Campus Life at The Ohio State University

Campus Life at The Ohio State University

October 18, 2019 13 By Stanley Isaacs


I chose to come to Ohio State because I wanted
a school where I would never be bored a day in my life. There’s over a thousand student
organizations with a brand new recreational facility, a brand new Thompson Library and
a really nice Ohio Union. Ohio State has the resources and activities to keep me busy. There are so many different things that you
can do. It’s not just the university, but it’s a
huge urban city. There is so much to do. When I first came to campus I knew how important it was to adjust myself and get involved on campus. I right away delved into joining student government and Greek Life and went to the involvement fair and just took advantage of
every opportunity that came my way. I became a part of the Society of Minority
Scientists when I was a freshman and now I am currently the president. My freshman year
I joined the Ohio Union Activities Board, or OUAB. Now I am in my fourth year and I
am on the visual and fine arts committee and so those were really great ways for me to
get to know some of the other students here on campus and to just to be involved. I tried really hard to find groups and organizations on campus that really aligned with my interests, such as Buckeyes for Public Health, the Pre-Dental Club; and with some friends we started our own student organization called Promoting
the Advancement of Childhood Education, or PACE. It helped me really engage with OSU
especially being a commuter student. I am a first generation college student. My
parents emigrated from India about 25 years ago. Me, being at Ohio State, is a blessing
for our family, and it’s funny because I have to explain things to them, but I think
that has been an exciting part because they’ve got the chance to experience college and they’ve got the chance to experience Ohio State. There is a lot to like about Columbus. I’ve
experienced quite a bit and I have a lot more to experience before I graduate. It is the
capital city, which is great for me because I am public affairs major. I know a lot of
my friends in the major are pages down there and I’ve gotten to tour the capital building
and I love that you are 10 minutes from downtown if you hop on the COTA which is the bussing
system in Columbus. Columbus Crew is the major league soccer team and I love soccer. Every
Saturday in the fall there’s always Buckeye football that’s exciting. You have 100,000
people in Ohio stadium. There is always something to do in Columbus. There is never a dull moment or a dull weekend in Columbus. You can easily go and find something to do, whether that be going out to a restaurant, maybe in Short North or going to the gallery hop that they have every first Saturday of
the month. The Short North is one of my favorite places
to go to. There are incredible shops and restaurants and it is so fun to just get out of the University
District. There are great theatres downtown. The Ohio
theatre, the Palace theatre, and they have shows that are incredible. Ohio State has
this really cool program called D-Tix and as a student we can get discounted or even
free tickets to concerts or to the museums that are downtown; and all of this is within
a 10-15 minute bus ride. There are so many opportunities that Ohio State offers and that
being in the Columbus community offers.