liaison Contact

    Mr. Micah J. Reed, M.A. | he/him/his
    Retention Specialist, Becker Academic Engagement Success Center
    Adjunct Lecturer, General Business Department
    John Chambers College of Business and Economics
    Reynolds Hall | Suite 2000 | Room, 2215
    (304) 293-6579 office