Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

  • There is a place for you at the Student Life Multicultural Center! There is a place for you at the Student Life Multicultural Center!



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:

Cohorts within other OSU student groups:


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


CORE: Coming Out for Racial Equity

CORE: Coming Out for Racial Equity, is an initiative of the Student Life Multicultural Center that is committed to racial justice.  The aim of this group is to help to build a cohesive community connecting racial justice issues with the struggles for LGBT equality. Our time together will be spent establishing a shared understanding of terminology, discussing the tactics that have been used to divide LGBT communities and communities of color, planning for anti-racist organizational transformation and building alliances across race, gender, and sexuality.
This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 6 pm in the Multicultural Center. For more information, contact Appy Frykenberg.


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 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.


Students of Color Q*mmunity

This group is committed to building community amongst students living at the intersections of race, sexuality and gender. We encourage connection through conversation, and the creation of a supportive social space celebrating the unique experiences of LGBTQ students of color at Ohio State. 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.


Q*mmunity of LGBTQ Students & Allies

This group is dedicated to creating space for LGBTQ and Allied students to connect socially, find support, and develop their passions and interests regarding social justice and LGBTQ communities. 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 and engaging gatherings. Meetings on 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. No need to RSVP, just show up; we look forward to meeting you! For more information, contact Appy Frykenberg.


Spiritual Q*mmunity

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.