Student Leadership & Involvement is the hub of student organization on the OSU campus and is responsible for providing advice, training and support to student organizations. SLI focuses on creating an environment of learning for students and advisors while promoting a standard of care for student planners, their organizations and the community. There are many components to putting on a successful event; ranging from setting goals, forming committees, identifying partners and resources and creating an action plan. Explore the Beaver Tips below for important information and advice, or schedule a consultant with an event specialist or professional to learn about campus policies, regulations and resources available to support the success of your programming efforts.

Frequently Asked Questions - If you want a quick answer regarding showing movies, serving food, hosting raffles, hiring performers, etc. this is the page for you!


Planning an Event 

Events 101 - getting started with your event 

Getting Started - worksheet 

Setting Programming Goals (Tip Sheet)

Programming Committee Structure and see also: Working With Committees tip sheet

Performer Solicitation Letter

Day of Event Roles and Action Plan

Event Summary Report

Report your Event to the University: all Sponsored Student Organization activity and all on-campus Voluntary Student Organization activity must be reported in advance of the activity.


OSU Venues

Choosing an OSU Facility 

Reserving Space on Campus



Developing Your Marketing

Promoting Your Event On-Campus:

Press Releases

Inviting the OSU President

Orange Media Network

Publicity Tips from University Events



Food and Catering

Producing Food in the Global Community Kitchen

Food Preparation and Service Guidelines for Recognized Student Organizations



Risk Management Resources 

Recreational Activities

Showing Movies - Public Performance Rights

Date Auctions

Car Bash

Liability Waiver Form Template for Voluntary Student Organizations