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Community Life and Recreation

Student Life Community life at Antioch College is what you make of it. Students get involved with committees, go on amazing co-ops, plan activities, and take classes with professors with wide-ranging experiences and world views.

On campus, students have a lot of freedom to determine their own extra- and co-curricular activities. Traditionally, Antioch College students have formed independent groups around specific political or personal interests. Any community member can start an independent group at Antioch. These groups can exist intermittently or for only one term. Others can be permanent presences on campus.

Photo of the Yellow Spring in Glen Helen Each generation of Antiochians has created groups to serve their particular interests. In recent years, these have included independent student publications, events, arts and theater, and intramural athletics.

Photo of the Little Art TheatreThe campus is within walking distance of downtown Yellow Springs. With a population of less than 4,000, the Village is nationally known as a vibrant arts community. Art and cultural events have widely contributed to the village being recognized as “One of America’s Most Fun Small Towns” (Rand McNally/USA Today), “One of America’s 10 Coolest Small Towns” (Budget Travel), and “Best Ohio Hometown” (Ohio Magazine). Catch an independent film, listen to live bands, eat at one of the region's finest restaurants. There is also the Glen Helen Nature Preserve, 1,000 acres of quiet peacefulness just across the street from campus. The Glen includes woods, open fields, streams, and wetlands that were gifted to the College by alumnus Hugh Taylor Birch.

Outdoor recreation can also include using one of the six outdoor tennis courts available to the campus and Yellow Springs community, trips to John Bryan State Park, and the Yellow Springs Bikeway, one leg of the Little Miami Scenic Trail that runs 78 miles from Springfield to Cincinnati.

Two commercial equestrian facilities are adjacent to Antioch College property. The Riding Centre is available for experienced and budding equestrians. Facilities include two barns, rolling pastures, a large outdoor ring, a lighted indoor ring, a cross-country hunt course, several wooded trails, outdoor shelters for the horses, and stables. Funderburg Horse Farm (937-408-8452) offers lessons, training, boarding, and leasing.

There's also plenty of shopping and nightlife in Yellow Springs and a short drive away in Dayton and Columbus.