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Residential Living and Learning Communities (LEAPs)

Our five living and learning communities, or LEAP (Leopards Engaging Among Peers), are offered to incoming first year students that provides opportunities for incoming first year students to engage in special interest housing. The 2022-2023 LEAPs are: Women @ WIT, Sports Leadership, Wellness, Sustainability, and Honors.  

Students who choose to live within one of these communities will be given the opportunity to participate in a collective group of students who will share the similar experiences throughout their first year at Wentworth. Living in a LEAP will help ease the transition into the college experience. The goal of these communities is to help first year students find a sense of belonging on campus and by growing personally, academically, and professionally.  

Students will indicate their preference when completing their housing agreement. 

If you would like more information on living in a LEAP contact us at housing@wit.edu 

LEAP Mission Statement

The mission of the LEAP program at Wentworth Institute of Technology is to provide transformative experiential learning to residential students. Through living with students of similar interests and goals, residents will have opportunities to grow personally, academically, and professionally. The LEAP program will provide an enriching experience to explore well- being, promote equity, and embrace diversity preparing students for continued success inside and outside of the classroom. 

LEAP Community Descriptions

Women @ WIT

The Women @ WIT LEAP is designed for women identifying students interested in building a strong and supportive community while building the competence and confidence to achieve their full potential at Wentworth and beyond. This LEAP will provide our women-identifying students with opportunities to actively participate in a dynamic and supportive environment that will help ease the transition into their first year at WIT through leadership development, access to role models, and a space for experimentation that facilitate academic success. 

Sustainability

The Sustainability LEAP is a diverse living and learning community for students exploring their interest and passion in leading a more sustainable lifestyle. You will broaden your awareness and expand your knowledge of these topics and explore different ways that sustainability affects the world around us. This LEAP will provide you the opportunity to build awareness around environmental issues and explore ways that you can lead a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Sports Leadership 

The Sports Leadership LEAP is designed for students interested in sports. This LEAP provides an exciting learning experience with a focus on all aspects about the world of sports (both in-person on the field and virtually through eSports). Through academic excellence, social, and community-based experiences, you will develop the team player within you. This evolution will happen alongside professionals ready to advance and hone your leadership knowledge, practice, and skills. 

Wellness  

The Wellness LEAP is designed for students interested in a community that promotes a healthy lifestyle. This LEAP will challenge and encourage you to make decisions that best support your own overall health and well-being. Using a holistic approach to well-being, you will explore the six dimensions of wellness: occupational, physical, social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual. Through participating in the Wellness LEAP, you will explore and build a thriving lifestyle. Well-being practices for the community and individual will be explored in close collaboration with the Center for Wellness.  

Honors  Program

The Honors Program LEAP is designed to support students accepted into the Wentworth Honors Program to complement their academic success, build leadership skills, and support career aspirations. Working in tandem with the Provost Office and the Honors Program, students within this LEAP will have opportunities to interact with faculty, participate in the peer fellowship program, and attend an Honors speaker series.