The Douglass-SAS-DIMACS Computer Science Living-Learning Community (CS LLC) is an opportunity available to first-year undergraduate women at Rutgers who have indicated a strong interest in majoring in Computer Science. Participating students enjoy the benefits of sharing common residential and academic experiences while making new friends, exploring common interests, and being part of a close community of peers.
The CS LLC creates an immersive educational environment that promotes success in the major by providing:
Housing together on the Rutgers Busch Campus.
A first-year seminar course on “Great Ideas and Applications in Computer Science.”
Multi-layered mentoring that includes a graduate mentor, an undergraduate peer leader, a faculty advisor, and dedicated Douglass Project staff members.
Community-building programs and events to promote student-faculty engagement.
Research experiences in CS, study groups, and CS-oriented community service.
Opportunities to explore educational themes outside the classroom by integrating interaction with faculty and industry.
Attending living-learning community sponsored activities.
Enrolling in the 1-credit “Great Ideas and Applications in Computer Science.” that explores innovative and real-world applications of computer science and related ideas.
Enrolling in the 4-credit “Introduction to Computer Science” (CS 111) course that is required of CS majors.
Enrolling in the 3-credit Douglass College course “Knowledge & Power: Issues in Women’s Leadership” that examines challenges and opportunities confronting women in today’s society. This course is taken by all students in Douglass Residential College.
Be an incoming first-year student.
Join Douglass Residential College.
Have intent to major in Computer Science.
Watch this video.
Read a short article on the LLC that appears in the Computer Science Department brochure.
Email the CS LLC with your questions.
Visit this page for information on how to enroll.
This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under award DUE-1504775. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.