Experiential Learning & Activities serves as the heart of campus engagement, where students can find purpose and belonging through a wide array of co-curricular experiences that help build meaningful connections and a healthy community.

Established in 2019, ELA is a department within Student Experiences & Engagement (SEE) and is made up of four units: Clubs & OrganizationsGlobal Community KitchenOrange Media Network, and OSU Program Council.  

  • We offer a variety of hands-on learning experiences and student-led activities 

  • We provide spaces for students to bring their authentic selves and be in community with others. 

  • We center our work in our values of equity, service, growth and belonging 


ELA Values

Equity refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience and the dismantling of the barriers facing underserved students. 

We’re committed to doing work that serves the needs of our community and makes a positive difference in the world. 

Having the courage and curiosity to always try new things, even if they are different or initially make us uncomfortable. We strive to give and receive constructive feedback in order to grow our skills and those of our students. 

Finding your people; your home. We strive to create nurturing, educational environments where students can flourish and learn together as part of a diverse and equitable community. Belonging is demonstrating love, care and generosity towards one another. We strive to take responsibility for our community’s experience by leaning into brave conversations, assuming the best of others, and practicing gratitude. 


ELA strives to create inclusive, accessible activities that all OSU students can enjoy. If you have concerns or suggestions on how we can make programming more accessible, please contact Markie Belcher, Assistant to the Director, at [email protected] or 541.737.6375. To request accommodations related to disabilities for an event, please contact ELA at [email protected].