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Student Organization Coaches

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We can help! Coaches provide support to students on their involvement journey. Any student can request support from a Coach through a variety of options:

Get Involved Consultation: 

Looking to get involved and not sure where to begin? Wanting to take a different path on your involvement journey? Connect with a Coach through an Involvement Consultation to receive a personalized list of recommended student organizations based on your interests and aspirations.

This appointment is generally 20 minutes.

Student Org Planning Meeting:

Create an action plan with a Coach to address specific goals you have as an organization. As our most common type of meeting request, a Planning Meeting will entail discussing your priorities and collaboratively developing your road to organizational success. If your organization has previously met with a Coach, please schedule with your assigned team member. Common requests include:

  • Following organization processes (registration, elections, transitions, and any other constitutional processes)
  • Increasing member engagement (recruitment, retention, on-boarding, off-boarding)
  • Navigating organizational changes (developing new initiatives, re-structuring, leadership responsibilities)
  • Preparing for upcoming event/experience (brainstorming, action planning, risk reduction)
  • Using university resources (completing applications, integrating resources into the organization's operations)
  • All Student Organization Success Framework outcomes & resources

This appointment is generally 60 minutes.

Student Org Check-In Meeting:

Have a brief meeting with a Coach to address a quick need. If you have previously worked with a Coach, please schedule with your assigned team member. Common requests include:
  • Follow-up to a previous meeting
  • Question(s) about registration
  • Question(s) about a resource / receiving a referral
  • Question(s) about the Student Org Management System

This appointment is generally 30 minutes.

Student Org Constitution Review: 

The constitution is one of the most valuable components contributing to an organization's success. It's important to make sure your constitution is best serving your organization. A Coach can do an in-depth review of your organization's constitution to help you and your team identify opportunities to strengthen the foundation of your organization. You will submit detailed information to the Coach who will then complete the review and provide you with feedback.

This appointment is generally 60 minutes.

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 you are invited to ask questions, consult about an issue, get help with the Management System, or whatever else you might need.

New Org Support:

A new student organization is encouraged to connect with a Coach who can be there every step of the way to support you launching this exciting new initiative on campus. You must go through the New Org Process before you can schedule with a Coach. Schedule a Check-In Meeting if you'd like an introduction to various resources, a Planning Meeting for thorough support in creating goals and action items, or a Constitution Review to work on your new constitution.

General Org Support: 

If you don't particularly need a meeting or need to connect sooner than a meeting is available, reach out to

Coaches utilize the Student Organization Success Framework to pursue organizational excellence across a variety of essential outcomes. Coaches are well-versed in university contacts and resources, and serve as a liaison to help you find the answers you need.

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Not seeing what you need? Maybe one of our partners can help!

Other Student Activities Services:

  • Student Leadership Advocates - Workshop requests for teambuilding, communication, recruitment, leadership transitions, and more!
  • Pay It Forward - Service consultations, single days of service, Columbus Service Support Program, and more.
  • OSU Votes - Voter registration consultations, workshops, and information.
  • KBK Center Resource Room - KBK Center room reservations and services offered to student organizations.

Campus Partner Services:

Meet the Team


Martha Cibasu - Student Org Coach Manager 

I am passionate about involvement because it allows you to find your community of people on campus that you can grow and learn from as well as have fun together. I’m excited to continue working with organizations on recruitment and helping organizations plan events. Outside of being a Student Organization Success Coach, I am also involved with National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and BBWEST. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, baking, and reading.

she/her/hers - 5th year undergrad - Chemical Engineering with a minor in Pharmaceutical Sciences


Esha Sachdeva - Student Org Coach Manager 

In addition to being a Coach, I am in a social sorority, Kappa Delta, and in a business Fraternity, Gamma Iota Sigma. It is my first year as a coach and I couldn't be more excited. Having the opportunity to give back to Ohio State and the student org is an amazing feeling as it has provided me with so much! Outside of extracurriculars and school, I enjoy watching Rom-Coms, reading, drinking coffee, working out, and being around my friends.

she/her/hers - 4th year undergrad - Finance


Dante Le - Student Org Coach

I am passionate about helping others step outside of their comfort zone and broadening their horizons when it comes to getting involved and discovering their passions, especially when it comes to a large campus like Ohio State. As a first-generation student, I understand the importance of finding a community where you can grow from and become your most authentic self. I'm excited to continue working with student organizations to help them achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential! Outside of being a coach, I'm heavily involved with Ohio State's APIDA community and the student organizations within it, as well as being a Resident Advisor. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring Columbus, spending time with friends, and trying new food places!

he/him/his - 4th year undergrad - Psychology with a minor in Philosophy


Mridula Divakar - Student Org Coach

Hello, everyone! I am Mridula Divakar, a current senior majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics! I absolutely LOVE being part of the student organization circle here at Ohio State as I get to grow with my peers and make lasting change. I have been on the executive board of various student's organizations on campus, and even co-founded Tamil Sangam my first year here! I know how important it is to have a strong support system for those who wish to establish new clubs and improve pre-existing ones, and I am determined to make such processes easy and enjoyable for you all! 


Katie Dorton - Student Org Coach

Being involved at OSU has given me so many great experiences and helped me discover who I am. I’ve had the chance to meet new friends with different interests from me through my sorority, Delta Zeta, where I serve as Historian and Ritual Chair. I’ve also had wonderful opportunities to explore what I am passionate about in History Club. Outside of these involvements, I love to travel, swim, and read. I’m excited to meet with student organizations and help students get involved!

she/her/hers – 4th year undergrad – History (pre-Education) with a minor in Communications


Ethan Dwyer - Student Org Coach

Hi all, my name is Ethan, and I am a junior majoring in finance, and minoring in landscape construction. I am from Boston, so coming here was a big transition, and I used student organizations to make it feel smaller. I am the secretary of the Construction management club, a member of chess club and basketball therapy club, and a member of a social fraternity, Theta Chi. This will be my first year as a coach, and I look forward to being able to help others join student organizations so they feel more welcome on campus. Outside of school, I enjoy playing basketball, watching movies (Christopher Nolan in particular), and listening to music (Hozier, Noah Kahan, Mt. Joy).


Allison Li - Student Org Coach

Hello! I'm a fourth-year double major in Psychology and Political Science with a minor in Sociology. In my free time, I love going to cafes, thrifting, journaling, making jewelry, and playing video games! Outside of being a Student Organization Success Coach, I am also a Resident Advisor on campus and am involved in the Chinese American Student Association, Health Science Scholars, and more! I am so incredibly grateful for the memories and experiences that OSU's student involvement opportunities have provided me. The campus's diverse list of organizations and clubs has really helped me grow as a person and solidify my identity. Because of this, I want to help student organizations continue to grow and foster that environment to allow future students to find their community and discover themselves.


Sobha Patro - Student Org Coach

Hi! Being involved in clubs really took my college experience to the next level and allowed me to explore what I enjoyed. As a coach, I would love to provide individuals with the help they need to find the perfect club or organization for their interests as well as assist students in the creation of a new club. Outside of being a coach, I am the Director of Mentor Development of Village Mentors and am a member of multiple other organizations such as, OSU Pre-Dental Club, EnCompass, and Pass the Class. I enjoy reading, dancing, watching dramas, and trying new food with my friends!

she/her/hers - 2nd year undergrad - Biology with a minor in Psychology and Business


Zachary Nemeth - Student Org Coach

Hi all! My name is Zachary Nemeth and I’m a fifth year at the Max M. Fisher College of Business, studying Marketing. I transferred to Ohio State after two years at the University of Cincinnati, where I was heavily involved in their extracurricular sales organizations. After coming to OSU, I was surprised to see there were no student orgs. focused on Professional Sales, so I decided to start a competitive sales team – the Varsity Sales Team – to afford my fellow Buckeyes the same great opportunity that changed the trajectory of my career. Starting the student org. was quite the learning experience, so I figured I could help others in similar situations by sharing what I’ve learned!