Gender and Sexuality LLC

The Gender and Sexuality LLC aims to be a safe space for LGBTQIA+ students and their allies.

Living Learning Communities (LLC) are residential housing programs incorporating academically based themes and building community through common learning.

About the Gender and Sexuality LLC

The Gender and Sexuality LLC aims to promote student success by establishing a safe space for LGBTQIA+ students and their allies on campus while developing their gender and sexual identity awareness, academics, and leadership skills.

A collaborative project with the LGBTQ Student Center, Housing and Residential Life (HRL), and Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS), the Gender and Sexuality LLC aims to:

  • Establish a safe space for LGBTQIA+ students on campus
  • Develop LGBTQIA+ students' awareness, academic, and leadership skills
  • Provide opportunities to develop networks on campus and off campus
  • Promote communication among faculty, practitioners, and students
  • Increase LGBTQIA+ student retention and support
  • Provide opportunities for students to live together who share similar social identities
  • Provide an opportunity for students to understand contemporary Gender & Sexuality issues


The LLC is open to all new first-year, transfer, and continuing undergraduate students. The community is housed in Mahoney Residential College, and all participants are expected to live within the community.

To Apply

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now closed.

Next Steps

Once registered, you will receive additional information and instructions for the following:

  • Complete the Gender & Sexuality LLC Agreement form
  • Sign up for the GSS academic course
  • Complete housing and roommate selection

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  • Benefits of Participating

    • Take GSS courses where you live
    • Understand current gender and sexuality issues
    • Gain valuable leadership skills
    • Get to know the LGBTQIA+ community at the University of Miami and the greater Miami community
    • Become aware of how the intersections of gender, sexuality, and diversity impact you as students and leaders
    • Live in a community of like-minded people

  • Requirements

    • One-year commitment
    • Attend an orientation session during 'Cane Kickoff
    • Participate in a service project each semester
    • Attend organized events by the LGBTQ Student Center or GSS
    • Attend monthly events or meetings hosted by the RA and the LGBTQ Student Center
    • Attend LGBTQIA+ conferences and/or symposiums
    • Participate in the required GSS courses, one per semester