Current Student Organizations


Student organizations can be an important part of your growth during your college career. Not only do they provide the resources needed to succeed in the world, they can give you some of the best people you’ve ever met, building friendships that last a lifetime.


Alpha Delta Nu  

Alpha Delta Nu recognizes the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The society encourages the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as a life-long professional responsibility. Additionally, the society shall participate in the recruitment of qualified individuals into the profession of nursing.
Advisor: Kim Cook | President: Lauren Kollar

Creative Writing Club

The Creative Writing Club creates a sense of community among those who love to write creatively, helps individual members improve their skills and creative writing abilities, and supports the interests and activities of its members.
Advisor: David Ruderman, PhD | Co-Presidents: Serenity Rowland

Lambda Nu Honor Society

Lambda Nu is the national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences. The chapter fosters academic scholarship at the highest academic levels, promotes research and investigation in the radiologic and imaging sciences and recognizes exemplary scholarship.
Advisor: Whitney Reese | President: Leah Rager

Ohio Education Association – Aspiring Ed OSUN

The Ohio Education Association ‘s purpose is to: facilitate growth in perspective educators’ understanding of the teaching profession, provide a unified student voice in matters affecting the teaching profession, influence the conditions under which prospective educators are prepared, and advance the interests and welfare of students preparing for careers in education.
Advisor: Desiree Fuerst | President: Noelle Stevens & Zach Biegler

Phi Theta Kappa

COTC’s chapter of the international two year honorary that seeks to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.
Advisor: Holly Mason

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.
Advisor: Chris Robinson | President: Piper Clark

Radiologic Technology Student Organization

Organization to promote professionalism and involvement within professional societies/organizations.
Advisor: Whitney Reese | President: Dylan Hill 

Students for Social Change

Students for Social Change enriches and enhances the university experience for students by providing the opportunity to assemble and create positive change on campus and within the Newark community, integrate the two communities, and improve the atmosphere of the campus and Newark community while offering leadership and service opportunities to the Ohio State Newark/COTC students.
Advisor: Lesha Farias | President: Katherine Stuart

Category: Event Programming

Campus Activities Board

CAB Newark Campus is responsible for many student, faculty, and staff based events. Most of our events are at little or NO cost to participants. The board is made up of students from Ohio State Newark and COTC who brainstorm, discuss and plan activities. Anyone can attend our weekly meetings, even if they do not want to be a member, and we welcome any and all event ideas.
Advisor: Annie Maxwell | President: Justin Ray

Category: Faith-Based

Cru Campus Ministry

The purpose of Cru is to help to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others.
Advisor: Percella Gualtieri (Adam Burkey, Cru Staff) | President: Gabe Magee

Journey Campus Ministry

Journey Campus Ministry is a unified body of students dedicated to the search for God’s purpose in our lives. This often means that we cannot be followers; rather, that we must set ourselves apart from what is considered to be the norm or present day trend. We welcome all who want to obey what Jesus called the greatest two commandments; to love God and one another.
Advisor: Ken Madsen, PhD | President: Hannah Jacks

Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association works to unite all students who are willing to share and learn more about each other and our culture; get students involved with campus events; holds events that will explore social and political concerns; and collaborate with other organization on campus
Advisor: Vorley Taylor | President: Ayah Ali

Category: Multicultural

American Sign Language Student Organization

ASLSO provides a space for students to engage with one another through ASL, to promote deaf cultural awareness, and to broaden ASL skills through campus and community engagement activities
Advisor: Jamie Bruner | President: Loreena Williams

Black Student Association

Student organization that promotes African American Awareness on campus. All are welcome.
Advisor: Vorley Taylor | President: Adja Anne

PRIDE Out Loud

PRIDE seeks to provide a safe and supportive environment for the exploration of issues pertaining to sexual orientation and non- traditional gender identity, encourage social ties amongst supportive students faculty and staff, and to sponsor outreach and education events to increase the understanding of these issues on campus.
Advisor: Max Gulick | President: TBD

Student Cultural Council

The objectives and purposes of the Student Cultural Council (SCC) are to support designated programs offered by the Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs through advertisements, demonstrations, and participation as well as support other cultural and diverse organizations.
AdvisorVorley Taylor | PresidentRhose Cellah Demarest


Category: Recreational

Active Minds

We are dedicated to saving lives and to building stronger campus culture and communities. Through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on young adults ages. Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued at The Ohio State University Newark & Central Ohio Technical College. We believe no one should have to struggle alone. By empowering young adults to speak openly about mental health, we can reduce stigma, encourage help seeking, and prevent suicides.
Advisors: Megan Hughett and Stephanie Rowland | President: Devarshi Upadhyay

Category: Service

Buckeyethon Ohio State Newark/COTC

Buckeyethon at Ohio State Newark and COTC creates awareness and raises funds for children with cancer, hosts programs that enhance the student experience, and promotes the value and spirit of philanthropic service.
Advisor: Annie Maxwell | President: Lacey Heath

Habitat for Humanity- Collegiate Challenge

The Habitat for Humanity Student Organization is dedicated to the mission of Habitat for Humanity and participates in the annual Collegiate Challenge. This is an alternative spring break trip where the group heads south to help provide quality housing to those in need.
Advisor: Annie Maxwell

Help Our Planet Earth

HOPE Club enriches and enhances the university experience for students by providing the opportunity to assemble and create positive change on campus and within the Newark community, integrate the two communities, and improve the atmosphere of the campus and Newark community while offering leadership and service opportunities to the Ohio State Newark/COTC campus students.
Advisor: Lesha Farias | President: Acacia Rhodes

Category: Special Interest


The purpose of this organization is to bring together fellow students who share a common interest in art, animation, cosplay and Japanese culture; to demonstrate the main street appeal and impact that Japanese art and animation has had on the influence of Western culture; to create an environment for students who embellish Japanese subculture for the purpose of fellowship and self-expression and to organize a locally based anime convention sponsored by the organization to be held annually.
Advisor: John Berry, PhD | President: Emily Wood

Psychology Club

The objectives and purposes of Introspect are to promote, enhance and further develop educational and social achievements and interests in psychology; influence the conditions under which prospective members are being prepared for their professional role in society, and advance the interest and welfare of the prospective members. Activities sponsored by Introspect include community service, volunteer work, bake sales, cookouts, ice skating, bonfires, bowling, movie nights, and attending research conferences.
Advisor: Jennifer Kowalsky, PhD, & Jim Wirth, PhD | President: Samantha McDonald