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Cohorts

The Student Life Multicultural Center hosts student leadership cohorts and groups to assist students in developing social support and leadership skills critical to becoming world citizens.

Cohorts within the Student Life Multicultural Center:

Cohorts within other Ohio State student groups:

 

Asian/Pacific Islander/Desi First Year and Transfer Cohort

The Asian/Pacific Islander/Desi American (APIDA) Cohort is an educational program that assists incoming Asian/Pacific Islander/Desi/Arab/Middle Eastern students adapt to their new college environment. We offer a welcoming environment for those looking to join a family and to have ample doors of opportunities open up to them, academically and personally. New students are paired with continuing students who serve as a resource and assist them through their first year. Throughout the year, the API Cohort hosts various workshops centered on professional, social and individual (PSI) programming with each catering specifically to the incoming Ohio State student. Student mentors help to facilitate each session, plan social outings, coordinate small group discussions and serve as mentors to group participants. The cohort meets on Mondays from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Multicultural Center. Check out our APIDA Cohort Mentors' bio in the upper right document! If you would like more information, email Gelli Ann Dayrit

 

First Year Q*mmunity

This group seeks to provide social support for LGBTQ first year and transfer students joining our campus community. Through small group discussions, social outings and peer mentors, students increase their awareness of campus and community resources, build community and explore their many social identities and their intersections and develop skills toward self-advocacy. Meetings are every other Tuesday at 8 p.m. Feel free to walk into any meeting. We look forward to meeting you! For more information, contact Jeff Perkins.

 

The Women's Cabinet: Leadership Cohort

The aim of this group is to provide an empowering environment where women-identifying students can engage in conversations and workshops that promote self-awareness, build confidence and increase students' knowledge of their own leadership potential. Meetings are the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, contact sl-mccinfo@osu.edu

 

Say Her Name: Women of Color Cohort

This group is dedicated to providing supportive space for self-identified women of color students to connect and celebrate their unique their perspectives and experiences at the intersection of race and gender. Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, contact sl-mccinfo@osu.edu

 

Spiritual Q*mmunity

This group strives to provide an inclusive environment for LGBTQ students of all faiths and spiritual backgrounds. Through dialogue and fellowship, students have the opportunity to explore personal, religious and spirituals ideas. This is a group that creates space to ask questions, connect with others and seek resources. Meetings on the 4th Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. Feel free to walk into any meeting. We look forward to meeting you! For more information, contact Jeff Perkins.

 

QPOC Q*mmunity

A space for Queer People of Color to come together over food and conversation. Being part social space and part facilitated dialogue, participants explore topics of identity, how QPOC students build community, find connections on campus and other important themes. Meetings are biweekly on Fridays at  6 pm. Feel free to walk into any meeting. We look forward to meeting you! For more information, contact Jeff Perkins.

 

Q*mmunity Dialogues

An inclusive environment for queer and allied students to discuss their experiences and explore issues faced by LGBTQQIAP communities. Attendees engage with topics on identities, navigating campus and community life and more. Community is built through education, service and social activities to foster an environment of understanding, respect and unity on our campus. Student leaders plan and facilitate each of these fun gatherings. Meetings are bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Feel free to walk into any meeting. We look forward to meeting you! For more information, contact Jeff Perkins.

 

 

Sankofa Leadership Collective

This cohort is built around the principles of the African term Sankofa. The principles of Sankofa are critical examinations of history and forward progress. The focus of the cohort is to learn and celebrate the legacy of the black Buckeye community and understand collective responsibility within it, while enhancing success and engagement on campus to develop world changers! This cohort group will meet bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the SLMCC. To find out more, contact Katherine Betts.

 

Mixed Heritage Cohort

The Student Life Multicultural Center is dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness about those who identify as multiracial, multiethnic, multicultural, multifaith or mixed heritage. We will be hosting dialogues dedicated to building community for students who identify as having mixed heritage. Please join us to connect with other students, share your stories, and learn more about how to be involved. 

These dialogues will take place on the third Wednesday of every month from 6 - 7:30 pm. To find out more, contact Melissa Beard Jacob.

 

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.

This group meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 - 7:30 pm. To find out more, contact Melissa Beard Jacob.

 

Native American Indigenous Peoples Cohort (NAIPC) 

The Native American Indigenous Peoples Cohort (NAIPC) is a student organization at Ohio State that provides support through fellowship for Native American and Indigenous students and Non-Native students wishing to become involved in this community. NAIPC also promotes awareness of issues concerning Native American and Indigenous students and advanced the education and understanding of Native American and Indigenous culture among both members and the university community.

Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 8 - 9:30 pm. To find out more, contact Melissa Beard Jacob.

 

Latinx Student Association (LSA)

LSA is about reaching out to all students, building strong relationships, and redefining our multifaceted Latinx identity through club events and meetings. We welcome all self-identified Latinos as well as those interested in Latinx culture to experience the diverse Latinx heritage shared among students and the Columbus community.

LSA meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. To find out more, contact Indra Leyva.

 

Balancing Education, Life and Latina Awareness (BELLA)

The purpose of the BELLA cohort is to create a community among multi-generations of women that actively works towards solidarity, leadership, and community wellness a The Ohio State University. We guide this program, based in the seven principles: truth, justice, righteousness, reciprocity, balance, harmony and order. Using these principles, we begin an ongoing journey of increasing awareness and making conscious choices towards a more successful existence for ourselves and our communities. Members consistently ask themselves and each other to strive towards righteousness, to serve in the best interest of the common good, and to continue holding responsibility for our society’s health. 

This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. To find out more, contact Indra Leyva.

 

Strength Unity and Respect (SUR)

The purpose of Strength, Unity, & Respect (SUR) is to create a network of students, staff, and faculty that share a philosophy of support and brotherhood. Our ambitions are to: challenge the status quo, establish an academic community, provide support to promote Latino academic success, and use of mentorship to promote community.

This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. To find out more, contact Indra Leyva.