The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Club and Society Leadership Symposium
Thursday, September 7 - Friday, September 8, 2017
Columbus, OH

Club and Society Leadership Symposium

The Ohio State University Alumni Association cordially invites you to participate in the 2017 Club and Society Leadership Symposium.

Hear from alumni association staff and university partners as we celebrate the successes of the past year and discuss ways to engage our alumni and friends.

Your peers and alumni association staff will review best practices and available resources; generate new programmatic ideas; and provide networking opportunities between club and society volunteers.

Thursday, Sept. 7
Optional for Club leaders only
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Admissions overview and Buckeye alumni recruitment training
Longaberger Alumni House

For new leaders only (1 year or less on your board)
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
New leader / Volunteer orientation
Longaberger Alumni House

All are welcome
5:30 p.m.
Happy Hour hosted by Franklin County Alumni Club
El Vaquero, Olentangy River Road

Friday, Sept. 8
7:30 a.m.: Registration, Fawcett Center
8 – 9 a.m.: Breakfast and Opening Session at 8:30 a.m.
9:15 – 10:45 a.m.: Regional Breakout
10:45 – 11 a.m.: Break
11 a.m. – noon: Programming and Best Practice Session #1
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch and Award Recognition
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.: Programming and Best Practice Session #2
3 – 4 p.m.: Programming and Best Practice Session #3
4:15 – 5 p.m.: Regional Wrap Up (with snacks in rooms)
5 p.m.: Group photo
5 – 7 p.m.: Closing Reception, Fawcett Center Ballroom

  • Alumni group programming and best practice sessions
  • Lunch and award recognition
  • Regional breakout discussions
  • Alumni group reception
  • Alumni Association giveaways



  • Full breakfast and lunch (Friday only)
  • Reception Friday


  • Any officer or board member to represent his/her alumni club or alumni society
  • Registrants may bring one complimentary guest to the reception
  • There is no limit on the number of attendees from your group

A block of rooms is held at the Residence Inn Columbus University Area on Olentangy River Road. The rate is $199 per night. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 1-844-200-1025 and referencing the "Alumni Association Symposium".

Discounted rates valid Sept. 7 – 10, and reservations must be made by Aug. 7, 2017. Be sure to make your reservation soon, as the hotel will fill up quickly!

We have a limited number of football tickets available for purchase for the Sept. 9 game versus Oklahoma. Tickets are $197.50 per ticket (limit two per household). You are eligible to purchase tickets once you have registered for the full conference and you must call the Alumni Association to purchase.

*Not eligible to purchase Oklahoma game tickets:

  • Season football ticket holders
  • Club & Society officers/board members who received Oklahoma game tickets through the Club & Society Group Football Ticket Request program

A waitlist will be created for those seeking tickets in case demand does not exceed supply.


Register online or call 800-762-5646.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide refunds after your registration is processed.

Register online

Register by phone 800-762-5646

Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide refunds after your registration is processed.


Please contact customer service at or 800-762-5646.

Clubs and Societies
Craig Little