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The Ohio State University defines it’s mission through the following initiatives: create and discover knowledge to improve the well-being of our state, regional, national and global communities; educate students through a comprehensive array of distinguished academic programs; prepare a diverse student body to be leaders and engaged citizens; and foster a culture of engagement and…

Success! Virtual programming testimonials

Club and society Leaders share their thoughts on virtual programming. “The thought of planning and executing a virtual event was daunting. We decided to try. We held a virtual summer send off.  It was fantastic from the start. OSUAA offered to let us conduct the event via Carmen Zoom. The excellent Alumni Staff handled our invitations to…

Virtual program ideas and best practices

As we adjust to the profound changes we’re experiencing due to COVID-19, we’re finding new ways to connect with our fellow Buckeyes. We’ve included some ideas here for Category 1 events, which provide continued engagement as we prioritize safety. Beer Tasting with Platform Brewery Cheer and Brutus Alumni Society  Annual Membership Meeting with speaker Joe…

Update on College Fairs and student recruitment

Undergraduate Admissions appreciates the support of alumni in outreach and student recruitment efforts through the Buckeye Alumni Recruitment program. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and university restrictions on travel, Ohio State will not be attending in-person college fairs through 2020. Attendance at all virtual college fairs will be managed by Undergraduate Admissions full-time staff. If…

Alumni Club Scholarship Information

ADMISSIONS WILL PARTNER WITH OSUAAAdmissions is partnering with the Alumni Scholars Program again this year. They will send information about the scholarship program in recruitment materials to interested students, accepted students in December and January and to High School counselors. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, alumni and club volunteers are not to visit high schools. If…

Email Spotlight – Suncoast Alumni Club

The Suncoast Alumni Club sent a great email to their club-administered mailing list to explain how they’re adapting to change in an uncertain world. Well done!

The Alumni Association announces additional Virtual Event Support

We are very excited to announce additional staff support to your alumni group when hosting a virtual event.  Our Advancement Events Staff (AEO) and our Alumni House Events staff is ready to assist you with your virtual event support.  We will assist you with event registration and tech support on the day of the webinar. …

New Requirements and Programming funding changes for FY21

Due to budget cuts caused by COVID-19, we have had to make the following changes for FY21. It is our intent to revert to the previous amounts in FY22. The Scarlet Status incentive will be $1,500, Gray Status will be $750.  We are cutting back on reimbursable programming funds which will only be available for…

Statement regarding club and society in-person events

The health, safety and wellbeing of our Buckeye community has been, and always will be, our top priority. With that focus, we are asking that all events and board meetings continue to be held virtually until further notice. Your group should maintain this position until we can provide more thorough guidance around in-person events. Our…

Ending 180-day holds on gifts

All 180-day holds on current use gifts will be removed on July 1, 2020, and all held funds will be released, including any current Advancement gift agreements. Starting July 1, all current use gifts will be made available at the beginning of the month following the date of the gift and usable toward advancing academic,…