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.
Buckeye Generation Learning Community
The Buckeye Generation Learning Community prepares first-generation college students for the world of college. Students take common classes, attend weekly labs and campus-wide social and cultural events to promote success in their first year and beyond.
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.
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.
Global Citizens Learning Community
The Global Citizens Learning Community is for students who want to actively engage with the world community. Students take courses and participate in activities together that incorporate knowledge of other parts of the world as well as a recognition of global interconnectedness.
Scarlet and Gray Excellence
The Scarlet and Gray Excellence Learning Community (SAGE) is designed to support first-year underrepresented students (ex: American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Island, multiracial) navigate Ohio State Newark’s culture. Students will form an academic and social community that immerses them in a curriculum reflective of their culture and reality while also building a sense of belonging.
Ohio Means Science Scholars Program
The OHMS Scholars Program includes scholarships, a short immersive retreat at an active research station, an academic year learning community, access to undergraduate research opportunities in diverse fields, and optional summer internships with research labs at Ohio State or local industry partners.