Office of Student Life

Sorority and Fraternity Life

SOE Opportunities - Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence Description

Program Requirement: Chapter completes at least one (1) program focused in diversity, inclusion or Social Justice each semester. This program should connect to chapter goals outlined in their annual plan. Themes may include ability status, ethnicity, gender/gender identity/gender expression, immigration status, race, religion, sexuality, social class, veteran status. Other topics must be preapproved by the Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life or their designee. 

Ohio State Partnerships

Partner with these Ohio State departments and organizations to register for their approved programs.

Allies for Diversity Workshops

  • Presentation times are based on the availability of the Allies for Diversity executive board members and interested chapters must provide a space for the presentation on campus. Please contact alliesfordiversity@gmail.com or roush.220@osu.edu if interested.
  • Presentation Options
    • Women in the Media
      • This presentation will discuss topics such as representation of women in the media and the male gaze in various forms of media such as movies, television and advertisements, Additional discussion topics include the Bechdel Test and common stereotypes associated with sororities.
    • Female Faces of Ohio State
      • This presentation will discuss the women of Ohio State, issues women in academia face, issues women face in their day-to-day lives, sexual harassment, the oversexualization of young women and double standards women face.
    • Understanding Privilege
      • This presentation will discuss what is privilege, where privilege can be seen, the different ways people can be have privilege, and equality vs. equity.
    • Racist Mascots
      • This presentation will discuss why we use mascots, why some mascots are considered offensive or problematic, the debate surrounding changing offensive mascots and advocacy being done to change certain mascots.

Disability Services 201: Identity and Inclusion Workshops

IGNITE: Women in Politics at OSU General Meetings

  • IGNITE is a John Glenn College-sponsored student organization and is housed under the professional development initiative Programs for Ohio Women Empowered to Represent (POWER).
  • Please contact igniteohiostate@gmail.com for questions or to RSVP.

Student Life Multicultural Center

SARNCO: OhioHealth Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio

  • Presentation Options (email Jeffrey.Puster@ohiohealth.com to schedule workshops)
    • Engaging Men: Changing Gender Norms and Bystander Intervention
      • This workshop also counts for the Safety, Health and Wellness SOE requirement, but your chapter cannot use it to fulfill both requirements simultaneously. For instance, if you count it for your Safety/Health/Wellness requirement, you cannot also count it for the Diversity requirement, or vice versa.
  • Social Change
    • Workshop Options: I Am Social Change, Examining the Social Change Leadership Model and Servant Leadership Theory, Poverty and Education Inventory, Implicit Bias.

Approved SOE Opportunities

Please check here throughout the semester for more SOE opportunities.

Additional SOE Opportunities (NOT Automatically Approved)

Check out these additional resources for ideas to create your own SOE event. Please note that you must still fill out an SOE approval form (located at the top of this page) for any of these events. They are not automatically approved.