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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.

Since spring 2020, many student organizations have been operating virutally or have otherwise significantly adapted their operations. Please contact the listed leaders and/or advisor for details about how best to connect with that organization.

Please consult this list of student organizations with revoked registration as of January 2023. Some organizations continue to operate after their registration has been revoked despite the action taken by the university.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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Medical Scientist Student Organization

Campus: Columbus
Status: Active - Established
Purpose Statement: The MSSO is a student founded and student led organization that acts as the primary liaison to the Medical Scientist Program at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Students in the MSSO are participants in the MD/PhD program at various stages of their academic or medical career. The MSSO functions to fulfill many of the common needs to these students by promoting both social, scholarly, and professional growth through its programs, meetings, and association with the MSTP. The focus of the group is to promote scholarship, to further the MSTP as whereby they can receive the critical academic and professional training that is vital to combining a career in clinical medicine with research pursuits.
Primary Leader: Akila Venkataramany
Secondary Leader: Bella Lee
Treasurer Leader: Aliyah Bennett
Advisor: Tamar Gur
Facebook Group Page:
Primary Type: Academic/College
Secondary Types: Academic/College
Primary Make Up: Professional
Constitution: 2021_10_29_10_52_06_655.doc 
Meeting Time and Place: Weekly on Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Columbus, OH 43210
Office Location: 333 W. 10th ave
Columbus, OH 43214
Membership Type: Application/Selection Process
Membership Contact: Not Listed
Time of Year for New Membership: Membership is open to current MD/PhD students at The Ohio State University
How does a Prospective Member Apply: Members should contact Ashley Bertran ( for information on joining the MSSO Board.
Charge Dues: No