Grand Challenges Living Learning Community

Grand Challenges
Living Learning Community

By teaching students how to most effectively utilize servant leadership, the Grand Challenges Living Learning Community creates change makers who seek empathy and who have an unparalleled opportunity to change the world. At the conclusion of the first year, Grand Challenges teams pitch a proposal for a solution to grand challenges facing the world. If accepted, students’ projects are funded by Grand Challenges and implemented in the following years. 

By accepting the invitation to join Grand Challenges, you will be required to take two, 3-hour courses. You will take a Public Policy course in the Fall and a GT course in the Spring. These courses will be taken as part of your regular class load and both are required to participate in Grand Challenges and live in the residence hall. It is a full year (2 semester) commitment. Additionally, you are agreeing to live in either Howell or Cloudman Residence Hall for the Fall and Spring semesters and pay a $400 student activity fee each semester. 

By accepting the Grand Challenges invitation, you are making a one-year commitment with the option of participating in Grand Challenges as an upperclassmen. You are also agreeing to complete one service project outside of the Grand Challenges courses and to attend the mandatory Grand Challenges retreats.

You will also be gaining 220 instant friends and unparalleled support and guidance from the faculty and staff of the Grand Challenges program. 

Summary of Requirements: 
    •    Live in Howell or Cloudman Residence Hall Fall and Spring Semesters 
    •    Two 3-Hour Courses (1 Fall and 1 Spring – held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am-10:45am or from 12:00pm-1:15pm) 
    •    $400/Semester Fee 
    •    Required Service Project 
    •    Mandatory Retreats 

Sponsoring Departments 
The Division of Student Life 
The Division of Student Life has a rich and strong history of providing student support services and co-curricular learning opportunities that help our diverse student community acquire and apply life-learning skills. The Division supports the mission of Georgia Tech by enhancing the student experience through programs and services that focus on student transition, learning, leadership, wellness and success, as well as student and parent engagement. 

The College of Engineering 
The Georgia Tech College of Engineering is creating tomorrow’s leaders in engineering, science, and technology. It offers internationally renowned programs in the heart of Atlanta, giving students opportunities for research and real-world experience, and its focus on innovation gives graduates an edge. The College awards more engineering degrees to women and underrepresented minorities than any other institution in the United States, and as part of a public university, it remains an excellent value for an elite engineering education. 

Faculty Co-Director: Dr. Wes Wynens, Director, Leadership Education and Development 
Faculty Co-Director: Dr. Jeff Davis, Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
LEAD Program Director: McCall Henderson
Coordinator: Ashton Bettis 
Hall Directors: Vincent Morton and Frank Sanabria