Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

Sophomore Learning and Involvement LC

  • Sophomore Learning and Involvement Community
    Sophomore Learning and Involvement Community
  • SLIC students on a group trip.
    SLIC students on a group trip.
  • SLIC students after visiting an Escape Room.
    SLIC students after visiting an Escape Room.
  • SLIC students participating in a True Colors workshop.
    SLIC students participating in a True Colors workshop.


The Sophomore Learning and Involvement Learning Community (SLIC) is an opportunity for second-year students (including campus-change students) to explore the next steps in their collegiate learning process.   Intentional opportunities to further develop peer, campus and local community connections provide participants opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge needed to adapt to and thrive in new and unique community contexts at Ohio State and beyond.

Students within this learning community have diverse academic interests, and will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and staff from a variety of fields and specializations. This LC is a community of all second-year students. No previous LC experience is necessary. 

“Through programs put on in SLIC I have been able to learn skills that will surely help me in the future while having fun and getting to know more about my friends. Thanks to SLIC I have gotten involved with things I never thought I would have an opportunity to do. If students are looking for a way to get involved in the community, explore what Ohio State has to offer, and learn more about themselves I highly recommend they consider joining SLIC.” –Andrea Bush                                                                                         

Learning Community Highlights

SLIC prides itself on creating a unique experience each year, based upon the cohort’s interests and needs. Previous experiences and potential future opportunities include:

  • Workshops on preparing for off-campus living ranging from life skills to community connections
  • Teambuilding (escape rooms, challenge course, etc)
  • Dialogues and activities focused on how to actively live, learn and work in diverse contexts
  • Networking with local community leaders and innovators to help figure out future personal and professional goals and plans

SLIC Requirements

  • Attend at least four SLIC events during the fall semester (not including the SLIC Welcome or Retreat)
  • Attend at least four SLIC events during spring semester.
  • Be fully present at SLIC events, remain open to new ideas and support other members of SLIC.

LC Application and Housing Due Dates for Current OSU Students

  • Current Ohio State students who will be be in their second year during the 2022-2023 school year and are interested in joining or returning to a learning community should complete the Learning Community Application no later than February 11, 2022
  • 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 LC application status by February 18, 2022.
  • Change of campus students must also contact Housing Assignments no later than February 11, 2022 at 614-292-8266 or to ensure they are included in the housing reselection process and eligible for Learning Community participation.

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.

Note: The Sophomore Learning and Involvement Community (SLIC) is not the same as the Sophomore Transformational Experience Program (STEP). As a second-year student, you are able to participate in Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) and SLIC. These two programs feature complimentary components that support your success as a second-year student. For more information about the STEP program, please visit

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