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Centers, Institutes, Galleries

  • The Antioch Farm, which features food forests, annual gardens, a hoop house, chickens, ducks, sheep, bees, and composting, provides opportunities for students to learn the tenets and practices of ecological agriculture. Food harvested from the farm is used in the Antioch Kitchens.

  • Antioch Kitchens The Antioch College Kitchens are home to full-service dining for the entire College community. Antioch College Kitchens works closely with the Antioch College Farm to promote the values of sustainability that are so important to the College. All students who live in the residence halls have the opportunity to apply to work in the Antioch Kitchens in exchange for discounted board fees or pay. Student participation in Antioch Kitchens drives our adherence to the values of sustainability, economic affordability, and social justice.

  • The Antioch Review, founded in 1941 by some Antioch College faculty members, is a distinguished, well-established literary journal that publishes lively and cogent essays, fiction, poetry, and book reviews from both emerging and well-known authors. Most issues combine genres, allowing readers to move back and forth within an issue or select an area best suited to their interest. There are also occasional special issues, such as all-fiction or all-poetry issues, or an issue devoted to the future of museums. Review writers are consistently included in Best American anthologies and awarded Pushcart Prizes. Its editor since 1977, Robert S. Fogarty, received the PEN/American Center lifetime achievement award for editing in 2003. Dr. Fogarty is John Dewey Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, from Antioch. The Antioch Review is published quarterly and receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and numerous Friends around the world.

  • The Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom (CSKC) honors the legacy of Antioch’s renowned alumna Coretta Scott King in hosting programming and initiatives that support cultural and intellectual freedom on Antioch’s campus. The CSKC is the site of training, the speaker’s series, lectures, and performances that educate the community about diversity, assist in advancing social responsibility among the community, and enrich the College’s curriculum.

  • The Foundry Theater serves students, faculty, staff, and community members who believe freedom of the imagination is an essential force in a healthy, dynamic, and just society. The Foundry has a 200 seat Main Stage, 50 seat Experimental Theater, and the Worman Dance Studio. The Foundry Theater at Antioch College delivers our vision through three main avenues: We seek to create and deliver original programming for public offerings; featuring the performance department, Community Life programming, and other guests of Antioch College; offer the use of the facility through a market-rate program for recitals, community gatherings, and events; help develop new and existing community groups through our in-kind rehearsal grant program.

  • The Glen Helen Ecology Institute is a special program of Antioch College. It directs the stewardship of Glen Helen Preserve and provides experiential environmental learning opportunities for Antioch College students and the public. The principal components of the Ecology Institute include: Glen Helen Preserve, a 1,000-acre nature preserve given to the College by Hugh Taylor Birch, an 1869 Antioch College alumnus, as a living memorial to his daughter, Helen. Adjacent to the campus of Antioch College, Glen Helen consists of woods, wetlands, waterways, fields, unique geologic formations, and historic and culturally significant sites. Glen Helen is managed as an educational nature preserve and is open to the public during daylight hours. The preserve safeguards 2 1⁄2 miles of the National Scenic Little Miami River, as well as the Yellow Spring that gives the nearby town its name. Its 20-mile network of trails connects to John Bryan State Park and Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve; Trailside Museum, which offers displays on science and history education, is the gateway for visitors to Glen Helen. The museum was built by Antioch students in the 1950s. It is operated by student workers and community volunteers; Outdoor Education Center offers residential environmental learning programs to 4th-6th grade children during the academic year, and summer “Ecocamps” programs. School-year based internships in environmental education and outdoor school administration are offered to undergraduates and recent graduates; Raptor Center is designed to educate the public about the ecological value of birds of prey. Injured hawks, owls, vultures, and their kin are brought to the center for rehabilitation.

  • The Herndon Gallery in South Hall offers four exhibitions each year featuring regional, national and international artists. To enhance student learning, the exhibitions are organized around curricular themes. The Artist in Residence program provides cultural programming and opportunities for students and the local community to engage with contemporary art-making practices. The Herndon also serves as a venue for public lectures and events.

  • The Olive Kettering Library is named in memory of the wife of the late Antioch trustee, inventor, and engineer Charles F. Kettering, who developed the automobile self-starter and high-octane gasoline. The library is a member of OhioLINK, the Ohio Private Academic Libraries (OPAL) consortium, and the Library Council of the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE). The library houses a collection of more than 325,000 volumes, including extensive files of bound periodicals, many of which date back to the nineteenth century. In addition, it offers more than 900 periodicals. A library of more than 4,000 phonograph records is also available for circulation, as well as videotape and CD and DVD collections. Antiochiana, the College archive, contains papers and publications significant to historians and researchers.​

  • Wellness CenterThe newly renovated 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, including: a six-lane, regulation-length indoor swimming pool made cleaner and greener with UV filtration system; large therapeutic whirlpool; fully equipped fitness room with state-of-the-art cardio equipment, strength machines, weight lifting equipment, and a walking track; indoor courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, and pickleball; studio spaces for group fitness classes, martial arts, yoga, and more; two racquetball courts; outdoor tennis courts; large multi-use space for special events, lectures, conferences, retreats, and performances; lounge and patio spaces for gathering; healthy grab-and-go snack bar. The Center offers a wide range of classes taught by experienced and certified instructors. Programs include: group fitness, mind/body classes such as meditation, martial arts, and yoga, intramural and club sports, aquatic fitness, swimming and tennis lessons, personal training, special events, educational programming, outdoor expeditions, and much more. We expect to adjust programmatic offerings based on community interest and feedback. Child-care and programming for children is available for certain hours. The Wellness Center embraces Antioch College's vision of sustainability by meeting LEED standards.

  • The Writing Institute supports Antioch College’s mission and learning outcomes by providing members of the College community with opportunities for focused study of the writing craft. Our programs include writing assessment, tutorials, and cross-disciplinary consultations as well as academic and creative writing workshops. Additionally, the Institute helps connect the community, through workshops and public readings, to a variety of published authors from different genres. While on or off campus, students can ask questions or request a consultation by contacting writing@antiochcollege.org.

  • WYSO In December 2012, the Boards of Antioch College and Antioch University agreed in principle to a plan that would transfer ownership of the non-commercial FM radio station WYSO to the College. The deal was finalized in July 2013, during the station’s 55th anniversary year. WYSO 91.3FM began broadcasting with 10 watts of power on February 8, 1958 as a student-run station on the campus of Antioch College. Today, the station—which underwent major renovations in April 2012 and now includes state-of-the-art sound studios and equipment— operates at 50,000 watts and broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, reaching nine counties in Southwest Ohio with a potential audience of more than one million. WYSO also broadcasts in HD and streams programming live on wyso.org. It’s the Miami Valley’s only NPR News station and also carries local and state news. WYSO is supported by nearly 4,000 members and a distinguished roster of underwriters from all over the Miami Valley. The station provides exciting opportunities to enhance the College’s curriculum and Cooperative Education program.