Requests for Student-Athlete Appearance
Ohio State Student-Athletes are great ambassadors for their teams, the Department of Athletics, the University, and the Columbus community. During the 2008-2009 school year, they combined to serve the Columbus community with 6,496 hours of community service at 117 local organizations, schools, and events.
Common topics that our student-athletes can address include, but are not limited to, the importance of reading and education, hard work, team work, drug-free life, responsible decision-making, overcoming obstacles and leadership.
If you would like to request a student athlete to attend or speak at your event, please e-mail Judy Bunting at the e-mail address below. If your request is something that one or a group of our student-athletes can fulfill, then we will send you a follow up link and password so you can complete a formal Student-Athlete Appearance request form. All appearances will be based upon the availability of student-athletes academic and athletic schedules and applicable NCAA rules.
NCAA Bylaw 13.2.1, "Offers and inducements" and Department of Athletics policy dictate that we cannot assist in a fund-raising event which would or could potentially benefit someone of "prospect age" (14 - 23 years of age).
Thank you for your interest in Ohio State Athletics and a request for a Student-Athlete appearance. Please know that we value all of our Buckeye fans, and we desire to assist as many as possible with their requests.