Office of Student Life

Social Change


Welcome, new Buckeyes!

We are excited for you to join us at Ohio State and hope to meet you soon! As a Buckeye, you have the ability to make an impact on campus, but also in the surrounding Columbus community. Learn more about our department below and see how social change can be a part of your Ohio State experience.

Student Life’s Social Change department works to connect Ohio State students with volunteer engagements on campus and in the surrounding community. Social Change focuses specifically on programming for individuals, families and communities facing poverty.

The Social Change programmatic thrust is demonstrated through organizing, advocacy, economic development, philanthropy, leadership development, participatory research, socially responsive behavior and formal action. Social Change honors the diversity of human experience through sustained relationships, knowledge sharing and inclusivity.  

Take a moment to explore our programs and discover the ways you can be a part of Social Change!

Ways Social Change Can Impact Your Buckeye Experience:

  • Meet New People - Social Change volunteers are made up of freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and alumni, with more than 50 majors represented, so it's the perfect opportunity to meet new people and build strong relationships with a diverse group of Buckeyes!

  • Gain Service Learning Experience -Our programs operate seven days a week, Monday through Sunday, impacting Pre K-12 school aged children, incarcerated youth, families and seniors. Volunteering is also flexible with class and work schedules, as well as your unique interests.

  • Work Study Positions Available - Social Change Student Ambassadors provide direct service, administer curriculum and recruit hundreds of volunteers.