Morrill Scholars Program Learning Community

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Morrill Scholars Program Learning Community

Program Description

The purpose of Morrill Scholars Program Learning Community is to prepare students for a life of advocacy and serve as a laboratory for social change. Students will have the opportunity to learn about, discuss and engage with various social justice issues all while living in community with one another. Ultimately, members of the MSPLC will learn how to use their personal experiences, individual passions, and leadership skills to create social change. This program is open to first- and second-year students in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Morrill Scholarship Program. Watch a quick video about learning communities at Ohio State featuring the MSP LC!


The MSP LC will focus on providing participants with the tools to engage in advocacy work. With support and mentoring from faculty, staff, and community partners, Scholars will enhance their diversity leadership skills for the purpose of encouraging action around the social justice issue that is most important to them.

Why Participate

Students who participate in the Morrill Scholars Learning Community can expect to work closely with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as they:

  • Explore pressing systemic social justice issues through civic engagement activities
  • Engage in dialogue about social justice leadership through a spring semester leadership course
  • Receive mentorship from university faculty, staff and local social justice advocates

Who Can Participate

Incoming Morrill Scholars who plan to attend Ohio State during autumn and spring semester.

You do not have to be a part of the Morrill Scholars Early Arrival Program to participate in this Learning Community; however, students in learning communities are required to reside in a space within the learning community and with other learning community participants. Learning community students may only request roommates accepted into the LC.


The MSP LC will take place during the 2022-2023 academic year.


Participants in the MSP LC will live in Blackburn House. Depending on your scholarship level, you may be responsible for the costs to live in Blackburn Hall. All remaining expenses to participate in the MSPLC are covered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

How to Apply

Space is limited. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until all spots are filled. Learn more about applying.

The MSP LC application is currently closed.

Need accommodations?

If you have a disability and require accommodations to fully participate in this activity, please send an email to You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.