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College of Social Work Student Organizations

OSU Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit

Known as "the largest, free, student-run social entrepreneurship conference in the midwest", the annual Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship (APTE) Summit brings together business and industry leaders to address global poverty issues.

OSU Habitat for Humanity Build houses for the disadvantaged.

Buck-I-SERV (OSU "alternative spring break" program, contact)

Buck-I-SERV is a weeklong, substance-free program centered on community service and civic engagement, and held during the university’s breaks. The mission of Buck-I-SERV is to provide students with a challenging and fun opportunity to lead and learn through direct service experiences. Students will learn the importance of reflection, social justice, and civic engagement while gaining new perspectives through working in diverse environments. 

OSU Pay it Forward (service from OSU Student Life, contact)Cooking contraption for people who are homeless designed by Pamela Arange.

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: organizes large-scale service events, such as Community Commitment and MLK Day of Service; provides long-term service opportunities, such as our Weekly Service Trips and our CAUSE Internship programs; offers Access88 service trips to promote access to college education for all; educates the Ohio State community about the goals, impact, and meaning of service; connects students and agencies through our website; promotes active citizenship through our OSU Votes programming; and so much more!

Buckeyes Without Borders, part of the OSU Health Sciences Center for Global Health. "Buckeyes Without Borders (BWB) strives to foster global health awareness and the benefits of an interdisciplinary health care team on positive patient outcomes to its members through outreach and education to the Ohio State and Central Ohio communities" (from their web page).