Connecting you with opportunities for personal development.

Location: Campus Center (1st floor), 100 W. Home St. & Mikesell House, 82 W. Main St.
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Campus Center: 614-823-3202; Mikesell House: 614-823-1270

The Center for Student Engagement (CSE) provides students with opportunities to get involved and connected with the campus.  Student Organizations, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Student Government, Campus Activities Board (CAB), Commuter Life and Community Service Programming are all run through the CSE.

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Student Organizations

Becoming involved in student organizations at Otterbein will add an important dimension to your life. In addition to having a lot of fun, you will make new friends, contribute to important causes and learn new skills.

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Student Government

There are many ways to get involved in Student Government. Some individuals will run for office to be elected, some Senators are appointed, and still other students have the opportunity to be appointed to University committees through Student Government.

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Fraternity & Sorority Life

We have six local sororities, six local fraternities, two international fraternities, and five National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) city-wide chapters. Our local organizations exist only at Otterbein University, while international organizations have chapters at different colleges and universities across the country.

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Campus Activities Board

Campus Activities Board (CAB) provides programs of a cultural, recreational, social and educational nature to the Otterbein University community and provides students and staff with opportunities to shape their environment through the selection, production, and evaluation of those events.


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Promise House

The Promise House is a student-led community resource center and food pantry for Otterbein students that builds community to break down socioeconomic barriers to student success.

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Commuter Life

Just because you don’t live on campus, doesn’t mean you won’t have the same Otterbein experience as students who do. We offer many services and resources to help you to connect with the campus community and make Otterbein your home away from home.

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Leadership Development

At Otterbein University, we believe that leadership is a process. We offer opportunities for growth and development of leadership skills through The Van Sant Leadership Program.

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Community Service

The CSE builds community partnerships and enhances our historical relationships with neighboring communities. We bring together campus volunteerism, service-learning, and community-based action research.

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Community Garden

The purpose of the garden is to ENRICH the Westerville community by providing a unique hunger relief effort through the Give Back Garden mission,
in which all plots donate some produce to local food pantries.

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Meet our Staff

Meet the staff of the Center for Student Engagement!