The Student Life Multicultural Center hosts student leadership cohorts and groups to assist students in developing social support and leadership skills critical to becoming world citizens.
Cohorts within the Student Life Multicultural Center:
- Asian Pacific Islander First Year/Transfer Cohort, Jack Nguyen
- CORE: Coming OUT for Racial Equity, Appy Frykenberg
- El Pueblo: Latino First Year Cohort, Indra Leyva
- Women Student Initiatives Leadership Cohort, TBA
- LGBTQ First Year Q*mmunity, Appy Frykenberg
- Spiritual Q*mmunity, Appy Frykenberg
- QPOC Q*mmunity, Appy Frykenberg
- Q*mmunity Dialogues, Appy Frykenberg
Cohorts within other OSU student groups:
- Humanities, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mount Leadership Society, email@example.com
- MUNDO, firstname.lastname@example.org
- OSU Newark, email@example.com
- PASS (Program for Advising in Scholarship and Service), firstname.lastname@example.org
- PATH (Peer Advocates for Total Health), email@example.com
Asian Pacific Islander First Year/Transfer Cohort
The Asian Pacific Islander (API) Cohort is an educational program that assists incoming Asian/Pacific Islander/Arab/Middle Eastern students adapt to their new college environment. We offer a welcoming environment for those looking to join a family and to have ample doors of opportunities open up to them, academically and personally. New students are paired with continuing students who serve as a resource and assist them through their first year. Throughout the year the API Cohort hosts various workshops centered on professional, social and individual (PSI) programming with each catering specifically to the incoming OSU student. Student mentors help to facilitate each session, plan social outings, coordinate small group discussions and serve as mentors to group participants. The cohort meets on Tuesdays from 6-7 in the Multicultural Center. Check out our API Cohort Mentors' bio in the upper right document! If you would like more information, email Jack Nguyen.
El Pueblo: Latino First Year Cohort
The Latino First Year Cohort is offered to first year and transfer students. It is also an excellent resource for students who are looking to build a community. The cohort meets every Thursday at 7 pm in the Multicultural Center, located at the Ohio Union. This program exists to build community and engage Latino students on their social, support and educational experiences. If you would like more information, email Indra Leyva.
First Year Q*mmunity
This group seeks to provide social support for LGBTQ first year and transfer students joining our campus community. Through small group discussions, social outings and peer mentors, students increase their awareness of campus and community resources, build community and explore their many social identities and their intersections, and develop skills toward self-advocacy. Meetings are every other Monday at 8pm. No need to RSVP, just show up; we look forward to meeting you! For more information, contact Appy Frykenberg.
Women Student Initiatives Leadership Cohort
The Women Student Initiatives Leadership Cohort (WSILC) is comprised of 14 selected undergraduate students committed to enhancing their personal college experience and the experience of their peers. These students have a variety of majors, interests and talensts. They assist in coordinating programs for the university-wide celebration of Women’s History Month and Women's Center Wednesdays on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month. They participate in trainings and workshops and attend events and programs to help strengthen their skills as leaders on our campus. Applications for this cohort are available in April. For updates and events follow WSILC on Twitter and Instagram @WSI_OSU. To get involved or for more information, please contact TBA.
A space for Queer People of Color to come together over food and conversation. Part social space - part facilitated dialogue, participants explore topics of identity, how QPOC students build community and find connections on campus, and other important themes. Meetings at 7 pm on the 3rd Monday of of the month. No need to RSVP, just show up; we look forward to meeting you! For more information, contact Appy Frykenberg.
An inclusive environment for queer and allied students to discuss their experiences and explore issues faced by LGBTQQIAP communities. Attendees engage with topics on identities, navigating campus & community life, and more. Community is built through education, service, and social activities to foster an environment of understanding, respect and unity on our campus. Student leaders plan and facilitate each of these fun gatherings. Meetings are bi weekly at 8 pm. No need to RSVP, just show up; we look forward to meeting you! For more information, contact Appy Frykenberg.
This group strives to provide an inclusive environment for LGBTQ students of all faiths and spiritual backgrounds. Through dialogue and fellowship, students have the opportunity to explore personal, religious, and spirituals ideas. This is a group that creates space to ask questions, connect with others, and seek resources. Meetings on the 4th Sunday of the month at 3 pm. No need to RSVP, just show up; we look forward to meeting you! For more information, contact Appy Frykenberg.
Wondering about how to to make friends and learn more about yourself and others? Join us or check out a student organization! If you would like some help in finding a group that is right for you, email Appy Frykenberg.