Need to talk? Call a Buckeye PAL

Buckeye Peer Access Line

Need to Talk? Call a Buckeye PAL!

Buckeye PAL operates weekdays from 8 p.m. to midnight when classes are in session during fall and spring semesters.

Call 614-514-3333.

The Buckeye Peer Access Line (PAL) is a non-emergency talk line that provides a space for students to engage in brief phone conversations in order to gain support and learn about campus resources.  Student volunteers are available to provide peer-to-peer assistance that promotes and enhances student development and wellbeing.

Common conversation topics with Buckeye PAL include:

  • Adjusting to college and university life
  • Balancing stress management
  • Managing platonic, romantic and family relationships
  • Feeling pressure to succeed
  • Navigating personal and social identities

What makes the Peer Access Line different from a Crisis Hotline? 

Crisis Hotline Buckeye Peer Access Line (PAL)
Crisis Hotline is a 24/7/365 service that assesses suicide risk and will help callers in high distress and emergency situations.  Buckeye PAL provides accessible, peer-to-peer support that promotes and enhances student development, wellbeing and a community of care after hours.
Crisis Hotline staff are trained to listen, assess suicide risk and give support to callers in high distress.  Buckeye PAL volunteers are graduate, professional and undergraduate students who have participated in comprehensive and specific trainings. Volunteers serve as a support system for their peers and will refer them to appropriate resources.
Crisis Hotline is a confidential service and works with the caller to reduce risk of harm to self or others. They will provide information and assistance to relatives, friends, co-workers and others who are concerned about a suicidal individual. Buckeye PAL volunteers practice active listening skills and are available to simply talk.  What you tell a volunteer is generally private. Volunteers will not disclose any information about a client’s identity or situation. However, in circumstances where an individual is in immediate and severe danger, confidentiality is not maintained. Additionally, Buckeye PAL volunteers are mandatory Title IX reporters and will report instances of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic/dating violence, stalking, sex-and gender-based discrimination and pregnancy discrimination.

Both the Crisis Hotline and Buckeye Peer Access Line can be incredibly valuable for students. If you think you are at risk of harm to self or others, please call 911 or contact Columbus Suicide Prevention Hotline at 614-221-5445.  If you want to just talk or need support, especially after hours, BuckeyePAL is a great fit for you!

*The Buckeye PAL does not operate during university breaks, exam weeks or when university offices are closed.

Healthcare & Life Sciences EXPO

Hello,

You asked for smaller and more focused career fairs (or EXPOs) and we heard you! We are bringing together a select group of 15-30 companies that will provide a wide range of opportunities in two HUGE industries: HEALTHCARE & the LIFE SCIENCES. RSVP now for the Monday, March 18th Healthcare & Life Sciences EXPO at the Biomedical Research Tower (room 115) from 3:30pm to 6:30pm!  The companies attending this fair will be hiring for full-time entry level positions, as well as summer internships. Don’t put off your career search any longer! Come join us and find that first job, your next job, or a resume building summer internship!  For more details, click on the Handshake link: https://osu.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/9445   Sincerely, Jeremy Hale

RSVP for an Interview Workshop!

Unsure of what to expect in your upcoming interview?

Consider attending an interview workshop! Students can attend this interview workshop. Geared for HRS majors, this workshop will focus on interview etiquette, preparing to answer trickier questions, and types of questions to ask your interviewer.

 

Three dates/times available before Spring Break!

  1. Wednesday, February 20th (9-10am) @ 160 Cunz Hall. RSVP here.
  2. Tuesday, February 26th (2-3pm) @ 235 Atwell Hall. RSVP here.
  3. Monday, March 4 (3:30-4:30pm) @ 235 Atwell Hall. RSVP here.

Honors Societies Available to Students

Consider applying to one of the honors societies listed below:

Name of Honorary Type of Honorary Requirement Apply or by Invitation Membership Background of Honorary Website
Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman year class honorary Enrolled full-time

Earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher your first semester or first year

 

Invitation While members are only active for one year within ALDPES, they have a lifetime membership to both organizations they represent.

 

Inductees will receive letters in mid-February

While it takes a high GPA to get into ALDPES, this organization is most certainly not all about grades. ALDPES is also philanthropic organization, very much like the National Honor Society from which most of our members come out of high school; however, participation in philanthropy is not required, but highly encouraged. http://www.nationalald.org/
Phi Eta Sigma Freshman year class honorary Enrolled full-time

Earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher your first semester or first year

 

Invitation While members are only active for one year within ALDPES, they have a lifetime membership to both organizations they represent.

 

Inductees will receive letters in mid-February

While it takes a high GPA to get into ALDPES, this organization is most certainly not all about grades. ALDPES is also philanthropic organization, very much like the National Honor Society from which most of our members come out of high school; however, participation in philanthropy is not required, but highly encouraged. https://www.phietasigma.org/
Mirrors-can only apply to one sophomore level honorary Sophomore year class honorary

 

Our honorary is based on high standards of scholarship, leadership, and service, through which each member expresses a belief in individual responsibility, group leadership, and university service. Apply by Monday, January 22nd, 2019 If selected, you will be inducted in the spring of your first year and continue your membership during your entire sophomore year. Mirrors has been founded for the purpose of honoring those Sophomore Class members who have and will continue to excel in leadership, scholarship, and service. These students shall stimulate an interest among all students of Ohio State in extra-curricular activities, good scholarship, and citizenship. They shall, as individuals and as a unified group, give their leadership and loyalty to the University https://osumirrors.wordpress.com/
Romophos- can only apply to one sophomore level honorary Sophomore year class honorary

 

Apply by Monday, January 22nd, 2019 If selected, you will be inducted in the spring of your first year and continue your membership during your entire sophomore year. Romophos is a sophomore class honorary founded in 1932 at the Ohio State University. We get our name from a backward spelling of sophomore, with a little creative rearranging. Each new class of Romophos takes on a fundraising project for a charity selected each year. Although past events have included a Battle of the Bands and Music Festival, each class gets to define for themselves what Romophos is and will be. We are the 86th class, and we seek to engage in continued, active service with both the Ohio State campus and Columbus communities in order to make a tangible, positive difference in the lives of others. https://aosch.org/thehonoraries/romophos/
Chimes Junior year class honorary

 

To gain membership, you must apply in early spring semester of your second year. If selected, you will be inducted in the spring of your second year and continue your membership during your entire junior year. Chimes members uphold the high standards of their organization by volunteering several times a quarter at the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which serves to promote awareness and prevention of child abuse and provides help and advocacy for victims of child abuse. Chimes recognizes students devoted to the foundation of our group and dedicated to further improving the organization. We hope to foster a strong bond between all members of Chimes, past, present, and future, and to continue to have a positive impact on not only our members, but the entire Ohio State University Community. ohiostatechimes.wordpress.com
Bucket & Dipper Junior year class honorary

 

To gain membership, you must apply in early spring semester of your second year. If selected, you will be inducted in the spring of your second year and continue your membership during your entire junior year. Bucket and Dipper is a junior class honorary with rich tradition at Ohio State. The second oldest honorary on campus, B&D uses achievement in academics and service to recognize outstanding members of the junior class. Originally, an all-male honorary, B&D has currently grown to a group of thirty members, both male and female.  Bucket and Dipper is active in many things throughout campus. Its most notable event, however, is the Illibuck pass. During a third-quarter timeout at each Ohio State-Illinois football game, the members of B&D and Atius-Sachem, an Illinois honorary, meet on the field. They meet to pass the Illibuck, which is a wooden turtle trophy that emphasizes the longevity of the rivalry. The honorary whose school won the previous year’s game receives the turtle from the other honorary on the field. It is a tradition that goes back to the early days of Ohio State football, which is evident by looking at the several Illibucks found at the Kuhn Honors and Scholars House. After each game, the score of that year’s contest is engraved on the trophy.

In addition, B&D regularly performs service with Reach Out and Read at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

https://aosch.org/thehonoraries/bucket-and-dipper/
Mortar Board Senior year class honorary

 

To gain membership, you must apply in early spring semester of your junior year. If selected, you will be inducted in the spring of your third-year and continue your membership during your entire senior year. Mortar Board has a rich national history as an organization honoring senior college students. Its members’ dedication to scholarship, leadership, and service truly set it apart as an honor society. Mortar Board got its start as a national organization in the fall of 1915. Two women, one a member of the already-existing Mortar Board organization at The Ohio State University, and one a member of Phi Sigma Chi at Swarthmore College, noticed that they both wore pins in the similar shape of a mortarboard and realized that their honor societies were very similar, the biggest difference being their names. The name Mortar Board, taken from Ohio State’s honor society, was used in correspondence to prospective chapters following the first national meeting. Mortar Board was originally an honor society for senior college women, the first of its kind. Membership to male students was opened up in 1975, and Mortar Board became an organization to both “emphasize the advancement of the status of women” and to “promote equal opportunities among all people.” In 1985, Mortar Board delegates passed a resolution for a national project to be selected at every national conference. The changes in Mortar Board over the years have reflected the changes in our ever-shifting society. However, amidst everything, Mortar Board had always remained dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service, and strives with each year to promote those ideals on college campuses around the nation. https://aosch.org/thehonoraries/mortar-board/
Sphinx Senior year class honorary

 

To gain membership, you must apply in early spring semester of your junior year. If selected, you will be inducted in the spring of your third-year and continue your membership during your entire senior year.

 

Eligibility is based on excellence in academics, leadership in University activities, and individual personality traits which have been instrumental in advancing the interests of the University.

SPHINX was founded in 1907 at The Ohio State University, making it the oldest honorary at OSU. The purpose of the society is:  To promote the general welfare of the University.

To perpetuate a society of representative seniors at The Ohio State University.  To cement more firmly the friendships of upperclass associations.  To foster a spirit which will ever remind us of the loyalty we owe our university and serve to preserve inviolate our friendship during our natural lives.

A maximum of twenty-four students can be chosen who have attained a minimum of 90 academic credit hours. Those linked into SPHINX are referred to as “links

https://aosch.org/thehonoraries/sphinx/

Transfer students are welcome to apply to an honorary provided that they meet the credit hour and year requirements.

Students with advanced class rank: Many students enter college with AP and post-secondary credit and thus have “sophomore standing” at the end of their first year. The honorary system generally follows the year in school, not the class rank, of the applicant. Applicants with a sufficient number of credit hours are permitted to apply to an honorary based on class rank; however, it is strongly recommended that (especially if not planning to graduate in 3 years) applicants apply to an honorary according to their year in school. Please note, however, that you may only apply to one honorary. You may not apply to one sophomore and one junior honorary.

Students taking a fifth year are permitted to apply to a senior honorary in the winter of their fourth year. Please contact Mortar Board and Sphinx representatives with specific questions.

If you are unsure to which group you should apply, please contact representatives from the specific honorary.

 

 

Kirwan Institute launches free Implicit Bias Training

The Kirwan Institute has launched a free online Implicit Bias Training focused on the K-12 education system. This interactive website houses resources that can help any individual working with the K-12 population better understand the biases that shape our behaviors and the effects those biases have across all aspects of our society, especially education.
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Buckeye Pen Pals – get connected to Alumni Mentors!

Buckeye Pen Pals connects undergraduate students with Ohio State alumni mentors across the country. Students will gain valuable career advice, develop networking skills and learn traditions of Buckeyes past and present. For more information, attend our information session on Wednesday (9/26) 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Curl Hall or sign up by Monday (10/1).
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New in CarmenCanvas

There are several enhancements in the works for CarmenCanvas, as well as for other programs designed to improve the teaching and learning experience at Ohio State. Integrated software such as Mediasite and Turnitin will see improvements; new services for lab notes and academic integrity have been launched; and incoming freshmen will be equipped with new technology.
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Scholarship Opportunity: ASPIRE

Scholarship Opportunity

ASPIRE aims to provide research experience for Ohio State undergraduate students from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups who aspire to become medical doctors, clinician scientists, or basic science researchers by earning an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD degree.

ASPIRE aims to increase the pool of medical doctors and biomedical scientists from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups who conduct research that positively impacts the lives of people from communities with inequitable access to healthcare who would benefit from advances in basic science and translation of research.

ASPIRE aims to increase the research experience of undergraduate students from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups to expand the talent pool of medical doctors, clinician scientists, or basic science researchers seeking solutions to complex problems that cause health and healthcare inequities.

ASPIRE especially encourages applications from:

  • Students from groups underrepresented in medicine and biomedical sciences: African-American or Black, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
  • Students with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • Students from economically and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field

Additional inclusion criteria:

  • Undergraduate students should be in their sophomore or junior year at Ohio State
  • Letter of recommendation from at least one science professor
  • Undergraduate transcripts
  • GPA at least 3.0

 

We are accepting applications until the 15th of April.

 

Our application can be found here: https://medicine.osu.edu/students/diversity/programs/aspire/pages/index.aspx