FAQ's

GENERAL FAQs

Is Impact LLC right for me?

Are you interested in a meaningful on-campus residential experience where you will grow alongside your peers? Are you passionate about serving the world, educating others, or civically engaging with society? Do you want to explore unique ways to impact the world through your Baylor experience? If you answered yes to any of these, we encourage you to consider Impact LLC. Impact is more than a place where students live - it is an environment where students grow, learn outside the classroom, expand their view of the world, and cultivate deeper ways of thinking within a caring community. Impact is open to all majors and is for both men and women.

Why should I consider an LLC over other housing options?

Whether you choose a traditional hall, a first-year experience hall, or a living-learning center (LLC), all first-year students at Baylor are required to live on campus. An LLC is a space intentionally dedicated to helping students transition successfully to campus by blending their in- and out-of-class experience. LLC participation has been linked to high academic success and feelings of belonging in a community. 

What are the requirements for living in the Impact LLC?

The only official requirement for living in Impact is attending four (4) of the six (6) Impact Academies throughout the year. Impact Academies are engaging and thought-provoking discussions featuring Baylor faculty and staff. There will be at least 3 Academies held each semester and all first-year students are required to attend two per semester (totaling four). 

Do I have to live in South Russell in order to be a part of the Impact LLC?

South Russell is the name of our residence hall (the building). Impact LLC is the name of our program (community). The Impact program occupies the entirety of South Russell Hall. Therefore, all students accepted into the Impact LLC are required to live in South Russell. 

How much does joining the Impact LLC cost?

Programming fees are $85 for each semester. This will be charged to your Baylor bill at the beginning of the semester and will be used to fund programs and opportunities for your development, growth, and community building.

I am interested in Greek life at Baylor. Is Impact LLC a good fit?

Many Impact students choose to be involved with Greek life and various campus organizations and activities. We encourage such involvement and hope each of our students makes the most of the opportunities they are given at Baylor!

If I study abroad one of the two semesters I am in the Impact LLC, can I still apply?

Absolutely! Studying abroad is a great way to make an impact on a global scale. 

FIRST-YEAR HOUSING APPLICATION FAQ's

I am having trouble with my application. Who do I contact for help?

Please contact the Program Director, Dr. Ryan Erck, for assistance from the Contact page.

I have already been approved to the Impact LLC, but I have decided to switch my major. What do I do?

No problem! Because our hall is open to students of all majors, you do not need to alert us of any change in major.

What types of rooms are available?

We are housed in the recently refurbished South Russell hall. All rooms are traditional style with updated community baths. There are a small number of triple occupancy rooms available as well. Click here to learn more about South Russell housing options on the Campus Living and Learning website.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND COSTS FAQ's

Is South Russell affordable?

Yes! Due to its traditional style, South Russell is one of the most cost-effective options for living at Baylor. It’s also one of the most recently updated and refurbished halls. Click here for more information on room types and rates.

Are scholarships available?

Yes. We offer 40 $3,000 need-based scholarships to Impact LLC students. These scholarships can be stacked with other Baylor scholarships and may be renewed for up to four years. Applications are processed on a rolling basis until all are distributed. Please Click here for more information.

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