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The Ohio Union Activities Board


Interested in joining the Ohio Union Activities Board?
OUAB is an opportunity to not only have a hand in planning some amazing events for Ohio State but to also develop both personally and professionally. OUAB members do everything for the organization including brainstorming ideas, calling agents, booking artists and entertainers, communicating with university officials, securing venues, and making the events actually happen.
        The membership application for 2016-2017 is no longer available at this time.
How to Apply
It is important for our members to be involved from the beginning of the year, and so new members can join OUAB only in the fall semester. Once applications are reviewed, we will conduct interviews and make selections from there. The selections process will be complete by the beginning of October.
Leading up to the  deadline, we'll be hosting OUAB General Membership Information Sessions to give students a chance to learn more about the organization and what it's like to be a member. Information sessions will take place the following dates and times:
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016 6:00-7:00 PM- Ohio Union, Cartoon Room
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 4:00-5:00 PM- Ohio Union, U.S. Conference Bank Theater
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 6:00-7:00 PM- Ohio Union, Cartoon Room
All sessions will be held in the Ohio Union. Please note attending an information session is not required in order to apply.
The New Member Process
After the application, interview process and upon acceptance in OUAB in fall semester, you are considered a new member in an introductory session. As a new member, there are a couple requirements for that semester:
  • Attend OUAB training. Exact dates to be determined. 
  • Attend a new member retreat. Exact dates to be determined.
  • Fill out a Committee Preference Form
When you complete these requirements fall semester, you are placed on a committee as a full-fledged, voting general member. This second level of membership is continuous during your entire tenure at Ohio State. In terms of membership requirements, each semester OUAB general members are required to do the following:
  • Volunteer at one event programmed by the committee in which you serve
  • Volunteer at two events programmed by another committee
  • Complete two marketing tasks
  • Attend 11 out of 14 membership meetings
If you have questions about joining OUAB or the membership process, please contact Shelby York (OUAB Vice President) at york.135@osu.edu.
OUAB Grad/Prof Committee
There is also a separate committee of the Ohio Union Activities Board dedicated to programming designed for the graduate and professional students at Ohio State. The OUAB Grad/Prof Committee coordinates more than 50 events throughout the year focused on personal/professional development, social engagement, and family-friendly activities. If you are interested in joining the OUAB Grad/Prof Committee, please contact Quanta Taylor (Coordinator of Graduate & Professional Student Programming) at taylor.2201@osu.edu.

About OUAB

The Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) provides programs and events for the students of Ohio State's Columbus campus that are educational, entertaining, and thought provoking. OUAB events are FREE for current OSU students and brought to you by your Student Activity Fee.

If an event is ticketed, tickets are available at the Ohio Union Information Center.

Interested in joining OUAB? Click here to find out how you can be a part of our team!


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