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Student Organizations

Thank you for visiting the PCOE's Student Organization Directory. 
We hope you will find this list useful in learning more about the organizations in which PCOE students are playing important roles. Taking part in an organization is one way to help further enrich your educational experience at The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education.

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 

Bringing people together to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities.

Organization Email: aafcs@ohio.edu

Executive Board

President:Nicole Mikusa; Email: nm291606@ohio.edu   

Treasurer: Del-jean Suber; Email: ds118006@ohio.edu   

Advisor: Meta Van Nostran;  Email: vannostr@ohiou.edu 



C. Odom Peer Mentor Program 

This program matches incoming students/transfer students with 3rd and 4th year Patton College of Education students. This allows students to share extra experience and insight about The Patton College and Ohio University with new students.

Executive Board
Advisor: Kelly Davidson; Email: davidsok@ohio.edu

Chi Sigma Iota 

Chi Sigma Iota is an international honor society for professional counselors, counselor educators, and students in the counseling field. Established in 1985 at Ohio University, CSI strives to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, and excellence in counseling, while also recognizing high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical counseling excellence.

Membership Requirements: Membership in Chi Sigma Iota is by chapter invitation to both students and graduates of counselor education programs. Students must have completed at least two quarters of full-time graduate coursework in a counselor education degree program, have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 system, and received a recommendation for membership from his/her CSI Chapter.

Organization Email: chisigmaiota@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Natalie Williams; Email: nw351909@ohio.edu 
Treasurer: Victoria Wood; Email: vw336506@ohio.edu 
Advisor: Christine Bhat; Email: bhatc@ohio.edu  

Collegiate Associate of Social Studies Teachers

This organization serves to bring together individuals that plan to pursue a career in the filed of social studies education or anyone with an interest in the content.

Organization Email: caofsst@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Jennifer Kaplan; Email: jk262606@ohio.edu 
Treasurer: Zachary Greening; Email: zg733006@ohio.edu 
Advisor: Frans Doppen; Email: doppen@ohiou.edu

Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA) 

CMLA is an organization designed specifically for Middle Childhood and AYA majors who have a passion for middle level students. CMLA meets five times each quarter and its members participate in service, socials and fundraisers, as well as engage in professional development opportunities.

Membership Requirements: Designed for middle level and AYA education majors interested in teaching grades 4-9. Members must attend at least 4 CMLA meetings each quarter, participate in at least one service activity, social and fundraiser each quarter, and pay $15 annual dues.

Organization Email: cmla@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Jane Heinold; Email: jh120307@ohio.edu 
Treasurer: Jennifer Caton; Email: jc33417@ohio.edu 
Advisor: Lisa Harrison; Email: harrisl1@ohiou.edu

Collegiate National Association for Music Education (CNAfME) 

To provide music education students with a wide range of information, contacts, and opportunities, and to promote the cause of music education in the Athens area.

Membership Requirements: This organization is specifically geared towards students obtaining a degree in music education.

Organization Email: cmenc231@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Conor Hartwick; Email: ch406906@ohio.edu 
Treasurer: Ted Terhune; Email: tt287909@ohio.edu 
Advisor: Milton Butler Email: butlerm@ohiou.edu

Dean's Advisory Council

The Dean’s Student Advisory Council is comprised of student leaders in The Patton College of Education who meet regularly with the Dean to convey the academic, social and professional needs and concerns of the student body. The advisory council is charged with maintaining open lines of communication between students and administration, ensuring that The Patton College remains student-centered.

Executive Board
Dean Renée A. Middleton; Email: middletonr@ohio.edu
Assistant Dean Maureen Coon; Email: coonm@ohio.edu 
Chair: Senator Lauren Burr; Email: lb336206@ohio.edu

Fashion Associates 

To promote and aid students who want to pursue a career in the fashion industry. The group focuses on professional development, fundraisers and philanthropy; including our biggest event the Mom's Weekend Fashion Show.

Organization Email: fashion@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Allison Goble; Email: ag298008@ohio.edu
Treasurer: Kate Cronin; Email: kc260108@ohio.edu 
Advisor: Schuyler Cone; Email: cone@ohiou.edu

Graduate Education Association 

Serves all master and doctoral strudents enrolled within all educational programs in the Ohio University Patton College of Education, providing student with resources, professional development, and mutual support.

Organization Email: gradea@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Email: 
Treasurer: Email: 
Advisor:  Gregory Moeller; Email: moellerg@ohiou.edu 

Graduate Student Senate 

Graduate Student Senate acts as the official representative body of graduate students at OU, presenting the representative voice of graduate students and informing graduate students of issues relevant to their welfare.

Organization Email: gss@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Tracy Kelly; Email: tk381500@ohio.edu
Treasurer: Jeff Barbee; Email: jb230409@ohio.edu 
Advisor: Rathindra Bose; Email: bose@ohiou.edu 
PCOE Senator: Steven Foy; Email: sfoy75@gmail.com

Webpage: www.ohio.edu/gss/

Human Service Organization (HSO)

HSO is a university chapter of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).  This group welcomes all majors with an interest in the Human Services career pathway.  HSO/AAFCS strives to improve the quality and standards of individual and family life by providing educational programs, influencing public policy, and through communications and service with many diverse groups. HSO/AAFCS members work to empower individuals, strengthen families, and enable communities.

Organization Email: hso@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Nicole Mikusa ; Email: nm291606@ohio.edu 
Treasurer: Del-jean Suber ; Email: ds118006@ohio.edu 
Advisor: Meta Van Nostran; Email: vannostr@ohio.edu

Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society 

To encourage high professional, intellectual and personal standards while recognizing outstanding contributions to education. We are active volunteers in the community and have a high degree of professional fellowship.

Organization Email: kdeepi@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Jennifer Ference; Email: jf359807@ohio.edu 
Treasurer: Vivian Hogan; Email: vs250206@ohio.edu 
Advisor: Dean Renée Middleton; Email: middletonr@ohio.edu

Webpage: http://www.ohiou.edu/~kdpi/

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

OU NCTE supports the development of pre-service teachers who are interested in a variety of aspects related to teaching English language arts, grades 4-12. There are three informative meetings per quarter, which focus on particular aspects of teaching. All majors and all levels of students are welcome.

Organization Email: ncte@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Emma Oliver; Email: eo208407@ohio.edu 
Treasurer: Marie Byer; Email: mb208907@ohio.edu 
Advisor: Linda J. Rice; Email: ricel2@ohio.edu

National Honors Society in Family and Consumer Sciences (Phi Upsilon Omicron) 

National honor society for Family and Consumer Sciences and related academic disciplines.

Organization Email: puo@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Allison Thornburgh ; Email: allisonthornburgh@gmail.com 
Treasurer: Trina Gannon ; Email: nicojosephine@yahoo.com 
Advisor: Ann Paulins; Email: paulins@ohiou.edu

Ohio University Council for Teachers of Mathematics (OUCTM) 

OUCTM is a professional organization affiliated with the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). OUCTM members participate in all-member meetings with opportunities to hear professional speakers and resource information. Members have the opportunity to attend OCTM and NCTM conferences, as well as participate in our volunteer tutoring program that provides free tutoring to local schools.

Membership Requirements: Members are required to join OUCTM and OCTM. They may join OUCTM/OCTM by submitting their $20 annual membership fee to any executive officer and by filling out the proper paperwork found at ohio.edu/ouctm. Paid membership comes with a t-shirt, while supplies last. Anyone who has taught, is teaching, or will teach mathematics is welcome.

Organization Email: ouctm@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Patrick Brust; Email: pb125807@ohio.edu 
Treasurer: Ryan Davis ; Email: rd156108@ohio.edu 
Advisor: Robert Klein; Email: kleinr@ohiou.edu 

Webpage:  http://www.ohio.edu/ouctm

Ohio University National Science Teachers Association (OUNSTA) 

OUNSTA will provide an organized source of information that: a)Promotes the mission of NSTA. b)Acquaints pre-service teachers of science with the support resources available from NSTA; c)Provides additional professional development in science education to pre-service teachers; d)Acquaints pre-service teachers of science with others like themselves at their university and across the United States and Canada; e)Provides a wealth of ideas to share amongst all participants, f)Assists in building hands-on experiences that could be utilized in a classroom environment, and to help develop problem solving concepts with our peers.

Membership Requirements: OUNSTA will welcome any Ohio University Student who is interested in science education.

Organization Email: ohiouniversitynsta@gmail.com

Executive Board
President: Cristie Collins; Email: cc220607@ohio.edu 
Advisor: Danielle Dani; Email: dani@ohio.edu

Ohio University Student Education Association (OUSEA) 

OUSEA is affiliated with the Ohio Student Education Assocation and the National Education Association. Its goal is to help teachers and students succeed with the benefit of free subscriptions to Instructor Magazine, Ohio Schools and NEA Today newsletters, attending conferences, networking, legal services and tons of discounts.

Organization Email: ousea@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Erica Wesseler; Email: ew304107@ohio.edu 
Treasurer: Lydia Moore; Email: lm375807@ohio.edu 
Advisor: Maureen Coon; Email: coonm@ohio.edu

Physical Education Club 

The purpose of the Physical Education Club is to represent and involve all of its' members who are physical education majors by: providing opportunities for professional development and to conduct student research.

Organization Email: pec@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Kelley Windle; Email: kw275404@ohio.edu
Treasurer: Thomas Lewis; Email: tl170505@ohio.edu
Advisor: Jill Wagner; Email: wagnerj2@ohio.edu

Professional Retail Leaders 

Our mission is to educate and inform future and present retail merchandising majors, help to organize information sessions, workshops, and other events for retailers coming to campus to recruit, and help organize events inside the Retail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development program in the Department of Human and Consumer Sciences Education.

Organization Email: proretail@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Courtney Bailey; Email: cb298907@ohio.edu 
Treasurer: Allison Goble; Email: ag298008@ohio.edu 
Advisor: J Price; Email: pricej1@ohiou.edu

Recreation Club 

Opened to OU students who are interested in recreation, especially outdoor recreation. The club participates in outdoor related service including organizing a Hocking River Clean-up. The club introduces students to a variety of recreational opportunities.

Organization Email: ourecreationclub@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Dustin Hall; Email: dh226807@ohio.edu 
Treasurer: Katherine Schmidlin; Email: ks177109@ohio.edu 
Advisor: Andrew Szolosi; Email: szolosi@ohiou.edu

The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education Student Ambassadors 

The Student Ambassador Program has been established to improve outreach to prospective and current students, strengthen communication with the Athens community and Ohio University groups, and build relationships with our alumni. Ambassadors will represent The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education and serve as hosts and hostesses at various meetings, conferences, and events, both on and off-campus. Ambassadors are a select group of students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and exemplary student leadership. They are dedicated to serving and representing The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education and the education profession.

Executive Board
Program Co-coordinator: Jennifer Warner; Email: warnerj2@ohio.edu   
Program Co-coordinator: Gregory Moeller; Email: moellerg@ohio.edu 

Student Council for Exceptional Children 

SCEC on the Ohio University campus is a student directed organization that supports the mission and beliefs of the national Council for Exceptional Children. CEC national “...is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain resources necessary for effective professional practice.” http://www.cec.sped.org

Membership Requirements: All Education and related field majors welcome .

Organization Email: scec@ohio.edu

Executive Board
Advisor: Karen Oswald; Email: scecohio@gmail.com

Student Early Childhood Organization (SECO) 

A service group focusing on the lives of children, with a primary focus on providing educational opportunites, service, and resources for students at OU.

Membership Requirements: 3 activities (2 being active) 1 fundraiser

Organization Email: seco@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Sarah Buchheit; Email: sb330508@ohio.edu 
Treasurer: TBD; Email: 
Advisor: Eugene Geist; Email: geist@ohiou.edu

Webpage: www.seco.wetpaint.com

Student Personnel Association 

SPA seeks to promote professional development, provide a social support for, and enhance the knowledge of its members in higher education.

Membership Requirements: Must be a CSP major to join.

Organization Email: spa@ohio.edu 

Executive Board
President: David Manley; Email: dm352410@ohio.edu  
Treasurer: Alexandra Kasik; Email: ak225701@ohio.edu   
Advisor: Peter Mather; Email: matherp@ohio.edu  

Webpage: http://www.ohio.edu/spa/

Student Senate 

Represents the needs and rights of students at Ohio University through the advocacy of shared governance.

Organization Email: senate@ohio.edu

Executive Board
President: Kyle Triplett; Email: kt157308@ohio.edu 
Treasurer: Christopher Wimsatt ; Email: cw813809@ohio.edu 
Advisor: Ryan Lombardi; Email: lombardi@ohiou.edu

Webpage:  http://www.ohio.edu/orgs/senate/

 

 

 

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