SRM Living Learning Community

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Get involved with the sport and recreation industry regardless of your 40 time. Learn the ins and outs of what it takes to put on a major sporting event, network with sport professionals both on campus and regionally, connect to SRM faculty and explore career options.

Students interested in working in sports have a unique opportunity to bond, live and learn together in the Sport & Recreation Management(SRM) Living Learning Community (LLC)! Historically, Peterson Hall on the west side of campus,has served as the residence for the LLC. This is very near the Fieldhouse, the academic home for Sport & Recreation Management faculty and most coursework.

Programming for SRM LLC members:

  • Attend frequent networking events with current professionals in the sport and recreation management field.
  • Get to know SRM faculty members through interaction throughout the year. 
  • Practice business etiquette while dining with faculty and prestigious sport business industry guests.
  • Network and learn on regional field trips to engage with sport business professionals at the highest levels of sports (Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Chicago & Kansas City have been recent destinations.)
  • Go behind the scenes on tours of Carver Hawkeye Arena and historic Kinnick Stadium.
  • Volunteer at local sporting events with other SRM students.
  • Form study groups with classmates in the common class.
  • Attend movie nights with upper classmen in the Sport and Recreation Management program.
  • Engage with guest speakers who come to speak with the SRM LLC.
  • Explore job fairs both program- and university-wide.
  • Enjoy a football tailgate with SRM faculty and sport business professionals.
  • Learn how to update your LinkedIn profile, your resume and craft the perfect cover letter to land a job or internship.

Common Coursework

Research suggests that LLC students who participate in shared courses are more enaged with their academics and satisfied with their college experience. As part of your participation in the Sport and Recreation Management LLC, students will be enrolled in SRM:1060, Contemporary Issues in Sport. Topics covered in the common course are tailored to the sport industry and the sport work environment. This course will also count toward graduation requirements. In addition to lecture classes, students participate in weekly discussion groups, forming a sense of community around the participation in this course. 

Who Lives Here

All students on campus are welcome to apply however our programming is directed towards first year and transfer students from all majors.

Click here to learn more about LLC's at the University of Iowa.