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Department of Animal Sciences

ASCA Members

AS Community Alliance

The Animal Science Community Alliance (ASCA) is a departmental leadership group comprised of animal science, animal nutrition, and meat science sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Each member will be engaged in each of the following:

  • Strategic departmental planning and implementation of events to build community within the department and the college
  • Recruitment of high school students
  • Teaching and peer mentorship in the ANIM SCI 2700 course
  • Planning and implementation of events that promote leadership and fellowship like the CFAES Back 2 School Bash


  • Full-time student at The Ohio State University in the Department of Animal Sciences
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior rank after spring semester 
  • Completion of ANIM SCI 2700
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Ability and willingness to keep information confidential
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Appreciation for students with a variety of interests, backgrounds, and career goals
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiasm!

Membership Expectations

  • Attend the annual retreat prior to the beginning of the academic year as stated on the application
  • Attend all team meetings that will convene at 7:00 am on Tuesdays unless stated otherwise
  • Assist in teaching the ANIM SCI 2700 course that is offered the first 7 weeks of spring semester
  • Assist in recruiting high school students through various activities
  • Plan and co-host the CFAES Back 2 School Bash
  • Actively participate in all team events and activities

Selection Process

  • Any student wishing to obtain membership status--including a current, standing member--needs to apply each year they seek to obtain membership status.
  • Applications will be available in February and be due the last Monday of March each year.
  • The membership selection committee, comprised of the advisor and standing senior members, will review the applications and select students eligible for an interview.
  • Interviews will be conducted within the first two weeks of April.
  • Membership will run one year starting May 1.

Advisor Contact

Mariette C. Benage
116 Plumb Hall