Office of Student Life

Student Activities

Pay It Forward

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Who We Are

Pay It Forward is a student cohort within the Office of Student Life, made up of 22 students on 6 different committees. Everyone has their own unique job to help fulfill the following mission, vision, and goals.


Pay It Forward provides Ohio State students with regular, easily-accessible service opportunities on campus and in the Columbus community. Working to help students pursue their passions within service, Pay It Forward educates and exposes students to avenues of civic engagement in a variety of areas. Fueled by hope and positivity, Pay It Forward allows students to match a personal cause to promote change within the community.


Pay It Forward will help Ohio State students become lifelong, civically-engaged citizens of their communities. Through their involvement with Pay It Forward, Ohio State graduates will have a passion and knowledge for being active citizens in their communities, working to address societal challenges and collaborating with others to better their community.


Pay It Forward will..
  • develop its members by providing training, education and opportunities to work collaboratively with fellow students and the local community
  • work to engage the Ohio State student population in service initiatives, creating civically-engaged, service-oriented graduates and citizens
  • support other service organizations on campus, allowing Pay It Forward to better connect those organizations to meaningful service opportunities
  • develop relationships with community partners by providing intentional service to local organizations within the community

Request Support from Student Activities

Looking for a service consultation or other support or resources from Student Activities? The Student Activities Request Form is here for you! Our team of trained coaches, facilitators, and staff members are excited to support you, your organization, department, or group. 

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