Food Culture House

Food Culture House is one of two new Living-Learning Communities opening in the Fall 2018.  Students living in Food Culture House explore the diversity of food production systems, visit local food-oriented businesses, and dive into the role food culture plays 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
  • A 1-credit INTD 102 course is available for all students in Food Culture House to develop an appreciation for the diversity of food production systems and explore the direct connection between food and culture.

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.


GLOBAL: Gratitude | Liveliness | Openness | Belonging | Appreciation | Leadership


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.  It is dedicated to the study of food and food cultures throughout the world.  As members of Food Culture House, students will take a 1 credit INTD 102 course that will delve into the incredible diversity of cultivation, production, preparation, consumption, and sustainability issues of the world, and how religion, geography, location, and conflict have shaped modern culinary traditions.  Food Culture House is a partnership between the Department of Student Life, Campus Auxiliary Services, and the Department of Anthropology.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students participating in Food Culture House will cook with their peers and experience the role that food plays in building relationships.
  2. Students participating in Food Culture House will learn about the role food plays in societies, cultures, and in a sustainable future.

How to Apply

All housing placements for Writers 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 Student Life ( or 585-245-5851) or the Assistant Director for Educational Initiatives, Dr. Meg Reitz, ( or 585-245-6363)

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

Visit our Residential Fellows webpage for more information or fill out the general interest form or contact Dr. Meg Reitz directly at x6363 or