Campus Learning Hubs
Learning Hubs at Antioch College
The Antioch campus is a small place of abundance and action. Students put the liberal arts into action alongside practitioners, working professionals, community members, and emerging leaders on a sustainable working farm, a justice center, a holistic wellness center, an entrepreneurial campus shop, and a community-engaged gallery, theater, and literary journal.
Antioch’s unique “learning hubs” help fulfill our mission by putting ideas into action, expanding our reach into the community, and generating revenue to fund our mission.
The Antioch Farm
The Antioch Farm is a working farm and learning laboratory located on Antioch College’s south campus. Started in 2011, the Farm includes a two-acre annual growing area with a 600-square foot hoop house, more than five acres of pasture for animal grazing, two acres of food forest, and a composting site. The Antioch College Farm utilizes ecological agriculture to provide an integrated context for liberal arts learning. The Farm allows students to experience, explore, and develop methods of sustainability, through its interwoven functions as an outdoor laboratory for curricular study and a living forum where student labor connects to campus dining and recycling.
(returning from pause 2023-24)
The Antioch Review was founded in 1941 as the official literary magazine of Antioch College, publishing award-winning poetry, fiction, essays, and art from established and promising writers and artists. The Antioch Review also sponsors the Antioch Writers Workshop. The review will return from a thoughtful pause in the 2023-2024 academic year.
The Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom honors the legacy of Antioch’s renowned alumna Coretta Scott King ‘51 by facilitating learning, dialogue, and action to advance social justice.
(Antioch College Store)
Located within the Olive Kettering Library (OKL), the campus store or, “C-Shop,” will respond to our college community needs in several ways: provide an additional place for food, snacks and convenience items, a community gathering space, and an entrepreneurial learning environment for the Social Enterprise and Social Innovation interdisciplinary focus for self-designed majors. The C-shop is contributing to the transformation of the Olive Kettering Library from a traditional library to a vibrant place of information, community, entrepreneurship, and engagement for our students and our larger community.
The Foundry @ Antioch College is a multi-use performing arts center with a long and rich history in the village of Yellow Springs. Our vision moving forward is that it will serve as a cultural hub for Antioch College and the regional community through original programming, artists in residence, partnerships with other mission-aligned organizations, and events.
The Herndon Gallery is both a regional arts destination and an integral curricular asset at Antioch College, with exhibitions and arts programming that are highly-collaborative, interdisciplinary, and fully engaged with important contemporary global issues and ideas. Programming is organized to facilitate dialogue and to foster connections between current world issues and contemporary art, locally, regionally, and globally through innovatively curated exhibitions, our Artists-in-Residence program, and Arts at Antioch curatorial and programming projects.
Renovated in 2014, the 44,000-square-foot Wellness Center is a place for the College and the community to come together to focus on fitness and health. Spacious and filled with natural light, the Center is designed to preserve historic architectural elements while incorporating modern amenities. It embraces Antioch’s vision of sustainability by meeting LEED standards.
Antioch College is pleased to invite non-degree-seeking Miami Valley community members into a special selection of classes on the Antioch College campus during our July-August block courses. These courses feature Antioch faculty and content experts teaching from their core scholarship through hands-on engagement with materials and spirited dialogue with other participants— including full-time Antioch College students.
Recent community workshops include:
- Getting to the Root – Two-day racial justice workshop sponsored by the Coretta Scott King Center.
- Permaculture Design Certificate – Three-weekend intensive workshop on sustainable agriculture practices, in partnership with the Cincinnati Permaculture Institute.
- Oral History and the Liberal Arts – Week-long intensive faculty workshop to learn the philosophy, pedagogy, and practices of ethical oral history, in partnership with the Great Lakes College Association.
- Globally Connected Course Institute – Week-long intensive faculty workshop on global pedagogy and collaboration, in partnership with the Global Liberal Arts Alliance.