Food Culture House

Students living in Food Culture House cook together, explore the diversity of food production systems, visit local food-oriented businesses, and dive into the role food culture and security play in the Genesee Valley and around the world.

Grapes - fresh produce at a farmer's market

picture of Wyoming Hall.

Quick Facts

  • For students of all majors and all majors
  • Located in Global House
  • Partnership with Campus Auxiliary Services, the Office of Sustainability, and the Department of Anthropology
  • Students are invited to participate in XLRN 102: "Meaning of a Global Citizen" with the Global House residents

What is a Living-Learning Community?

A Living-Learning Community (LLC) is a group of students who choose to live together in a Residence Hall to explore a common interest.  Each LLC has a shared academic component (e.g., a course, faculty-led workshops, a service trip) and is strengthened by co-curricular experiences that align with the community's interests and goals.

The Learning Outcomes of our Living-Learning Communities are from the GLOBE document, which outlines outcomes for all SUNY Geneseo students upon graduation:

  1. Integrative Inquiry: To ask meaningful questions connecting personal experiences to academic study and co-curricular life; to synthesize multiple bodies of knowledge to address real-world problems and issues.
  2. Application and Transfer: To adapt and apply skills, theories, and methods gained in one or more domains to new situations.
  3. Reflection: To reflect upon changes in learning and outlook over time; to make personal, professional, and civic plans based on that self-reflection.


Vulnerability | Diversity | Perseverance | Community


Food Culture House is a part of Global House, located in Wyoming Hall.

  • Food Culture House is a Living-Learning Community located within Global House.  Devoted to food, food cultures, and food security around the world.  Food Culture House is a partnership between the Department of Residence Life, Campus Auxiliary Services, the Department of Anthropology, and the Office of Service and Volunteerism.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students participating in Food Culture House will cook with their peers and experience the role that food plays in building relationships.

How to Apply

All housing placements for Food Culture House are based upon application review. Applicants must have submitted complete answers to all questions in the application to be considered for placement. Only those who submit an application by the housing deadlines listed on the housing selection website may be considered for placement. You can find more information on the housing process at housing for incoming students.

For any questions or concerns, contact the Department of Residence Life ( or 585-245-5726) or the Associate Director for Educational Initiatives, Dr. Meg Reitz, ( or 585-245-6363)

Are you a faculty or staff member interested in getting involved?

Fill out the general interest form or contact Dr. Meg Reitz directly at x6363 or