Today's Update: Staff Appreciation Week

July 26, 2021

Dear Student Life Team, I’m not sure you have any idea how much I appreciate you and your commitment to the work that you do.  

Our jobs across Student Life are not easy. And yet every day you show your strength, resolve and dedication to supporting students in so many ways.  

We’ve been through a lot in the past year and half, and the personal and professional challenges we’ve faced are real. I could not be prouder of the way this team has responded. You pivoted, adjusted, got creative and kept moving forward. You faced mountains, and either moved them or went around them. I can say with complete confidence that Student Life and this university are in a far better position to start the new academic year because of you.  

Today begins Staff Appreciation Week, and that’s a good enough reason to tell you how much I appreciate you. But that gratitude extends far more than one week.  

I am constantly impressed and humbled by the work you do, and the achievements of this team. I am Scarlet and Grateful, and I thank you.  

There are several activities planned university-wide this week. You can read about them online: hr.osu.edu/awards-events/staff-appreciation-week/  

And save the date for our next Student Life all-team meeting in September. There will be two identical sessions on Monday, September 13; 10-11:30 a.m. in the Ohio Union Ballroom and 2-3:30 p.m. at RPAC. There will be important information, food and prizes.

Melissa