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There are over 1,400 student organizations at Ohio State and over half of all students join a student organization. Students who choose to get involved achieve many positive outcomes - leadership skills, better grades, friendships and mentors, and make a big campus seem small. Use the tools below to search for, find, and get involved with student organizations.

You can also connect with many of our student organizations at our Student Involvement Fairs in August and January. Check out the Student Involvement Fairs webpage for the latest information.

For individualized assistance find the student organization that's right for you, schedule a Get Involved Consultation. These 30-minute meetings will provide a personalized list of recommendations based on your interests and aspirations.

Please consult this list of student organizations with revoked registration as of Spring 2024. Some organizations continue to operate after their registration has been revoked despite the action taken by the university. We encourage you to review an organization’s status before becoming involved with it, especially because sometimes an organization’s status is revoked due to serious concerns like hazing and other behavior that risks your health and safety.

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National Alzheimer

National Alzheimer's Buddies

Campus: Columbus
Status: Pending
Purpose Statement: Making sense of the past and present; understanding our emotions; recognizing and connecting with those around us. Alzheimer's Disease makes these essential, everyday challenges increasingly difficult and eventually impossible for the over 5 million Americans currently affected. They experience the fear and confusion of drifting out into space as their loved ones watch and often feel unprepared to grapple with their slow departure. In response to these overwhelming circumstances, National Alzheimer’s Buddies seeks to alleviate the often-overlooked emotional and social challenges that stem from Alzheimer’s by building friendships between college students and Alzheimer’s residents that bring out the beauty of the person still present. Our volunteers write letters to the families of their buddies, highlighting the positive aspects of their weekly visits, suggesting activities families can do together, and helping reconnect family members with their loved ones. Countless family members and nursing staff testify that participating residents show a decrease in depression and participate more in social activities even outside of visits. Professional training sessions, peer-reflection groups, and weekly journal entries provide volunteers with the resources and community to overcome communication barriers and deeply engage their new friend.
Primary Leader: Virang Desai
Secondary Leader: Tawfiq Mohammed
Treasurer Leader: Amay Kamath
Advisor: John Gibbs
Organization Email: desai.479@osu.edu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alzbuddiesosu/?igshid=NTc4MTIwNjQ2YQ%3D%3D
Website: https://www.alzbuddies.org
Primary Type: Community Service/Service Learning
Secondary Types: Awareness/Activism
Primary Make Up: Undergraduate
Constitution: 2023_05_22_12_44_47_6957.pdf 
Meeting Time and Place: Sundays, alternating (3-4pm) and (3-5pm)

Columbus, OH 43210
Office Location:
Columbus, OH 43210
Membership Type: Open Membership
Membership Contact: All are welcome to join! Email desai.479@osu.edu for any inquiries or concerns!
Time of Year for New Membership: Anytime throughout fall and spring semesters.
How does a Prospective Member Apply: Email desai.479@osu.edu
Charge Dues: No