The Pat and Lynn Lane Living-Learning Community in the Honors College


The Honors College provides students with an environment that fosters academic excellence and encourages students to learn beyond the classroom. First-year Honors students live together in Greene Hall, where they form relationships with each other and upperclass high achieving students who serve as mentors to them.

This diverse intellectual community for academically talented students of strong character participates in a challenging and innovative, team-based curriculum that supports human-centered design. Students use their entrepreneurial knowledge to understand grand challenges, and in groups they present solutions to these wicked problems. Students leave the Honors College with a foundation of skills and experiences needed to make them competitive for prestigious graduate programs, international fellowships, and careers following graduation.

“The Pat and Lynn Lane Living-Learning Community has provided me a tremendous opportunity to meet like-minded students here at ECU. Immediately stepping foot in the building, I felt the positive and inviting energy from not only fellow students, but residence hall staff as well. This has really helped my transition from living away from home and has allowed me to make some great friends within my first moments here at ECU. I’m very grateful for the Pat and Lynn Lane Living-Learning Community, as it introduced me to individuals who strive for the same goals and help me out with whatever problem I may have on our hall.” – Jay Blackwelder, Class of 2027 (started at ECU in Fall 2023)


  • Residence Hall: Greene Hall
  • Number of Residents: 200
  • Related Major: No
  • Returning Student Experience: Yes
  • Roommate Pairing? Roommate in LLC Required


  • Honors College students take Honors Colleges courses, seminars, and complete a signature honors project.