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OSUAA hires Dr. Tina Pierce as Chief of Strategy and Belonging

We are excited to announce that Dr. Tina D. Pierce will be joining The Ohio State University Alumni Association (OSUAA) as the Chief of Strategy and Belonging. She brings over 20 years of experience in higher education, civic engagement, leadership development, and in-depth knowledge of the strength and reach of the Buckeye nation. In this role,…

Update on college fairs and student recruitment

Ohio State is attending more in-person events and college fairs this year! If you learn of an event in your club area, please share it with Undergraduate Admissions at askabuckeye@osu.edu. This year Undergraduate Admissions also returns to hosting student receptions in various territories throughout the country. Alumni are invited to complete BAR training to remain…

Stewardship best practices

It is good practice to follow up with donors to thank them for their gifts, and when possible, share information on the impact that their gift has. Donors will be more likely to give if they feel their gift was useful and appreciated. Here are some best practices for stewarding your group’s generous supporters: Hand-written…

New OSUAA banner on alumni group websites

We are excited to announce the addition of four direct links to the Alumni Association from the top of all club and society websites. It is our hope that these direct links will lead to additional engagement between your members and the Alumni Association. Each club and society website has a banner that now shows…

FY23 support guidelines for clubs and societies

Over the past two years, we’ve been encouraged by the thoughtful efforts that our alumni clubs and societies have made to activate and engage alumni, students, fans, and friends across the globe. We would like to share with you the following parameters regarding support for alumni groups in FY23: Scarlet and Gray tier incentive funding…

Best practice: Why it’s important to keep your website up to date

Your website is the digital home of your alumni club and society. It’s a snapshot of your group and serves as the first impression for people who locate you online. It is especially important to keep it fresh. We recommend the following tips to maintain a robust website: Appoint a Communication Chair on your board…

New alumni association membership model and impact on donation-based programs

A new donation-based membership model for the alumni association went into effect on January 1. There are two ways to enhance your membership with The Ohio State University Alumni Association: Alumni Donor Level – Alumni who give any amount to support any area of Ohio State are recognized as Alumni Donors. Life Donor Level –…

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

Buckeye Love is going BIG for a single day — National Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17! Alumni clubs and societies are encouraged to join colleges and units from across The Ohio State University in embracing this opportunity to share our Buckeye Love with your community. Here are some program ideas to bring…

Club and Society Fall Update

You are cordially invited to join the regional team for a virtual fall update on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. 2020 provided us with new opportunities as we navigated the world of virtual programming, and 2021 is no different. This meeting is a chance for us to review new expectations with you, share engagement strategies from the…

Inclusive Event Guide

At the Alumni Association, we consider the rich diversity of our Buckeye community to be both a defining characteristic and an essential source of our institutional strength. We would like to share this inclusive event guide, a document that was created by our Advancement Inclusion Council, as a helpful resource for ensuring that events are…