Kellogg-Moser Food Security and Sustainability Learning Community


Overview of Kellogg-Moser Food Security and Sustainability Learning Community:

If you have passions for food production, security, and safety, but also nutrition, wellness, hunger, food waste, and sustainable agriculture, then the Kellogg-Moser Learning Community is the place for you! These students live in Houston House, take the FAES 2000 seminar course during their first semester of college, conduct community service, and attend off-campus trips while getting to interact with world-renowned faculty who address food security issues!

Who is eligible:

Freshmen whose majors are interested in generating discussion and change around food production, food security, hunger, food safety, food policy, human nutrition and wellness, human and community development, sustainable agriculture practices, leadership, and civic engagement.


  • Early move-in with community building opportunities and a required seminar course to allow for maximum time for interaction on food system issues.
  • Peer mentors assigned to help in the transition to campus and class projects.
  • Expenses paid trips to network with alumni and industry professionals who work with governmental agencies, non-profits, and companies.
  • Engagement in community activities at food banks, food pantries, and other community organizations to enhance your leadership skills.

How to Apply:

New students:

  • Students interested in being a member of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and Bobby Moser Food Security and Sustainability Learning Community should complete the Learning Community Application by April 16, 2018. No late applications will be accepted. You do not have to wait until you are accepted to Ohio State and/or receive your housing contract to apply.
  • Housing Contracts are sent to your OSU email account based upon your paid acceptance to the University beginning in March.
  • Please make sure your contract and space reservation fee are received no later than May 31, 2018 in order to ensure your eligibility to participate in a Learning Community.
  • On your contract, please make sure you select North Campus as your requested area of residence.
  • 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.

Interesting Facts:

  • Students will:
    • Develop a prospective of food security that considers issues related to health nutrition and human development; food, food production and the environment; entrepreneurship and business; and food policy.
    • Gain skills in bringing together multiple constituencies to focus on major food system challenges, issues, and opportunities;
    • Interact with Discovery Theme faculty and gain greater awareness of campus and community efforts associated with food security, community engagement, and sustainability initiatives.
    • Engage in high-impact practices including undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, leadership and community-engaged learning; and create positive change to impact the well-being of communities.

Questions or Concerns, contact:

Sarah Williams | Program Coordinator | (614) 292-5320 |

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