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Adults Belong in College

Advisors: Kim Jeffers/Pam Kaylor

A.B.C. is a student organization with the mission of promoting the success of non-traditional students at Ohio University Lancaster and Pickerington Center. Their goals are to assist nontraditional students in meeting their educational, career, and personal goals, to advocate for services that correspond to the diverse needs of the nontraditional student, and to provide a supportive and nurturing environment to engage nontraditional students as active partners in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of their learning at Ohio University. The group is open to all students who self-identity as nontraditional.


Alpha Phi Omega

Advisor: Candice Thomas-Maddox

Alpha Phi Omega is a national, co-ed service fraternity with active chapters on over 350 college campuses.  The APO Chapter at Ohio University-Lancaster recruits new members each semester.  The goal of APO is to provide students who want to be a part of an organization with leadership skills while providing service to our campus and community.  Any student is eligible to join!  There are no GPA or major requirements.  Consider this — college should be more than the acquisition of facts and figures; it also should broaden your experiences, expand and test your inherent abilities, and sharpen your social skills.  Alpha Phi Omega's principles of leadership, friendship, and service can add this aspect of college life and enable you to help others while you help yourself.


Alpha Phi Sigma

Advisor:  Jennifer L. Steele

Alpha Phi Sigma is a National Criminal Justice Honor Society for students who have declared a major or minor in a Pre-Criminal Justice/Criminal Justice or related degree leading to a baccalaureate degree. The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity. Other related majors (i.e. Psychology, Sociology, Specialized Studies, Social Work, Political Science, public administration, forensic science) may also qualify for membership if they have had 4 courses in Criminal Justice-(Sociology/LET field). To join Alpha Phi Sigma you must have completed at least three full time semesters or equivalent and at least four (4) of the courses must be in the Criminal Justice-Soc/LET/related field. A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, as well as, a 3.2 average in Criminal Justice-Soc/LET courses is needed to join. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only Criminal Justice Honor Society which is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Induction into the group can occur early in the fall or spring semester.


Applied Management Student Association

Advisor: Brian Hoyt

To expedite and foster the academic and professional development of the Applied Management Student Association members by providing them with the support, resources, education, and network necessary to achieve their personal and professional objectives.

ASL Club

Advisor: Becky Brooks


Athletic Club

Advisor: Jeff Whitehead

Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)

Advisor: Dee Anderson –

This student-led group seeks to introduce students to Christ, help them to grow in their faith, encourage them to passionately live life in a manner consistent with belief in the God of the Bible and inspire commitment to advancing the purposes of God in the world.

Drama Club

Advisor: Victor Jones

Ohio University Lancaster has an outstanding theatre program, and there are many ways to get involved without being in the spotlight!  As a member of Drama Club, you can get right in the action of an OUL production, from working concessions, ushering, back stage crew work, lighting, costuming, props, makeup and set building.We are always looking for volunteers to help with our productions. We also attend the "Broadway Across America Series" in Columbus.Drama Club members receive half price tickets! Giving back to our community is important to Drama Club members! Our students also participate in a variety of community service projects. No experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun and be a part of a great production team. Drama Club is open to OUL's student body, faculty, staff, AND alumni. Drama Club is an exciting and unique way to learn more about theatre at OUL. Getting involved is easy! Contact Theatre Director A. Victor Jones by email at or by calling the Ohio University Lancaster Box Office at 740-681-3353.


Gender Equality Solidarity Society

Advisor: Pam Kaylor

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote an awareness of gender equality to university students and the community at large. In addition, the Gender Equality Solidarity Society will provide an opportunity for students, faculty, alumni, and staff to coordinate and participate in gender related activities, conferences, resource services and a generally gender equal environment for the benefit of students and the community. The club is open to any and all members of Ohio University Lancaster's student body, faculty, staff, or alumni, and will not discriminate based on age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, creed or disability.


Human Services Association

Advisor: Michael Ashton

The purpose of this HST organization is primarily to encourage HST student to conduct/participate in campus and community service projects.


Lambda Pi Eta

Advisor: Nikki Blau

Lambda Pi Eta is a National Honorary Society for students in Communication Studies. Lambda Pi Eta recognizes, fosters, and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement while stimulating interest in the communication discipline. To join Lambda Pi Eta you must be invited based on academic success.  COMS majors who are Junior status and have earned a GPA of 3.2 or higher will be invited to join one of the two induction times throughout the academic year.


Leadership Enhancement Acquisition Delegation

Advisor: Candice Thomas-Maddox

  • Each Spring Semester, applications are accepted from students who are interested in earning academic credit while gaining valuable leadership skills.  A team of 15-20 students is selected at the end of the academic year to participate as a LEAD team member beginning in Fall Semester.  All students are eligible to apply – no GPA or major requirements are necessary.  Students selected will participate in 4 Friday seminars throughout the year (2 in the Fall / 2 in the Spring) and earn a total of 2 credits for the entire year.  Seminars are facilitated by OUL faculty, staff, and administrators.
L.E.T. Us Help

Advisor: Lisa Taylor

To assist local law enforcement with fairs, festivals, and provide students with anopportunity to network in the criminal justice arena.


Medical Assisting Technology Student Group

Advisor: Cynthia Boles –

This group will provide opportunities to exchange information with members of the medical community, to explore career opportunities, to develop leadership skills, to render community service and to interact with Certified Medical Assistants.


Ohio Student Education Association

Advisor: Terri Green

OSEA-OUL is a student organization for education majors. OSEA-OUL is a local chapter of the Ohio Student Education Association (OSEA) and the National Education Association (NEA). The purpose of this organization is to support teacher education programs by promoting interest in public education. Meetings are a part of the Lunch and Learn Series “So You Think You Can Teach” which take place fall semester every Tuesday from 11:00-12:15 and spring semester every Wednesday from 11:00-12:15 in room 414. Guest speakers from the local community are invited to present on the latest topics and issues associated with the teaching profession. This organization offers opportunities for teacher education majors at OUL to gain personal growth and professional competence while meeting other educators in the OUL community.

Phi Theta Kappa

Advisor: Candice Thomas-Maddox

Phi Theta Kappa (our local chapter is Beta Beta Theta) has recognized academic excellence in the two-year college since 1918 and has become the largest and the most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges around the world.

More than 500 students have been inducted into Beta Beta Theta. To be eligible for membership, a student must maintain a 3.5 g.p.a. and have earned at least 12 credit hours applicable to an associate's degree. The Lancaster Campus chapter was chartered in 1995. Phi Theta Kappa has over 1100 chapters around the world. PTK/BBT members perform many services, including conducting food and clothing drives on Campus, providing meals for the homeless shelter, sponsoring special events for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, promoting literacy and serving refreshments at campus special events.

We invite bachelor's and associate's degree students from all majors to seek membership. We have two informal inductions - one in the fall quarter and one in the winter quarter and a formal induction in the spring quarter which also serves as the formal induction for the fall and winter inductees



Advisor: Dee Anderson


Student Senate

Advisor: Jeff Whitehead


Student Social Work Association

Advisor: Lisa Skeens

The purpose of this organization shall be to serve, educate, and promote activism in the field of social welfare. In addition, the SSWA will provide an opportunity for students to interact within the community to broaden their knowledge of the issues related to social services. The main aim of the organization is to impact the lives of those living in our community and the communities around us and to do our best to help meed those needs.


S.T.R.U.M. Club
(Students Teaching Rookie Undergraduate Musicians)

Advisor: Paul Young

Want to learn to play the guitar? Maybe you already play. Whatever your level of ability and interest, you are welcome to bring your guitar and join the OU-L STRUM Club which meets Mondays in The Zone from 2:15-3:15 p.m. Students will pair and share playing techniques and musical insights in a no-pressure environment that is fun and relaxed. Get to know more about your fellow students by sharing your passion for music. Interests of beginners, intermediate, and advanced players will be accommodated.


Student Veterans of America

Advisor: Kim Jeffers

To support student veterans on campus and support community events and he help with school functions.