Clubs & Organizations
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Find your passion at ODU outside the classroom as well as inside. Join one or more of our many student-run clubs and organizations! Don't see something on this list? Grab a few friends and start your own group! Just contact the Center for Student Involvement for guidance.
Delta Sigma Pi
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. Email: email@example.com
Kappa Delta Pi
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)
Ohio Student Education Association (OSEA) is a pre-professional 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.
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.
Physician Assistant Students
The Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA) is a branch of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Each accredited PA program may form a student chapter to regularly discuss health care issues, the PA profession and perform community service projects.
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
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. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Physician Assistant Society
This organization provides knowledge and understanding about the physician assistant profession and other healthcare related information, as well as provides guidance, resources, and support to all its members
The purpose of the Psychology Club is to provide both academic and social opportunities to students interested in the field of psychology.
Sigma Tau Delta
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. Email: email@example.com
Social Work Action Team
The Social Work Action Team is dedicated to community service and the integration of educational skills, while using applied learning and networking skills, and to uphold the ethical values of the National Association of Social Workers
Sport Management Society
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. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Albert STEM Club
The St. Albert STEM Club helps students who are interested in pursuing a career in a STEM-related field through career exploration, academic preparation, and resume building. The club exposes members to the world of STEM through various hands-on activities, and creates awareness about STEM-related issues both on and off campus. Click here to learn more about the St. Albert STEM Club and get involved.
TESOL Graduate Student Organization
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.
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 Division of Arts & Letters. Visit Chorus webpage.
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. Visit the Panther Players webpage. Email: email@example.com.
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. Visit RadiODU webpage. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Student Union
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. Email: email@example.com
The World Student Club
The World Student Club is an organization which provides support to students of diverse backgrounds. Being international students ourselves, we understand that getting accustomed to another culture can be a real challenge, therefore, our main goal is to help international students as they adjust to their new life in the U.S. It strengthens relationships between students from all over the world. The organization welcomes every student who is interested in learning more about foreign countries. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Panthers for Peace partner with the Dominican Sisters of Peace to promote the study and practice of peace. The group strives to bring together students of all backgrounds to broaden perspectives and engage the greater ODU community in efforts to spread the Dominican values.
Panther Activities Council
Sanctum of Nerditude
The Sanctum of Nerditude's purpose is to gather together to discuss comics, science fiction, fantasy, anime, etc.; to provide a group for all fandoms to come and share the greatness of each; to share new events and updates in each individual specialty.
The ODU Birding Club gives students the opportunity to get outside and enjoy birds
and nature around Columbus and beyond. No equipment or prior knowledge is necessary,
the only things required are curiosity about Ohio's hundreds of bird species and a
willingness to be outside and experience the surprising biological diversity found
in our local parks and wildlife areas. Trips are planned based on club members' availability
and interests, with special emphasis on migration seasons, when millions of birds
travel through Ohio on their way to distant breeding and wintering habitats.
Bocce Ball Club
The purpose of the organization is to bring fellow students together to enjoy playing and learning about Bocce Ball.
ODU's Cheerleading Team supports intercollegiate athletics and ODU. That support is directed into four areas of conduct, as follows: (1) to lead cheers and to raise the level of fan support for intercollegiate athletics; as well as to lead in positive vocal support for the team towards the University and its teams; (2) to participate by performing tumbling, partner stunts, motions, pyramids, dance movements; (3) to serve as public relations ambassadors of intercollegiate athletics and Ohio Dominican University; to uphold, reflect and project the goals and ideals of the University. Cheerleading website.
Panther Krazies is an organization to help spread spirit throughout ODU's campus. This organization is the basis of moral support at ODU and its athletic events. It is the Krazies' mission to provide enthusiastic support at Ohio Dominican Athletic events, while cheering the panthers to victory by creating a spirited and competitive environment.
Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)
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.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
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.
Men of Valor
The Men of Valor is a men's group committed to living the pillars of truth, integrity, and fraternity through events that are fun, engaging, and reflective. Monthly events include lunches, high ropes courses, speakers, and open forum discussions.
Women of Worth
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.
Aspire is a co-curricular program at ODU that offers motivated students a unique opportunity to participate in distinctive experiences in service, vocation, leadership, culture and faith.
Dominican Scholars Program
Ohio Dominican University's Dominican Scholars program provides integrated curricular and co-curricular educational experiences for exceptional students. Through the Dominican Scholars program, ODU offers business and education students extended leadership, learning and community services opportunities.
ODU's Honors Program is designed for students who seek to deepen their understanding of significant issues, express their creativity, and engage in independent scholarly, scientific and artistic endeavors.
The Orientation Assistant at Ohio Dominican University is an upper-class student, already invested and involved in the University, who serves summer orientation programming in a leadership capacity. The Orientation Assistant role involves serving as a resource of information, role model, an important connection to essential University services, and direct support to the logistical operations of orientation.
Peer Advisors help first year students with a smooth transition and 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. Visit the Peer Advisors page.
The ODU President’s Society recognizes students who have both the passion and purpose to lead and serve Ohio Dominican and the community. Members of the President's Society combine academic success, leadership, service, and dedication to Ohio Dominican's mission. They serve as representatives of the Office of the President and ODU at major university functions such as convocation and commencement.
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.
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 Admission, 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.Visit the Student Ambassador webpage.