Arts and Sciences Student Organizations
Below is a sampling of undergraduate student organizations of interest to Arts and Sciences students. Please see your major department for information on additional student organizations.
Arts and Sciences Student Council
The goal of the Arts and Sciences Student Council (ASCSC) is to help build community among students and faculty members in the Arts and Sciences. ASCSC offers a variety of academic, social, and service activities in support of their mission. The organization is open to all Columbus campus undergraduate students with a major in the Arts and Sciences.
Arts and Sciences Dean's Student Advisory Board
The Dean's Student Advisory Board is charged with advising the College of Arts and Sciences Executive Dean and Vice Provost on matters pertaining to students such as academics, communication, activities, student life, and college relations.
Departmental Student Organizations
Actuarial Science Club - For students who are interested in pursuing a career as an actuary.
Alexander Hamilton Society - Promotes debate and intellectual thought on national security, economics, and other pressing world issues.
Anthropology Club - Discuss current events in anthropology and explore academic opportunities.
Arts and Sciences Student Council - Builds community among ASC students, faculty, and administration.
Backstage Live - Annual production created and run by students that showcases actors and writers.
Black Advertising Strategic Communication Association (BASCA) - Contact School of Communication Advising Office.
Chemistry and Biochemistry Club - Interact with faculty, discuss careers and research areas with scientists and participate in service activities.
Classics Club - Develop and promote interest in Classical study among students.
Collegiate Council on World Affairs - Model United Nations at The Ohio State University. Sponsored by the Department of Political Science.
Deaf-Hearing Club – brings together people of all ages and all levels of fluency in American Sign Language.
Design Circle - A university-supported group that is open to all students in the Department of Design.
English Undergraduate Organization (EUGO) - Association for English majors.
Folklore Student Association - A social, intellectual, and professional community for folklore students.
femUNITY - for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies majors, minors and others interested in promoting feminist initiatives on campus
French Club (Le Cercle Français) - Learn about France, Francophone countries, and the French language.
Geography Club - Learn about academic and applied aspects of geography,
German Club - Welcomes students at all levels of German as well as those interested in German culture, food, and people.
History Club - An informal organization that brings students interested in history together for extracurricular activities.
History of Art Undergraduate Society (HAUS) - Scholastic and social forum for students studying or interested in the history of art.
Italian Club (the Ciao Club) - For students interested in the Italian culture and traditions.
Linguistics Club (UnderLings) - Celebrate our mutual appreciation for languages.
Meteorology Club - Learn about fields in meteorology and work on projects including an annual Severe Weather Symposium.
Microbiology Club - Facebook page.
Molecular Genetics Club - For students with an interest in genetics.
National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (OSU Chapter) - Educates students about the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology.
Off the Lake Productions - The only student-run musical theater organization at OSU blending musical theater and service through various events.
Philosophy Club - Provides students with a forum to engage with challenging philosophical subject matter.
Polish Club - Encourages students to learn about and experience Polish culture.
Positive Psychology Club – the Club’s goal is to get to the root of your happiness through mindfulness activities.
PRactice - Student run public relations firm designed to create a professional environment for students to learn skills pertaining to the industry.
Pre-Medicine Club - Helps to prepare students for acceptance into accredited post graduate study and to have a fulfilling career committed to healing.
Psychology Club - Provides a resource for students who are interested in exploring the field of psychology.
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) - For students interested in public relations, event planning, media relations, communications, public affairs, advertising, marketing, or online communications.
Radical Pi Club - Meet other mathematically inclined students and attend lectures about topics not typically covered by undergraduate coursework.
Russian Club - Members connect and share interests in Russian language, culture, history, and literature.
Saga Club - Learn about Old Norse-Icelandic language, literature, and culture. Read, discuss, and translate Old Norse-Icelandic language texts.
Scandinavian Club - Expand the discussion of multiple disciplines concerning the Nordic region and promote appreciation of the Nordic cultures.
Slavic Club - Brings awareness to a range of issues and topics in relation to Eastern Europe as a way to develop cultural integration, cultural awareness, and to foster an atmosphere of education and bonding.
Society of Physics Students - Explore facets of research and development. Take part in movie viewings, engineering contests, field trips, and socials.
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) - Hear speakers and take part in networking and career development opportunities.
Society for Women in Physics - Promotes involvement of, career and academic development for, and sense of community among women in physics.
Student Academy of Audiology - Serves to advance the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in audiology.
Ukrainian Society - Events and activities to increase awareness of Ukrainian heritage.
Undergraduate Economics Society - Discuss current economic issues, educate members about topics, and raise awareness about the field.
Undergraduate Music Council - Facilitates communication between students and organizations.
Women In Math and Science Club - Supports women in math and encourages middle-school aged children to pursue math/science.
Zoology Club - Connect with others who have a love for animals and learn about opportunities to volunteer with animal organizations throughout the community
Ohio State has hundreds more student organizations — find one that interests you!
Arts and Sciences Honor Societies
Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology)
Alpha Psi Omega (Theater)
Dobro Slovo (Slavic)
Helix Tri-Beta (Biological Sciences)
Iota Iota Iota (Triota) (Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies)
Kappa Kappa Psi (Band Fraternity)
Kappa Tau Alpha (Journalism and Mass Communication)
Nu Rho Psi (Neuroscience)
Phi Alpha Theta (History)
Phi Beta Kappa (Arts and Sciences)
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Music)
Phi Sigma Iota (Foreign Language)
Psi Chi (Psychology)
Sigma Alpha Iota (Women's Music Fraternity)
Sigma Gamma Epsilon (Earth Sciences)
Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics)
Sigma Tau Delta (English)
Tau Beta Sigma (Band Sorority)
Class honoraries recognize students for their scholarship, leadership, and service. The honoraries also provide an opportunity to make new friends while getting more involved on campus and in the Columbus community. Learn about the unique aspects of the groups and apply to the one that is most appropriate.
The Mirrors Sophomore Class Honorary is a sophomore honorary based on the high standards of scholarship, leadership, and service. We express a belief in individual responsibility, group leadership, and university service that leads us to work for the betterment of ourselves and our Ohio State Community. The Mirrors Sophomore Class Honorary hosts a benefit dance annually to help benefit the James Cancer Hospital along with many other service opportunities throughout the year.
Romophos is a sophomore class honorary whose objective is the betterment of its members, and of the entire campus community.
Bucket and Dipper
Bucket & Dipper is a junior class honorary rich with Ohio State tradition. The second oldest honorary on campus (and in our opinion, the coolest and most fun as well), B&D recognizes outstanding members of the junior class based on the three pillars of the honorary system: scholarship, leadership, and service. Originally an all male honorary, B&D is currently a group of thirty outstanding male and female undergraduates. The organization has a long history of giving back to Ohio State and developing some of the best student leaders on campus.
In the spring of 1918, two Ohio State University students, Harriet Day (Mrs. Harriet Bricker) and Helen Dustman (Mrs. Helen Evans), began developing the idea of an organization for women with resounding achievements in scholarship, leadership, and service. It was during one of the initial organizational meetings that the women heard the chimes of Orton Hall ringing in the distance, and the Chimes Junior Class Honorary was born.
Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for their achievements in scholarship, leadership, and service, provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community.
SPHINX is a senior honorary and the oldest honorary on campus. Dating back to 1907, there have been over 100 years of links. SPHINX is one of Ohio State's oldest and most prestigious traditions.