In ACADAOS, we  offer advisors many opportunities for professional development, as well as to promote camaraderie and recognition in academic advising. Make sure to join ACADAOS to take advantage of all the events we provide for our membership.

Signature Events

The following our some of the events that ACADAOS has come to be known for.

Annual Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

Annually in the Spring we get together to enjoy a good meal and honor members of the advising communities in various ways. Check out our previous award winners!

Advisor Appreciation Week

Each year, ACADAOS and the Office of Academic Student Academic Success dedicate a week to celebrating you – the academic advisor! Advisors work hard to support student success and this week is all about taking the time to appreciate YOU!

Social Gatherings

As academic advisors, we are often separated into our colleges and units, and we don’t often get the opportunity to socialize with advisors in other areas. Even though we have different students populations and different responsibilities, it is so nice to be able to talk to other people who understand what it’s like to be an advisor and experience community support. We work together to fix the ‘lows’ and come together to celebrate the ‘highs’! Some of our favorite outings are happy hours, sporting events, and local arts activities. We also like to lend a hand in the community through service opportunities! We’ve shifted to hosting virtual happy hours and meet-ups, and hope to continue to offer more virtual opportunities.

Advisor Meet-up Groups

Meet-up groups were meeting frequently prior to COVID, and we’re hoping to restart these groups with the upcoming academic year. Please reach out to the below contacts if you’re interested in joining an existing meet-up group, or stay tuned for additional opportunities coming up next year.

  • Working Parents – Kennetia Ratleff-Horton (.1)
  • Music Lovers – Emily Klepinger (.13)
  • Board & Table-Top Gaming – Matt DeBlieck (.2) & Michelle Daymon (.1)
  • Knitting/Crochet – Kris Wethington (.2)

Regional Campus Visits

As Ohio State is one University, one of the aims of ACADAOS is to bring advisors from all campuses together. Each year, members of ACADAOS from the Columbus campus travel to one of the regional campuses for a professional development opportunity with the academic advisors on that campus. This event has been postponed for the past few years, but we are hoping to resume when it is safe to do so.


ACADAOS is focused on professional development for advisors. One way to attend a a professional development session without traveling to a conference is a webinar. A webinar is a live event presented over the Internet. ACADAOS purchases and presents NACADA webinars for ACADAOS members.