OSA is a political home for young people.

The Ohio Student Association is a statewide grassroots organization led by young people and anchored by student-led chapters on college campuses across the state. OSA brings together young Ohioans from different backgrounds and with different experiences to imagine and fight for a better future.

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Our Work

Our work entails grassroots organizing, leadership development, political education, training, nonviolent direct action, advocacy for progressive public policy, and more. Our teams and chapters primarily focus on topics such as higher education, criminal justice reform, civic engagement, and cultural organizing. 

News & Updates

  • Budget Wins Update
    The state budget has been approved and, while there is still work that needs to be done, there were some gains that were made that make the future look quite promising. One of the biggest wins is the Fair School Funding plan. We know that children represent our future, but for decades, Ohio’s budget has… Read More
  • Spring Updates
    Heading into 2021, young people have continued to see and face plenty of issues that plague our campuses and communities. We have continued strong in our mission of #BuildingPower and #Organizing, fulfilling a vision of young people centered as independent leaders of meaningful and transformative change. For OSA, the spring semester has been about continuing… Read More
  • OSA 2020 Report
    Between a critical election, an ongoing pandemic, an adjustment to remote learning, and the struggles of trying to afford an education while paying off debt and making ends meet, young people in Ohio had an overwhelming and difficult year in 2020. Nonetheless, even in these dire and unfamiliar circumstances, young people have continued to find… Read More


OSA isn’t about speaking for young people— it’s about empowering young people with the tools to not only speak for themselves, but to organize their communities and build power to win the future we all deserve.