Community Ambassadors connect off-campus neighbors

The Willie J. Young Sr. Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement (OCCSE) department in the Office of Student Life is committed to the residential experience, helping create a sense of community for all those who live in the University District. The office provides a variety of opportunities for off-campus students and long-term residents to engage with each other. OCCSE’s Community Ambassador program is a cornerstone of this effort. 

One of 15 recommendations from Ohio State’s Task Force on Community Safety and Well-Being included expanding the Community Ambassador program and its effort. OCCSE is currently looking to hire additional ambassadors as part of a plan to extend the program to additional areas of the University District. Interested students can learn more online.

“The Community Ambassador program is devoted to student success and ensuring that we can provide all of our off-campus students with any resource they may need,” says community ambassador Cassidy Ruckel. “Through promoting safety, accessibility and inclusion, we are working to make our off-campus community the best place it can possibly be.”

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