Student Organizations

Child Life Student Organization (CLSO)

The Child Life Student Organization (CLSO) addresses the educational needs of students pursuing the child life profession. The organization’s purpose is to improve the understanding of the child life profession and prepare and educate students aiming to become Child Life Specialists through speakers and educational workshops. Membership is open to enrolled Ohio University students interested in the field of child life. However, any member must understand that the only way to access the field of child life at Ohio University is within the Child and Family Studies Major/Child Life Concentration (undergraduate or graduate). This major provides the required child and family courses, child life content, child life hands-on experience and faculty who are Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS)—all necessary academic program components needed to become a CCLS.

Advisor: Jenny Chabot 
Phone: 740.593.2871 

Bobcats for Children and Families

This organization enriches the experience of students within Ohio University’s child and family studies major. Through this organization, students will grow as helping professionals by gaining further hands-on experience, working with children and families through volunteering, fundraising, advocating, and participating in various service projects related to this field. Members act on behalf of the needs, rights, and well being of the children in Athens County and surrounding areas.