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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 Some organizations continue to operate after their registration has been revoked despite the action taken by the university.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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Student Veterans Association at The Ohio State University logo

Student Veterans Association at The Ohio State University

Campus: Columbus
Status: Active - Established
Purpose Statement: SVAOSU is the premier student organization leading service, research, programs, and advocacy for veterans at the Ohio State University. The SVAOSU's mission is to support and assist veterans, service members, and their families in their transition upon completion of service. Our initiative is to collaborate with outside resources for veterans, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, The Ohio State University, and other veteran or veteran-friendly entities from the surrounding area in order to provide veterans with any and all information pertaining to these resources and the benefits available. Furthermore, the SVAOSU strives to provide a cohesive environment in order to make the veteran experience better at The Ohio State University.
Primary Leader: Matthew Dressel
Secondary Leader: Aaron Riley
Treasurer Leader: David Dimattia
Advisor: Jeffrey Pelletier
Organization Email:
Facebook Group Page:
Primary Type: Community Service/Service Learning
Secondary Types: Academic/College
Primary Make Up: Undergraduate
Constitution: 2023_04_19_01_46_50_4041.docx 
Meeting Time and Place: Monthly; day/time determined by sitting SVA VP.

Columbus, OH 43210
Office Location: 1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43201-2190
Membership Type: Open Membership
Membership Contact: No application or selection process, email us at if interested.
Time of Year for New Membership: Anytime throughout the year. This organization is open to EVERYONE attending and/or working at OSU.
How does a Prospective Member Apply: Contacting us through any of our social media accounts or emailing to be added to the roster.
Charge Dues: No