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Patton College of Education 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.

For information on other student organizations available at Ohio University, please visit the Campus Involvement Center website.


Patton College

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: Ken Bowald

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
Interim Dean: Lisa Harrison
Advisor: Ken Bowald

Graduate Education Association

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

Contact: Graduate Education Association 

Graduate Student Senate

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

Contact: Graduate Student Senate

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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.

Program Coordinator: Giles Lee

Undergraduate Student Senate

The Ohio University Student Senate is a group of student leaders who are dedicated to giving students the best experience possible during their time at OHIO. General Body Meetings are every Wednesday at 7:15 pm in Walter Hall 235. These meetings are open to the public and all students are encouraged to attend.

Contact: Undergraduate Student Senate


Counseling and Higher Education

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.

Contact: Chi Sigma Iota

Student Personnel Association

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

Membership Requirements: Must be a CSP major to join.

Contact: Student Personnel Association

Educational Studies

The Instructional Technology Scholars Association (ITSA)

The ISTE Standards are a framework for students, educators, administrators, coaches, and computer science educators to rethink education and create innovative learning environments. The standards are helping educators and education leaders worldwide re-engineer schools and classrooms for digital-age learning, no matter where they are on the journey to effective ed tech integration. Visit the ISTE Standards FAQs to learn more.

Students for Education Reform

Students for Education Reform is a national student-led movement to end educational injustice. SFER believes that a student's access to an exceptional education should not in any way be based on their race, class, or zip code. With over 100 chapters all over the nation, college students are working hard to affect education reform in their community, in their state, and across the nation.

Contact: Student for Education Reform

Recreation, Sport Pedagogy and Consumer Sciences

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

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.

Contact: Fashion Associates

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

National Honor Society for Family and Consumer Sciences and related academic disciplines.

Contact: Phi Upsilon Omicron 

Organization 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.

Contact: Organization Professional Retail Leaders 

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 conducting student research.

Contact: Physical Education Club

Recreation Club (Majors Only)

Open 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.

Contact: Recreation Club 


Teacher Education

Collegiate Association of Social Studies Teachers

Advisor: Frans Doppen
Contact: Collegiate Association of Social Studies Teachers

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. *Currently inactive

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.

Contact: Collegiate Middle-Level Association 

Collegiate Music Educators National Conference, Chapter 231

Contact: Collegiate Music Educators National Conference 

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.

Contact: Kappa Delta Pi

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. Please email the organization for an application. Paid membership comes with a t-shirt, while supplies last. Anyone who has taught, is teaching, or will teach mathematics is welcome.

Contact: Ohio University Council for Teachers of Mathematics 

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.

Contact: Ohio University National Science Teachers Association 

Ohio University Student Education Association (OUSEA)

OUSEA is affiliated with the Ohio Student Education Association 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.

Contact: Ohio University Student Education Association

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 " 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."

Membership Requirements: All Education and related field majors are welcome.

Contact: Student Council for Exceptional Children 

Student Early Childhood Organization (SECO)

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

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

Contact: Student Early Childhood Organization