Office of Student Life

Welcome to STEP!

August 14, 2023


Welcome to STEP!

The Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) is designed for you to build relationships and find a place where you belong at Ohio State. Fall semester includes weekly meetings with a STEP Faculty Mentor and a STEP cohort of friends where you can build community, self-reflect, explore campus and more. Your STEP Faculty Mentor will be a great resource as you navigate an exciting second year of your college journey.

Through the end of autumn semester and throughout spring semester, you will dedicate time and thought to collaborating with your Mentor in writing a personal statement, and ultimately having the option to write a proposal for a $2,000 Fellowship to engage in a transformational project. STEP will provide guidance and time to explore all of the unique project opportunities you can pursue.

We look forward to our year-long mentoring journey. Again, welcome to STEP!

Go bucks!


Dr. M. Susie Whittington

STEP Executive Director & Distinguished Professor


Dr. Julie Schultz

STEP Program Director