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 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 Organization Connections

New in 2018, this limited-time program focuses on leadership development through hands-on cooking. Participants will work as a team to cook and enjoy dinner together, while learning about their own leadership skills. Any student org leader or member is welcome to register. All sessions will be held in the Ohio Union Instructional Kitchen on Sundays from 5:30-8 p.m. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Choose from the dates listed below:

  • October 7 (Tex-Mex menu with build-your-own burrito buffet, dessert and mocktail)
  • October 21 (Pizza menu with multiple sauces and toppings, salad and dessert)

These sessions are filled and unfortunately no new registrations can be accepted.

Buckeye Soup

Buckeye Soup is a crowd-funding, project-pitch event just for Ohio State student organizations. Each semester, five student organizations are selected to pitch a project idea, based on a predetermined theme, at the Buckeye Soup event. Attendees enjoy soup and snacks during the presentation, and then literally vote with their soup-spoon for their favorite project. Join us on Friday, October 26 for our next Soup event! For full details, visit the Buckeye Soup web page.

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 year's event will be held on Tuesday, October 23 from 5-7 p.m. as part of Leadership Week 2018. Join us for networking, resources, and snacks. A brief program will be held at 5:30 p.m.

Student Organization Roundtables

New in autumn 2018, all student organizations are invited to share ideas, challenges, successes and resources at our regular Student Org Roundtables. Specific dates, times and topics will be updated as plans are confirmed. These informal conversations are open to any student organization leaders, members or advisors based on interest in the topic.

  • Budgeting and Financial Management, time and location TBA
  • Recruitment and Retention, November 1, 7-8 p.m., Aviation Room, Keith B. Key Center
  • Collaboration, November 5, 6-7 p.m., Stars of Ohio Room, Keith B. Key Center
  • Leadership Transitions, November 14, 7-8 p.m., Flag Room, Keith B. Key Center

All four roundtables will also be occuring during the Keith B. Key Center Open House, October 23, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Advisor Appreciation Breakfast

Each semester, advisors are invited to a special breakfast event as a way to say "thank you" for all their work with student organizations. Thank you to those advisors who joined us in September for our autumn semester event! More details about the spring semester event will be shared in 2019.

Reading Day in the KBK

All students are welcome to stop by the KBK Center for Student Leadership and Service on Reading Day - December 6, 2018 and April 23, 2019 - 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.