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Alumni Volunteer Opportunities

ONU recognizes that there are many ways for alumni to give back to their alma mater, and volunteering is definitely one of them! Please consider sharing your love of Northern with prospective students, current students, or fellow alumni in your local area. Below are just a few examples of volunteer opportunities available to ONU alumni.

Alumni Club Volunteers

Alumni Clubs are currently located in Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. The clubs depend and exist only if there are dedicated volunteers to help plan local events. If there is not a club in your local area and you are interested in starting a new club, please let us know. VOLUNTEER HERE.

Young Alumni Council

Young alumni, graduates of the past 10 years, are welcome and encouraged to apply for volunteer opportunities to serve as ambassadors to ONU. The mission of the council is to advocate for the advancement interests of Northern, and to foster relationships between the University and young alumni. Members will be involved in Founders Day, Homecoming, network gatherings and many other areas that engage our 31,720 total living alumni around the world. For more information, CLICK HERE.

ONU College Campus Volunteers

Alumni may choose to interview prospective pharmacy students, speak in a class on your area of expertise, or judge a student competition in any one of our colleges; Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Law, and Pharmacy. Let us know where you are interested in volunteering, and we will connect you with a representative from that college. VOLUNTEER HERE.

Alumni Board Volunteers

Alumni Board positions are filled as needed and require an application and board approval. Nominate someone you know or let us know if you are interested and we will begin the process. NOMINATE HERE.

B.E.A.R.S. (Building Energetic Alumni Resources for Students) Volunteers:

Alumni volunteers are welcome and encouraged to help Ohio Northern recruit prospective students by representing ONU at college fairs or writing note cards to prospective students. For more information on the B.E.A.R.S. program, request information HERE.

Recommend a Student

Every year, students visit and apply to ONU on the recommendation of an alumna, alumnus, parent, faculty, staff member or current student. What if each of us recommended at least one high school junior or senior a year? For more information, CLICK HERE.

Career Services

Are you in a position to hire ONU students for a job or internship or know of an opening in your organization that could be posted for current students to apply? Interested in mentoring a current student or participating in mock interviews? Encourage your company to attend ONU career fairs and conduct on-campus recruiting. Alumni networking is key to placing ONU students in their future careers. Contact Career Services for more information on how you can make a difference for our young polar bears.

Alumni Feature Stories for ONU Magazine:

Do you have an interesting story to tell or professional experience to share? Do you know another alumnus or alumna who would have an interesting story to tell? Please let us know, and we will add to our alumni story bank, which will be a list of possible alumni features for the ONU magazine. While there are no guarantees that all stories will be used, you will be contacted by a member of Communications and Marketing for an interview or additional information when your story will be featured. TELL US MORE.

Office of Alumni Relations

Barbara Meek

Alumni House
115 West Lima Ave
Ada, Ohio 45810
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