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Academic and Professional Organizations

Academic and Professional Student Organizations

  • Animal Health Science Club

    Otterbein’s Animal Health Science Club is geared toward strengthening post-graduation plans for students majoring in Zoo & Conservation Science, Equine Veterinary Technology, Equine Pre-Veterinary/Pre-graduate Studies, or any student with the intentions of applying to veterinary school. This organization shall strive to encourage, inform and prepare its members by providing opportunities in leadership, career exploration, and professional networking. This organization will use its knowledge and abilities to benefit animal related charities and promote a sense of appreciation and understanding of animal related issues in the community. Contact Norah Young for more information.
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals exposes undergraduate and graduate students to fundraising as an essential part of their career, both in the profit and not for profit sectors, and the importance of philanthropy and the vital role of ethics in a professional practice. Contact for more information.
  • Health Professions Club

    The Health Professions Club is a group developed by students for students to help aid in professional development, provide opportunities for professional networking and social interaction and provide community service in the area of Health and Physical Education. Events include attending workshops and professional events, developing community workshops, and networking with current professionals. Contact Elizabeth Krebs for more information.
  • MBA Student Association

    The MBA Student Organization was formed to address the needs and goals of the MBA student body through networking, exploring new business or community opportunities and other programming that further enriches the MBA experience. All students are invited to participate in this organization. Contact Erin Crist for more information.
  • Ohio Collegiate Music Educator's Association

    We the members of the Otterbein University Chapter of the Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association, maintain this organization for the benefit of music education students. For more information, please contact Samantha Gossett.
  • Otterbein Actuarial Science Club

    This club educates students about the actuarial profession and furthers the goals of those students who are interested in pursuing a career in actuarial science. Contact Kelsey Yoder for more information.
  • Otterbein Business Association

    Otterbein Business Association is a professional development organization focused on business. We strive to give students an opportunity for networking and marketing development outside the campus community. Contact Regan Donoughe for more information.
  • Otterbein Club of Athletic Training Students

    OCATS is designed to provide an environment for social and academic learning. The mentorship program will assist new students with meeting upperclassmen and getting information about Otterbein University and our athletic training program. The vision is to provide a stimulating learning environment, which in turn will produce athletic trainers of the highest quality. Contact Lauren Dolick for more information.
  • Otterbein Collegiate Middle Level Association (OCMLA)

    OCMLA is a professional educational organization for college students preparing to become middle level teachers, and an affiliate of the National Middle School Association. The aim of this organization is to advance and support appropriate middle level education while promoting collegiate participation at national, state, and regional middle level conferences. Membership is open to all education majors. Contact for more information.
  • Otterbein Student Education Association (OSEA)

    OSEA is a professional development organization for all education majors attending Otterbein University. Students involved in OSEA have opportunities to attend events focused on a variety of educational topics, including classroom management, resume writing, interviewing tips, and classroom technology resources. Through social events, OSEA allows its members to connect with other passionate educators while simultaneously building valuable skills needed to become an effective educator. Contact Nicole Coccagno for more information.

  • Otterbein University Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society

    This organization allows students of chemical science to become better acquainted, to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from professional association, to obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical material before chemical audiences, to foster a professional spirit among the members, to instill a professional pride in the chemical sciences, and to foster an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern chemist. Contact for more information.
  • Otterbein University Student Nursing Association (OUSNA)

    OUSNA is a student branch of the national (NSNA) and state (OSNA) Student Nursing Associations. Its major goals are to contribute to nursing education, to provide programs of professional interest and concerns, and to aid in the development of the whole person and his/her professional role. OUSNA provides speakers, fundraisers, and service opportunities to help meet these goals. Contact Abbey Wyrick for more information.
  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

    The PRSSA is a pre-professional organization designed for students who are interested in learning more about the field of public relations. Students from all majors are welcome to join. The organization features speakers from a variety of public relations settings, mentorships with professionals, attendance at local, regional and national conferences and internship experiences. The Otterbein chapter is affiliated with the Central Ohio (professional) PRSA Chapter. Contact Abby Dawson for more information.
  • Society of Composers Inc. at Otterbein

    Society of Composers Inc. at Otterbein is concerned with the fellowship, collaboration, career goals, and objectives of new and contemporary music composers, and those interested in topics related to composition. For more information, contact Anna Butler.
  • Society of Women Engineers

    The purpose of the organization is to stimulate women to achieve their full potential as engineers and leaders. Contact Mikayla Knerr for more information.
  • Sociology and Criminology Student Association (SACSA)

    This group extends the opportunities for Otterbein sociology and criminology majors, minors and other interested students to learn about and participate in the wider sphere of sociological topics and issues found outside the classroom. Through lively conversation and debate and challenging community service projects, students deepen their understanding of sociological issues, enhancing their ability to contribute insights in the classroom. SACSA also provides valuable guidance and career opportunity advice to those intending to seek employment in sociology-related fields by engaging speakers related to employment, graduate school opportunities, scholarships, on/off campus internships and special projects. Contact William Needleman for more information.
  • Sport Management Club

    The purpose of this club is to provide professional development opportunities for Sport Management majors and students interested in pursuing a career in sport, to offer programs that promote and foster awareness of the field of sport management. Contact Samuel Severance for more information.
For more information about these organizations, please contact the Center for Student Involvement at CSI@otterbein.edu.

/ Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement is located in the Campus Center.

Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Jennifer Bechtold
e/ jbechtold@otterbein.edu
p/ 614.823.3202