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Special Interest Student Organizations

Special Interest Student Organizations

  • Active Minds at Otterbein

    Through advocacy and education, Active Minds at Otterbein's goal is to increase students' awareness of mental health issues in order to decrease the stigma that surrounds the topic of mental health. Here on campus, through events and information, we hope to open up important conversations surrounding mental health issues to create a more engaging and inclusive campus for all students. Contact for more information.
  • Campus Activities Board (CAB)

    CAB provides programs of a cultural, recreational, social and educational nature to the Otterbein University community and provides students and staff with opportunities to shape their environment through the selection, production, and evaluation of those events. Additionally, CAB actively encourages multicultural understanding, acceptance and appreciation through programming and co-sponsorship with other organizations. Contact for more information.
  • Gamers Guild

    This group brings gamers together to meet others who like the same games. They also sponsor tournaments and other events to encourage community and camaraderie. Contact for more information.
  • Otter Pong

    The purpose of Otter Pong shall be to bring healthy competition to the sport (ping-pong) and those who choose to participate in the club. Contact for more information.
  • Otterbein Animal Conservation Club

    The Otterbein Animal Conservation Club strives to promote awareness of animal conservation, especially those of endangered and threatened status. This organization is open to anyone with a general interest in making a difference in the lives of the world's threatened wildlife. Contact for more information.
  • Otterbein St. Jude

    Otterbein St. Jude works to educate the campus and community about the mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and raise money for their efforts. Members participate in or volunteer at events held around the Columbus area such as the St. Jude Walk/Run and Discover the Dream at the Columbus Zoo. Here on campus, we hold our own fundraisers and informational events such as an informational table for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, and the Letter Sending Event. Contact for more information.
  • Otterbein University Film Club

    The Otterbein University Film Club offers space for discourse for film lovers. They integrate an academic lens and other elements of the film minor into a relaxed setting of screenings and conversation. Contact for more information.
  • OtterPAWS

    OtterPAWS serves to provide Otterbein a connection which allows students to train service dogs. They hope to gain awareness and interest in the student body to aid in the education of proper etiquette around working animals. Contact for more information
  • Resident Student Association

    The primary function of RSA is to provide a voice for students in residence life decision-making processes and to provide feedback on all aspects of residential student living environments. A secondary function of RSA is to plan events and activities for students, that allow them to experience life on campus, have fun, develop community and make Otterbein feel like the best home away from home. Contact for more information.
  • Students For Life

    Our mission is to create a culture where every human life is respected and valued from conception to death, and to foster an atmosphere that is open to discussion about human rights issues. Contact for more information.
  • Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity (URGE)

    URGE stands for spreading awareness about reproductive justice issues, sexual health, and creating a safe sexual environment in general. We want students to have access to information about sex and reproductive issues in a safe, informed, environment. Contact for more information.
For more information about these organizations please contact the Center for Student Involvement at CSI@otterbein.edu

More Special Interest Involvement Opportunities

Commuter Student Association
The Commuter Student Association works to provide activities specifically for Otterbein's commuting population. The group works to promote issues effecting commuters. This organization works out of the Commuter Lounge. Contact James Prysock for more information.

/ 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.

Colette Masterson
e/ cmasterson@otterbein.edu
p/ 614.823.3202