Dear Prospective Learning Community Students:
Welcome to Bowling Green State University’s nationally recognized learning community network!
At BGSU we care deeply about our students. The programs described in the pages that follow represent some of our most powerful efforts to make your transition from high school to college successful. We do this by connecting you with others who share your interests, as well as faculty, staff, and graduate students who are deeply committed to student success—both inside and outside of the classroom.
Each community offers its members special opportunities, depending upon the community itself: classrooms, faculty and peer mentor offices, and a variety of other amenities in your residence halls; experiential learning opportunities that involve you actively in your education; leadership training, peer facilitation, and other chances to gain valuable mentoring experience; educational trips; and a variety of community-building events that help you meet those who will become some of your most important friends.
I encourage you to explore our learning communities, by major or theme. If you wish to apply, simply select the “Apply Today” link on any of the pages. If you have questions about a community, reach out to the director whose information is included. And, if you are uncertain which learning community would be the best fit for you, call us directly at 419.372.9979 and ask. We’ll help you find that fit and we’ll connect you with members of that community.
During this pandemic, learning communities have been an incredibly important way over 1,200 students have connected with others, developed friendships, and interacted daily with faculty and peer mentors. As we emerge from these challenging times, learning communities will continue to help members stay at BGSU, earn higher grades, and graduate on time. We’re proud of this work and we look forward to welcoming you into one or two of our programs!
If you happen to visit campus this summer for Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR), please do not hesitate to stop by 110 University Hall, the Office of Learning Communities, and meet us!
Welcome to BGSU!
Brett Holden, Ph.D.
Academic Affairs Coordinator of Learning Communities, Office of the Provost
Director, Chapman Learning Community
When you join a Learning Community you move into an environment where friendships are natural and campus more quickly feels like home.
Living with individuals who share your same interests, you enjoy unique resources and opportunities that help you succeed in your personal, professional and academic lives.
*Non-residential communities receive the great benefits of belonging to a Learning Community but the community currently doesn't have a block of rooms inside a residence hall available to students to live in.
|Community||Residential or Non-Residential||Hall||Fee Per Semester||Must live in this hall to be a member?||Roommates can be non-members?|
|Academic Investment in Math and Science (AIMS)||Residential||Offenhauer Towers||$0||No||Yes|
|Air Force ROTC Community||Residential||McDonald Hall||$0||No||No|
|Army ROTC||Residential||McDonald Hall||$0||No||No|
|Arts Village||Residential||Kreischer Quadrangle||$200||Yes||Yes|
|Aviation Community||Residential||McDonald Hall||$0||No||No|
|Batchelder Music Community||Residential||Kreischer Quadrangle||$0||Yes||No|
|Business District||Residential||Kohl Hall||$200||Yes||No|
|Chapman Learning Community||Residential||Kohl Hall||$300||Yes||No|
|Criminal Justice Learning Community||Residential||Offenhauer Towers||$0||No||No|
|Education and Human Development Community (EDHD)||Residential||McDonald Hall||$0||No||Yes|
|Educators in Context and Community (ECCO)||Residential||McDonald Hall||$300||No||Yes|
|Finding Your Voice in Social Justice||Non-Residential||N/A||$0||N/A||N/A|
|Forensic Science Community||Residential||Offenhauer Towers||$300||No||Yes|
|Global Village||Residential||Kohl Hall||$200||No||Yes|
|Honors Learning Community||Residential||Founders Hall||$200|
|La Comunidad||Residential||Kohl Hall||$125||Yes||Yes|
|Natural Health and Science Residential Community (NHSRC)||Residential||Offenhauer Towers||$200||No||Yes|