Give: Learning Communities Fund

Ohio University's Learning Communities are supported by the Learning Community Fund. It's through generous donations from people like you — alumni, supporters and friends — that we can offer additional engagement opportunities and enhanced experiences to students enrolled in Learning Communities.

The Learning Community Fund supports the Enhanced Experience fund, which Learning Community Leaders and instructors can apply for and use to engage their students experiences related to their major or exploring a major. Past Enhanced Experiences were only possible through 15,000 generous donations from more than 6,700 donors.

If you would like to be a part of offering enhanced experiences to future Bobcats through the Learning Community Fund, you can do so through GiveCampus. Click the "donate" button to be redirected to a secure giving form.

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Enhanced Experience Funded Activities

Through the Enhanced Experience fund, past Learning Communities have been able to participate in a wide array of activities, allowing them to take their learning beyond the classroom and into the greater community and region. These experiences are designed to broaden the students' horizons, explore and find new ways to think outside of the box.

A group of students explore the outdoors.

Appalachian Understories

Students enrolled in the Intending Biology Learning Community explored the outdoors and environment through the nonprofit Appalachian Understories.

"The students appreciated exploring a community/space outside of Athens, and it opened their eyes to the great natural resources of the area," Learning Community Instructor Nicole Finnicum said.

Otherworld Immersive Art Experience

Students enrolled in the Fine Arts Learning Community took a trip to Otherworld, a unique, hands-on immersive art experience in Columbus, Ohio.

"The trip was a major success and all of the students loved exploring all of the rooms and appreciating all of the peculiar art that they were surrounded by," Learning Community Leader Murielle Marra shared.

An immersive experiene room at Otherworld.
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A group photo of engineering students after they watched The Imitation Game.

Film Viewing: The Imitation Game

Multiple computer science Learning Community groups went to the movies to watch the film The Imitation Game. The film was based on the life of Alan Turning, a cryptanalyst who decrypted German intelligence messages for the British government during World War II.

"This was a really fun way to bring all of the computer science majors together for an activity that was relaxing but also informative," said Paula Linscott, Assistant Dean for Student Services in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.