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Student Spotlight: Getting Involved

Starting college can be an intimidating process, full of new experiences – meeting new friends, beginning a new routine, getting used to living away from home, to name a few. Joining a student organization can help ease some of those fears and help you build friendships that last a lifetime. Over the next couple of months, we hope to show you a glimpse of the possibilities. With almost 200 organizations on campus, there is an activity for every interest. Below are two students and their thoughts on becoming involved on campus

Gage Magoto

Senior pharmaceutical business major with a human resources minor from Celina, Ohio


  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • ONU Health Care Business Professional
  • Good News Bears
  • Human Resources Intern

On Getting involved:

One of the biggest things that I have learned here at ONU is to never tell myself “never.” Coming to ONU, I was worried about adjusting to the new environment and making friends, like most freshmen. Right away, I told myself I would never join a fraternity, but a fraternity was the first organization I joined on campus. By getting involved on campus, by joining a fraternity, I was able to meet a lot of people, find my voice, find my passion for ONU, and break out of my shell. By being active and involved at ONU, I was able to do things I never thought I would do, and ONU has helped change me for the better. If I had said “never,” I would not be where I am today.


Andria Beehler-Evans

Senior accounting major with a communications studies minor from Bellefontaine, Ohio


  • Leaders Council – President
  • Residence Life – Resident Director
  • Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) – Vice President of Finance
  • Dicke Mentorship Program – Leader
  • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

On Getting Involved:

My involvement on campus has greatly enhanced my ONU experience outside the classroom. Being involved in activities such as Leaders’ Council and Beta Alpha Psi not only has helped me to develop personally, but also has been a great way to meet new people and have fun! Most impactful of all my activities has been my experience within Residence Life. This will be my third year as a member of this organization, and I am so thankful to have the opportunity to meet incoming students and have a personal impact on their lives here at ONU. Although academics is the main reason most students come to ONU, taking the time to get involved will provide you with amazing rewards for both yourself and others around you. In addition, I have learned through my involvement how important it is to have balance in life and to give back to the community.