Office of Student Life

Student Activities

Community Engagement - Leadership Week

 

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Personal Exploration - Community Engagement - Wellness - Inclusion - Career Development - Graduate & Professional Events
We believe that leadership is a process that can be learned, with the ultimate goal of bettering our communities. Programs focused on Community Engagement explore the various ways in which you, as a student, can be engage in your community in positive and meaningful ways.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, October 4

Buckeyes Making Space: Leadership Strategies for Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Organizational Communities

6:30-7:30pm

IN PERSON: Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions Room (Ohio Union)

One of the many great things about Ohio State is the opportunity to live and learn with others from all across the state, nation, and the world! This highly interactive workshop focuses on making space for new ideas, approaches, and perspectives from the group that can take our student organizations to the next level. During the session, the group will discuss the importance of making space, explore strategies for creating inclusive and welcoming environments, and share stories of what works for making space for others.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Register for this session at: https://forms.office.com/r/6g0pd9jZyB

Featured Session

Practicing Everyday Leadership: A Panel Discussion with University Leaders

7:30-8:30pm

VIRTUAL

In Student Life, we believe that leadership is not a position, but a process and something that you practice every day. Leadership doesn’t belong to a specific type or person – it is a series of skills that can be learned and developed by anyone. Come to this panel to hear from current leaders across The Ohio State University about how they practice leadership every day.

Panelists To Be Announced

Themes: Career Development, Community Engagement, Inclusion, Personal Exploration, Wellness

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students, Faculty/Staff

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5l7tFtJYQAKhLna7fETacA

Tuesday, October 5

Won't You Be My Neighbor? A Guide to Being a Good Neighbor in the University District 

2-3pm

VIRTUAL

Join Sorority and Fraternity Life and Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement for an engaging session on how to be a good neighbor!  Take the initiative in becoming a civically engaged leader in your community – by educating yourself! You will have the opportunity to ask questions, meet other neighbors and receive support as you begin on your community leadership journey.

Themes: Community Engagment, Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqdu-qqDsvE9L9vKtwKeKpgoOu9If7wI5g

Don't Lose Your Dinosaur - How to Find the Career Path that Properly Fits You 

4-5pm

VIRTUAL

This session is intended to help students identify values that are important to them, and how to keep those in mind when they are ready to start job searching. This session will involve a lot of interactive ways to explore this topic.

Themes: Career Development, Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tduuurjMpGd3Z8nsFj9m65SyDYqToXU9M

Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service 4th Annual Open House

6-7:30pm

IN PERSON: Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service (Ohio Union)

The KBK CSLS Open House will provide students and student organizations with an interactive info session about the resources available to them (such as the Student Organization Success Framework) while getting involved on campus. The program will also give students access to virtually connect with each student organization housed in the CSLS and learn more about the various groups.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students, Faculty/Staff

No registration required!

Wednesday, October 6

Good Trouble; Honoring John Lewis through Social Change and Political Mobilization 

7-8:30pm

HYBRID (IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL OPTIONS)

The panel honors the life and legacy of Humanitarian and Activist, John Lewis. Participants will examine a few of Congressman Lewis' pivotal contributions to the Civil Rights movement. Students will engage in personal introspection and critical thinking activities.  They will also be given strategies on how to mobilize persons according to common interests while considering a wide spectrum of socio-economic, political, and religious identities. The session gives particular emphasis to courage, collective work, civic engagement, political responsibility, and personal accountability.  Certain testimonials from Congressman Lewis' close friends, colleagues, and mentees will be included.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Y9VrmOZVQnqn_Rynag7Tjg

OR

Watch the webinar in person with Student Life Social Change at the Knight House

Thursday, October 7

Student Leadership Opportunities within the 2022 OWL Program 

Noon-2pm

IN PERSON: Raney Boulder Room (Raney House)

The Ohio State Welcome Leader (OWL) program has a variety of leadership opportunities available to returning students. Learn more about what our program is all about, hear from past student leaders, hear about application timelines, and specifics on the roles you may interested in for summer 2021!

Themes: Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Register for this session at: https://forms.office.com/r/aqavKwTShb

Don't Share That! Information Literacy and Social Work Ethics

Noon-1pm

VIRTUAL

While technology has significantly changed how we engage in democracy, this does not mean that our relationship with the truth must change as well. Many people find themselves unsure how to verify the accuracy of information they consume, particularly on social media platforms. Developing basic fact-checking skills and frameworks is an important foundation for meaningful political discourse.

Themes: Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at:

https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsdeivqTIjGtKTUIYkNFiVKwD_HMg2BAXQ

 

Uncovering Microaggressions in Fraternity/ Sorority Life and Higher Education 

4-5pm

IN PERSON: Hays Cape Room, Ohio Union

Many Fraternity/Sorority communities are working toward creating a more equitable and just chapter/council cultures. Sometimes it can be easy to identify when something is offensive and sometimes it can be hard to notice. Together let’s uncover microaggressions, which are often the result of unconscious biases in the dominant culture, and frequently cause harm (intended and unintended). Effectively addressing microaggressions in Fraternity/Sorority Life can help dismantle systems of oppression and create inclusive spaces for members and potential new members. In this session, we will examine different types of microaggressions that affect Fraternity/Sorority Life and Higher Education settings as well as identify some microaggressions we might be responsible for using without knowing it.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Register for this session at: https://forms.office.com/r/nbChewR9U4

Finding Digital and Social Balance: Physically Distanced but not Socially Distanced 

5-7pm

IN PERSON: RPAC Meeting Room #1

The life of a student leader can often be hectic, with individuals getting pulled in multiple directions. This, compounded with the influx of methods to stay connected via social media and other digital services can sometimes be overwhelming. A strong leader knows how to strive for a healthy blend between their professional and personal lives. This presentation aims to explore this relationship, and offer some simple advice for finding your own personal wellness blend.

Themes: Wellness

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Register for this session at: https://forms.office.com/r/ARKjGgiGNx

Building a Civically Engaged Community 

7:30-8:30pm 

HYBRID (IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL OPTIONS)

Join OSU Votes, a non-partisan student cohort with the Office of Student Life that works to increase civic engagement on Ohio State’s campus for this panel of student leaders who do outreach and involvement in the Columbus area. Panelists will discuss why community involvement is important to students as potentially temporary members of the Columbus community, and advice for student attendees who want to get involved.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J5etOv9FQEeTWEuKTEU7lg 

OR

Join OSU Votes to watch the panel live and discuss in the Hays Cape Room of the Ohio Union

Friday, October 9

Self-Care and Activism

2-3pm

Self-care has become a buzz word, something that we try to talk about as essential to our daily lives, but do we really understand what it means to practice self-care? Self-care is essential to being a leader, practicing empathy, and making positive social change. Learn about different self-care strategies and what works best for you and how to move beyond self-care to community care and activism.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion, Wellness

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://go.osu.edu/selfcare108


Questions? Contact Anna Wagner for more information!