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 Library
    • The goal of Little Library 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
  • Bricks of Buckeyes Past
    • Bricks of Buckeyes Past is a project that seeks to beautify campus and emphasize Ohio State traditions and history by creating a display of donated bricks and stones from old OSU campus buildings that will be visible to students, faculty and staff, visitors, and alumni. Each brick will be labeled indicating the name of the building from which it came, the dates during which the building stood, and a photo of the building. There will be a display in the Stater display case and any other bricks will be donated to the resource of University Archives.
  • Student Leadership Summit
    • The goal of Student Leadership Summit is to build the knowledge base of student organization leaders so they may apply that information to their respective student organizations, thus increasing the overall effectiveness and meaningfulness of being involved in Student Life activities. Ohio Staters will host a themed conference featuring guest speakers, presentation and discussions catered toward empowering student organizations. This will be achieved through a series of workshop sessions and a keynote presentation. This event will take place at Ohio State’s 4-H Center, thus allowing for parking waivers, bus transportation and university-approved caterers.
  • 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.
  • 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.