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Have you ever wanted to make an impact as an Ohio State alum, but didn’t know how? Join the board and help promote OSU in the Washington, DC area! Complete the nomination form and email to

Student Recruitment

20151012_172928Did you know there are over 200 majors and 475 specializations at Ohio State? Or that 65% of the admitted freshman class of 2015 were in the top 10% of their graduating classes? As a graduate of Ohio State, you play a major role in our recruitment efforts. We truly appreciate your commitment, your Buckeye spirit, and your willingness to represent Undergraduate Admissions at college fairs and student events throughout the DC area.

How do I get involved?

To express your interest in volunteering for our recruitment efforts, please contact us at

Become a BAR volunteer

In order to ensure that you feel comfortable representing Undergraduate Admissions, there are a few steps that you will need to take to become an alumni volunteer with BAR:

Step 1: Sign up to become an alumni volunteer. Register for BAR at Volunteer Match.
Step 2: Learn Undergraduate Admissions’ current messaging to prospective students by reviewing the BAR Training videos. (This must be completed every year, even if you have done this in the past, as there are new updates!)

Step 3: Take the 2018 Alumni Training Quiz.
Step 4: Congratulations! You are now in our pool of certified BAR volunteers. Admissions staff and Region Engagement Officers will reach out to you with upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers agree to the following expectations and guidelines:

  • Act in a professional manner as a representative of The Ohio State University.
  • Know general facts about the university as well as how to refer to the Over- view brochure and/or admissions website for frequently asked questions about majors, tuition, deadlines and scholarships.
  • Be knowledgeable about Undergraduate Admissions, the admissions process and the admissions cycle.
  • Tell prospective students and families how Ohio State has prepared you for success after college.
  • Say “I don’t know” when you don’t know the answer to a student’s question. If you are uncertain about an answer, direct prospective students and family members to the admissions website,, or Undergraduate Admissions at 614-292-3980.
  • Do not make any comment or promise regarding the possibility of a student’s admissibility to Ohio State. Many factors are considered when making an admissions decision in addition to ACT/SAT score and class rank.
  • Do not make any comment or promise regarding financial aid eligibility. Encourage students to apply for admission by the early action deadline to be considered for scholarships and to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the deadline.
  • Wear a name tag noting The Ohio State University alumni designation.
  • Provide feedback to admissions office on the volunteer experience and needs.
  • Complete BAR training annually and renew commitment on an annual basis by signing up on


Required: not a private educational consultant or agent for current and/or prospective applicant
Required: a graduate of The Ohio State University or parent of current student

Other desired qualifications:

  • Effective communicator
  • Enthusiasm for Ohio State

Admissions process and academics

Opportunities beyond the classroom

Columbus and campus life

  • Dining Services:
    • The dining locations on campus range from grab-n-go locations if you are in a hurry, to coffee shops to get you energized early in the morning or late at night, to restaurants for relaxed dining on campus.
  • Student Life:
    • There are multitudes of ways students can get involved on campus. The university is dedicated to enriching the student experience outside of the classroom through service-learning trips, campus events, and student organizations.
  • Off Campus and Commuter Student Engagement:
    • This office offers resources to help off-campus students build stronger community in their neighborhood, provides rental listings and sponsors events to help students get to know their neighborhood community.

Support Offices

  • First Year Experience:
    • First Year Experience (FYE) has workshops and programming for incoming students before school begins as well as programming throughout their first year at Ohio State.
  • Second-year Transformational Experience Program:
    • Designed to enhance student success, the Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) offers students the opportunity to form strong faculty connections, receive guided exploration of educational opportunities, and experience concentrated personal and professional development programs.
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion:
    • Top 10 LGBT-friendly school (Campus Pride Index)
    • Top 5 for raising graduation rates among black students and narrowing completion gaps between black and white students (The Education Trust)
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Sep 24 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway – September 2022

OSUDC has service events in Fairfax County for Adopt-A-Highway throughout the year! We meet at the McDonald's at the intersection of Lee Chapel Rd. and…

Nov 05 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway – November 2022

OSUDC has service events in Fairfax County for Adopt-A-Highway throughout the year! We meet at the McDonald's at the intersection of Lee Chapel Rd. and…

Nov 19 12:00am

Ohio State Football @ University of Maryland

Ohio State @ Maryland Info is Here! Join OSUDC as the Ohio State Buckeyes visit the Maryland Terrapins this season on Saturday, November 19, 2022. …