The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Buckeye Advocates

Our advocacy program prepares alumni and friends of Ohio State to build relationships and effectively engage with decision-makers on behalf of our university. As an Advocate, you’ll become familiar with the challenges and issues facing higher education and directly impacting The Ohio State University. Be the voice of Buckeye Nation.

Buckeye Advocates

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Latest news: Ohio State Government Affairs and Ohio State in D.C.

Frequently asked questions

We will help you:

  • Contact your elected officials through written correspondence, phone calls, or social media
  • Stay informed on important Ohio State topics via our Buckeye Advocates Newsletters
  • Interact with elected officials at Advocates-hosted events
  • Build and strengthen relationships with elected officials and policy leaders

Absolutely! If you have a love for The Ohio State University and higher education, you can make a difference! It is easy and free. After signing up, you’ll start receiving updates via our Buckeye Advocates quarterly newsletter, as well as calls to action and invitations to Advocates hosted events.

No – Buckeye Advocates is a nonpartisan group. We organize, inform, and mobilize alumni and friends of Ohio State to advocate on behalf of both the university and higher education. We are a group who gather to urge legislators and other decision makers to carefully consider bills or other issues that impact the university.

No, Buckeye Advocates may NOT endorse candidates due to state and federal guidelines for tax-exempt nonprofit entities.

This is truly up to you. You can decide how much or how little time you spend based on your comfort level or availability.

The Office of Advocacy works closely with the university leadership as well as the Government Affairs team to understand the implications that policies and proposed laws could have on The Ohio State University.

Contact us

Don Stenta

Assistant Vice President Alumni Experience

Keely Black

Legislative Advocacy Specialist