Ohio University’s student organizations help Bobcats form lasting connections. OHIO’s Student Senate recognizes the importance of student organizations to the Bobcat experience, so they secured approximately $17,000 for 11 different organizations with the help of the senate’s previous interim treasurer, Richard Danylo. The funds allotted for student organizations are an investment for all Bobcats. Organizations create experiences and connections throughout the University and introduce students to interests and peers outside of their major.
Danylo said, “one of my top priorities was to ensure that the Student Appropriations Commission (SAC) is operational to fund organizations.” It is imperative to keep funding student organizations because of the “awesome events and projects they run,” said Danylo. From academic organizations to cultural and identity-based organizations to Sorority and Fraternity Life, there are involvement opportunities for everyone.
The Student Senate has played a key role in maintaining student involvement and engagement opportunities no matter what modality students are experiencing OHIO through this semester. “Student Senate is still fiercely advocating for students to very highest levels of our University,” said Danylo, so everyone can be involved in something they are passionate about.
It is not only the Student Senate advocating for student organizations, but also those who work closely with them. Danylo said, “Josh Gruenke, associate director of student activities, and Liz Behage, current SAC senator, have both been a great help.” From students to University faculty and staff, student organizations remain at the heart of OHIO.