Office of Student Life

Student Activities

Student Organization Programming

Student Organization leaders, members and advisors can take advantage of a variety of required and optional programs throughout the year. These programs are designed to develop individual leadership skills, build effective teams, engage in the community and navigate university processes and policies. Use the links below for additional information and/or to register for any of these programs. Contact the student organizations team at csls@osu.edu with questions.

Required Trainings

Student organization presidents, treasurers and advisors are required to complete trainings as part of the annual registration renewal process. Visit our training web page to view and register for in-person training sessions. Online trainings may be accessed in the Student Organization Management System, using your name.# to login.

Student Invovlement Fairs

The Student Involvement Fair (SIF) is a great place to find a student organization that meets your needs and interests as well as for student organizations to connect with other orgs, find members, and spread the word about their organization. There are two annual Student Involvement Fairs. One takes place during in August Welcome Week and the other takes place in January at the start of Spring Semester. 

The Spring 2020 Student Involvement Fair will be held Thursday, January 16 from 4-7 p.m. in the Ohio Union. More information will be available later in autumn semester.

Fireside Chats

New in autumn 2019, Fireside Chats are informal, biweekly, open programs for all student organizations. Members and leaders are invited to connect and share ideas with fellow org leaders as well as learn about campus resources. Each session will focus on a different outcome within the Student Org Success Framework.

Firesides will be held biweekly on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in the KBK Center Lounge, literally at the fireplace. Dates and topics for autumn semester include:

  • September 9 - Membership Recruitment and Retention
  • September 23 - Responsiveness and Innovation
  • October 7 - Leadership Transitions
  • October 21 - Commitment to Social Change
  • October 21 - Commitment to Social Change - at 12:30 p.m., special session for graduate/professional students
  • November 4 - Risk Reduction
  • November 18 - Wellness

Light snacks will be provided. RSVPs are strongly encouraged but not required. RSVP online here or contact csls@osu.edu for more information.

150-Hour Volunteer Challenge

In light of the university's sesquicentennial anniversary, Student Activities is challenging student organizations to log 150 hours of service. Learn more about the challenge and log hours until March 20, 2020.

KBK Center Open House

All student organizations are invited to our annual Open House in the Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service. This annual events takes place each October. Join us at this fall's KBK Center Open House for more networking, resources, and snacks on Tuesday, October 22 from 5-7 p.m.

New Organization Meet-Up

Each semester, Student Activities is inviting new organizations to connect with one another, recognize their progress in getting the organization up and running, and visualize their next steps. Attendees will be able to spend time networking, receive immediate support in operating their organization, and get connected with Student Activities staff and Student Org Success Coaches.  This semester's New Org Meetup is scheduled for Thursday, November 7 from 6-7:15 p.m in the KBK Center Lobby. Please RSVP to indicate your attendance.

Advisor Appreciation Breakfast

Each semester, advisors and co-advisors are invited to a special breakfast event as a way to say "thank you" for all their work with student organizations. Advisors may invite up to 2 student guests to attend with them. Information on the Spring 2020 event will be posted later this semester.

Reading Day in the KBK

All students are welcome to stop by the KBK Center for Student Leadership and Service on Reading Day - December 5, 2019 and April 21, 2020 - for Coffee and Coloring Books. Take time at the end of the semester to relax with fellow student org members and friends. No pre-registration required. Check the Reading Day calendar for specific times.