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
Light Up the Lake is the signature tradition of hanging seasonal lights around the Mirror Lake Hollow in hopes of bringing the Ohio State community together and brighten campus during the winter season. LUTL includes ceremony of student group performances, followed by attendees joining in a rendition of Carmen Ohio, and then the lighting of the Mirror Lake Hollow. Last year we partnered with Theme Park Engineering Group to enhance our tradition by doing a light show, and we are now brainstorming how we can build off of this for this winter!
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.