Student Organization Programming
Student organization leaders, members and advisors can take advantage of a variety of required and optional programs throughout the year. These programs are designed to develop individual leadership skills, build effective teams, engage in the community and navigate university processes and policies. Use the links below for additional information and/or to register for any of these programs.
Contact the student organizations team at email@example.com with questions.
If you have questions about accessiblity or wish to request accommodations please contact the student organizations team at firstname.lastname@example.org, Typically, two weeks notice will allow us to meet your needs.
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|KBK Center Open House|
|LEAD Series Workshops|
|Member Development Grant|
|Member Engagement Panel|
|New Organization Networking Nights|
|Reading Day in the KBK: Coffee and Coloring Books|
|Student Org Essentials|
Monday, February 8 at 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Join other student org leaders for a conversation about ways student organizations have been both challenged and successful in making meaningful connections among members in our virtual environment. The event will kick off with a panel of current student org leaders who will share how their organization has navigated the recent changes to how we gather. After hearing a variety of examples from peers, and learning of the new programs and resources available to support meaningful member engagement, attendees will think about how their organization can start the semester with a solid plan for virtually fostering connection among members in an effective way.
Attendees will leave with an understanding of what member engagement means in a virtual space, ideas to try moving forward, and a close look at what opportunities and resources are available this spring that will strengthen member cohesion, including early access to new resources.
Student Org Essentials unites student leaders and campus experts to talk through a variety of exciting and important topics relevant to today’s student organization at Ohio State. The series will be held on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. All organization members are invited.
Through a partnership with the Digital Flagship, this spring's line-up is designed as a cohesive series that contributes to helping organizations prepare for and be effective at facilitating connection with prospective and current members. Each workshop will feature a tool that can be used to support your organization's online efforts. You will get access to the tool, get some hands-on time with it, and learn how to best wield the power of the tool for your organization's needs.
Available Spring 2021
Apply for up to $500 to fund a member development experience for your organization. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, though funds are awarded first-come, first served. Only virtual experiences that are intended for either the whole organization, just new members, or just leadership teams will be funded in Spring 2021. Student Activities will work with your organization to host a meaningful opportunity for your members to engage with one another through a coaching process once an application has been approved.
August 22, 2021 and January 2022
The Student Involvement Fair (SIF) is a great place to find a student organization that meets your needs and interests as well as for student organizations to connect with other orgs, find members, and spread the word about their organization. There are two annual Student Involvement Fairs. One takes place during in August Welcome Week and the other takes place in January at the start of Spring Semester.
Learn more about the Student Involvement Fair and how to register a student organization to participate!
All student organizations are invited to our annual Open House in the Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service. This annual events takes place each October. More information about the 2021 KBK Center Open House will be available in early autumn semester.
The Student Life Leadership Awards is an annual awards ceremony that celebrates members of the Ohio State community who demonstrate exceptional skills in leadership, activism, community engagement, and Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience. Over more than 60 years, The Ohio State University has recognized hundreds of students, advisors and organizations who demonstrate leadership skills, collaboration, and a commitment to the Ohio State community. The Ohio State Leadership Awards are sponsored by the Office of Student Life.
Are you just beginning your leadership journey? Looking to expand your leadership skills? Want to connect with other students while growing skills that will allow you to succeed in class, in your co-curricular experiences, and in your career path? LEAD is a series of open workshops available to all Ohio State students. Our goal is to make leadership more accessible and inclusive to students throughout the year.
All advisors and co-advisors are invited to participate in monthly roundtable discussions. This is an opportunity to connect with the Student Org Team and fellow advisors on topics of shared interest. These roundtables will have a fairly informal agenda including the latest updates, brief presentation of content, and informal discussion with fellow advisors. Roundtables will be recorded and shared after each session.
Summer 2021 Sessions:
Join Multicultural Center (MCC) staff to discuss diversity, inclusion and social justice efforts within your organization. Each roundtable is an opportunity to increase self-awareness around facilitation of these discussions and to learn about resources available through the MCC. Click the title of each session to register:
- Thursday, June 17 at 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Facilitating diversity and inclusion discussions with your student organization members
- Thursday, July 15 at 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Facilitating social justice discussions with your student organization members
Spring 2021 Sessions:
Click the links below for the recording and session resources.
- Thursday, January 21 at Noon: Recruitment and Retention session recording
- Thursday, February 18 at Noon: Member Engagement PPT slides
- Thursday, March 18 at Noon: Leadership Transitions session recording and PPT slides
- Thursday, April 15 at Noon: Organization Sustainability session recording and PPT slides
For additional information or with questions, please contact Jen Pelletier at email@example.com.
All students are welcome to stop by the KBK Center for Student Leadership and Service on Reading Day each semester for Coffee and Coloring Books. Take time at the end of each semester to relax with fellow student org members and friends. No pre-registration required.
Student Activities invites all new student organizations to an event designed to facilitate your transition into an established member of our student organization community. Our goal is to equip you with the tools you need to be successful so that your organization builds a foundation that ensures it will last for years to come.
Attendees can look forward to engaging with our most frequently sought-after student organization resources, learning more about the support that is available, and networking with one another. Any leader or member of your organization is welcome to attend.
New Organization Networking Night is available to student organizations who have launched or re-launched their Active Status in the last two years.