Resorts & Recreation LLC

The Resorts & Recreation Living Learning Community (LLC) is located on the 5th floor of Baswell Hall (suite style, co-ed by suites), adjacent to Williamson Hall, which houses the Department of Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Administration. The Resorts & Recreation LLC provides students seeking a career in Parks, Recreation, Hospitality Administration an academically-focused space where they can come together and engage in conversation, events, and co-curricular activities to refine skills in multiple areas, including general business, management, finance, marketing, leadership, law, computer science and more.


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What to Expect
  • Greater sense of belonging
  • Opportunities to serve in leadership positions
  • Greater collaboration on group projects
  • Opportunities to expand social and communication skills

Easier access to students in related fields will allow time to study together, complete group assignments, explore classroom topics as they relate to their daily lives without the need to travel to common locates such as the library or resource room in Williamson, which may not be accessible at all times. 

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Did You Know?

Students participating in the Resorts & Recreation LLC will engage in activities including challenge courses, conferences related leisure industry, special training opportunities/certifications, monthly programs specific to the parks, recreation, and hospitality fields, and unique experiential learning opportunities.


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Quick Facts

Incoming parks and recreation students will take RP1013 in the fall and incoming hospitality students will take HA1043 in the fall both are the introductions to the students' new to these fields of study.  In The RP 2033 is culmination of theory of study and the bonding course for all the LLC students.  During the spring semester all participants in the Resorts & Recreation LLC will take RP2033 which is a leadership course that prepares both groups for excellence within their field. 

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Past Participant Testimonies

"It was an experience that I am glad to have had because I was able to get to know other students in my major even before we've had classes together. I feel as though the LLC is so important because of the community that we already have in the department. I believe that the LLC improves our drive to attend classes and stick with the program because we are able to understand that we are not in this alone and we can all help each other out." -Alyssa

“I had a great time with the LLC. I got to get closer with other students in the Hospitality department and made new friends! It was a great way to build a community in the field and keep friends throughout college." -Sydney




Location: Baswell Hall (5th floor)
Restrictions: none
Application: none
Fee: none
Roommate Policy: Roommate must participate in the Resorts & Recreation LLC and agree to be enroll in the above listed courses.

Course info:
RP1013 Principles of Park & Recreation Admin MWF 9-9:50 AM Williamson 125 (Fall)*
HA1043 Intro to Hospitality MWF 10-10:50AM Williamson 125 (Fall)*
*Fall course will be taken separately for each major*

RP2033 Recreation Leadership Thu 6-8:50 PM (Spring) – both Parks & Recreation and Hospitality majors will take this course together.



 Resorts & Recreation LLC Contact


Susan West
Assistant Professor of Hospitality Administration
Williamson / Russellville, AR 72801


Dr. Jay Post
Assistant Professor of Recreation and Park Administration
Williamson 2002 / Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: (479) 356-6205


Phone: (479) 968-0386