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Student Senate Endowment

Ask Ohio University alumni, and they will likely tell you that their most memorable college experiences took place outside of the classroom–as part of a club, activity, organization, group or special event. These experiences reflect the promise of OHIO's Division of Student Affairs. We are dedicated to creating a vibrant campus community and cultivating leadership among our students.

One valuable leadership opportunity is service in OHIO’s Student Senate. Student senators represent all OHIO students and advocate the student opinion to administrators through legislation. Serving in the senate provides students with the opportunity to lead and to interact, both with each other and with administrators, faculty, community leaders and their constituents. Student senators engage in robust debate about the current issues on campus. These discussions inform resolutions proposed by the senators that are aimed at benefiting future OHIO students. Perhaps most importantly, serving in the student senate builds self-confidence and helps students find their voice.

Like any program designed to develop the potential of our students, senators shouldn’t learn and lead inside of a vacuum. When student senators have the opportunity to network with peers at other colleges and universities, they gain tools that help them become more effective leaders.

This is why the Division of Student Affairs established the Student Senate Leadership Endowment. This endowment helps to send OHIO student senators to state and national conferences where they experience crucial networking opportunities. It also allows Student Senate to host expert speakers, workshops and roundtable discussions at Ohio University and provides them with a forum for discussion and growth on all issues pertaining to student government. 

Here is how your gift could enhance the Student Senate experience: 

Information about giving to Student Senate



Make a Gift

To make an immediate gift to OHIO’s Student Senate Leadership Endowment online using your credit or debit card, please follow these quick steps:

  1. Visit  www.ohio.edu/give.
  2. Choose to either make a one-time gift or setup a recurring gift.
  3. Be sure to select “Student Senate Leadership Endowment” from the drop-down menu.


To make a gift to the Student Senate Leadership Endowment by mail, please make your check payable to The Ohio University Foundation and write “Student Senate Leadership Endowment” in the memo line of the check. The mailing address is:

The Ohio University Foundation
PO Box 869
Athens, OH 45701-0869


If you prefer to make your gift over the phone, or if you have questions about giving to the Student Senate Leadership Endowment, please contact:

The Office of Annual Giving
(740) 597-1641