Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences LC

  • Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Services Learning Community
    Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Services Learning Community
  • Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences LC Students
    Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences LC Students
  • Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences LC students at dinner
    Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences LC students at dinner
  • Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences LC students.
    Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences LC students.

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The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is dedicated to providing a unique and exciting opportunity for students interested in food, agriculture, natural, or environmental resources majors within the college. The FAES Learning Community was the first Learning Community at Ohio State and still embraces those rich Ohio State traditions. Students in the FAES Learning Community will learn the importance of the College’s core values (discovery, lifelong learning, science-based knowledge, academic freedom, civility and professionalism, and diversity) and how they can integrate them into their college career and beyond. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Learning Community focuses on helping participants become successful CFAES students and future professionals through an approach which emphasizes: practical experiences, mentorship, academic achievement and leadership development.

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Learning Community is for students whose majors are in food, agricultural, and/or environmental sciences and who seek to enhance their leadership, communication, and teamwork skills.

Learning Community Goals

  • Understand the Land-Grant mission by learning about teaching, research, and outreach opportunities available during college and beyond;
  • Enhance learning experiences by providing opportunities to learn from world-renowned faculty experts at Ohio State and beyond;
  • Understand University procedures and degree planning so the learning process is seamless;
  • Recognize community opportunities to improve agricultural related issues;
  • Gain leadership skills through College directed leadership events and implement them in and out of the classroom; and
  • Develop other soft skills, such as communication, problem solving, self-management, teamwork, and professionalism in order to interact with peers, faculty, staff, community, and industry representatives.

Learning Community Highlights

  • Interact with world-renowned faculty and alumni on research and outreach opportunities;
  • Be involved in impactful projects focused on improving the agricultural student community;
  • Expand professional networks by interacting with industry representatives;
  • Attend industry field trips arranged for first and second year students;
  • Weekly advising hours in Nosker House;
  • Ability to interact with ATI students through collaborative activities and projects;
  • Regular opportunities to engage with faculty and staff members through in-hall events;
  • Opportunity to connect with the Columbus community and attend trips related to food, agricultural, and environmental sciences;
  • Ability to receive scholarships to attend the Agriculture Future of America Leaders Conference; and
  • Leadership skill-building through programming activities such as “Strengths Quest.”

How to Apply (New Students)

  • Students interested in being a member of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences  Learning Community should complete the Learning Community Application by April 16, 2018. No late applications will be accepted. You do not have to wait until you are accepted to Ohio State and/or receive your housing contract to apply. 
  • Housing Contracts are sent to your OSU email account based upon your paid acceptance to the University beginning in March.
  • Please make sure your contract and space reservation fee are received no later than May 31, 2018 in order to ensure your eligibility to participate in a Learning Community. 
  • On your contract, please make sure you select North Campus as your requested area of residence.
  • Please note that all students in Learning Communities are required to reside in a space within the Learning Community and live with other Learning Community participants. Learning Community students may only request roommates accepted into the same LC.

How to Apply (Current Students)

  • Current OSU students who will be be in their second year during the 2018-2019 school year and are interested in joining or returning to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Learning Community should complete the Learning Community Application no later than January 26, 2018. Completing this application does not guarantee housing in an Ohio State Residence Hall or a specific room type.  You must submit your reselection form by the University Housing deadline in order to participate.  Your housing reselection information will arrive at your OSU e-mail account at a later date. 
  • Please note that all students in Learning Communities are required to reside in a space within the Learning Community and live with other Learning Community participants. Learning Community students may only request roommates accepted into the same LC.
  • Change of campus students should apply through this (the current student) application and must also contact Housing Assignments no later than January 26, 2018 at 614-292-8266 or housing@osu.edu to ensure they are included in the reselection process and eligible for Learning Community participation.

Note: Students interested in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Learning Community can also be in STEP. For more information about the STEP program, please check out: http://step.osu.edu.

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