Alumni & Giving

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF THE ALUMNI SOCIETY?

All alumni are members of the Alumni Society automatically upon graduation. However, if you want to receive more benefits which include free CEU trainings, opportunity to purchase event and athletic tickets, access to the Career Services and more, you may take the option of membership at the Stillman Elite level. A $25 donation to any College of Social Work fund will provide membership at the Stillman Elite level.  For more information visit the Alumni Society webpage.


HOW DO I MAKE A GIFT TO THE COLLEGE?

There are several ways.  Our college is part of Ohio State’s overall giving process, so gifts can be made by check or credit card.  Visit our online giving site or review other giving options.


HOW DOES MY GIFT SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY?

Your gift to the College is an investment in the community. By supporting a student, you will be reducing that student’s debt and allowing her or him to choose a job at graduation based on service, not a high salary. Over the course of her or his career, this student will have a positive impact on hundreds of individuals and families. Thus, the investment in community.


WHAT DOES “ENDOWMENT” MEAN?

When you give to an endowment, you are growing a fund that will disburse income every year.  The principle amount, or corpus, is never distributed, and will always be earning interest. Only the interest (or income) is distributed, never the principle.


DOES 100% OF MY GIFT GO TO THE FUND I CHOOSE?

100% of your gift goes to the fund you choose; the college never takes a percentage off for “overhead costs.”


ARE THERE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALUMNI OF THE COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK?

Yes.  Some of our volunteer opportunities include student recruitment fairs, student career events (mock interviews, resume reviews, career panels), special events (i.e. Pride Parade, serving Thanksgiving Dinner to impoverished families, raising funds for veterans’ families through a fundraising walk, are some examples), as well as serving on the Alumni Society Board.   If you are interested in these opportunities, please contact Katie Justice at justice.228@osu.edu.


WILL MY GIFT MAKE ME ELIGIBLE FOR FOOTBALL TICKETS?

If you make a gift of $25 or more to the College of Social Work, you will then become a member in our Stillman Elite Alumni Society, which offers members the opportunity to purchase a set of alumni tickets.  If you are donor recognized in The President’s Club with an annual cumulative gift of $3000, you will have the opportunity to apply to purchase home season football tickets.  For more information visit the Alumni Society page.


CAN I GET CEUs IF I MAKE A GIFT TO THE COLLEGE?

A $25 gift or more to the College provides membership in our Stillman Elite Alumni Society, which offers a free 3-CEU-hour training every semester to our members. For more information, visit the Alumni Society page.


WHERE CAN I FIND A JOB BOARD?

The College offers a preview of jobs at (insert website).  To apply or to view contact information of these positions, alumni must access our Career Services.  To gain access to the Career Services, alumni must be members of our Alumni Society Stillman Elite.  For more information visit the Alumni Society page.


HOW DO I BECOME A FIELD INSTRUCTOR?

Visit our Field Education pages to learn more, and download the application.