The Ohio Student Government Summit (OSGS)
The Ohio Student Government Summit
What is it?
The Ohio Student Government Summit (OSGS) aims to bring student governments together from across the state of Ohio, and into some bordering states! It provides plenty of opportunities for our governments to not only learn and grow from one another, but it gives many the chance to network with campuses similar to them.
Where and when is it?
OSGS for 2023 is being held at The University of Akron Jean Hower Taber Student Union on February 18th, 2023! Pre-conference activities are available for those traveling into town on the night of the 17th.
What’s it been like in the past?
In the past, OSGS has had a couple of different ways to connect with different student governments. Whether that be a Presidential Panel, breakout sessions, keynotes, lunch networking sessions, or more. This conference has connected with student governments in a plethora of different ways, and we are excited to provide a variety of activities for OSGS 2023.
What do I need to know?
OSGS 2023 is the first summit back since the COVID-19 pandemic, and when creating the theme and guide for this year’s summit, we took that into consideration. The theme for OSGS 2023 is Evolve, Empower, Elevate. It will focus heavily on the evolution that many student governments have had to do with the pandemic, how you have continued to empower students in a virtual/hybrid environment, and how you have elevated the ideas of your organizations to create lasting, impactful, and effective change on your campus.
Saturday, February 18, University of Akron Jean Hower Taber Student Union
Check-in opens at 9:00 am, and the event begins at 9:30 am. The event concludes at 5:30 pm.
Registration opens on October 25!
Register before January 20th for Early Bird Registration and Group Discount.
$40 per person, $35 for three or more attendees
Register before February 3 for Late Registration
$45 per person
Up to 10 people from each school can attend.
The attire for the summit is business casual.
Hotel accommodations and discount rates have been negotiated with the Hilton Garden Inn (5 minutes from University).
The website for the close Hilton Garden Inn website can be found here, and when booking your room reservation, use the discount code SUM23.
The ticket cost covers t-shirts, swag bags, a keynote speaker, a continental breakfast, full lunch, and an optional mixer the evening before the conference.
Dining is available in downtown Akron and parking is available on campus.
Our Keynote for OSGS 2023 – Ms. Tiffany Montgomery
Tiffany Montgomery has been a leader in expanding diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at The NRP Group.
She has served as the Co-Chair of the Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN) since 2018 with a goal of hiring, developing and advancing female talent at The NRP Group. She has branded 4 unique programming series’ that are aimed at sparking curiosity, enriching personal and professional growth, promoting mentoring and spotlighting women.
Her keynote presentation, “Lessons from a Dreamer,” intends to answer the following question:
In a world that is rapidly changing, chalked full of new challenges, systems, processes, and ways that we live and work, how will you ascend to elevated leadership heights?
About the Presenter:
In 2020, Montgomery assumed leadership of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee which provides strategic direction and assessment of NRP’s Employee Resource Group initiatives. Montgomery has been an advocate for employee well-being and launched NRP’s inaugural Mental Health Awareness campaign in 2021.
Prior to her time at The NRP Group, Montgomery worked in Higher Education for 10 years. During that time she served in Admissions, Residence Life and Housing and College Counseling Centers. She provided leadership to staff teams and advised a number of student organizations. Montgomery instructed First Year Experience, Leadership and Living-Learning Community courses. She founded the Help A Zip, early alert system at The University of Akron to provide academic, financial and social supports to students. She was the recipient of The University of Akron’s Pillar of Excellence Award and Hall of the Year awards in 2015.
Montgomery earned a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences and a Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Development from Walsh University, and she is a licensed School Counselor in the State of Ohio. In 2021, she completed a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certification from the University of South Florida. In 2022, Montgomery earned an Executive and Professional Coaching Certification from the University of Texas at Dallas. She holds an Associate Certified Coach credential from the International Coaching Federation and serves as the Vice Chair of The Spanish American Committee Board of Directors at NRP.
Tentative Schedule for OSGS 2023
How do I register?
The link to register can be found here, or you can scan the QR code on this page!
The price for admission is $40 per person, or $35 per person if you bring a group of three or more. Included in the price of admission are food, conference giveaways, and pre-conference networking activities.