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Residence Hall

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 STEM Exploration and Engagement Scholars students are given priority to live together in Houston House. ** Commuters are welcome to be a part of our Scholars programs.

**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:

First year STEM EE Scholars participate in a variety of community building and social activities, including:

  • Mentor group events with their upperclass mentors, including:
    • Ice cream socials
    • Columbus Crew soccer games
    • Exploring the Short North (downtown Columbus)
    • Rock climbing at the ARC
    • Laser tag
    • Group dinners
    • And more!
  • ​Intramural sports teams, including softball, flag football, basketball, volleyball, and more
  • Football tailgating with other Scholars groups
  • Attending sporting events
  • Game nights
  • Movie nights
  • Ice skating
  • Day and weekend trips, including white water rafting, Cedar Point, Kings Island, and more

Leadership Council

The Leadership Council is comprised of current students. STEM Exploration and Engagement Scholars will apply in the fall semester which allows students the opportunity to begin serving the STEM EE community in a leadership position as early as their second semester at Ohio State. Students may serve on the executive board or on academic or social committees, creating relevant programming for the STEM EE Scholars community while gaining the skills to become an effective leader in the STEM fields.​


Social Activities
Several social activities occur throughout the year, examples may include:

  • A welcome tailgate during the first Scholars meeting of the year
  • Attending sporting events
  • Bowling
  • Game nights
  • Movie nights
  • Cooking group meals at Kuhn Honors & Scholars House
  • Attending prominent faculty lectures
  • Apple picking at a local fruit farm
  • Craft projects
  • Ice skating​