Each Scholars Program features a first-year residential community that provides students with a peer-network of high-ability students with similar interests. First-year Biological Sciences Scholars students are given priority to live together in Barrett House, ** Commuters are welcome to be a part of our Scholars programs.
Barrett House is a smaller quad style building located on north campus. Barrett House's location is in close proximity to Chemistry courses and the 18th Avenue Library, a 24-hour science and engineering library.
**Please note that space in the prescribed residence halls is not guaranteed and students can be placed in other accommodations due to program demand if necessary.
Community building activities and initiatives
- Our mentor program, which connects interested first years with upperclassmen in our program who can help them connect in our community and ask questions of someone who has been through similar situations and academic paths.
After the first semester, students meet as a class twice a month for community meetings that feature various science related speakers.
Many social activities occur throughout the year, including a tailgate, sporting events, bowling, game nights, science trivia, tours in Columbus, rock climbing, and our end of the year banquet to send off our seniors.
A variety of group community service with nonprofit agencies such as LifeCare Alliance, Red Cross Blood Drives, Adopt a Family, Canine Collective, assisted living facilities, and the American Heart Association.