Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Week of Action

The Week of Action Calendar of Events: November 12-16, 2019

The Week of Action is an initiative that seeks to reach out to the entire Ohio State campus community in an effort to encourage students, staff and faculty to act in solidarity with and on behalf of people who are of a different race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual identity, gender identity/expression, socioeconomic class, or other identity different than their own.

Each of the week's events and programs are heavily focused on the theme of Building Community through awareness, education and action. The Student Life Multicultural Center is invested in working with the Ohio State community to share the information and tools necessary for everyone to actively participate as an "ally" to members of our campus and Central Ohio community.

At the conclusion of the week, we hope that all participants will have a better understanding of their fellow Buckeyes and have learned new tools in advocating for one another. Check out these different programs and events for ways YOU can get involved!

Sign the “Week of Action” Pledge

Stop by the Student Life Multicultural Center, located in the Ohio Union, to sign the Week of Action Pledge.

Time and Location: Student Life Multicultural Center: All Week

Those who sign the pledge, and then follow us on Facebook or Instagram, by posting your "action statement" on social media with the hashtag #BuckeyeValues will get a free t-shirt!


November 12: Building CommUNITY Through Dialogue (Over Brunch)

Time and Location: The Brutus Buckeye Room of the Ohio Union at 10 am

Ohio State values diversity in people and ideas.We’re an inclusive, supportive community where you can comfortably join in or confidently stand out. Come to the Brutus Buckeye Room in the Ohio Union to take part in this dialogue where we will be discussing different ways that we can join together in creating spaces where we, and others, experience feelings of acceptance and belonging, grow roots on campus, while branching out to make connections in the community.

Brunch will be served. All participants will also be eligible for a free t-shirt; more details will be shared during the program.

This event is open to the OSU student community, and will take place in the Brutus Buckeye Room of the Ohio Union at 10:00 a.m.


November 13: 150th Sesquicentennial Celebration: The History of Native OSU

Time and Location: 1:00 pm in the Rosa Albouni Room of the Ohio Union

As a part of the 150th Sesquicentennial Celebration and Native American Heritage Month, join Intercultural Specialist Melissa Beard Jacob to learn more about the history of Native American student activism and culture at The Ohio State University. Additionally, this presentation will explore the historical and contemporary presence of Native American peoples on OSU’s campus.


November 14: Ice Cream for Intersectionality & CommUNITY

Time and Location: Alonso Family Room of the Student Life Multicultural Center at 8:00 p.m.

This sweet program will be a great introduction to understanding different social identities, and creating a better understanding of what intersectionality is, and its necessity in social justice work. An ice cream bar will be provided for participants to build their own desserts. The toppings for the ice cream will serve as a symbol for the different social identities that each person holds. Using this metaphor, participants will be led through a discussion of how identities overlap and interact with one another, and some toppings/identities are not as valued, or are appreciated more, than others. Ice cream, you scream for intersectionality!

All participants will also be eligible for a free t-shirt; more details will be shared at the program.


November 15: Building CommUNITY Across Buck-Identities (with Brutus Burgers)

Time and Location: 1:00 p.m. in the Ohio Staters Traditions Room of the Ohio Union

The purpose of this community building workshop is to explore different social identities among the members of our campus community. This interactive session will include topics centered on privilege, values, backgrounds, and visible and invisible identities. If you are interested in learning more about yourself, and want to better understand others, this workshop is for you!

Buckeye sliders and pizza will be served.

This program is open to the Ohio State student community. All participants will be eligible for a free-t-shirt; more details to be shared during the program.


November 16: Building CommUNITY Through Service 

Time and Location: Alonso Family Room of the Student Life Multicultural Center at 12:00 p.m.

Take part in building unity in the community by participating in an afternoon of service. Together, we will be assembling hygiene personal care packages for youth experiencing homelessness in Central Ohio. The packages will be delivered to two local non-profits.

Star House, which is a local non-profit whose mission is to provide youth experiencing homelessness with a safe respite from the streets and connect them with a chance to thrive.

Kaleidoscope Youth Center (KYC) proudly been serves and supports LGBTQIA+ youth, young adults, and their allies. They work in partnership with youth to provide safe and ?inclusive spaces in our drop-in center, in schools, and in our community.

Donations of gently worn clothing will also be accepted during this event. This event will take place in the Alonso Family Room of the Student Life Multicultural Center at 12:00 p.m.


*Accessibility: For all of our programs, if you have questions concerning access, wish to request a sign language interpreter or accommodations for a disability please contact Student Life Disability Services. Early requests are encouraged; 10-14 days’ notice will generally allow us to provide seamless access.