Get Involved

  • Join the OSUDC Board

Have you ever wanted to make an impact as an Ohio State alum, but didn’t know how? Join the board and help promote OSU in the Washington, DC area! Complete the nomination form and email to

  • Student Recruitment

20151012_172928Did you know there are over 200 majors and 475 specializations at Ohio State? Or that 65% of the admitted freshman class of 2015 were in the top 10% of their graduating classes? As a graduate of Ohio State, you play a major role in our recruitment efforts. We truly appreciate your commitment, your Buckeye spirit, and your willingness to represent Undergraduate Admissions at college fairs and student events throughout the DC area.

How do I get involved?

To express your interest in volunteering for our recruitment efforts, please contact us at

Become a BAR volunteer

In order to ensure that you feel comfortable representing Undergraduate Admissions, there are a few steps that you will need to take to become an alumni volunteer with BAR:

Step 1: Learn Undergraduate Admissions’ current messaging to prospective students by reviewing the BAR Training videos below: (This must be completed every year, even if you have done this in the past, as there are new updates!)

Step 2: Complete the required BAR Certification (training quiz) and Interest Form / Agreement

Step 3: Congratulations! You are now in our pool of certified BAR volunteers. Admissions staff and Region Engagement Officers will reach out to you with upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers agree to the following expectations and guidelines:

  • Act in a professional manner as a representative of The Ohio State University.
  • Know general facts about the university as well as how to refer to the Over- view brochure and/or admissions website for frequently asked questions about majors, tuition, deadlines and scholarships.
  • Be knowledgeable about Undergraduate Admissions, the admissions process and the admissions cycle.
  • Tell prospective students and families how Ohio State has prepared you for success after college.
  • Say “I don’t know” when you don’t know the answer to a student’s question. If you are uncertain about an answer, direct prospective students and family members to the admissions website,, or Undergraduate Admissions at 614-292-3980.
  • Do not make any comment or promise regarding the possibility of a student’s admissibility to Ohio State. Many factors are considered when making an admissions decision in addition to ACT/SAT score and class rank.
  • Do not make any comment or promise regarding financial aid eligibility. Encourage students to apply for admission by the early action deadline to be considered for scholarships and to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the deadline.
  • Wear a name tag noting The Ohio State University alumni designation.
  • Provide feedback to admissions office on the volunteer experience and needs.



  • A graduate of The Ohio State University or parent of current student
  • Not a parent of a high school senior participating in the college application process
  • Not a private educational consultant or agent for a current and/or prospective student

Other desired qualifications:

  • Effective communicator
  • Enthusiasm for Ohio State
  • Comfortable volunteering under minimal supervision
  • Ability and desire to interact with people from different backgrounds

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Jun 10 9:00am

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Jun 11 12:00pm

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