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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 August 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 Some organizations continue to operate after their registration has been revoked despite the action taken by the university.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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International Friendships logo

International Friendships

Campus: Columbus
Status: Active - Established
Purpose Statement: International Friendships exists to provide friendship and hospitality for international students, scholars, and family members during their stay in Columbus through conversational English partners, trips, monthly potluck dinners, welcome services such as garage sale shopping, and a weekly fellowship meeting where those who would like to learn about the Bible can do so in a warm, friendly, and open atmosphere. We are a Christian organization that welcome people of every culture and religious background.
Primary Leader: Ruth Oliwe
Secondary Leader: Nick Allaman
Treasurer Leader: Alexys Rodriguez Avellaneda
Advisor: Mark Ruegsegger
Organization Email:
Facebook Group Page:
Primary Type: Ethnic/Cultural
Secondary Types: Ethnic/Cultural
Primary Make Up: Undergraduate
Constitution: 2023_03_24_02_04_48_1109.pdf 
Meeting Time and Place: Friday nights at 7:00pm.
1520 Old Henderson Road
Columbus, OH 43220
Columbus, OH 43210
Office Location: 1520 Old Henderson Road
Columbus, OH 43220
Membership Type: Open Membership
Membership Contact: Not Listed
Time of Year for New Membership: Not Listed
How does a Prospective Member Apply: Not Listed
Charge Dues: No