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Diversity Engineering Floor

The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology's Diversity Engineering Floor (DEF) Living Learning Program was created to build an inclusive community where students feel more comfortable in engineering classes and develop valuable relationships with peers. The DEF floor was designed with all students in mind and will provide unique resources and programming for CEAT students.  The DEF floor is a great way to instantly get plugged in to the OSU CEAT community, as well as help enrich your academic experience.


Incoming Students Application


  • Living in a diverse and inclusive community of students focused on careers in Engineering, Architecture and Engineering Technology
  • Quiet study area - an extension of the CEAT Student Excellence Center with the necessary tools to help our students succeed (printers, 3D printers, marker boards, etc.)
  • Community-style living with other CEAT freshmen to assist with making connections on campus
  • Free weekly tutoring and career coaching
  • Mentoring with CEAT upperclassmen, otherwise known as PEATEs
  • Special programming including informal interactions with CEAT faculty, and Engineering, Architecture and Technology professionals
  • Synergy with Institutional Diversity located nearby in Scott Hall

Requirements & Expectations

Pre-CEAT students in the community must have completed the CEAT Summer Bridge program. Residents are expected to maintain a minimum 2.8 semester GPA, attend at least five CEAT-sponsored programs per semester, maintain active status with at least one CEAT organization, and active participate in academic support pairing within the LLP community. If you are a freshmen in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, you are eligible for this LLP.

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