Recurring Projects

Ohio Staters, Inc. sponsors many projects that are re-scoped and are able to occur every year. These projects include:

Founder’s Day, September 17th

Founders Day is a yearly celebration of Ohio State history. Each year, Staters works alongside University Archives to commemorate a different component of OSU history, planning a single-day event on campus that engages students in meaningful and enjoyable ways to learn more about the buckeye legacy.

Light Up The Lake, December

This project gives the entirety of the Ohio State community the opportunity to come together in a traditional holiday celebration around Mirror Lake every winter. Staters organizes the event and commits to hanging lights to be hung throughout the dark wintry seasons.

Omens of the Oval, October

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.

Sibs and Kids Weekend, March

Sibs and Kids Weekend is a project in which Ohio Staters creates a program to engage siblings and families visiting campus with some element of campus – whether it be dipping chocolate buckeyes, coloring pictures of Brutus, running through a trivia-laden maze, or creating Buckeye necklaces, there is fun for all to be had.


In addition to the specific projects, Ohio Staters, Inc. sponsors many First Year Success Series and STEP Professional Development Co-Circulars as well as sponsors a number of scholarship opportunities for Ohio State students.