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Involvement & Campus Life

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Being one of the largest universities in the country and located in the heart of Columbus, Ohio State offers students many exciting opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom and live a vibrant life in one of America's fastest growing and diverse cities. Click the headings below for more information.

Experience Columbus 

Interested in going to a farmer's market, gallery hop or arts festival? How about a Major League Soccer or National Hockey League game? Ohio State's location in the capital city of Ohio offers students an opportunity to explore city life.

Residential Learning Communities

Learning communities provide groups of students with a common major, career or personal interest an opportunity to live with each other and get involved in shared interests that build lifelong friendships and promote academic success. Participants have access to exclusive opportunities that tie directly into their classroom learning, as well as dedicated staff members to support their success. Students who live in learning communities report feeling more connected to the university.

Honors and Scholars

The Honors and Scholars center offers high-ability students additional opportunities to engage with an enhanced curriculum, participate in specific learning communities and offers unique access to events and opportunities that support academic and social success.

The Center for Belonging and Social Change

The Center for Belonging and Social Change works in partnership with students, campus partners and community stakeholders to cultivate an inclusive, empowering and equity-minded campus community. We do this through community building and support, education and empowerment, outreach and social change.

Global Education

Make the world your classroom! Ohio State offers students over 300 Global Educational programs. Additionally, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) offers programs specifically designed for CFAES students. 

Student Organizations

With over 1,400 student organizations, Ohio State students benefit from a wide range of opportunities. Students who join student organizations gain leadership skills, tend to have better grades, grow a social and friend network and engage with mentors. Student organizations help to make a large campus feel smaller.