Active Projects

Each semester, Ohio Staters, Inc. sponsors numerous projects seeking to improve the welfare of Ohio State students and promote the traditions of the university. Currently, OSI is working on the projects listed below. Check them out to see how Ohio Staters, Inc. is working hard to make Ohio State an inclusive, enjoyable and tradition-filled University for all!

  • Reflections On Mirror Lake
    • For the completion of the Mirror Lake renovations, Staters is constructing informational signs throughout the Historic Mirror Lake District. These signs will share the historical significance of Mirror Lake and Browning Amphitheater to the Ohio State community.
  •  Little Free Libraries
    • The goal of Little Free Libraries is to provide an opportunity to exchange books and encourage casual readership among the Ohio State community. There will be several booths around campus filled with books. These will be centrally located on frequently traveled areas. Additionally, we will market the point of the Little Library, specifically the take a book leave, a book mentality. These libraries will be designed to hold books of various levels and interests, and painted in an Ohio State spirit.
  • Global Carmeny
    • The vision of Global Carmeny is to create an interactive digital display of Carmen Ohio translated into various languages for the public to engage with in the Ohio Union. Viewers will be able to select a language on a touchscreen display that will guide them to a translated version of the alma mater. Audio can be implemented to play a recording of the Men’s Glee Club singing the English version of Carmen. As it plays, the display could highlight the matching portion in the chosen language. These languages could initially be chosen based on countries that our student population represents, then expanded periodically to account for new representation on campus if deemed necessary. Next to the electronic display would be an installation of the alma mater in Braille to accommodate our visually impaired visitors. Thus, Global Carmeny will unify the multicultural presence of the Ohio State University and emphasize the university’s core values of diversity and inclusion.
  • Watch Your Wash
    • Watch Your Wash is aimed at creating an addition to the OSU mobile app that would allow students in applicable residence halls to check which washers and dryers are available to be used. Also, the app would allow students to check how much longer their clothes will be in either the washer or the dryer.
  • Gifts and Honors
    • The vision of this project is to restore the Sundial located in the Sphinx plaza to a workable state and position for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors to enjoy. With the Sundial back in its original location, it would upgrade the northwest corner of The Oval and restore and honor a class gift.
  • Omens of the Oval
    • Omens of the Oval is an event presented by Ohio Staters at the end of October where ghost tours of the oval are presented. Around campus, there are numerous stories of supernatural ghosts and other oddities which have been recorded over the past 150 years. We will share these tales and pair them with tours of Orton Bell Tower, which itself has some spooky stories.
  • Beloved Buckeyes
    • Beloved Buckeyes is a project aimed to honor the students, faculty and staff who have passed during their time at Ohio State. The project will consist of an outdoor, sanctuary-like garden on the South Oval to give the Buckeye community a space to remember, reflect, or simply enjoy the peace. Along with the garden, there will be sculptural art elements and a specially worded plaque to describe the garden’s purpose. Beloved Buckeyes upholds the notion that once you become a Buckeye, you are a Buckeye forever.
  • Sibs and Kids Weekend
    • The goal of Sibs and Kids Weekend is to provide a Buckeye themed event in which those attending Sibs and Kids Weekend can participate. This project will create a sense of Buckeye pride and encourage quality time between students their siblings, and family members.
  • Buckeye Nation Rally
    • Buckeye Nation Rally is a project where Staters will organize a pep rally on Sunday November 24th from 6-8pm, a week before the Buckeyes play TTUN. Student group performers and class competitions will be joined by football alumni and historians speaking to why the rivalry means so much to them and the state of Ohio. There will be entertaining activities after the event that will allow students to win OSU merchandise that they can wear to support Buckeye football!
  • Innovation Week
    • Innovation Week is a group of events presented by Ohio Staters featuring a number of alumni inventors and entrepreneurs. Over the course of a week in March, these speakers will share their stories and give advice to students who are interested in the creative fields. This project will be in conjunction with the sesquicentennial, and will focus on some of the interesting inventions which have come out of Ohio State, including The Game of Life, Windex, and a part of the Drumstick ice cream treat.