Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

John Glenn Civic Leadership Community

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The John Glenn Civic Leadership Community is committed to developing informed, inclusive leaders through learning and service. This learning community seeks to cultivate the essentials of our democracy (citizens, leaders and ideas) via its five central pillars:

  • Community
  • Service
  • Advocacy
  • Leadership
  • Policy

Students within this learning community aspire to make a difference in the world and often have an interest in public policy, politics, civic engagement, leadership and service.

 Learning Community Highlights

  • Early arrival program including an introduction to public policy, team building exercises and a service project.
  • Experiental programming that has included a trip to Washington D.C., tours of the Ohio State House and Ohio Supreme Court and service projects with various nonprofit organizations.
  • Guest speakers who are public leaders that represent and discuss a wide range of issues and perspectives relating to public service, politics, leadership and policy.
  • One-on-one attention and guidance from Learning Community staff, including members of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and Residence Life

Academic Cluster

First-year students in the John Glenn Civic Leadership Learning Community take two public affairs courses together, Public Affairs 2160: Exploring Public Affairs and Public Affairs 2110: Introduction to Public Affairs, for a total of four credit hours. Within these classes, they will explore public affairs as a discipline, examine how different institutions impact public policies, learn about different career opportunities in relevant fields, and discover how to turn their passion into policy. They also engage in public policy, civic engagement and leadership discussions with faculty and practicing professionals.

How to Apply (New First-Year Students)

  • Students interested in being a member of the John Glenn Civic Leadership Community should complete the Learning Community Application by April 15, 2021. 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 Ohio State 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 29, 2021 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 Ohio State students who will be be in their second year during the 2021-2022 school year and are interested in joining or returning to the John Glenn Civic Leadership Community should complete the Learning Community Application no later than February 1, 2021. 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 Ohio State email 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 February 10, 2021 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 John Glenn Civic Leadership Community can also be in STEP. For more information about the STEP program, please visit step.osu.edu

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