Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Newsletter for November 30, 2018

News and information for the Student Life family of The Ohio State University, distributed every other Friday. Submit material by noon Tuesday to Dave Isaacs (.84)

ACT-100% of Buckeyes Can Act


New mandatory sexual misconduct prevention online courses have been introduced to help everyone know how to identify, disrupt and report sexual misconduct. Promoting the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is a top priority and a responsibility we all share. All university employees are required to complete “Report = Support: Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct,” and all students are required to take “U Got This: Your Online Guide to Speak Up, Step In, and Create a Better Campus for All.” Student employees and employees enrolled in classes are required to complete obligations for both their student roles and employee roles. Courses can be accessed and completed at

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Reading Day

Students can rest, refuel and prepare for finals on Reading Day, Thursday, December 6, 2018. A class-free day held at the end of each semester, Reading Day allows students to study and prepare for finals. The Office of Student Life has several events planned to help students get ready for their upcoming final exams. Among the activities are sessions to ease stress in a variety of ways, study breaks and free food. More information is available online.

Bowl Tour-Official Student, Faculty Staff and Parent (2018-2019)

Bowl Tour

The Buckeyes are bowl bound and you can be, too. The Office of Student Life is again offering Ohio State’s Official Faculty, Staff, Student and Parent Bowl Tour. Packages will include travel, lodging and game day ticket. To receive bowl travel information as soon as it becomes available visit


Young Professionals Network-YPN-The Ohio State University with drawn image of a buckeye


The Ohio State University Young Professionals Network is seeking new members. They offer professional development opportunities, a mentor-mentee program, networking events and social event to help individuals who are new to Ohio State or new to their career field.  Some recent offerings have included trivia night, Finding Your Voice at Work, and a summer volleyball league. Their LinkedIn page is online or you can contact them at

ITGA check for $1,540 being held by Student Life representatives in the Buckeye Food Alliance Food Bank


Ohio State’s Buckeye Food Alliance is the recipient of a donation from this year’s International Town and Gown Association City and University Relations Conference. Hosted by Ohio State and Student Life’s Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services department, the conference held its first-ever silent auction. A check for $1,540 has been delivered to the Alliance and their food bank in Lincoln Tower.

Mortar Board logo with cap and tassle


Mortar Board is taking applications for the National Senior Class Honor Society’s 106th class. The material is due Friday, January 18, at 11:59 p.m. Students who are graduating after summer 2019 are eligible and can apply online. Mortar Board believes “scholarship should be celebrated, that service is critical in fostering strong citizenship and widening perspectives and that leadership is crucial for progress and sustainable development.”

GLACHUO-Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers with drawing of the Great Lakes and Great Lakes states (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois)


15 Student Life staff members attended the recent Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers (GLACHUO) conference and continue to demonstrate Ohio State’s leadership. Student Life staff presented a total of seven programs and brought home three individual awards: Donta Ingram was named Ohio’s Outstanding Entry-Level Professional, Jonathan Adams was given a Professional Development Award for the GLACUHO region and Kyle Hovest was honored with a Top 10 Program award for “The Elephant in the Room: Facing and Fighting Fatphobia as a Residence Life Professional.”   

Maureen Cahill presenting at a conference talking into microphone


Student Life Student Health Insurance Director Maureen Cahill recently participated in a panel discussion with other collegiate health professionals presented by the American College Health Association. The panel talked about how student health insurance can play a key role in a student’s approach to college health. They discussed how student health insurance can be utilized to enhance a student’s well-being, the role essential benefits play in access to health care, especially mental health coverage, and how regulatory changes threaten those benefits. You can watch the presentation online.

NASPA-ACPA 2019 conference book cover draft


Student Life staff members who are planning to make presentations at this spring’s NASPA or ACPA conferences are encouraged to submit details so the information can be included in the annual Ohio State conference guide. Fill out the requested information online. Also requested are details of awards of any kind, and publication of material in a peer-reviewed publication in 2018. Contact Student Life’s Chase Moore at

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Social Media

Do you manage or oversee the management of a Student Life social media account? Next semester, Student Life Strategic Communications will launch a regular social media update, and we’re asking you to take a few seconds to provide your information so we can add you to the mailing list.

Fill out this form to be added. Email Thea Dellas at if you have questions.