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Welcome Admitted Students to Antioch College!

Congratulations again on joining the Antioch College community! Use this page to dive deeper into the Antioch experience with resources designed to provide you with more information about what makes Antioch College a unique and amazing investment into your future. Explore the campus, discover academic opportunities, and connect.

Letter from Luisa Bieri, Dean of Cooperative, International, and Community-based Learning

Congratulations on your admission to Antioch College!

As the Dean of Cooperative, International and Community-based Learning at Antioch, I want to welcome you and invite you to join our community.

Meaningful work is a core part of Antioch’s distinctive educational experience, which is gaining more national recognition than ever before. Recently, Antioch earned national recognition as a Top 100 Liberal Arts College in the US News and World Report’s rankings. In 2024, we also achieved Federal Work College designation, among only ten other colleges nationally, and the first in the state of Ohio. I am proud to be at Antioch at this exciting time, and want to share with you more about our unique approach to meaningful work—a hallmark of an Antioch education for over 100 years.

All of our students participate in a dual work program that includes Cooperative Education (Co-op) and Antioch College Works. Learning at Antioch occurs across our “3 Cs”: what we commonly call Classroom, Co-op and Community. Throughout, you will develop skills, try out ideas, and explore potential career paths alongside a dynamic network of mentors, advisors, coworkers and friends. You will build connections throughout our campus, our local region, as well as across the country and around the globe. 

Campus Work Crews

All students at Antioch get to join a work crew and contribute 5 hours each week at a campus learning hub or other area. You can choose to cultivate sustainable practices at our Antioch micro-Farm and Farm-to-Table kitchens, or add to local and national justice efforts of the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom. You can work alongside arts professionals at The Foundry Theater or The Herndon Gallery. Work crews help run the Olive Kettering Library, and gain a holistic approach to individual and community health at our Wellness Center, offering fitness, yoga, swimming, pickleball and more to members of Antioch and the Yellow Springs community. Whatever work crew you join, you will both join a tight-knit community and gain meaningful work experience along the way.

The first 5 hours of campus work per week are required for all residential students who live on campus to earn the Work Program Tuition Grant in your financial aid award. You may choose to work an additional 5 and up to 10 more work hours for a paycheck. We will support you to find a balance between work and your studies, so we’ll provide regular check-ins on your academic progress and hours worked.

Prior to coming to Antioch, you will receive a Job Preference Form to share your interests around which work crew you’d like to join. In addition, you will submit your resume to Admissions, so that we can  share the skills and talents that you bring with crew supervisors, as you join your first work crew in the fall.

Co-op in the World

You will also spend up to a third of your academic program—a minimum of three academic terms—engaged in full-time work, research, or self-directed learning enterprises that have earned Antioch students an international reputation for creativity, industriousness, and ingenuity. At the core of the Co-op experience is professional engagement—meaningful work in challenging settings where you generally can expect reasonable compensation for your contributions. You will work closely with your Co-op Advisor—a faculty member dedicated to helping you on your co-op journey—on deciding where to apply and effectively landing a job. Not only will you graduate with an outstanding education, an impressive resume, and compelling stories of Co-op adventures in distant locales, you also will discover your unique talents as you take action in the world.

Please don’t hesitate to reach with any questions as you make this important decision. On behalf of the whole team in the Work Program, we look forward to meeting you!


Luisa Bieri
Dean of Cooperative, International and Community-based Learning, Associate Professor of Cooperative Education, Community Arts & Performance 

Antioch College | Cooperative Education Program

One Morgan Place | Yellow Springs OH 45385 | South Hall | 937.319.0099

Letter to Admitted Students from Provost, Brian Norman

Dear future Antiochian,

Congratulations! You are about to make a life changing choice. I love our small, beautiful community at Antioch College. I can’t wait to see how you help shape it.

Let me introduce myself and preview some of what is to come and who will help you on your journey. I serve as Provost and Principal Academic Officer. That means I am responsible for the faculty who will teach and mentor you, the student experience that will shape you, and the curriculum and meaningful work that will prepare you to make a difference in your community and chosen profession.

Antioch College has always been a college that changes lives. We aren’t like other colleges and we don’t think we need to be. Our signature approach to classroom, co-op, and community (the “3 Cs”) means you will be transformed by our focus on interdisciplinary inquiry, meaningful work, holistic advising, and a shared commitment to justice and putting learning into action. Antioch graduates are prepared to help lead the world into a future that works better for everyone.

We are proud that the world is again beginning to notice that we are onto something:

  • Last year, we were named a Top 100 National Liberal Arts College by U.S. News and World Report. That is the highest rank we have earned in over 30 years. We think it affirms our distinct interdisciplinary curriculum.
  • Last fall, we scored 5 out of 5 on the Campus Pride Index, becoming the most affirming private college in Ohio. Inclusion matters in our community.
  • This year, we achieved the status of a Federal Work College, becoming the eleventh in the nation and the first in Ohio. Meaningful work is embedded in all that we do.
  • Now, we are becoming a destination for the surrounding community with our unique “campus learning hubs” where we put learning in action: a sustainable microfarm, community theater and gallery, literary review, holistic wellness center, student-driven campus shop, and a justice center named after one of our most beloved alumni, the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom.

You will begin to receive regular messages from various folks at Antioch as you consider your journey and as we prepare for your arrival. In particular, let me introduce you to the team of Deans who are each responsible for one of the signature ingredients of an Antioch education:

Classroom: Dean Snyder, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs,

Co-op: Luisa Bieri, Dean of Cooperative, International, & Community-Based Learning,

Community: Sherri Ihle, Dean of Students and Community Life,

You will get to know each of us – and many more – in your time at Antioch. Always know that we are rooting for you and our doors are open to you.

Generations before you have made this choice, then gone on to change the world. We can’t wait to meet you and introduce you to everyone who makes Antioch special, including Jane Fernandes, our President.

See you in the fall!

Brian Norman

Provost and Principal Academic Officer

I cannot stand on the campus of Antioch College without a deep sense of appreciation, for all that this great institution of learning has given to the cultural, social and political life of our nation and the world.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Faculty Stories

Kevin McGruder, PhD
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of History
Kim Landsbergen, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
and Environmental Science
Luisa Bieri Rios, MA
Assistant Professor of Cooperative Education

“Antioch is in a class by itself. There is no college or university in the country that makes a more profound difference in a young person’s life, or that creates more effective adults.”

-Loren Pope, Colleges That Change Lives