Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

LLC for Engineers, Architects, and Planners (LEAP)

  • Engineering House Learning Community
    Engineering House Learning Community
  • Engineering House students
    Engineering House students
  • Engineering House students
    Engineering House students

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Our educational priority for the Living-Learning Community for Engineers, Architects, and Planners (LEAP) is to enable students to be active participants in their holistic development and take ownership of their academic journey and responsibilities.

At the culmination of the residential experience students will be able to cultivate an empathetic world view and understand their individual responsibility while working towards just and equitable societies and build skills necessary to become involved members of the College of Engineering (COE) and Knowlton School of Architecture (KSA), the Ohio State community, the City of Columbus and beyond. 

LEAP Learning Goals 

  • Sense of Belonging  
  • Academic Success  
  • Accountability  
  • Holistic Wellness  
  • Culturally Responsible Engineers, Architects, and Planners  

Living-Learning Community Highlights

  • Cluster scheduling for AU23 semester engineering core courses (Math and Physics/Chemistry)
  • Peer mentoring through our Peer Academic Leader (PAL) program
  • Academic support services and coaching
  • Interaction with faculty, staff, and alumni from the College of Engineering and Knowlton School

First Year LEAP Participants will:

  • Attend LEAP Early Arrival Program (August 16-18, 2023)
  • Participate in monthly LEAP programs (First Wednesday of the month, 5:30-6:30 PM)
  • Engineering Students: Enroll in DOI section of ENGR: 1100.15 Introduction to Ohio State and College of Engineering
  • Engineering Students: Enroll in DOI Engineering Seminar Course (SP24)

Second Year LEAP Participants will:

LLC Application and Housing Due Dates for Incoming First-Year Students

  • A submitted Living-Learning Community Application is due by April 15, 2023. 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. 
  • Students will receive an update on their application status by April 29, 2023.
  • Please make sure your contract and space reservation fee are received no later than May 25, 2023 in order to ensure your eligibility to participate in a Living-Learning Community. Housing Contracts are sent to your Ohio State email account based upon your paid acceptance to the University beginning in March.

Please note that all students in Living-Learning Communities are required to reside in a space within the Living-Learning Community and live with other Learning Community participants. Living-Learning Community students may only request roommates accepted into the same LLC.

LLC Application and Housing Due Dates for Current OSU Students

  • Current Ohio State students who will be be in their second year during the 2023-2024 school year and are interested in joining or returning to a living-earning community should complete the Living-Learning Community Application no later than February 14, 2023
  • 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 Housing and Residence Education deadline in order to participate. Your housing reselection information will arrive at your OSU e-mail account at a later date.
  • Students will receive an update on their LLC application status by February 24, 2023.
  • Change of campus students must also contact Housing Assignments no later than February 1, 2023 at 614-292-8266 or housing@osu.edu to ensure they are included in the housing reselection process and eligible for Living-Learning Community participation.

Please note that all students in Living-Learning Communities are required to reside in a space within the Living-Learning Community and live with other Learning Community participants. Living-Learning Community students may only request roommates accepted into the same LLC.

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