Within all of us, there is the potential for greatness. At OSU, we want to help you discover your abilities and to explore the leader in you. We will work with you to build self-awareness, reinforce your commitments and develop resiliency. Strengthen your leadership skills to become a catalyst for change and impact our world.
College is a time when different ideas and values can challenge your identity. Whether you hold on to longheld values or shift your thinking toward new viewpoints, it is a time to become attuned with what is most important to you.
Find what creates meaning in your life — whether community connections, family, academic studies or your spirituality. By exploring your strengths, values and sense of self, you will develop a deeper understanding of what matters to you and how you want to make an impact on the world.
Everyone can be a leader. Leaders can guide, motivate and inspire. Here at OSU, we want you to discover and develop the leader in you. Learn to lead ethically, create inclusive environments and collaborate with others.
Through our many programs, Student Leadership & Involvement helps OSU students on their path to a better self and a better world. We create meaningful and diverse opportunities for leadership and involvement that cultivate positive social change.
Student Leadership & Involvement oversees approximately 400 clubs and organizations each year. Find one that fits with your passion! There are lots of options to explore — from cultural organizations to clubs focusing on environmental, health or other social issues. Clubs enhance knowledge, help you develop transferable skills and complement classroom learning. Learn leadership, organizational development, team building and communication skills.
Mayela Delatorre, an OSU graduate, credits much of her success to making connections on campus: “It is a family outside of your family at home. The connections you make ... with different colleagues and peers are what keep you going when you have the biggest struggles, whether that be school or life in general.”
When Delatorre felt ready to quit as an undergraduate, her mentor in computer science not only encouraged Delatorre to keep going, but provided resources and guidance. “That really made a difference in my life and my career,” Delatorre says.
She persevered and — with Diversity & Cultural Engagement, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, and the Women´s Center — Delatorre engaged in activism and worked to make our campus a place for everyone. Through these connections, she developed skills, met mentors and made friends who have inspired her to pursue her dream role of enhancing diversity in the Department of Homeland Security.