The Ohio State University Alumni Association

What is BAR?

Ohio State’s Buckeye Alumni Recruitment (BAR) coordinates alumni and parent volunteers who reach out to potential applicants to the university. BAR members will represent Ohio State in various outreach activities throughout the recruitment year.

Who can participate?

BAR members can be alumni or friends of the university or parents of current Ohio State undergraduates. We especially welcome undergraduate alumni volunteers. A strong understanding and identification with Ohio State’s unique undergraduate experience is essential.

How do I sign up?

Please visit the volunteer page for step-by-step instructions.

If I have volunteered for the admissions office, am I a member of BAR?

We ask that all potential admissions volunteers, regardless of past service, sign up for BAR once per year. This will allow us to record your volunteer service and send you important program updates. Please visit the volunteer page for instructions.

I signed up but haven’t heard from you.

Because the needs of the admissions office vary depending on time of year, geographic locations and applicant pool, we will contact you on an as-needed basis. Much of the success of BAR depends on having a reliable group of volunteers at the ready. We ask for your patience as our network grows and evolves. We appreciate your enthusiasm and willingness to participate in our program.

If you registered through the Volunteer Match site and did not receive an automatic email confirmation within 24 hours, please contact Julie Fridley.

I have moved since I signed up to volunteer. How can I update my information for BAR?

Regardless of where you move, you can still be a BAR volunteer! If you signed up through the Volunteer Match site, please log on using your alumni account information and update your contact information there. You can also contact Julie Fridley who can update your information for you.

Please also consider letting your regional alumni club know if you have moved to a new city. Find your local alumni club here.

I don’t live near a major city. Should I still register for BAR?

Yes! There are several volunteer opportunities that would not require you to attend an event and can be done from home. See the volunteer page for a list of BAR opportunities.

I heard about a college fair in my area. May I attend on behalf of Ohio State?

Thank you for your initiative! College fair attendance must be approved by Undergraduate Admissions. If you are interested in attending a college fair for Ohio State, please email Julie Fridley with as much notice as possible so we can follow the proper steps for securing a table at the fair. Our resources do not extend to every informational opportunity but we appreciate knowing about these regional events in your area.

If I have additional questions, who can I contact?

Julie Fridley at