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Framework Resources

Once you have reviewed the Student Organization Success Framework and completed the Outcomes Assessment (coming in 2019-2020), what's next? It's time to connect with campus resources to help you achieve your goals. Below is an overview of Framework outcomes and selected resources for Member Development, Organization Operations and Community Engagement.

Member Development Outcomes: Leadership Capacity and ConfidenceSocial Perspective TakingWellness 

Organization Operations OutcomesPurpose and GoalsMembership Recruitment and RetentionBudgeting and Financial ManagementFundraising and Philanthropy; ProgrammingLeadership TransitionsSelf-GovernanceOperational EfficiencyCollaborationResponsiveness and InnovationDiversity and Inclusion; Risk ReductionAdvisor Partnerships

Community Engagement OutcomesConnection to Student OrganizationsAffinity with the UniversityCommitment to Social Change

Member Development

Leadership Capacity and Confidence (The development of members’ self-awareness of their personal values and skills, as well as their belief that they will be successful when engaging in leadership behaviors)

Social Perspective Taking (The ability to take another person's point of view and/or accurately infer the thoughts and feelings of others)

Wellness (The holistic approach to the promotion of self-care, balanced lifestyles, and member success)

Organizational Success

Purpose and Goals (A well-defined mission statement that clarifies the overall priorities of the organization, as well as annual goals that identify specific focus areas)

Membership Recruitment and Retention (The process of selecting and welcoming new members as well as retaining members for organizational growth and sustainability)

Budgeting and Financial Management (The ability to be financially self-supporting with a well-developed budget that reflects the current and future priorities of the organization???????)

Fundraising and Philanthropy (The utilization of creative and effective practices to raise funds for the organization, as well as skills for purposeful charitable giving)

Programming (The capacity to plan and implement successful programs based on learning outcomes for both members or external audiences)


Leadership Transitions (An intentional process for a seamless transfer of organization responsibilities that builds emerging leaders,  prepares incoming leaders, recognizes the work of outgoing leaders, and positions the organization for long-term success)

Self-Governance (A leadership and membership structure that best supports the organization’s purpose and holds members accountable for actions) 

Operational Efficiency (The procedures and processes for regular, efficient, and effective organizational function)

Collaboration (The ability to work effectively with others in a common effort which maximizes shared resources for mutually beneficial outcomes)

Responsiveness and Innovation (A readiness to reflect on past successes and challenges, to evolve and meet the changing needs of members and the surrounding community)

Diversity and Inclusion (A dynamic process of involving individuals from different backgrounds to create an environment where they feel a sense of belonging and support across identity and difference???????)

Risk Reduction (The assessment and reduction of accidental harm or loss through proactive safety measures and response plans)

Advisor Partnerships (The collaborative process through which student organization leaders and advisor(s) work to meet the purpose and goals of the organization and larger university)

Community Success

Connection to Student Organizations (The dedication to one’s organization and the larger student organization community as a diverse and inclusive network where students can find their place to belong)

Affinity with the University (The organization’s spirit of connection to Ohio State and commitment to a lasting relationship between the student organization, its members, and the university community)

Commitment to Social Change (A responsible relationship with the community, built by working interdependently with others to address social issues on a local, national, and/or global scale)