Office of Student Life

Ohio Union

Ohio Union Funds

From leadership development programs to scholarships and endowments, there are dozens of opportunities to give back through the Ohio Union.

UIFI: Ohio State

The Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) is a five-day transformational experience offering sorority and fraternity members the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, personal awareness and commitment to their organizations.

Buckeye Leadership Fellows

Student Life’s Buckeye Leadership Fellows program supports the growth and develop of extraordinary student leader.


Buck-I-SERV is a week-long, substance free service experience through which students travel to various sites to serve communities across the country and globe. Give today.

The Ohio Union

Several spaces in the Ohio Union are available to name. Naming a space in the new building is a wonderful way to honor a loved one or mentor or highlight past achievements.

Student Organization Campaigns

To learn more about these campaigns, contact the Ohio Union Development Office at 614-247-5878.

Ohio Staters, Inc. – Ohio Union Room Fund [312519]: In celebration of their upcoming 75th anniversary, Ohio Staters has committed to naming two rooms in the new Ohio Union. In addition to securing naming rights, this fund furnishes the rooms and provides ongoing maintenance.

Sphinx 100th Reunion Fund [312082]: In celebration of their 100th anniversary, Sphinx Honorary has committed to naming a room in the new Ohio Union. In addition to securing naming rights, this fund furnishes the room and provides ongoing maintenance.

Student Alumni Council – Ohio Union Room Fund [312520]: To show their appreciation to Ohio State and the Ohio Union, the Student Alumni Council has committed to naming a room in the new Ohio Union. In addition to securing naming rights, this fund furnishes the room and provides ongoing maintenance.

Major Funds

Ohio Union Capital Campaign Fund [311179]: Gifts to this fund support the new Ohio Union building project. Support allows for the enhancement of spaces, programs and services planned for the new Ohio Union.

Friends of the Ohio Union Fund [303821]: Gifts to this fund support the overall operation and activities of the Ohio Union. Support allows the Ohio Union to enhance its current programs and services as well as to create new and innovative initiatives.

Wendell W. Ellenwood Scholarship Fund [605346]: Established May 5, 1983, by alumni and friends of the Ohio Union to honor his 25 years of leadership at the Ohio Union. Income provides need-based scholarships for students participating in Ohio/Drake Unions Activities now called Ohio Union Activities Board.

Clarence 'Clancy' A. Isaac Jr. Block 'O' Leadership Award [603391]: Established June 6, 1997 by his estate, family and friends, support for this award provides scholarships (one-third of in-state undergraduate tuition) to elected Block “O” officers who demonstrate outstanding leadership and service, remain active in office and maintain good academic standing. Unused income is reinvested to principal.

David Louis Mitchell Civic Action Award [605011]: Established July 10, 1987, by Glen H. and Anna Belle Mitchell in honor of their son. Income provides grants to students/student organizations enabling them to address economic or social problems on or off campus.

Greek Affairs Education Fund [602734]: Established March 2, 1979, by undergraduate and alumni members of the University's social fraternities and sororities, the chapters' national organizations, parents and friends of the interfraternity system. Income supports activities for the Greek Community.

Greek Community Endowment Fund [602735]: Established Nov. 3, 2000 by funds received from the beverage pouring rights agreement between the Coca-Cola Company and The Ohio State University. Income supports the fraternity and sorority community to ensure the Greek Community is living its goals and values through strong individual chapters and effective inter-Greek programs that enhance the quality of life at the University.

Janice Kirk and Robert P. van Blaricom Greek Leadership Fund [640590]: Income supports fraternity and sorority student leadership training and opportunities to represent the Greek Community at conventions/workshops.

Ohio Staters, Inc. Founders Fund [605385]: Established Nov. 2, 1990 by Ohio Staters, Inc., Rita Thomas (wife of late Oscar J. Thomas), and family and friends of the late James C.B. Handley to commemorate the founding members of Ohio Staters, Inc. Income from the endowment supports communications with Ohio Staters, Inc. alumni and programs exemplifying the founding principles of Ohio Staters, Inc.

Ruth E. Smith Memorial Leadership Endowment Fund [646769]: Provides funding for leadership initiatives in the Ohio State Greek Community to honor the memory of Ruth Smith of Alpha Delta Pi.

Senior Class of 1987 Fund [606478]: Established Oct. 5, 1990 by the Class of 1987. Income from the endowment repairs and refurbishes the Ohio Union.

Student Alumni Council (SAC) Operations and Service Fund [647051]: Established Nov. 7, 1997. Income from the endowment supports operating expenses of SAC for projects benefiting the general membership and University-related service projects that benefit the greater campus community.

Student Alumni Council (SAC) Service Fund [647054]: Established Aug. 30, 1995. Income from the endowment supports University-related service projects having a philanthropic and/or benevolent purpose, enhancing the greater campus community and promoting awareness of activities and student lifestyles.

Longaberger Student Diversity Leadership [644312]: Fund used to support the VP for Student Life diversity retreats, particularly multi-day workshops, in an effort to connect student leaders of multi-cultural backgrounds.

Margaret Herlanbusch Student Assistance Fund [310216]: Fund is used to give small amounts of cash to currently enrolled Ohio State students when they have a serious and immediate financial need. Examples of need include, but are not limited to, assisting victims of fire and purchasing food and other necessity items for students who are temporarily unable to do so themselves.

Mount Leadership Society Fund [303985]: Fund is used to support the programs of the Mount Leadership Society, a scholars program that fosters in students an ethic of service and develops leaders for a diverse society.

Student Organization Support [607053]: Income supports registered student organizations at The Ohio State University.

Edward S. 'Beanie' Drake Student Leader Endowment Fund [601819]:Established Sept. 14, 1967, through a merger of the Ohio State University Student Leader Award Fund and the Edward S. Drake Memorial Scholarship Fund by student organizations and friends in his honor. Income provides awards to outstanding students whose needs would otherwise prevent them from engaging in campus activities.