Join a learning community
Learning communities connect students with social and learning activities that extend well beyond the classroom. Students in many communities take a few courses together, get to know upperclassmen peer mentors, study together as a group, do service projects, and gather just for fun.
Get the most from your experience by joining the learning community before orientation. Click on the departmental names below for learning communities opportunities within a major or special interests for other learning communities that CHS students may be interested in joining. For more information, email the coordinator listed for each group.
Apparel, merchandising and design learning communities
Directions: For students with a major in hospitality management and event management (in the Department of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management).
Education learning communities
Food science and human nutrition learning communities
Food Science and Human Nutrition Learning Community: For students with a major in food science, nutritional science, culinary food science, dietetics, diet & exercise.
Transfer Food Science and Human Nutrition Learning Community: For transfer students with a major in food science, nutritional science, culinary food science, dietetics, diet & exercise.
Human development and family studies learning communities
Human Development and Family Studies Learning Community: For students with a major in early childhood education; child, adult, and family services; financial counseling and planning; and family and consumer sciences education and studies.
Kinesiology learning communities
Special Interest learning communities
Adult Non-Traditional Students (ANTS): For students who are over the age of 25 as well as those who are married, have children, work full-time while attending classes part-time, or who have had a break in their college education.
Coordinator: Darlene Fratzke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect Four: For first-year students of color in the College of Human Sciences. The goal is to develop a community of students of color and give you the opportunity to meet new people and learn about campus resources. It is a place for you to connect to the university community and the College of Human Sciences.
Coordinators: Carmen Flagge, email@example.com
Entrepreneurship Learning Community: For all ISU students who have have ever thought about starting their own business, who are currently running their own business, or who are simply looking to gain skill sets in entrepreneurship, leadership, and small business management.
Coordinator: Judi Eyles, firstname.lastname@example.org
Making Informed Decisions (MINDS): For first-year incoming freshman who are interested in exploring their educational possibilities in the College of Human Sciences.
Coordinators: Sarah Wilson or Darlene Fratzke, email@example.com
Veterans' Learning Community: For all ISU Veterans. The goal of the Veterans’ Learning Community is to use a writing course (Eng 250) to identify and mitigate common challenges veterans face in college, while integrating incoming veterans with the larger veteran community at ISU and beyond. In addition, members of the veteran community want a way to give back, something to be responsible for. Veterans will have the chance to mentor new members of their community, as well as learn how to use their inherent strengths to contribute to the civilian students around them as they go out into their other classes.
Coordinator: Jathan Chicione, firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't worry! There are many more to consider. See a full listing of other ISU learning communities.