Office of Student Life

Recreational Sports

Student Leadership

Student Development and Leadership

Student Life Rec Sports impacts students' lives by providing them with opportunities to succeed. These opportunities come in the form of leadership, conflict resolution, customer service, problem solving and other social skills. By teaching students about understanding the nuances of human interaction, leading by example and trusting them with job responsibilities, they gain one of the greatest tools in life: experience.

Our signature leadership programs for Ohio State students continue to highlight our department’s values of:

  • Building personal development opportunities
  • Delivering extraordinary experiences 
  • Enrichment through collaboration and diversity
Signature Programs

Rec Sports offers two leadership programs for Ohio State students to take part in.

Emerging Leaders Institute

Buckeyes Inspire

For more information about leadership experiences please contact Matthew Altendorf, Coordinator for Student Staff Training and Development at