Learning communities

Learning communities create opportunities for first-year students to engage and build a sense of community and professional connections. Ohio State Newark has six learning communities to bring together students with common attributes or academic goals.
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Buckeye Generation Learning Community

The Buckeye Generation Learning Community assists first-generation students by connecting them with peers and faculty through experiential learning trips off campus and hands-on learning opportunities.
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Education Teaching and Learning Community

The Education Teaching & Learning Community members engage in career focused experiential learning activities that allow students to make connections with education professionals, build strong connections with faculty, and build a foundation for success in the program through pre-major courses taken together.
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Engineering Learning Community

The Engineering Learning Community members engage in career-focused experiential learning activities. These opportunities allow students to make connections with engineering professionals in their first year and see the innovative work they are doing in the field.
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Global Citizens Learning Community

The Global Citizens Learning Community is for students who are interested in global citizenry and want to actively engage with the world community.
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Ohio Means Science Scholars Program

The OHMS Scholars Program provides Pell-eligible students majoring in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) immersive science retreats, faculty mentorship and STEM-focused events.
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Scarlet and Gray Excellence

The Scarlet and Gray Excellence Learning Community (SAGE) supports first-year underrepresented students who want to immerse themselves in multiculturalism and demonstrate respect for differences.