The Involvement Lounge serves as a hub within the Student Experience Center for students to connect with resources, campus opportunities and student organizations. Staff in the Involvement Lounge provide one-on-one peer support, whether you are looking for something specific or trying to figure out where to start to get involved on campus.
SOL is a student-fee funded organization that focuses on Queer/Trans People of Color (QTPOC) while putting on events and programming for individuals to embrace their full selves without compromising a piece of themselves in the process. SOL is who you fully are. Looking at all of your identities and acknowledging they all matter at the same time. While we recognize the intersection of all identities we focus particularly on the intersection of race/ethnicity, sexuality and gender. Students find support through educational programming, student advocacy and ally building.
Men's Development & Engagement organizes the annual Healthy Masculinities Conference. The initiative provides opportunities to discuss gender, explore topics of masculinity in our community and engage in a process of positive gender identity development with hope of creating a safer environment for all.
The purpose of this retreat is to educate international students about identity, social justice and systems of oppression. The retreat draws on social justice education principles to help international students understand systems of oprression within the context of the United States.
Multiracial Aikido is a one-day experience that — like the Racial Aikido retreat — harnesses the principles of aikido to recognize, respond and replenish. The purpose of the retreat is to increase understanding of one's multiracial identities; explore the role of physical appearance and family; and build community with other students and staff at OSU.
The Racial Aikido retreat seeks to empower students of color at predominantly white insititutions (PWIs) using the principles of aikido to recognize, respond and replenish. Racial Aikido promotes tools for people of color to maintain a positive self-image and be able to respond to overt and covert racism.
Diversity & Cultural Engagement collaborates with campus partners to offer the Examining White Identity retreat that focuses on white identity development, white privilege and oppression in both personal and institutional contexts, while introducing strategies to dismantle oppressive systems.