Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

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Events and Activities

The DSWS program provides both curricular and co-curricular opportunities that enable students to develop the skills they need to become leaders in the professional fields of sport, wellness, and beyond. The programs we offer allow students to grow holistically on a broad spectrum of developmental areas ranging from personal and professional development to leadership skills and a strong community network. Some of our signature programs include:

  • Welcome Week Early Arrival Program – Scholars will arrive to campus two days early for fall semester where they participate in both sport related activities as well as community development amongst their peers of first and second years. Students have the opportunity to build relationships and adjust to campus before classes start.
  • Mentorship Programs – There are several opportunities within DSWS to both be mentored and serve as a mentor. Our family Program connects first and second years and allows incoming freshman to experience a smoother transition to college. Additionally, our Track Group Program, connect upperclassmen with first and second years in the program to develop professionally and learn about opportunities beyond DSWS.
  • Weekly Meetings – At our required meetings, which rotate on a bi-weekly basis between first and second year scholars, we invite professionals from the Columbus area to provide our students with advice, internship information, and an opportunity to network.
  • DSWS Themed Socials – Halloween, Holiday, Valentines, and End of Year socials are always a hit with our students as a chance to take a break with their DSWS peers.
  • Sports Tournaments and Intramurals – We offer several sporting tournaments throughout the semester exclusive to Dunn Scholars including Battleship, Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball, and Dodgeball. Many of our students also participate in the Scholars Intramural League in sports such as flag football, softball, basketball, and volleyball.
  • Second Year Graduation – This culminating event honors our second-year scholars and their achievements during their time as active members of Dunn Scholars.
  • Columbus Sporting Events – We frequently offer opportunities for our students to attend Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Clippers, and Columbus Crew games together.