MSP-Organizations and Committees

Organizations and Committees


The purpose of the Morrill Scholars Early Arrival Program (MSEAP) is to help our incoming Morrill Scholars who are not from Columbus get acclimated with Ohio State's campus and the city of Columbus as well as meet other Scholars before the rest of the first-year students come to campus. In order to make this program a success, we need current Morrill Scholars to serve as Hosts who will bring an array of talents and skills. As Hosts, the requirements and responsibilities are:

  • Create, lead, and partake in activities to create connections among Morrill Scholars
  • Welcome Scholars into the ODI and MSP communities
  • Serve as a guide or mentor for incoming freshman
  • Encourage ways to get involved with MSP

The application deadline for the 2018-2019 MSEAP Hosts has passed. Please check back in May to complete the 2019-2020 Morrill Scholars Early Arrival Program Host application. We will be seeking 10-12 second, third and fourth-year Morrill Scholarsto serve as hosts for the 2019 Morrill Scholars Early Arrival Program. We hope to build a team of Hosts from all MSP scholarship levels who have been involved with ODI and have a love for OSU and Columbus.

To be eligible to apply, you must be in good standing with your scholarship (meeting the minimum CGPA requirement) and submit the application by the posted deadline. The application will be used to assist a committee of ODI staff in making selections. Scholars who served as MSEAP Hosts in the past must compete for future positions.

MSP Student Leaders

The Morrill Scholars Student leaders work together on a team of ten other upperclassmen to mentor and support incoming Morrill Scholars through their first year. The student leader role is a professional development opportunity where scholars will gain leadership skills, learn programming technique, and network with other scholars.

Each student leader will be assigned up to five first year Scholars to mentor in addition to participating in their assigned team. As a group, student leaders will be required to plan, develop, and implement at least one program during the academic year.

Sophomores and above will be notified via email about the application process to become a student leader.

Morrill Scholars Communications Team

The Morrill Scholars Program Communications Team (MSCT) is an opportunity for Morrill Scholars to get involved in various ways in promoting and informing the community about diversity at Ohio State. This Communication Team will be composed of three units: social media, newsletter, and photos and video. Each unit has unique responsibilities that will serve as great resume builders.

Social Media

  • Create daily content that is posted on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
  • Grow a community of followers in order to reach more Morrill Scholars
  • Expand onto different platforms of social media


  • Write, edit, and submit feature stories, news articles, or editorials to be published monthly
  • Recap major highlights by interviewing Scholars about the impact of programs
  • Showcase Scholars who have influenced the Ohio State community through their engagement with social justice and diversity work (i.e., research, leadership, service, etc.)

Photos & Video

  • Document MSP events by capturing videos and encouraging ODI ambassadorship
  • Interview Morrill Scholars to promote diversity leadership
  • Edit and publish YouTube videos to help Scholars immerse themselves into the MSP community

If you are interested in being a part of this team, please contact Ralph Cochran at (

Students are allowed to participate in multiple units.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Undergraduate Recruitment Society

OURS brings current Scholars together to reach out to prospective students and helping them to navigate the pathway to college. Members of this committee engage in pen pal initiatives with elementary and middle school students, and also provide tours and sit on panels for groups and prospective students visiting Ohio State.

OURS is an official Ohio State Student Organization and is a great way to get involved, hone public speaking skills, and meet other talented and passionate Morrill Scholars. All scholars will receive an email with details on how to apply, however if you would like to get involved please contact Ralph at