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Student Organizations

AUTISM SPEAKS U AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

The Ohio State University Student Chapter furthers the mission of Autism Speaks by engaging the campus community (faculty, staff and students) through education, awareness, friendship and fundraising in positively affecting the lives of those struggling with autism spectrum disorders.

Advisor: Evelyn Hoglund
President: Timothy Kelly

 

BLACK RETAIL ACTION GROUP (BRAG)

The collegiate chapter of BRAG at OSU aims to bring awareness about the organization to the minority population and to assist the students within that population that hold a discerned interest in retail, in obtaining internship/networking opportunities with major companies within the retail arena. Furthermore it is our mission to build upon skills and characteristics that are essential to a successful career in retail and help individuals to cultivate the best brand of themselves. Lastly, we hope to fortify a coalition of young talented individuals that share a common interest and manifest that common interest into a lifelong bond. We are connected to the national BRAG Chapter and work diligently to help our members obtain scholarships and paid internships with various companies.

Advisor:
President: Dina Ballard

 

EXERCISE SCIENCE CLUB

The Exercise Science Club at the Ohio State University will provide opportunities for extra-curricular and professional enhancement of the Exercise Science major. This organization will provide Exercise Science students a means to address academic, professional and social issues pertinent to successful career development.

Advisor: Emily Martini
President: Michael Lantz

 

FASHION PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION

To provide students within the Fashion and Retail Studies program in the department of Consumer Sciences in the college of Education and Human Ecology with the opportunity to publicly display their abilities in garment design and construction, as well as advertising, fundraising, and special event production, culminating in a fashion design show or public exhibit at the end of the school year. This organization is open to all majors who have an interest in being part of a fashion production, but is specifically for Fashion and Retail Studies students.

Advisor: Nancy Rudd
Co-Presidents: Tara Schwinger

 

FINANCIAL PLANNING ASSOCIATION AT OSU

The purpose of the Financial Planning Association is to provide an environment that allows for the development and enhancement of skills necessary for a career as a financial planner. We are a professional development organization, enhancing the student experience through creating opportunities for contact with financial service professionals and financial planning firms.

Advisor: Paul Dolce
Co-Presidents: Conolly Boughner

 

FOOD AND NUTRITION FORUM

Our mission is to connect students to issues surrounding nutrition through community outreach efforts and exposure to the most recent nutrition-related media productions, expert lectures, and other beneficial resources. The group consists of Dietetics, Nutrition, Nutrition in Community Health, and Nutrition in Industry students, but is not limited to those majors.

Advisor: Tonya Orchard
President: Nicole Hopsecger

 

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Purposes: The purpose of the Hospitality Management Association shall be to foster professional standards, promote a closer relationship between students and professionals, and to promote an interest among university students in the hospitality field.

Advisor: Anne Turpin
President: Zach Clapper

 

KAPPA PHI KAPPA (EDUCATION FRATERNITY)

Kappa Phi Kappa exists to help unite current and future teachers and those interested in the field of education under the same principles and values of hard work, ethical practice and service.

Advisor: Cesar Seguil
President: Jeremy Radovanic

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SPORT, AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CLUB

The purpose of the Physical Education, Sport and Physical Activity Club (PESPA) at The Ohio State University is to provide opportunities for professional enhancement of the PESPA major. This organization will provide PESPA students opportunities to interact with professionals, to enhance the educational and social experiences with fellow PESPA majors and to further increase the role of sport and physical activity in society.

Advisor: Harry Lehwald
President: Taylor Gibson

 

SPORT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

The purpose of the Sport Management Association shall be to improve the University and local community through community service projects as well as to enhance the educational and social experiences of its members, as well as the Sport Management Master's Alumni Association.

Advisor: Brian Turner
President: Kyle Pasake

 

STUDENT ASSOCIATION FOR FAMILY, CHILD, & LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT (SAFCALD)

SAFCALD is a student organization for Ohio State Undergraduate students. The organization is intended to provide services for students interested in working with people across the lifespan through engaging members in community service activities involving children, families, and other individuals. The organization does this through volunteer opportunities, guest speakers, fundraisers, and socials. SAFCALD provides students with information regarding community involvement, career, and educational enhancement. Lastly, SAFCALD provides members with the opportunity to take on leadership roles as the organization's officers as well as leaders of the organization's community service projects.

Advisor: Heather Long
President: Hallie Israel

 

STUDENT COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN

The purpose of the Student Council for Exceptional Children is three-fold. Primarily, we wish to spread awareness among Ohio State students as to the needs of exceptional children. Secondly, we provide opportunities for these students to volunteer throughout the community. Lastly, we provide a social forum for students with like intrests in special education and special needs populations.

Advisors: Kristall Day
President: Meredith Tillotson

 

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PHI UPSILON OMICRON

Phi Upsilon Omicron is The National Honor society of Family and Consumer Sciences. The Ohio State Gamma Chapter is for students eligible from the College of Education and Human Ecology. We recognize and encourage excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.

Advisor: Andrea Bowlin
President: Michele Marcinick