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
- El Pueblo: Latino First Year Cohort, Indra Leyva
- Women Student Initiatives Leadership Cohort, Makia Kambon
- LGBTQ First Year Q*mmunity, Angie Wellman
- Spiritual Q*mmunity, Angie Wellman
- Students of Color Q*mmunity, Angie Wellman
- Q*mmunity of LGBT Students & Allies(Q&A), Angie Wellman
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
This program exists to build community and engage first-year and transfer Asian/Pacific Islander/Arab/Middle Eastern students in social, support and educational experiences. The cohort meets every other Tuesday from 6-7 in the Multicultural Center. Check the calendar for specific dates. Student mentors help to facilitate each session, plan social outings, coordinate small group discussions and serve as mentors to group participants. Check out who the mentors are at the document towards the top of this page! 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.
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 Makia Kambon.
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 on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. No need to RSVP, just show up; we look forward to meeting you! For more information, contact Angie Wellman.
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 on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. No need to RSVP, just show up; we look forward to meeting you! For more information, contact Angie Wellman.
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 Angie Wellman.
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 Tuesday of the month. No need to RSVP, just show up; we look forward to meeting you! For more information, contact Angie Wellman.
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 Angie Wellman.