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Student Groups at a Glance

Association of Educational Psychology and Philosophy Scholars

The Association of Educational Psychology and Philosophy Students (AEPPS) organizes academic and social events for students in the Educational Psychology and Philosophy of Education programs specifically and for the Educational Studies department more broadly. Academic events include panel discussions, professional development workshops, and guest speakers. Social events bring together students from the section and the department on campus, but also at national conferences, such as the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association.

National Organization(s) of Interest

Educational Studies Graduate Student Council

The Educational Studies Graduate Student Council or ESGSC was founded in 2013 by Christina Rouse, PhD Special Education; Lauren Porter, PhD QREM; Katy Zeneah, PhD School Psychology; and Charley Eschenbrenner, PhD School Psychology. The goal of this group is not only to bridge the gap between Educational Studies specializations but also to provide opportunities for students to share research, make connections, socialize, and be recognized.

Each of our 14 specializations is represented on the council. Members of the council were nominated by faculty. Our Mission is to promote unity and build a tradition of leadership in specializations in the Department of Educational Studies.

Educational Studies Teaching Associates Support Group (ESTA)

The purpose of ESTA is to advance the understanding and practice of the teaching abilities amongst the Graduate Associates within the department of Educational Studies (a part of the College of Education). Members of ESTA receive support, mentorship, and encouragement from one another to foster a reflective community of educators.

Educational Technology Graduate Student Council (ETGSC)

ETGSC was founded by three graduate students, Zhiru Sun, Lin Lu, and Andy Vogel in Educational Technology program in September 2014.

The goal of the group is to 1) promote academic and professional opportunities such as scholarship, grant, and professional development information; 2) provide opportunities for students to develop relationship with each other and the professionals in the field; 3) act as a communicator between this group and other student groups, clubs and teams in Department of Educational Studies and at the Ohio State University to disseminate updated news and opportunities; 4) Promote diversity among students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Education Studies.


National/International Organization(s) of Interest


Higher Education Student Personnel Association

The Higher Education Student Personnel Association (HESPA) serves to support the needs of Master's and Ph.D students in the HESA program by providing scholarly and professional development, social experiences, wellness initiatives, and educational opportunities.

The purpose of this organization is to encourage the personal and professional development of all students interested in higher education and student affairs at The Ohio State University.

National Organization(s) of Interest

Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Measurement (QREM) Student Organization

There are many purposes the QREM student group serves. First, our goal is to promote friendly relations between students in the QREM program. We hold meetings, events, and social activities to promote student integration and provide a support net-work for the academic success of the members. We disseminate information regarding the discipline and the QREM program and Ohio State University resources. And, we help new QREM students adjust to life in Columbus and the Ohio State University culture.

National Organization(s) of Interest

Student Affiliates in School Psychology - OSU Chapter

TSASP-OSU is a local chapter of the national parent organization under the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 16. Our purpose is to foster professional growth and leadership in the students at OSU by providing opportunities to mentor fellow students and voice issues and concerns that affect the program's student body in an organized manner. SASP-OSU also provides a means to maintain a connection with the rest of the university and to develop and maintain networking contacts in the field of school psychology.

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