Current Student Organizations

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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.

Category: Academic

Alpha Delta Nu  

(Presently Inactive) 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: Jeri Whiteus | President: Reina Arey and Corissa Fields


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: Miranda Woodgeard


Der Deutschklub von Ohio State Newark

(Presently Inactive)  We are a group of students and faculty who are interested in learning and participating in German language and culture.
Advisor: Stephen Evans | President: N/A


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


Laurel Collegiate Society

(Presently Inactive) LCS is the honors and high ability student organization. Students must have a 3.4 GPA or better to actively serve. We have a student lounge for work and social activities in the Warner Center. We organize extracurricular activities that are academically-based throughout the year. We provide support and enrichment outside of the classroom for motivated and high-ability students.
Advisor: Willie Ho | President: N/A


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 | President: Seth Hahler


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: Katherine Stuart


Radiologic Technology Student Organization

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

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: Hannah Barney | President: Andrea Nazario

Category: Faith-Based

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: Seth Glover


Muslim Student Organization

(Presently Inactive) The Muslim Student Organization 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: Ken Madsen, PhD | President: N/A

Category: Multicultural

American Indian and Indigenous Studies Organization

(Presently Inactive) The objectives of AISO are to expand education of American Indian Studies outside the classroom, develop a network of shared interest, allow members to get involved on campus, and give back to the community.
Advisor: John Low | President: N/A


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: Katie Ballinger


Band of Brothers

(Presently Inactive) Band of Brothers works to introduce the community and school to the minority male students who attend Ohio State Newark and COTC, share historical and current African American and other minority cultural beliefs, extend friendship to new students from different regions of the world, and build a support group for brothers and for academic support.
Advisor: Vorley Taylor President: N/A


Bhutanese American Student Organization

(Presently Inactive) BASO seeks to educate the campus community about Bhutanese Nepali history, culture/traditions and experiences, promote diversity on campus through events and advocacy, organize cultural events to promote cross cultural understanding, and seek ways to support students’ academic success on campus.
Advisor: Binaya Subedi | President: N/A


Black Student Organization

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


PRIDE Out Loud- Ohio State Newark/COTC

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: Noah Pesina


Viva Cultura

(Presently Inactive) The purpose of Viva Cultural is to bring awareness to Hispanic and Latino cultures, educate on issues such as immigration, bring the Newark community together through Latino and Hispanic activities and raise funds for organizations that directly impact the Latino and Hispanic communities.
Advisor: Ferdinand Avila-Medina | President: N/A

Category: Political

Students Pursuing Change

The objectives and purposes of SPC are to engage students in politics at the local, state, and federal level, work to educate students about the norms, procedures, and techniques to be politically active and effective, work to enhance the professional development of all members, have a diverse and inclusive membership, and operate in compliance with all policies and procedures of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.
Advisor: Nathaniel Swigger | President: Danel Fernandez

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 Shannon Donley | President: Hannah Brunaugh


Euchre Club

(Presently Inactive) The Euchre club strives to teach students how to play euchre, enrich social involvement and have fun.
Advisor: John Crissinger | President: Terry Gill


Ohio State/COTC Intramurals

Intramural sports provide an opportunity for students of all skill levels to stay active and compete weekly with other students. Each year, approximately 750 Newark Campus students participate in a variety of intramural events. A specific intramurals bulletin board with information and schedules for each semester is located in Adena Hall between the men’s and women’s locker rooms.
Advisor: Jovan Williams | President: Jovan Williams


Tabletop and Role Playing Gaming Club

(Presently Inactive) The TRG Club seeks to engage young people in team building, to creatively cause and solve problems in a safe environment, to provide a safe, interesting and welcoming environment, and to engage in fellowship and fun on an intellectual level.
Advisor: Michael Drobnack | President: N/A


We Belong

​The purpose and objectives of this organization are to provide neurodivergent students a space for connectedness, create opportunities for interactions between neurodivergent students and the student population at large, develop a peer mentorship and support program for academic success, and create community and develop a sense of belonging amongst students.
Advisor: Megan Hughett, Shannon Donley, Ferdinand Avila-MedinaPresident: Julian Adam

Category: Service

Buckeyethon Ohio State Newark/COTC

(Presently Inactive) 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: N/A | President: N/A


Community Outreach Committee

(Presently Inactive) The Community Outreach Committee is mostly made up of a group students studying Human Services at Central Ohio Technical College and Ohio State Newark students studying Social Work who have a desire to help the local community. The group organizes volunteer events, plans fundraisers and helps raise awareness about social issues throughout local social services agencies.
Advisor: Jennifer Arny | President: N/A


Global Community K-5

(Presently Inactive) The purpose of the Global Community K-5 organization is to work to create equal educational opportunities for children around the world, hold fundraisers to collect school supplies and monetary donations, educate the local community about global education practices, and to continue learning about the process of becoming a non-profit organization
Advisor: Dioni Viscarri | President: N/A


Habitat for Humanity- Collegiate Challenge

(Presently Inactive) 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: Hannah Barney | President: N/A

Category: Special Interest

Collegiate 4-H Club

(Presently Inactive) The purpose of this organization is to maintain and increase interest in 4-H, develop leadership, provide an opportunity for wholesome recreation, provide an opportunity to make friends with other college students, and encourage participation in community activities.
Advisor: Lisa McCutcheon | President: N/A


Eat Well Newark

(Presently Inactive) The purpose and objectives of this organization are to provide nutrition outreach and education by offering students basic nutrition advice, offering students assistance with developing a food budget, hosting cooking classes, seminars, tastings, and other nutrition-focused events as well as assisting students with gaining access to healthy foods.
Advisor: Desiree Fuerst | President: N/A


Ohio State Allied Health Society

The purpose of this organization is to expand one’s knowledge about the vast healthcare/pre-med/science pathways to find which is right for them; to teach members about various jobs/career pathways within the healthcare/science fields; teach members about various science-related majors; and serve as a place for those interested in the healthcare/pre-medicine/science fields to find friends with common interests.
Advisor: Amy Stottlemyer | Anthony Alatalo


Otaku

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 (Introspect)

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: Jim Wirth, PhD | President: Jamie Theis

Category: Student Governance

Student Government

(Presently Inactive) Student Government
Advisor: Holly Mason | President: N/A