Office of Student Life

Student Activities

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 csls@osu.edu with questions.

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

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Advisor Events
KBK Center Open House
Leadership Awards
LEAD Series Workshops
Member Development Grant
New Organization Networking Nights
Reading Day in the KBK: Coffee and Coloring Books
Student Org Essentials

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. The series will be held on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. All organization members are invited.

Fall 2021:
 

October 18 - Leading with Wellbeing at 5 p.m.
 
Navigating resources can sometimes be challenging at a large institution like Ohio State. Now, add on the responsibilities of assisting or managing a student organization, and things can become stressful quick! This presentation is designed to assist those in leadership positions in their respective student organizations in mitigating this stress, and to provide the tools to focus on enhancing wellness within their groups. We will go over the various resources and workshops the Student Wellness Center offers, while also connecting how and why these opportunities are useful for everyone, and how to include these offerings in your organizational events.
Sign up here

October 25: Funding Resources 101 at 5:30 p.m.

If you have questions about funding, this is the session for you! Join us for a detailed walk-through of the standard funding resources for student organizations. CSA Funding officers will be joining us to discuss Programming and Operating Funds application misconceptions and common mistakes as well as fundable examples. Additional resources such as the Member Development Grant and student government funding will also be highlighted. Have your questions answered and learn some helpful tips in this 1-hour virtual workshop. 

Sign up here

View recordings of past sessions as well as referenced resources

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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 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 Welcome Week on August 22, 2021 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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KBK Center Open House

October 5, 2021 at 5:30-7 p.m.

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.

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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 Roundtables

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 offered virtually, recorded and shared after each session.

Autumn 2021 Sessions:
Sessions will focus on helping your student organization rebuild, strengthen and sustain as we continue to navigate intersecting pandemics. Click on the program date to register. All autumn semester roundtables will be held via CarmenZoom.

Advisor Breakfast

All advisors and co-advisors are invited to attend our autumn Advisor Breakfast. 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. The autumn semester Advisor Breakfast has passed. Watch for details for our spring semester event.

For additional information or with questions, please contact Jen Pelletier at pelletier.17@osu.edu.

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Reading Day in the KBK: Coffee and Coloring Books

December 9, 2021

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.

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New Organization Networking Night

2020-2021: postponed

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.

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