The Student Life Multicultural Center (MCC) is a great place to get involved! Check out these student cohort groups!
Advocates for Inclusion and Diversity through Education (AIDE)
A student organization hosted by the Student Life Multicultural Center, AIDE members facilitate weekly meetings that touch on a broad range of topics including current events and social movements. AIDE is always open to new members! AIDE meets on the second and fourth Thursdays at 8 p.m. Visit go.osu.edu/AIDE for more information.
African American Heritage Festival
In partnership with the Student Life Multicultural Center, a student leadership cohort hosts the African American Heritage Festival. It is an eight-day festival that includes a variety of events: lectures/speakers, community service, poetry competition, gospel festival, a formal, music/dance competitions, service learning, scholarships and much more! Visit heritagefestival.osu.edu to learn more!
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 third Wednesday of every month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Learn more at go.osu.edu/NAISI.
Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Student Cohort
The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Cohort is a program under The Student Life Multicultural Center that focuses on developing personal identity, leadership skills and community building. The program actively engages the APIDA student community by collaborating with student organizations and community members to provide space to discuss current issues around campus and the nation from an APIDA, intersectional perspective. For more information visit us at go.osu.edu/APIDA.
Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) First Year Mentorship Program
APIDA First Year Mentorship Program is a first year/transfer peer mentorship program under the The Student Life Multicultural Center that focuses on personal identity development and mentorship to help integrate students into life on Ohio State's main campus. The program focuses on developing leadership and fostering the important peer-to-peer mentorship essential to building a strong APIDA community here on campus and beyond. Each first-year/transfer student-mentee is paired with a continuing mentor based on personality, interests, academic path and goals. For more information visit us at go.osu.edu/APIDA.
BELLA – Balancing Education, Life and Latina Awareness
The purpose of the cohort is to create a community among multi-generations of women that actively work towards solidarity, leadership and community wellness at Ohio State. BELLA meets weekly on Thursdays from 6 - 7 p.m.
Visit go.osu.edu/LatinxOSU for more information.
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 open and occur the first and third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. We look forward to meeting you! Visit go.osu.edu/LGBTQ for more information.
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 fourth Wednesday of each month from 8 - 9:30 p.m. Learn more at go.osu.edu/NAISI.
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 the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. Feel free to walk into any meeting. We look forward to meeting you! Visit go.osu.edu/LGBTQ for more information.
A space for Queer People of Color to come together and discuss the intersections of race and LGBTQ identities. This is a social space that facilitates dialogue around QPOC lived experiences, how QPOC students can build community, learn self-advocacy skills, get connected on campus and other important themes. Meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at 8 p.m. Meetings are open. We look forward to meeting you! Visit go.osu.edu/LGBTQ for more information.
Sankofa Leadership Collective
This open cohort group provides an empowering space for African and African American students to build community, acquire assistance in navigating Ohio State, connect with mentors and take part in personal and professional development workshops that promote well-being and success. Meetings are the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Visit go.osu.edu/AFAM for more information.
Women of Color Cohort
This group is dedicated to providing a space for women of color student to connect, dialogue, celebrate, and support each other’s whole authentic selves through an intersectional lens. Our monthly meetings will center on a specific topic, issue, or current event that students wish to learn more about or process openly with their peers. The intent is to foster intercultural dialogue and to create a brave space where students can share their unique perspectives and create a community of support and affirmation. Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Visit go.osu.edu/WSI for more information.
SUR - Strength, Unity and Respect
The purpose of Strength, Unity and Respect (SUR) is to create a network of students, staff and faculty men that share a philosophy of support and brotherhood. SUR meets weekly on Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Visit go.osu.edu/LatinxOSU for more information.
Women's Leadership Development Program
This Women's Leadership Program will provide students with the vital skills that will help them succeed in the classroom and beyond. Program participants will learn how to cultivate their own strengths to build resiliency and success personally and professionally. Participants will learn skills related to resume building, personal branding, self-care, personal finance, critical thinking, and career readiness. This 6 month program will also provide students with an opportunity to connect with a mentor in their related education or professional area of interest. Mentorship opportunities include long term and short term mentors as well as job shadowing opportunities. Application is required. Meetings are the 1st Wednesday of the month at 8 p.m. Visit go.osu.edu/WSI for more information.
Women’s Leadership Consortium
Student organizations that serve women or are involved with issues affecting women are invited to participate in this once monthly meeting designed to connect women-identified student leaders across campus. Student organizations are empowered to network with their fellow student leaders, share resources, knowledge, upcoming events and to discuss and share solutions to issues their organizations are facing internally or externally. This is a space of community for women student organizations to join together and empower each other through collaboration and peer support. Meetings are the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Visit go.osu.edu/WSI for more information.