Office of Student Life

Student Activities


Below you will find profiles for each of our full-time and graduate student staff members in Student Activities. Click on a staff member to get more information or check out our organizational chart here: Student Activities Organizational Chart

Matt Couch, Ph.D.

  • Title: Associate Dean of Students and Sr. Director of Student Activities & Student Life Orientation
  • Phone: 614-688-5460
  • Email:
  • Education: B.S., Psychology and Linguistics, The College of William & Mary in Virginia; M.A., Higher Education & Student Affairs, The Ohio State University; Ph.D., Higher Education & Student Affairs, The Ohio State University
At Ohio State, Matt provides strategic direction for Student Activities, which includes major campus event programming, the Ohio Union Activities Board, services for the community of registered student organizations, community service initiatives, student leadership development, graduate and professional student engagement and the D-Tix discount ticket program. He's responsible for the parts of new student orientation that Student Life contributes, and he also serves as the advisor to the Undergraduate Student Government and the Academic Team. He helps to oversee the administration of the Student Activity Fee in all its splendor, and he's generally just out to help students get involved and develop as citizen leaders!