The Ohio State University Alumni Association

The Student-Alumni Council is closely affiliated with the Alumni Association.

We exist so we can help further the mission of the association by connecting students and alumni. Because we are dedicated to the Ohio State Alumni Association, we assist with several events throughout the year. This volunteering includes:

Alumni Tours

Student-Alumni Council and the Ohio State University Alumni Association are excited to offer tours to alumni visiting campus! Tours are led by SAC students and take alumni around campus landmarks. Request a tour at

Buckeye Pen Pals

Buckeye Pen Pals connects undergraduate students with Ohio State alumni mentors across the country. Students will gain career advice and networking skills, while alumni mentors will give back to a fellow Buckeye and serve as a positive influence in the life of another individual. Alumni can sign up through the volunteer site, while students can sign up at

Alumni Awards

Every year, the Ohio State Alumni Association hosts Alumni Awards. These awards honor outstanding Ohio State alumni and their contributions to their communities, as well as our university. SACers host these award winners and assist with the production of the event.

5 Under 25

5 Under 25 is an event that brings five Ohio State alumni under the age of 25 back to campus. The panelists share their undergraduate experience in a specific academic area or extracurricular activity and students have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about life after graduation. This program gives students a glimpse of where their education at Ohio State can take them.

Homecoming Pep Rally

The Homecoming Pep Rally is a way for the Student-Alumni Council to connect students and alumni by taking part in a Buckeye tradition. Students past and present are able to enjoy words of wisdom by influential Buckeye speakers while also being able to interact with Brutus and the cheerleaders. To make the event complete, the band plays all of the Buckeye favorites including Carmen at the very end of the program. The Pep Rally allows all students and alumni to engage in the traditions and spirit that will lead students back to the University.

Dinner for 12 Buckeyes

Dinners for 12 Buckeyes is an event implemented by SAC to provides Ohio State students, alumni, staff, and faculty opportunities to meet and connect in an informal setting. Ohio State alumni host the dinners and help in creating a great environment for connecting Buckeyes and having stimulating conversations. These dinners help bring together Buckeyes from all across campus and the alumni community in a fun and unique way, and are a terrific experience for all parties involved