The Ohio State University at Marion

Student Organizations

Student Organizations at Ohio State provide students a wide range of opportunities to get involved. Student organizations have a significant impact in providing effective learning environments for students, preparing them to live in a multicultural society and work in a global community.

In addition to building lasting friendships, student organizations provide many benefits including serving as a medium for academic discourse, personal growth, leadership development, intercultural understanding and community service. Moreover, research suggests that involved students tend to perform better academically and are more likely to graduate when compared with their non-involved peers.

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Below is a list of clubs / organizations you may be interesting in checking out.
If you don't see an organization for your area of interest, contact Karen Leuthold about starting a club.

∗ African Club: Advisor Dr. Zak Nyongesa at Celebrate and become familiar about African culture with students from different African backgrounds.

∗ Arabic Club: Advisor Zuheir Alidib at The Arabic Club explores the richness of the Arabic culture and is open to anyone interested in the Arabic language, literature, travel, and participation in social/cultural activities that explore Arabic heritage and customs.

∗ Biology & Chemistry Club: Advisor Dr. Frances Sivakoff at This group reaches out to students who are interested in learning more about the subjects of biology and chemistry through guest lectors, movies, and various other activities.

∗ Buckeye Campaign Against Suicide: Advisor Leslie Beary at Promote healthy mental wellness by decreasing stigma related to mental health concerns through connections with students and promoting positive events.

∗ Buckeye Food Alliance: Advisor Leslie Beary at Make healthy food readily available to all students who need it and educate individuals about food insecurity issues and general wellness through nutrition.

∗ Campus Activity Board: Advisors Karen Leuthold at and Shannon Niedzwicki at This student club is for any student who is interested in planning and facilitating fun, free, social activities for Marion campus students.

∗ CCO Marion Christian Fellowship: Advisor Karen Leuthold at The CCO Marion Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational Christian group that works to meet the spiritual needs of students on the Ohio State Marion campus. CCO Marion Christian Fellowship hosts a weekly Bible study and a variety of other activities that foster a sense of community with their members.

∗ Engineering Club: Advisor Dr. Golrokh Mirazei at The Engineering Club’s aim is to provide further exploration into the professional field of engineering and give students a glimpse at the different opportunities an engineering degree provides.

∗ Le Cercle Français: Advisor Dr. Zuheir Alidib at This club is for students who are interested in expanding their knowledge, language skills, traveling, and participating in social/cultural activities that explore the French traditions and customs.

∗ Gaming Guild: Advisor Dr. Ben McCorkle at This group gathers students together who share a common interest of video and board games for friendly competition on campus.

∗ Griffin Society: Advisor Dr. Joel Barker at The Griffin Society is an honors organization that encourages academic excellence and success through participation in honors classes, lunch and learn lectures, and other activities.

∗ India Club: Advisor Dr. Vladimir Steffel at This club is for students who are interested in learning and celebrating the culture of India through traveling to India, tasting India food, and learning about Indian traditions and customs.

∗ Journey Campus Ministry: Advisor Kathleen Clemons at Welcomes all students to do service, volunteer work, and participate in a bible focused study group to meet the spiritual needs of students.

∗ Kapow: Advisor Dr. Stuart Lishan at This is an organization for students who are passionate about writing. Students come together to share, listen, and give feedback on poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction written by their fellow classmates.

∗ Moccasins Club: Advisor Prof. Mike Lohre at The Moccasins Club is for students who are passionate about taking care of the environment through a variety of sustainability practices and creating a more environmentally friendly campus.

∗ Muslim Student Association: Advisor Dr. Zuheir Alidib at The MSA is a student organization that seeks to introduce and familiarize the campus with the Islamic culture by engaging with Muslims and non-Muslims students. This organization hopes to bring together Muslims of diverse backgrounds and cultures under one unified, organized, proactive club and engage in community service.

∗ OutLoud: Advisors Dr. Donna Bobbitt-Zeher at and Julie Prince at As Ohio State Marion’s LGBTQ student organization, OutLoud aims to provide a safe space for LGBTQ students and allies. OutLoud allows for students to socialize, find a supportive community, and discuss relevant campus issues.

∗ Psychology Club: Advisors Dr. Chris Daddis at and Dr. Beth Fohl-Bailey at This club is for any student interested in the subject of psychology or the psychology major. The psychology club also provides a place for psychology students to socialize and learn more about their vocational options.

∗ Soccer Club: Advisor Dr. Zuheir Alidib at This club provides opportunity for students to play soccer as a club sport.

∗ Sociology and Criminology Club: Advisors Dr. Donna Bobbitt-Zeher at and Dr. Marianna Klochko at The Sociology and Criminology Club provides a forum for students interested in sociology/criminology to explore relevant career opportunities and engage in sociology and criminology subject matter.

∗ Social Work Club: Advisors Leslie Beary at and Teri Kinsway at This student club is for pre-social work and social work majors who are looking to learn and explore more about this profession as well as ways to embrace differences, seek justice, and be the change in the Marion community.

∗ Spanish Club: Advisor Luzmila Camacho-Platero at The Spanish Club allows students to widen their language skills and celebrate and explore Latin culture through a variety of social activities.

∗ Swahili Club: Advisor Dr. Zak Nyongesa at The Swahili Club promotes the cultures in which the Swahili language is spoken through food, language skills, and cultural educational events.

∗ Undergraduate Student Government: Advisor Karen Leuthold at and Kathleen Clemons at The Undergraduate Student Government serves the administration by offering an undergraduate perspective in matters of campus policy, student activities, and other matters impacting undergraduate students at Ohio State Marion.

∗ Veterans of Marion Campus: Advisors Kathleen Clemons at This club offers support and fun activities for veterans who are students on the Marion Campus.

New Student Organizations – Want to start a new student organization? Contact Program Coordinator Karen Leuthold (740–725–6273, for more information