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.

Program Menu:


Student Org Essentials

Summer 2020 dates below; Autumn 2020: To be announced

Student Activities is offering a new opportunity to strengthen your organization and leadership by engaging in a series of conversations around key topics that student organizations are facing in our virtual environment. Learn how to adapt and enhance your operations to think differently about physical space and how you can pivot to continue to do the work of your organization well.

The series takes place via Zoom biweekly on Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. ET. Any and all org members are invited to attend. You can register for as many sessions as you'd like. Register now!
 

July 9 - Sorry, You’re On Mute: How to Make Your Digital Meetings Fun and Meaningful, with Anna Wagner, Senior Coordinator for Student Leadership Development in Student Activities
 

July 23 – Come Closer! But Not That Close: Recruitment in a Digital World, with Kate Butler, Associate Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life
 

Have an idea for a Student Org Essentials topic? Share it with us!
 

Previous topics from this series:

View recordings of each past session as well as referenced resources on the Student Org Essentials Recordings and Resources page.

  • May 14 - From Surviving to Thriving: Ensuring Your Sustainability and Success in Uncertain Times, with Jen Pelletier, Associate Director of Student Activities
     
  • May 28 – What is Socially Distant Service? with AJ Johnson, Coordinator of Service and Outreach in Student Activities
     
  • June 11 – It’s Time to Up Your Org’s Social Media Game, with Skylar Fought, Digital Communications Coordinator for the Office of Student Life
     
  • June 25 – The OUABasics of Virtual Programming, with Dustin Beech and Krystal Vielman-Diaz, Coordinators for the Ohio Union Activities Board in Student Activities

Required Training for Presidents, Treasurers, and Advisors

Autumn 2020: To be announced

Student organization presidents, treasurers and advisors are required to complete both in-person and online trainings as part of the annual registration renewal process. In-person training dates are typically posted 1-2 weeks before each registration window opens (February 1 and August 15). 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. You must be listed as primary leader or treasurer on your organization roster to access the online trainings.


Student Involvement Fairs

August 23, 2020 and January 21, 2021

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. 

Learn more about the Student Involvement Fair and how to register a student organization to participate!


Teambuilding Cooking Classes for Student Org Leadership Teams

Autumn 2020: To be announced

Join us for an evening of teambuilding through cooking with your student organization leadership team. Your org leaders will work together to prepare and enjoy a meal. And yes, you can take home the leftovers.

These sessions are focused on strengthening leadership teams/ executive boards/ committee chairs and are not intended for general members. To fit at the cooking stations, ONLY teams in sets of 3 or 6 leaders from each org will be allowed to attend. There is no cost to attend, and ingredients and chef-instruction will be provided.


KBK Center Open House

Autumn 2020: To be announced

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 each fall at the KBK Center Open House for networking, resources, and snacks.


New Organization Networking Night

Autumn 2020: To be announced

Student Activities invites all new student organizations to an event designed to facilitate your transition into an established member of our student organization community. Our goal is to equip you with the tools you need to be successful so that your organization builds a foundation that ensures it will last for years to come.

Attendees can look forward to engaging with our most frequently sought-after student organization resources, learning more about the support that is available, and networking with one another. Any leader or member of your organization is welcome to attend.

New Organization Networking Night is available to student organizations who have launched or re-launched their Active Status in the last two years.


Advisor Appreciation Events

Autumn 2020: To be announced

Each semester, advisors and co-advisors are invited to a special event as a way to say "thank you" for all their work with student organizations.


Reading Day in the KBK: Coffee and Coloring Books

Postponed Autumn 2020

All students are welcome to stop by the KBK Center for Student Leadership and Service on Reading Day each semester 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.


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