Kellogg-Moser Food Security and Sustainability Learning Community

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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.

Highlights:

  • 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 Learning Community should complete the Learning Community Application by April 15, 2019. 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. The application is typically posted in mid-December and will be located on the following website: Housing
  • 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, 2019 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. 

Current Students:

  • Current OSU students who will be in their second year during the 2019-2020 school year and are interested in joining or returning to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Bobby Moser Learning Community should complete the Learning Community Application no later than January 25, 2019. Completing this application does not guarantee housing in an Ohio State Residence Hall or a specific room type. You must submit your reselection form by the University Housing deadline in order to participate. Your housing reselection information will arrive at your OSU e-mail account at a later date.
  • 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. 
  • Change of campus students should apply through this (the current student) application and must also contact Housing Assignments no later than January 25, 2019 at 614-292-8266 or housing@osu.edu to ensure they are included in the reselection process and eligible for Learning Community participation.

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 | williams.4263@osu.edu

David Ternier | Houston House Hall Director | (614) 688-2288 | ternier.1@osu.edu

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