ORSA Student Committee



To aid undergraduate and graduate students in personal and professional development by creating opportunities to learn and grow from other students in the state of Ohio. Students will gain knowledge of what it takes to build a holistic recreational program, and learn the importance of early association involvement. Students will have opportunities to work closely with members of the ORSA Executive Board, network with other students and professionals, create mentorships, attend workshops, share knowledge with their fellow student employees, and brainstorm ways to enhance the program attheir home institution.


Must be an undergraduate or graduate student working for a campus recreation department in the state of Ohio. No prior ORSA, Region III or NIRSA involvement is required. Any age or year in school is welcome to apply. Sport and recreation-majors are not required – students from all backgrounds of knowledge and interests are encouraged!


  • Create a mission statement, along with goals for the committee to accomplish
  • Work closely with the ORSA State Student Representative, and occasionally with the ORSA Exec Team
  • Attend monthly personal and professional development workshops (through a live-stream)
  • Identify ways to better serve the student population in the state of Ohio
  • Create relationships with students and professional staff at their home institution, as well as others
  • Attend workshops and information sessions at conferences like Student Lead-On, ORSA, and NIRSA
  • Brainstorm presentation ideas and submit proposals with fellow committee members for future conferences
  • Make suggestions to their home institution on ways to improve staff training, morale, incentives, and professional development
  • Assist in the creation of a mentorship program
  • Develop recruitment strategies and social media ideas for prospective committee members
  • Work with fellow members to brainstorm other committee responsibilities or opportunities for next year’s committee

Please direct any questions to current ORSA State Student Rep, Hannah Giunta (giunta.9@osu.edu).


Applications to join this committee has been extended to February 22nd!