Office of Student Life

Student Activities

Student Organization Programs

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 with questions.

If you have questions about accessiblity or wish to request accommodations please contact the student organizations team at, Typically, two weeks notice will allow us to meet your needs.

On This Page:

Advisor Events
Leadership Awards
LEAD Series Workshops
Member Development Grant
Open House in the KBK Center
Reading Day in the KBK: Coffee and Coloring Books
Student Org Essentials Workshop Series
Student Org Skills Course
Transition Dinners

Student Org Essentials

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. All organization members are invited.

Fall 2022:

August 31: Recruitment Strategies, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 31, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Brutus Buckeye Room, 3rd Floor of the Ohio Union


September 21: Programming Success, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Zoom

October 19: Funding 101, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Zoom

November 16: The Recipe for Retention, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Brutus Buckeye Room, 3rd Floor of the Ohio Union

*Save the Date* Spring 2023:

January: Diversity & Inculsion

Wednesday, January 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m., In-person

February: Collaboration

Wednesday, February 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Zoom

March: Fundraising 101

Wednesday, March 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m., In-person
April: Fundraising 101

Wednesday, April 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Zoom
Spring 2022:

Feburary: Collaboration

Wednesday, February 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Zoom

Being a successful student organization means you are able to get work done and can have fun while doing it. Collaboration is about the spirit of connectivity within and around your organization and involves a common effort to achieve a goal. Come learn about ways to foster collaboration including establishing and leading committees, connecting with external stakeholders, advisors, and sponsors, and utilizing available resources to host a collaborative event on campus. Join fellow org leaders for this one-hour virtual workshop all about collaboration!

View the Recording here

March: Fundraising

Tuesday, March 29, 6-7 p.m., In-person

Does fundraising make you a bit nervous? Do you need to fundraise with a student org? This session is designed for everyone from complete fundraising novices to those with limited fundraising experience to students who just want some new fundraising ideas. We will cover the current state of fundraising in the United States, tips and tricks to raise money and awareness, and resources on campus to help plan a successful fundraising campaign. The event at the Ohio Union will take place March 29 from 6-7 p.m. Email with questions.

Register Now!

April: Operational Efficiency

Wednesday, April 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Zoom

As the end of the school year draws nearer, your team will need to be thinking about how to adjourn this year as an organization, transition into the summer term, and plan effectively for the next school year. At the same time, you and your team are likely experiencing increasing academic and personal demands. With many things on your plate, you might benefit from some tips and support for how to get it all done in an efficient and effective way. Attend this one-hour virtual workshop to learn about taking care of the many organizational needs that hit at this time of year. We'll share quick, effective ideas and resources for having a meaningful close to the year, how to handle summer and ensure your org stays connected, determining a launch plan for the fall semester, as well as key operational opportunities you won't want to miss. Email with questions.
View the Recording

Member Development Grant

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.

Learn more and apply for the grant

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Student Involvement Fairs

August 2022 and January 2023

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 Welcome Week in August and the other takes place at the start of Spring Semester.

Learn more about the Student Involvement Fair and how to register a student organization to participate!

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Transition Dinners

Spring Dinner: April 3, 2022 5-7 p.m., Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room

The Transition Dinner is hosted at the end of fall and spring semester as a networking, success-sharing, and resource-highlighting event for transitioning student organization leaders. As one of the largest influences on organization sustainability, it's important to connect incoming and outgoing leaders with other teams and support outlets. Organizations can send one pair of leaders each to attend this event during their transition semester. An RSVP is required to secure one of 70 organization spots at the event. Attire is business casual and a full dinner will be served while leaders connect with each other and discuss their remaining transition plans and org ideas.

Register by March 27 at 11:59 p.m.

Register Here


Student Org Skills Course: Recruitment Videos

Course dates: March 24, April 7, April 21

The Recruitment Video Skills Course is a 3-session instructor-led course spanning March 24 - April 21 during which two representatives from your organization can collaboratively develop the basic skills and have the professional support to create a promotional/recruitment video for your organization.

This opportunity is only available 15 organizations and is a one-time program, so claim your organization's spot now! The due date to sign up is Sunday, March 21 at 11:59 p.m. Additional communications will be sent directly to participants in preparation for the workshops. Email with questions about this opportunity.

Learn more and register here


KBK Center Open House

October 2022; Date to be announced

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.

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Leadership Awards

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. 

Apply for awards and learn more on the Leadership Awards webpage

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LEAD: Leaders Engaging in Actions for Development

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. 

Learn more on the LEAD Series webpage

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Advisor Events

Advisor Consultations

All advisors and co-advisors are invited to schedule time with our student org team for brief, informal, "office hours" style conversations. During these 20-minute appointments, advisors are invited to ask questions, consult about an issue, get help with the Management System, or whatever else might be needed.

Appointments can be booked directly online (alongside all other coaching services) and are offered Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. To request a different time, contact Jen Pelletier at

Advisor Breakfast

All advisors and co-advisors are invited to attend our Advisor Breakfast each semester. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow advisors, your student org team, and your student leaders. Advisors are encouraged to invite up to 2 student leaders to attend with them.

Given the current health and safety restrictions related to food and drink, the spring semester 2022 event will be postponed.

For additional information or with questions, please contact Jen Pelletier at

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Reading Day in the KBK: Coffee and Coloring Books

December 2022; Date to be announced

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.

Join us on Thursday, December 9 from Noon - 4 p.m. while supplies last. For other events, check out the autumn semester Reading Day calendar.

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