Learning Communities:

the 360-degree academic experience

As part of a learning community (“LC” for short), you’ll learn with fellow students. Together, you’ll take a series of classes, typically a freshman seminar and two general education courses. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of your courses’ subject matter, and make friends both inside and outside the classroom.


Learning Communities help new students get connected and support them during their transition from home and high school to Ohio University and Athens.


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Current Students:

New applicants, returning applicants, and eligibility pool applicants—
apply here to be a Learning Community Leader for Fall 2016. Apply today!

Student applicants need two references to complete their Learning Community Leader application.



References should complete this online form.



BSO Staff & Advisors LC Cluster Booklet (June 2015)