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Pay It Forward

Legendary Ohio State football coach, Woody Hayes once said, "you can never pay back, so you should always try to pay forward." Inspired by his words, Pay It Forward:

  • organizes large-scale service events, such as Community Commitment and MLK Day of Service
  • provides long-term service opportunities, such as our Weekly Service Trips and our CAUSE Internship program
  • offers Access88 service trips to promote access to college education for all
  • educates the Ohio State community about the goals, impact, and meaning of service
  • connects students and agencies through our website
  • promotes active citizenship through our OSU Votes programming
  • and so much more!

However, more importantly, Pay It Forward works to create a culture of volunteerism at Ohio State. Although important, it’s not just about service, and it’s not just about helping others. It’s about instilling a lifelong passion for “paying it forward” in every student that we reach out to.

Learn more at the Pay It Forward web site.