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 Some organizations continue to operate after their registration has been revoked despite the action taken by the university.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

Organization Information

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Beginners Chess Club

Campus: Columbus
Status: Active - New/Re-Established I
Purpose Statement: The Beginners Chess Club aims to teach students the fundamentals of chess, as well as the history of the game. We will provide meetings to inform beginner and prospective members about the game of chess.
Primary Leader: Kent Starr
Secondary Leader: Cal Reghi
Treasurer Leader: Sam Colucci
Advisor: Gregory Kilcup
Organization Email:
Website: Not Listed
Primary Type: Special Interest
Secondary Types: Special Interest
Sports and Recreation
Primary Make Up: Undergraduate
Constitution: 2023_04_03_05_38_36_6968.pdf 
Meeting Time and Place: Sunday 6:00-8:00pm
175 W 18th Ave, Columbus, OH
Columbus, OH 43210
Office Location: 1739 N High Street
Columbus, OH, OH 43210
Membership Type: Open Membership
Membership Contact: Please contact our organization's email in regard to organization interest and information
Time of Year for New Membership: New members are free to join any time of the year
How does a Prospective Member Apply: A prospective member can contact our organization's email in regard to future meetings
Charge Dues: No