Currently Not Accepting New Member Applications for the Next Academic School Year.

ACTION Theme Community

This Theme Community is for ACTION scholarship recipients who are planning to be science and/or math teachers. Community members experience the benefits of large air-conditioned rooms, close proximity to most science and math classrooms and faculty, like-minded classmates on the floor to easily create study groups and enhanced social interactions.

What is the ACTION Scholarship Program?

Science and Math Education in ACTION at BGSU offers 4-year scholarships and also provides innovative opportunities to prepare the best science and mathematics teachers in the State of Ohio. If you are a high school senior considering teaching one of the following, then the ACTION Program may be for you! Learn more about the ACTION Program.

  • Middle school science and math (grades 4-9)
  • High school science
  • High school math
Student teaching a class

Important Information

Wendy Standinger
ACTION Program Manager


Community Highlights

  • Collaboration with peers to build friendships and form study groups
  • Interact with older students for guidance and mentorship
  • The 9th floor of Offenhauer West is near most science and math classroom buildings
  • Social events offer additional connection and enhances the college experience

Engaging Experiences

  • Participate in a three-and-a-half week Summer Bridge program
  • Be a part of a collaborative research team project in the first year at BGSU
  • Complete a practicum work experience in a science- or math-related business or industry
  • Develop a field-based capstone project the last two years at BGSU

ACTION Residential Community

Offenhauer Towers

Residential Requirements

Fee $0 + Residential Fees
Must live in the community? No
Allows roommate pull-ins? Yes

Residential Requirement | Students who are members of the ACTION Learning Community are not required to live within the community but it is an added benefit to the program. If you choose to live in the community, you can choose to room with someone who is an ACTION scholarship recipient -or- you can choose a roommate who is not.

About the Community | ACTION students live in a diverse population in Offenhauer Towers along with other highly ambitious and motivated students who are members of other learning communities. Students work, live and play together to ease the transition to college life.

Offenhauer Towers | This hall houses over 800 students in Double and Single Traditional Rooms with air conditioning. The rooms are some of the largest on campus and the hall features a Marketplace in the lobby. Fun fact: The Offenhauer Towers are the two tallest buildings on campus at 10 and 11 stories.


How to Apply

Each community has a set of residence hall rooms specifically designated for them. To sign up for one of these rooms, you must apply, and be accepted into the community, prior to April 25, 2018. To ensure your chance to live in the community, please complete the following steps:

Step 1
Complete your housing application
Step 2 Apply here and login with your BGSU username and password
Step 3 Click on Add a New Community Enrollment Request and choose your desired community and academic year/term
Please Note Students can apply only for two communities on their own. If you want to apply to more than two communities, please contact the additional communities you are interested in so they can apply for you. If you have applied for two and change your mind, go into the system and withdraw yourself from the one(s) you are no longer interested in. This will open up a space for you again.

After you have submitted your request to join a community, you will receive an email from the community director approving your request. When it’s time for you to select your room in the next phase, you will be able to view and select rooms within the designated community space in the community’s residence hall. For example, if you choose to join the Chapman Learning Community, you will select a room in Kohl Hall.

Having Trouble Applying?

If you are experiencing any issues when you are trying to apply for this community or any others, please contact Lenee Hammersmith at 419-372-9979 in our Learning Community Office so she can assist you. We are here to help.


Join one of our Learning or Theme Communities and take advantage of unique opportunities designed to help you succeed in your personal, professional and academic lives. These communities are comprised of students who share a major or common interest.

Find your fit today!

Updated: 05/04/2022 05:04PM