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#TackleHunger recap

Each gift secured five meals for a food-insecure student and over 20% of students on campus have food insecurity. Final Score OSU: 32,033 gifts vs. PSU 42,749 gifts. Although we didn’t come out on top, #BuckeyeNation raised more than $160,000 for the #TackleHunger Giving Challenge, resulting in 800,000 meals for our campus food pantry!

New year, new club/society!

The start of a new year is always a great time to update your Alumni Group succession planning, annual programming or retreat planning. Here are a few brainstorming activities and/or questions that you can ask your board at the next meeting. Checklist of items to consider: Why did you join the Board? Why do you…

Global Carmen toolkit for clubs and societies

What is Global Carmen? Carmen Ohio has chimed throughout campus, and in our hearts, since 1918. Help us celebrate our sesquicentennial by joining Buckeyes from around the world in a global performance of our beloved alma mater! For the celebration, we are creating mashup video of alumni, students, faculty/staff and friends singing Carmen Ohio. Record and…

Ohio State alumni app cheat sheet for clubs and societies

Alumni clubs and societies have customizable areas within the Ohio State alumni app. The two areas for customization are a lead image and purpose statement. Lead image A lead image should be taken in a horizontal orientation. The file size should be large. If you’re submitting an image from your phone, select ‘large’ or ‘actual…

NEW: Alumni Scholars Program online application process

Scholarship leaders and club presidents were briefed in May about changes being made to the Alumni Scholars Program (ASP). Since then, there are updates that we want all club leaders to know concerning the new process. Starting this fall, students will be directed to the Alumni Association website to complete the ASP application process. Application…

Sesquicentennial celebration opportunities for clubs and societies

Since its founding in 1870, The Ohio State University has epitomized the belief that in educating our citizenry, we ensure a better tomorrow for ourselves and as a society. In the academic year 2019-2020, The Ohio State University will mark 150 years with a global celebration for all Buckeyes. Join us as we honor and…

Group spotlight: OSURA Society

Bravo to volunteer leaders of The Ohio State University Retirees Association. They raised $12,000 in their first month after establishing a new endowment to raise funds for the Ohio State student food pantry on campus. Great work, Buckeyes!

Best practices: Event planning

Plan for success in 2019-20 by preparing a tentative calendar of events. If you’re looking for new ideas, event checklists or tips, we’re here to help. Read the updated descriptions for Category I and II Events View an event checklist/timeline to keep top of mind as you plan Draw inspiration from your peers: List of…

Best Practices: Summer Send-Off Social Media

If you haven’t already done so, we encourage groups to begin promoting summer send-off events through your group’s social media channels. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. are great outlets to create awareness about an upcoming event. Check out the Summer Send-Off toolkit to find social media graphics and sample copy that you can pattern your group’s…

Alumni leadership awards

Calling all Buckeye volunteers! We’re seeking nominations for the 2019 Alumni Leadership Symposium awards. The deadline to apply is July 20. Make a nomination