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.
Many of these groups and others on campus participate in the MCC Diversity, Intercultural and Community Engagement Certificate, where students culminate their experience with a Certificate in Intercultural Awareness and Community Engagement. Please scroll down the list for descriptions and contact information.
Cohorts within the Student Life Multicultural Center:
- Asian Pacific Islander First Year/Transfer Cohort, Annabelle Estera
- El Pueblo: Latino First Year Cohort, Indra Leyva
- First Year Women's Cohort, Makia Kambon
- LGBTQ First Year Q*mmunity, Angie Wellman
- Queers & Allies (Q&A), Angie Wellman
Cohorts within other OSU student groups:
- Humanities, email@example.com
- Mount Leadership Society, firstname.lastname@example.org
- MUNDO, email@example.com
- OSU Newark, firstname.lastname@example.org
- PASS (Program for Advising in Scholarship and Service), email@example.com
- PATH (Peer Advocates for Total Health), firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Annabelle Estera.
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 Women's Cohort
Are you looking to transition into your college experience with ease? Plan to attend the First Year Women's Cohort!
The First Year Women's Cohort is designed to share on-campus and off-campus resources with female students. We also aim to connect female undergraduate students with female graduate students and employees that may already be working in their field of interest. It will be super fun! Food and giveways will be available! To get involved or for more information, please contact Makia Kambon, email@example.com.
LGBTQ First Year Q*mmunity
The First Year Q-mmunity group is open to all first year and transfer students who identify across the LGBTQ spectrum. This program exists to build community and engage Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Questioning & Queer students in social, support, and educational experiences. Peer mentors help to guide each session, plan social outings, coordinate small group discussions and serve as a supportive resource to group participants.
The First Year Q-mmunity meets every Monday at 8 pm in the Student Life Multicultural Center, located in the Ohio Union. The purpose of the group is to increase awareness of campus and community resources, build community and explore the many social identities and their intersections, and develop skills toward self-advocacy.
Looking to make friends and learn more about yourself and others? Join us! No need to RSVP. Just show up! If you would like more information, email Angie Wellman.
Queers & Allies (Q&A) Student Association
Queers & Allies (Q&A) is targeted toward second year students. The group is dedicated to community building, 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.
The purpose of the group is to magnify the intersections of sexual orientation, gender identity and other social identities, community building and advocacy, intentional engagement in campus life through service, and foster meaningful relationships with campus and community resources alike.
Q&A meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 8 pm in the MCC. For more information, contact Angie Wellman.