Office of Student Life

Student Activities

Community Commitment

Join over 1,000 of your fellow Buckeyes in making Saturday, August 25th, 2018 a day you will not forget! Become connected to the Columbus community at Pay It Forward’s 22nd Annual Community Commitment, one of the largest single-day community service events held on a college campus!

Since 1997, Buckeyes have started the new school year by coming together to serve the Columbus community. After meeting in the Ohio Union, students travel to one of many agencies across Columbus where they serve alongside one another. Past projects have included working at COSI, local food pantries, the Columbus Zoo, and at a variety of other nonprofit agencies!

We look forward to serving with you!

Quick Facts:

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018

Registration Begins: Approximately 9:00 a.m. at the Ohio Union

End Time: Approximately 2:00 p.m.


What Do You Need To Know?

Volunteers will be taken on a first come, first serve basis

  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided
  • Bus transportation will take you to and from a community agency
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing
  • Free t-shirt provided!



Please email

Pay It Forward is currently accepting applications for site leaders. Site leaders serve in a leadership capacity and help facilitate refelction on the day of service.

Apply to be a site leader now!