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Social Engagement


  • Social Engagement Program Description

    • The social engagement programs allow for our students to interact and network with students among and between different graduate and professional programs. In order to create an overall balance for students, the social engagement activities allow for students to develop a sense of community and promote the development of friendships outside of their academic programs.
  • Social Engagement Learning Outcomes

    • Build and maintain interpersonal relationships with students inside and outside of their academic programs
    • Identify programs and activities that allow students to disconnect from their academic studies. 

Grad/Prof Quiz Night

Join OUAB Grad/Prof in its bi-weekly trivia night in Woody’s Tavern. Grad/Prof trivia operates under a league play system in which teams are able to be composed of 1-10 members. The team has to be composed of at least half students. There are three rounds of trivia, 15 categories per           round. Prizes are given to first, second, and third place each night. Come out and enjoy this fun and interactive environment! 

The Ohio Union Activities Board Quiz Nights operate under a league system. The rules for the league are as follows:

  1. Seven sessions over the course of the semester.
  2. One point equals one point.
  3. Points accumulate over the course of the semester.
  4. The lowest score will be dropped from the final cumulative score.
  5. Bonus questions and between-round play will not be factored into league scores.
  6. 45 possible points each night.
  7. Must be at least one member from the original team each night.
  8. Each team must designate a captain that determines the makeup of the team.
  9. The team captain is the only member of the team that should register or communicate regarding team participation in Grad/Prof trivia.
  10. Half of the team participants must be currently enrolled students. Each enrolled student is allowed a guest.
  11. Must maintain team name.
  12. Themes will not be announced ahead of time.
  13. Some themes may be repeated, but no questions will be repeated.
  14. Standing will be available at the beginning of the following quiz night.
  15. In the event of a tie, the team captains will come up for a head-to-head competition.

OUAB in the Kitchen

Join OUAB Grad/Prof in the Instructional Kitchen at the Ohio Union for a chance to cook a meal of your own under the guidance of the Union's own professional chef, Chef Marc. Choose from a  wide range of course themes. Following a cooking demonstration by the chef, students will        collaborate with class members to create the menu providing a unique hands-on learning opportunity. In this fun and interactive  environment students will enjoy a delicious meal and gain useful culinary skills to show off in their own kitchens.  Whether you are a master chef in your own kitchen or a novice, there is an OUAB in the Kitchen program for you.

Additional Notes

  • Due to the overwhelming demand for the cooking classes, we are limiting attendance to two (2) classes for per person total (whether you are the primary registrant or guest) each semester. Students are still welcome to RSVP for one non-student guest, but please include their name upon registration. 
  • Please note that due to safety, children under the age of 15 are not permitted to attend OUAB in the Kitchen cooking classes unless explicitly stated in the class description.
  • Registration is completed via a single web form. Notice of selection for a class will be sent to your email. In order to confirm your attendance, please respond to the email by the designated time. Students may preference a total of five (5) classes via the online registration process. If classes are not full within three (3) days of the event date, we will open up the wait list of those who have confirmed spaces in two (2) cooking classes.
  • All classes will be posted at the beginning of the term. Like us on Facebook for the first notification of when all classes are posted on the OUAB website.
  • When selecting the appropriate attire, please follow the guidelines below.  Failure to dress within the guidelines may prevent you from participating.

1.  Please wear close-toed shoes.  Please DO NOT wear flip flops, sandals, high heels, or any open-toed or vented shoe.

2.  Please wear clothing that fully covers your legs, i.e., long pants, ankle length skirt, etc...

Sign-Up for Spring 2017 Classes Here! 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I register to attend a cooking class? Students interested in participating should complete the survey above. In the survey, students are able to preference their top five (5) classes and will be assigned to courses pending availability. Students are not guaranteed a position in any class regardless of stated preferences.
  • What do I wear? All participants must wear close-toed shoes. The classes are extremely interactive and hands-on so dress to cook!
  • Do I need to bring anything? Aprons and all needed equipment will be provided. Copies of the recipes used during the class will also be provided.
  • Are children allowed in the cooking classes? Due to safety, children under the age of 15 are not permitted to attend OUAB in the Kitchen cooking classes unless explicitly stated in the class description. If a cooking class is noted as being appropriate for children, it is required that one adult be present for every two (2) children.
  • Is there a limit to the number of classes that I can take? Due to the demand for instructional kitchen courses, OUAB Grad/Prof has doubled the number of classes offered each semester. In an effort to accommodate as many students as possible, students are limited to two (2) courses per semester.
  • When will I find out if I'm in a cooking class? Rosters for the cooking class will be release at least two weeks before the class is scheduled.  We will respond to registration requests for cooking classes more than two weeks in advance within 3 weeks of the initial submission, and sooner if possible. You will be required to confirm your attendance upon receipt of an email within 5 days of the class. If you are awarded a spot in the course but do not confirm your intent to attend via email, your spot may be forfeited due to high demand for the courses.
  • I received an email that I'm in the class. Is that it? Please make sure that you respond to that email to confirm your intent to attend the course upon receipt of the email sent within 5 days of the class. Failure to confirm your attendance may result in the forfeiture of your spot.

OUAB Grad/Prof Speed Dating

Stuck in the library or lab too often to get out there and meet that special someone? Graduate/Professional Speed Dating may be that perfect opportunity to meet some great people and maybe find a connection with a fellow Buckeye! Students are able to register in one of four          selected categories (men interested in men, men interested in women, women interested in men,   and women interested in women). The event will include an opportunity to mingle with all  participants prior to the start of the first round of speed dates and during a break before the  second round of speed dates.

Grad/Prof Socials or Happy Hours

The Grad/Prof committee of the Ohio Union Activities Board invites members of the graduate and professional community to attend their monthly socials. Come enjoy free food, music, games, and the opportunity to meet new graduate and professional students. Students may bring a non-   student guest. 

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.

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