Get Involved

A large campus offers many advantages including countless opportunities to get involved and make connections. Involvement outside the classroom can help balance your academic life, develop leadership skills and expand your circle of friends.

Undergraduate Student e-Newsletter

Stay informed! The first week of every month you will receive an email newsletter specifically for undergraduate students in the arts and sciences. 

Your feedback is important, we would like to hear from you!

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Take Your Professor to Lunch Program

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Although Ohio State can be a big place there are many opportunities to become better acquainted with your teachers, like through our Take Your Professor to Lunch Program. Arts and Sciences majors may invite an Arts and Sciences teacher to lunch once each semester. Meal cards are limited and distributed first-come, first-served.

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Coffee Connections Program

We recognize that students, faculty, and staff all have very busy schedules. Consequently, there may be times when it is more convenient to meet virtually. When meeting in-person isn't possible, we encourage you to virtually connect with arts and sciences faculty or staff members through our Coffee Connections program.

This program is student-initiated, with an undergraduate Arts and Sciences major inviting an Arts and Sciences faculty or staff member to an informal virtual meeting. We’ll send you a $5 digital Starbucks Coffee card. You may use the card to purchase your refreshment for your meeting or use it at a later date — whatever is most convenient for you.

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Arts and Sciences Student Organizations

Learn more about your area of study, get to know other students in your major, or stay connected with an area of interest. 

With over 60 Arts and Sciences student organizations to choose from, there is something for everyone. In addition to departmental student organizations, arts and sciences offers professional associations, social fraternities and honor societies.

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Arts and Sciences Student Council

Arts and Sciences Student Council (ASCSC) works to build community among students and faculty in the arts and sciences through a variety of academic, social and service activities. Arts and Sciences Student Council is open to all Columbus campus undergraduate students with a major in the arts and sciences.

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Arts and Sciences Dean's Student Advisory Board

The Dean's Student Advisory Board is charged with advising the dean on matters such as academics, communication, activities, student life and college relations. The 15 student members are identified according to the Board's by-laws. 

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit ideas.

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University Involvement

University-Wide Student Organization Directory

Students may choose from 1,000 university-wide student organizations.  In addition to building lasting friendships, student organizations provide many benefits including serving as a medium for academic discourse, personal growth, leadership development, intercultural understanding, and community service.

Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service

The Center for Student Leadership is your point of connection for the full spectrum of involvement at Ohio State.  Connect with leadership and service initiatives, engage with student organizations, advance your learning, and create lasting memories.  The Center offers programs, resources, and services for individuals and student groups to help you take the next step in your membership, leadership, and citizenship.  For students looking to get involved, this is a great place to start!

Ohio Union Activities Board Events

OUAB hosts more than 250 free events each year for students on the Columbus campus. OUAB plans events across various committees including comedy, concerts, lectures, visual and fine arts, special events, collaborative events, and graduate/professional student events. Calendar of events.

Recreational Sports

Recreational programs and services include class instruction, aquatics, adventure trips,climbing, drop-in fitness and recreation, intramural sports, sport clubs, massage therapy,personal training, and many other activities. Facilities include five indoor locations and more than 90 acres of outdoor space.

Sorority and Fraternity Life

Ohio State offers over 65 fraternal organizations united under one purpose: to lead, to learn and to serve.