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The La Roche Experience

While many colleges strive to be the best in the world, La Roche University focuses on being the best for the world.

The La Roche Experience (LRX) shows you how to use your college education to make a positive difference. LRX is a required sequence of courses for all traditional freshmen, sophomore and juniors.

What Will You Learn?

LRX introduces you to the history of the University, its Catholic heritage and its founders, the Sisters of Divine Providence. By understanding the principles of peace and justice, you’ll understand your role in a larger community, which prepares you to easily step into today’s competitive, global marketplace.

Core Components

You and members of your generation will serve as leaders in the future, and we designed LRX with that in mind. LRX classes focus on the United Nations Global Sustainability Goals, which focus on improvements to the following issues:

  • Child mortality
  • Disease prevention
  • Education
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Equality
  • Hunger
  • Maternal health

During your time at La Roche, you will take four one-credit courses that focus on:

  • The University and the Sisters of Divine Providence
  • Diversity/Discrimination
  • Economic Justice
  • Introduction & Orientation to La Roche
  • Regions of Conflict

LRX Activities

You’ll take part in eye-opening simulation exercises as part of LRX. These activities are meant to be thought-provoking, and they should help you become more aware of world issues. These inspirational experiences are all part of your growth and education at La Roche:

  • Service learning and community service experiences
  • Value-based simulations
  • Spiritual self-exploration and reflective journal exercises
  • College-wide seminars focusing on global issues such as diversity and discrimination, conflict prevention and issues of economic justice 

College Preparation

Academically we help to prepare you for collegiate-level coursework, which is especially important during your initial months at La Roche.

You’ll be assigned an academic adviser, who will help you on your journey toward graduation and a successful career. We encourage you to make the most of your time with this resource.

Your adviser helps you develop a personal college plan and also helps you have a fuller college experience.

Remember: 75 percent of the time you spend at college occurs outside the classroom. Your adviser can help you find things that interest you and will fulfill your personal college plan.

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