Academic Student Organizations
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.
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Future Accounting Professionals is fostered for students to increase knowledge of accounting theories and current practices while promoting social interaction with business professionals in the community as well as create a closer accounting community on campus.
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Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education. The purpose of the organization is to connect future educators with each other and other education advocates. KDP strives to reach out to the community through education by volunteering, fundraising, and organizing events.
Ohio Student Education Association (OSEA) is a preprofessional organization of undergraduate and graduate students preparing for careers in education. Students are part of the Ohio Education Association, an educational professional organization representing over 128,000 members in the state. The Association actively supports public education reform and teacher licensure.
This organization encourages fellowship and the spirit of unity among the University community, while further enhancing the art education of students. The organization provides a venue for professional mentoring in the arts. Faculty and local art professionals introduce the students and community of Ohio Dominican University to the vibrant arts community in Columbus.
Phi Alpha Honor Society, Rho Delta, promotes scholastic achievement among Social Work undergraduate students. Phi Alpha works to further the goals of Social Work in the community.
The Psychology Club provides a variety of opportunities for students interested in the field of Psychology, including on-campus lectures, group activities, and empirical research projects. The group also provides information on off-campus speakers, graduate school and undergraduate Psychology conferences.
The purpose of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is to cultivate a favorable and mutually advantageous relationship between students and professional public relations practitioners. PRSSA's mission is to serve our members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development opportunities.
Sigma Tau Delta is an international honors society for students in English and Integrated Language Arts. Members have opportunities to participate in a variety of activities, such as movie nights, the annual Scrabble tournament, and more. Sigma Tau Delta is also primarily responsible for the publication of Gesture, Ohio Dominican's literary journal.
A group of students interested in the fields of Social Work and Sociology.
The Sport Management Society provides a variety of opportunities for group activities, guest speakers, field trips, professional development, and event planning. The society also provides information about graduate school programs, sport management conferences, and off-campus speakers.
The St. Albert's Society encourages all ODU community members to expand and enhance their science knowledge by providing educational speakers and trips to Ohio exhibits and attractions as well as providing information about professional science degrees.
The TESOL Graduate Student Organization provides opportunities for social activities, academic support, and professional development in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. In addition, the TESOL GSO maintains The TESOL Compass, a blog for students to share their expertise and learn about various aspects of the program and the field. See blog >>
The student-run campus radio station is located in Panther Plaza. This organization provides radio broadcasting and DJ service for campus events. Anyone interested in radio broadcasting or music is encouraged to join this group.
Email: email@example.com Website: RadiODU
The Tower is the student-run newspaper featuring articles on campus life, news and events. The Tower is a great way for all kinds of majors to get involved in professional writing, interviewing, photographing and more.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: The Tower
The Black Student Union at Ohio Dominican University is a multicultural organization where all students are welcome. This organization allows students the opportunity to meet members of the community and receive information about future plans and goals as it relates to the minority population. The BSU seeks to help students foster a sense of cultural pride and academic success among minority students by providing a variety of special interest, social, and educational programs.
ODU offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of performing ensembles, music courses, music lessons, and a music minor that allow our students to remain active and excel in music at the collegiate level.
Website: ODU Band
University Chorus is a mixed choral group providing study and experience of a variety of choral literature. The chorus sponsors and participates in many special events of the University. Through active participation in University Chorus students can earn academic credit. Additional information can be obtained from the Department of Fine and Communication Arts.
The theatre organization at ODU is an experience that enables students to enhance communication and acting skills. They have the opportunity to act, direct, and build set designs for various productions.
Email: email@example.com Website: Panther Players
The purpose of this organization is to provide an opportunity for students of Ohio Dominican University to come together in support of the importance of respecting life from conception to natural death as is consistent with the mission of the university and the teachings of the Catholic Church. We will raise awareness of the issues surrounding abortion, euthanasia, capitol punishment, genocide, etc. This is a Christian organization, but is open to members of other faiths. Campus Ministry will assist in maintaining that the goals of the organization are consistent with Catholic and Dominican values.
Saint Paul's Outreach (SPO) is an evangelistic and catechetical lay ministry that serves university students and young adults. SPO presents the life-changing power of the Gospel to train young adults as followers of Christ within the Catholic Church. SPO carries out its mission by providing faith supporting environments that are practically centered on a relationship with God and loving others, such as men's and women's households, small groups, prayer meetings, and social events.
As a group, we respect people no matter what. The color of one’s skin does not matter, nor does background or beliefs about controversial subjects. We are about helping people who are in need of justice, with a special focus in Haiti and Uganda. Our number one reason for starting EPIC is to help people in need, no matter what their past or present situation is.
The mission of the Green Panthers is to actively engage the campus community in maintaining a healthy environment on the local and global scales through educational events, as well as various service projects.
Panther Activities Council (PAC) is a programming board that is open to all students to help and plan a variety of events on campus. Help plan ODU annual events such as Welcome Weeks, Mardi Gras, Talent Show, Little Sibs Weekend, and ODU Day. PAC gives you the inside track on what is occurring on campus and allows you to have a hand in making ODU fun.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: PAC
The ODU Sci-Fi Club is a group for all fanatics and casual viewers of sci-fi. Together we can form friendships with our common interests. If you have every been curious about sci-fi, we will educate you!
The purpose of Women Of Worth is to empower and build the self esteem of the women of the ODU community; to promote a sense of strength, self definition, self determination, and self worth through acts of advocacy and activism, and to educate the community by standing up, and speaking out against political, economic, and social inequalities between men and women.
The Blackfriars Ultimate frisbee club provides students with the option to play a great game and represent Ohio Dominican at tournaments close to home and possibly other parts of the country. This club also allows for students to get a great workout and lots of exercise during practice and matches.
Mix It Up Dance Club brings together students with a love of dance and allows them to learn new styles and cultures in a safe and fun environment. Students will be learning dances like salsa, cha cha, hip hop, and many other styles under the supervision of a trained and experienced dance instructor.
Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) is an organization that consists of student-athlete representatives who act as a liaison between the athletic department, coaches, and the NCAA. The representatives meet twice a month to discuss issues in the NCAA, new events that the group is planning or helping with, and opportunities for involvement in GLIAC events.
Representatives from all residence hall living units are elected to this association that sponsors programs, addresses issues of special concern to residents, and promotes residence hall spirit and unity. The President and Vice President of this body are elected in the spring preceding their term of office. Residents are encouraged to communicate frequently with their living unit representative to learn of ARS plans and programs.
The Student Senate of Ohio Dominican University, being comprised of elected and volunteer members of the student body, serves as leadership for the full student body and operates as a liaison connecting the Students, Administration, Faculty, Staff and Alumni. Student Senate exists for the purpose of empowering students, to promote excellence in student leadership through personal development in conjunction with the Dominican experience. Through loyalty and a devotion to the University, Student Senate is committed to taking action that will achieve the betterment of higher education and student life at Ohio Dominican University.
Email: email@example.com Website: Student Senate
Student Ambassadors are a select group of current ODU students chosen to assist Admission with the recruitment process. Ultimately, Student Ambassadors serve as a link between the Office of Admissions, the current student body, and prospective students. Student Ambassadors best represent the image and mission of Ohio Dominican University. The two main duties of the ambassador include general office assignments and conducting campus tours for prospective students and their families.
Ohio Dominican has partnered with a special community program – “easyColumbus,” an initiative sponsored by Columbus Alive newspaper and The Columbus Foundation to offer the ultimate website guide for Central Ohio college students and the greater Columbus community. The website will connect ODU students to events, discounts and internships as well as shopping, dining and entertainment in Columbus neighborhoods. There are 11 partnering colleges and universities in Central Ohio.
Peer Advisors welcome first year students by helping them ensure a smooth transition and promote positive adjustment to college life. Advisors work with 20-25 new students throughout the first semester and continue the relationship on a more informal basis through the freshman's first year. Peer Advisors help: orient new students to college life and campus resources; promote academic success by helping students connect in-class learning with campus activities and involvement outside the classroom; help foster friendships and interactions; provide support and understanding from a student-based perspective.
You can become involved in Residence Life by becoming a Resident Assistant (RA). RAs live in the residence halls and lead floor activities and events.
Center for Student Involvement
Student Center, Suite 228Ohio Dominican University1216 Sunbury RoadColumbus, Ohio 43219
Phone: (614) 251-4726Fax: (614) firstname.lastname@example.org