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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 Some organizations continue to operate after their registration has been revoked despite the action taken by the university.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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SHADES (Buckeye Chapter)

Campus: Columbus
Status: Pending
Purpose Statement: SHADES is dedicated to fostering connections among Same-Gender Loving (SGL), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ), and supportive ally students across lines of race/ethnicity, gender, class, faith, and ability at The Ohio State University and in the Columbus community. The group's primary focus is to attract and engage people of color who are at various stages of the coming out process, understanding their sexualities and other complex questions of identity, as well as making sense of the LGBTQ community. We welcome all allies and supporters to attend our public events and educational programming that is available to the broader OSU community, as they are valuable to the continued growth, inclusion, and cohesion of our community. However, our general meetings are designated as a safe space exclusively for queer and trans people of color to understand themselves and build community, and we ask that allies respect that.
Primary Leader: Ileia Wou
Secondary Leader: Akasha Lancaster
Treasurer Leader: Arvcuken Noquisi
Advisor: Ari Grubaugh
Organization Email: shades.osu@gmail.com
Facebook Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SHADESOSU/
Website: Not Listed
Primary Type: Ethnic/Cultural
Secondary Types: Awareness/Activism
Ethnic/Cultural
Primary Make Up: Undergraduate
Constitution: 2021_08_25_02_13_42_3786.pdf 
Meeting Time and Place: Wednesdays - 7PM
154 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Office Location: 1739 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
Membership Type: Open Membership
Membership Contact: shades.osu@gmail.com
Time of Year for New Membership: Any
How does a Prospective Member Apply: No Application Required, Just Show Up!
Charge Dues: No