Which student organization are you voting for?
Support our student organizations in the Buckeye Impact Grant (BIG) Challenge!
Every $5 gift equals a vote towards one of the student organizations listed below. All donations will be used to support these student-led philanthropic initiatives at Ohio State. If you want to see one of these projects take place, be sure to vote before October 30. You will select your favorite project when you make your gift.
African Youth League
Ensuring the health and safety of our Ohio State community is more important than ever, and the African Youth League at Ohio State recognizes the importance of community, exercise and creativity as major contributors to wellness. The organization hopes to create a day-long experience for all students that combines dimensions of social, physical and emotional wellness. We are learning every day that with proper planning and safety procedures, we can continue to stay healthy, Together As Buckeyes. Please vote for our initiative to ensure that students are still able to learn and connect around these important issues.
Buckeyes for Harm Reduction
The opioid crisis has been devastating to Ohio and Franklin County, and it is critical that community members and aspiring healthcare professionals are aware of the crisis before they start their careers. Buckeyes for Harm Reduction aims to confront the opioid epidemic by providing resources that are known to prevent overdose deaths and by expanding awareness about the effects of the epidemic in our community through “Harm Reduction Week.” The organization will use funds raised to distribute harm reduction supplies such as naloxone and fentanyl test strips in our campus community.
Engineers without Boarders at The Ohio State University
Plastic bags are one of the most difficult plastics to recycle, and most recycling facilities will not accept them. Engineers without Borders at Ohio State is partnering with Buckeye Precious Plastics to keep plastic bags out of landfills by upcycling them into reusable bulk bags. Help us reduce plastic waste on campus and in Columbus through sustainable engineering solutions. Funding will allow students to acquire necessary tools and equipment to move forward with this initiative. Together we can reduce plastic waste in our community.
Children’s literature is an accessible and powerful tool that can teach inclusivity and empower marginalized voices. The effective depiction of marginalized groups in children’s literature holds immense power to promote positive attitudes and encourage productive dialogues in schools. Ohio State’s Panhellenic Association is committed to providing students in Columbus City Public Schools with literature that portrays marginalized groups in ways that enable the reader to develop understanding and acceptance of their peers. A vote for the Panhellenic Association is a vote for marginalized voices to be more broadly represented in the literature at our local schools.
Phi Chi Theta Business Fraternity
An estimated 15% of undergraduates face the hardships associated with food insecurity. We want to provide off-campus students with healthy food options, free of charge, to help combat this issue in our Ohio State community. We know that COVID-19 has been an especially challenging time for students. With the funds raised through this campaign, we hope to establish a food delivery service for students who have limited access to fresh produce. Together, we can ensure that no Buckeye goes hungry.
The organization who receives the most votes will receive 40% of the funds raised, second place will receive 25% of the funds, third place will receive 15% of the funds, and fourth and fifth place will both receive 10% of funds raised. All donations will support student-led philanthropic initiatives at Ohio State. Thank you for supporting our student organizations!