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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 Some organizations continue to operate after their registration has been revoked despite the action taken by the university.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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Human Development and Family Science Graduate Student Organization logo

Human Development and Family Science Graduate Student Organization

Campus: Columbus
Status: Active - Established
Purpose Statement: The Human Development and Family Science Graduate Student Organization (HDFS-GSO) intends to bring graduate students together and enhance their personal, academic, and professional experience at OSU. HDFS-GSO hosts monthly meetings with focused topics and guest speakers, social events that foster support and camaraderie among students, service events that promote healthy development of relationships, children, and families in the community, and department gatherings that encourage connection and cohesion between faculty, staff, and students.
Primary Leader: Kathryn Zimmermann
Secondary Leader: Mary Buckley
Treasurer Leader: Riley Whiting
Advisor: Kelly Purtell
Facebook Group Page:
Website: Not Listed
Primary Type: Academic/College
Secondary Types: Not Listed
Primary Make Up: Graduate
Constitution: 2020_11_04_12_07_25_2944.docx 
Meeting Time and Place: Monthly
1787 Neil Ave.
Columbus OH 43210
Columbus, OH 43210
Office Location: 1787 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Membership Type: Open Membership
Membership Contact: Kathryn Zimmermann
Time of Year for New Membership: N/A, new members are welcome year-round
How does a Prospective Member Apply: Contact the GSO president for more information (zimmermann.45)
Charge Dues: No