The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine's House System cultivates and fosters a sense of connection among our college community. House System-style learning communities are popular in the United Kingdom and have also been implemented at many medical and veterinary schools in the United States.
A community led effort
The names and designs of our Houses are a culmination of multiple student and faculty focus groups, an open call from the college community for ideas and designs, and college-wide voting to narrow down to the top four.
Creating increased support and connection
Students, faculty, and staff are sorted into one of four Houses and engage in informal community-building activities and friendly competitions throughout the year. The goal is to create increased support and connection for members of our college. The House System does this by providing opportunities for students to interact with one another and get to know staff and faculty outside of the classroom.