Bowling Green State University
Friday, November 15, 2019
Propel Ohio is a leadership program that promotes civic engagement and inspires undergraduate students to grow into civic leaders in Ohio. The one-day leadership program will feature Senator Brown, keynote speaker Monica Ramirez, founder of Justice for Migrant Women, guest speakers and workshop facilitators who will actively engage students on issues affecting Ohio. The summit will also include an engagement fair. Each of Ohio’s two-year, four-year public and private colleges and universities and regional campuses are invited to appoint undergraduate students and an administrator to attend the program.
Click HERE to apply to attend Propel Ohio at Bowling Green University. The deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, October 14th.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I attend Propel Ohio?
- The application period for the November 15 Propel Leadership Summit 2019 will open at the beginning of August. If you are an undergraduate student at an Ohio college or university who applies to attend the conference before the deadline, your application will be forwarded to your school for consideration. Accepted students for the summit will be notified by November 1.
What is Propel Ohio?
- Propel Ohio is a leadership program that promotes civic engagement and inspires undergraduate students to grow into civic leaders in Ohio.
- Propel Ohio features a free one-day statewide conference in the fall and five Propel Ohio Regional Gatherings in the winter and spring.
What will happen at Propel Ohio?
- The program will feature U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, guest speakers, and workshop facilitators who will discuss how college students can tackle meaningful issues in their Ohio communities. Our keynote speaker will be Monica Ramirez.
- Propel Ohio will also feature an Engagement Fair, where students will connect with Ohio-based organizations that offer internships or other opportunities for involvement.
When and where will Propel Ohio take place?
- Propel Ohio will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
- Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Additional program details will be announced in September.
Who can attend Propel Ohio?
- Each of Ohio's two-year and four-year public and private colleges and universities and regional campuses is invited to appoint undergraduate students and an administrator to attend the program.
What happens after Propel Ohio at Bowling Green State University?
- Propel Ohio Regional Gatherings will take place at five colleges and universities throughout the state in the spring of 2020. These events will be announced at a later date.
- Propel Ohio Regional Gatherings give students the opportunity to build on ideas discussed at the main conference and begin to implement solutions in their local communities.
What is the host committee for Propel Ohio?
- The host committee, which consists of administrators and students, helps provide feedback and suggestions on topics, the agenda, and speakers for the program.
- This year’s committee includes Bowling Green State University, Cleveland State University, Walsh University, Hiram College, Clark State Community College, The Ohio State University, Denison University, Xavier University, Lake Erie College, Terra State Community College, and Ohio University.
When was Propel Ohio launched?
- In its first year in 2015, Propel Ohio took place at The Ohio State University. 250 student leaders and administrators from 60 colleges and universities attended the conference to learn about some of the most pressing issues facing the state - food security, mental health and human trafficking. Regional Gatherings took place at Capital University, Ohio University, the University of Findlay, Walsh University, and Wilmington College.
- In subsequent years, Propel has grown to more than 400 attendees from over 80 colleges and universities in Ohio. The University of Dayton hosted Propel 2016, The University of Akron hosted Propel 2017, and Cleveland State University hosted Propel 2018.
Propel Ohio quotes from attendees:
“I thought the speakers were all excellent. Very enthusiastic and thought-provoking!"
“I loved networking at the internship fair.”
“My favorite part was listening to people doing work to create change in fields I’m passionate about!"
“I really appreciated the diversity of perspectives on the [childhood poverty in Ohio] panel. Really made you analyze the interconnectedness of the issues of childhood poverty.”
“ I loved Propel Ohio and learned a lot.”