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.
Breonna Keller-Robbins isn’t afraid to blaze her own trail. When she didn’t find a major that appealed to her passions, she created her own, a blend of political science, women, gender and sexuality studies, ethnic studies and queer studies with a social justice minor that she calls “human rights and government.”
During her first year at OSU, she valued the Educational Opportunities Program, which provided a framework of support and kept her family in the loop. Now in her second year, she helps build inclusive communities and educates her peers about social justice issues as a community relations facilitator. And she stays connected to diverse campus populations through her involvement with the Black Student Union.
Breonna hopes to blaze trails for others too, using her involvement to create educational pathways for students because “some people simply need more help to get where everyone else already is.” She continues to support students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds and social justice issues, and she encourages her peers to do the same. She says you have to seek out the social justice community yourself — it won’t seek you out.