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:
- Asian Pacific Islander First Year/Transfer Cohort, Gelli Ann Dayrit
- CORE: Coming OUT for Racial Equity, Appy Frykenberg
- El Pueblo: Latino First Year Cohort, Indra Leyva
- LGBTQ First Year Q*mmunity, Appy Frykenberg
- Say Her Name: Women of Color Cohort, Gisell Jeter-Bennett
- Spiritual Q*mmunity, Appy Frykenberg
- QPOC Q*mmunity, Appy Frykenberg
- Q*mmunity Dialogues, Appy Frykenberg
- Sankofa Leadership Collective, Katherine Betts
- Women's Cabinet Leadership Cohort, Gisell Jeter-Bennett
Cohorts within other OSU student groups:
- Humanities, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mount Leadership Society, email@example.com
- MUNDO, firstname.lastname@example.org
- OSU Newark, email@example.com
- PASS (Program for Advising in Scholarship and Service), firstname.lastname@example.org
- PATH (Peer Advocates for Total Health), email@example.com
Asian Pacific Islander First Year/Transfer Cohort
The Asian Pacific Islander (API) Cohort is an educational program that assists incoming Asian/Pacific Islander/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 Tuesdays from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Multicultural Center. Check out our API Cohort Mentors' bio in the upper right document! If you would like more information, email Gelli Ann Dayrit.
El Pueblo: Latino First Year Cohort
The Latino First Year Cohort is offered to first year and transfer students. It is also an excellent resource for students who are looking to build a community. The cohort meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Multicultural Center, located at the Ohio Union. This program exists to build community and engage Latino students on their social, support and educational experiences. If you would like more information, email Indra Leyva.
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 Monday at 8 p.m. Feel free to walk into any meeting. We look forward to meeting you! For more information, contact Appy Frykenberg.
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 mroe information, contact Gisell Jeter-Bennett.
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 mroe information, contact Gisell Jeter-Bennett.
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 at 7 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of of the month. Feel free to walk into any meeting. We look forward to meeting you! For more information, contact Appy Frykenberg.
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 at 8 p.m. Feel free to walk into any meeting. We look forward to meeting you! For more information, contact Appy Frykenberg.
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 Appy Frykenberg.
Wondering about how to to make friends and learn more about yourself and others? Join us or check out a student organization! If you would like some help in finding a group that is right for you, email Appy Frykenberg.
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 Mondays from 5-6:30 p.m. in the SLMCC. To find out more, contact Katherine Betts.