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Students Interested in Student Affairs (SISA)

Join Us!

Are you a student interested in exploring the field of higher education and student affairs? SISA invites you to apply for membership in our student organization. Students Interested In Student Affairs (SISA) is dedicated to supporting undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing the student affairs profession.  

Please click here or visit go.osu.edu/SISA to complete the brief application that is due by 11:59 pm on September 13, 2019. Also, please mark your calendar for our first general body meeting on September 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm in Houston House - Grove Room. This will be an opportunity to meet other students interested in the field, learn more about the organization, and leadership opportunities. 

Mission and Purpose

The mission and purpose of the Students Interested in Student Affairs (SISA) organization is to create a network of Ohio State undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in student affairs. The organization aims to provide diverse programming and resources to expose interested student leaders to the expansive breadth of the profession as well as a how to guide on how to successfully navigate of the graduate school application process.  

Our Goal

The three main foci of the SISA group are: networking, accountability, and information sharing. Each focus area is meant to help support an undergraduate student’s journey to graduate school. As such, these foci and the programming initiatives that arise from them are meant to enhance the graduate school preparation process in ways that are helpful but not burdensome or redundant. We believe that networking with others currently going through the process of graduate application and admissions or with those who have recently gone through these processes is crucial to developing communities of support. We believe that holding one another accountable helps keep members on track to successfully apply and prepare for graduate school admissions. Lastly, we believe that information sharing helps SISA members access resources that they otherwise may not have been aware of or able to access.  

Components 

Membership 

  • Membership is open to all currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at the Columbus campus of Ohio State University.  
  • There is no GPA requirement for general members, but executive board members must possess a 3.0 GPA or above.  
  • To declare membership, students must complete an informational application that focuses on their current goals, future goals, and interests in higher education.  

Engagement and Programming  

  • Members are expected to meet with the organization’s advisor(s) in one on one meetings at least twice each semester. 
  • General body meetings will be held once a month in addition to two programs per month. 
  • Executive board members are expected to meet twice a month each semester of their appointment.  

NUFP Support 

Members of SISA who identify within an underrepresented population (e.g. racial and/or ethnic minorities, first-generation, LGBTQ+, documented disabilities, etc.) are eligible for NUFP membership. As members of NUFP, students will be connected with an on-campus professional who is a member of NASPA to assist in their exploration of the field. Mentoring matches will be facilitated by the organization’s advisor(s), however, students can request a specific professional as their mentor.  

 

Organization Contact

President: Natasha Pugh
Contact Information: pugh.214@osu.edu

Vice President: Vacant
Contact Information:

Treasurer: Nicole Tacsar
Contact Information: tacsar.1@osu.edu

Graduate Advisor: A'va Dukes
Contact Information: dukes.80@osu.edu

Advisor: Chase Moore
Contact Information: moore.3693@osu.edu

 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact SL-SISA@osu.edu or advisors A’va Dukes, dukes.80@buckeyemail.osu.edu or Chase Moore, moore.3693@buckeyemail.osu.edu