Office of Student Life

Ohio Union Activities Board


Interested in joining the Ohio Union Activities Board?

OUAB is an incredible opportunity to not only have influence in planning amazing events for Ohio State, but also to also develop both personally and professionally. OUAB members are the brains behind the operation and do everything for the organization including brainstorming ideas, contacting agents, booking artists and entertainers, communicating with University officials, securing venues, and making the events come to life.

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The OUAB application will open on Monday, May 15, 2023. 

All applications will be due on Friday, September 1, 2023. 


OUAB Membership Application


How to Apply

It is important for our members to be involved from the beginning of the year, so new members can only join OUAB in the fall semesterOnce applications are reviewed, we will conduct interviews and make selections from there. The selections process will be complete by the middle of September.

Leading up to the deadline, we'll be hosting both virtual and in-person 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, times, and locations:

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 5 pm.  - Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room (2nd Floor, Ohio Union)
  • Friday, August 25, 2023 at 5 pm - (virtual session)
  • Monday, August 28, 2023 at 5 pm - Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room (2nd Floor, Ohio Union)
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 5 pm - (virtual session)

Please note: Attending an information session is not required in order to apply.

You can check us out at the following events: 

  • Student Involvement Fair: Sunday, August 20, 2023 at 4 pm on the Main Oval
  • Buck-I-Frenzy: Monday, August 21, 2023 at 12 pm by the RPAC

Students will receive an email confirmation after completing the application. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please contact our Vice President, Chatura Tamirisakandala, at

Once you complete the application, the interview process, and accept the membership offer, you are considered a new member in an introductory session. As a new member, you are responsible for completing the following of tasks during the fall semester:

  • Attend a new member retreat: Tuesday, September 19, 2023.
  • OUAB full organizational retreat: September 30, 2023. 
  • Fill out a Committee Preference Form

After completing these requirements, you are placed on a committee as a full-fledged, general member. This second level of membership is continuous during your entire tenure at Ohio State. As a general member within OUAB, you are responsible for completing the following tasks per semester:

  • Volunteer for at least one event programmed by your committee
  • Volunteer for at least one event programmed by another committee
  • Volunteer for at least one Flicks for Free or Grad/Prof event
  • Volunteer for at least one Spirits & Traditions event during the fall semester
  • Complete one marketing tasks
  • Do not miss more than three membership meetings a semester (A meeting constitutes both the general member meeting AND your committee breakout. Tardiness (by more than 5 minutes) to the general member meeting may result in a counted absence.)

Failure to meet the required six points will result in potential removal from the organization.

If you have questions about joining OUAB or the membership process, please contact our Vice President, Chatura Tamirisakandala, at