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Training completion is part of the annual registration requirements for all active student organizations during the registration window. Trainings are an opportunity for presidents, treasurers and advisors to learn about requirements, responsibilities and resources available to registered and active student organizations.

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Training requirements:

  • Presidents and Treasurers must complete two trainings annually during the registration window:
    • The online training module can be accessed in the Student Organization Management System. It is recommended to complete the online module before attending the in-person training session. Presidents and Treasurers each have their own module to complete when they login to the management system. The module covers basic information about the expectations of the role, the registration process, and some related resources.
    • Live training is also required for both key roles. Presidents and Treasurers each have their own live/Zoom training session to attend. Sign up for one session below. The sessions are one-hour in length and go more in-depth than the online module.
  • Advisors complete training every 2 years, either live or via online module based on eligibility. If it is an advisor's first time working with a student organization or it's been more than two years since their last training attendance, they must complete training in a live session. Sign up for a session below. Once an advisor attends the live training, they will be eligible to re-certify their training two years later via an online module in the Student Organization Management System.

Note: It is important that the organization's roster in the Student Organization Management System is updated with the correct names of the individuals who need the training credit. The President/Primary Leader has access to update the roster. For help, contact our team at

Your training timeline:

It is recommended to attend training during your organization's registration window (Autumn Registration Window: August 15 - October 30 and Spring Registration Window: February 1 - April 15) to avoid impacts to your organization's status. Trainings completed after the registration deadline/outside of your registration window will count toward restoring Active status, but will not count toward maintaining continuous registration. Presidents, treasurers and advisors need to complete training in their selected registration window to maintain continuous registration status.

If you find that your leadership transition timeline is out of sync with attending training, meaning you wait many months after starting your leadership position before attending training, your organization may benefit from changing registration windows. Request an appointment with a Student Organization Success Coach to consult on your registration and transition timeline.

If you have questions about accessiblity or wish to request accommodations please contact the student organizations team at, Typically, two weeks notice will allow us to meet your needs.

Save the Date for Fall Training Sessions

Below are the upcoming fall training sessions. Registration for trainings will not be open until August 15 so make sure to check back then to sign-up for the session you would like to attend.

This year Primary Leader and Treasurer training will be the same training session. There will be Primary Leaders and Treasurers in each session however, the Primary Leader and Treasurer from each organization do not have to attend the same session as each other. Advisors will still have their own training session. The dates for the fall sessions are below.

Primary Leader and Treasurer Trainings Advisor Trainings

Tuesday, August 17, 6-7 p.m.
Monday, August 30, 4-5 p.m.
Thursday, September 9, 4-5 p.m.
Wednesday, September 22, 6-7 p.m.
Sunday, October 10, 2-3 p.m.
Monday, October 18, 6-7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 19, 4-5 p.m.
Thursday, October 28, 6-7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 27, 4-5 p.m.
Sunday, October 31, 1-2 p.m.

Tuesday, August 17, Noon-1 p.m.
Wednesday, September 1, 9-10 a.m.
Thursday, September 16, Noon-1 p.m.
Monday, September 27, 5-6 p.m.
Tuesday, October 12, 9-10 a.m.
Wednesday, October 20, 1-2 p.m.
Monday, October 25, 1-2 p.m.
Thursday, October 28, 8-9 a.m.



Available training sessions:

Trainings are not offered during summer months. They will resume in August 2021.

Live/Zoom training sessions are posted below. The trainings posted are only relevant for the current registration window and will be updated each semester.

Please be aware that any sessions dated after the registration deadline (October 30 or April 15, respectively), are considered make-up sessions. If the organization falls to Inactive status for any period of time, the registration continuity for that organization breaks, which resets the status back to Active New/Re-established I when Active status is restored.

In-person President, Treasurer and Advisor Trainings are 60 minutes in length. Attendance for the full session is required and is recorded to verify completion.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Select a session to attend for your specific role below. Sign up for the session using your last name.#.

2. Using the Zoom registration link provided as the "location" for that session, as well as appearing in the automated confirmation email once signed up, register your information with Zoom directly to receive an access link.

3. After registering with Zoom, you will receive an automated email from Zoom with a user-specific link for the training session. This will be used to verify your attendance so please do not share your specific link with others.

Email the student organization team at if you need support in registering or believe you lost your Zoom-provided access link.

If the system above is not allowing you to sign up for training it could be for a few reasons:

  1. You are not listed as the correct leader in the Student Organization Management System roster. You must be listed as the correct role on the organization's roster to attend training. The president of the organization or a member of the student organizations team at Student Activities is able to update the roster to correct the issue. If you are intentionally attending a session and do not need the credit (you are not a Treasurer, but are going to a Treasurer Training for the information, for example), you can email our team at to be manually added to the registration list for the session you'd like to attend.
  2. It is not your registration window. If you are making up your in-person training credit for your previous registration window, or if you have asynchronously transitioned into your role and would rather not wait until you are due for training during your registration window, you can email our team at to be added to the registration list for the session you'd like to attend. See the above section called "Your training timeline" for more information on the importance of training during your registration window.
  3. The window isn't open yet. If you see training dates and times posted below and they are for your correct registration window, and the window has not yet opened (August 15 for fall, February 1 for spring), you must wait until the window opens before the system will allow you to sign up.
  4. You are not using the correct Ohio State ID to sign up for the session. You must use your last name.# to sign up.

If none of these reasons relate to your situation, email us at to troubleshoot.

Training handouts, presentation slides, and other training resources can be found on our Resources page. Email our student organizations team at if you have questions on the materials.