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Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service at the Ohio Union

Looking For Service Opportunities? 
There are plenty of ongoing opportunities through the Office of Student Life's Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership
and Service!

Pay It Forward
Legendary Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes once said, "you can never pay back, so you should always try to pay forward." Inspired by his words, Pay It Forward is committed to instilling a life-long passion in Ohio State students for ‘paying it forward.’ The student cohort makes giving back easy by planning, implementing and connecting students and organizations to service initiatives on campus and within the Columbus community.

Ohio State’s alternative break program, Buck-I-SERV, provides students an opportunity to participate in week-long, substance-free service trips across the country and internationally. On trips, students learn about social issues, build friendships and enjoy life-changing experiences.

Nonprofit Immersion Program
The Nonprofit Immersion Program is a cohort of students who are paired with nonprofit organizations in Columbus. Students serve as non-voting members of the organizations for one year, where they learn about, and get hands-on experience in, the inner workings of a nonprofit.

BuckeyeThon is the largest, student-run philanthropy at Ohio State. With an ultimate goal of ending childhood cancer, BuckeyeThon works to raise money to support the kids treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. BuckeyeThon hosts events and activities throughout the year to raise money For The Kids. Its largest event is the annual Dance Marathon.

Mount Leadership Society
A scholars program for first- and second-year students, Mount Leadership Society focuses on blending leadership and service.

Service-Learning Courses
Find academic course opportunities that connect course content with community service projects.