Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience : Office of Student Life

Leader and Participant Applications

Winter (December) 2018

Student Leaders and Participants Apply Here:

Faculty/Staff/Grad/Prof Advisors Apply Here:



August 12, 2018 - Winter Trip Application Opens

September 16, 2018 - Winter Leader & International Applications Due

September 18-20, 2018 - Winter Leader Interviews (Leader Applicants Only)

September 23, 2018 - Participant & Advisor Applications Due (Late applications still being accepted!!)

September 30, 2018 - Leader Training #1 (Leaders Only)

October 14, 2018 - Leader Training #2 (Leaders Only)

October 17, 2018 - Winter Kickoff (Great Hall 6-8pm)

November 4, 2018 - Leader Training #3 (Leaders Only)

December 15-22, 2018 - Winter Buck-I-SERV Trips

January 15, 2019 - Winter Welcome Back Bash (Performance Hall 6-8pm)



Application Tips:

On the Buck-I-SERV application you will be able to select as many sites at you are willing to go to, you could even select ALL of them!  Buck-I-SERV places all partcipants by a lottery system.The more sites you select, the more options you will have and the higher chances you will have of getting a break placement. Each year Buck-I-SERV has more applications than spots available which is a great problem to have because it means OSU students are eager to serve the country! Remember to keep your mind open to ALL break options, we love them all and the communities can't wait to meet you!  

We have a lot of trips and a lot of questions within the application, and it's possible the form could time out, meaning the loss of all your work. To avoid that frustration, type short answer/essay responses in a separate document to avoid losing your work due to loss of internet connectivity. This point is really important if you are completing leader or supplemental questions.  Once responses are drafted, log back into your application, paste essay answers into the form and then submit the application. See Trip Leader tab to preview short answer questions. 

If you submit your application and need to make a change, you can do so until the application due date.  Just log back into your application, and you should see your completed information.  Hit submit, and any changes will be saved to your submitted application.

You will receive a confirmation email after successful submission of the Buck-I-SERV application.  If you do not receive a confirmation email, please resubmit application.

All Columbus campus students are eligible and encouraged to apply for Buck-I-SERV. 



Domestic trip costs for participants range from $250-$450 depending on location distance and housing accommodations. Cost includes transportation, lodging, site fees, and a small donation to your service site on behalf of the group. Unless otherwise noted, food is usually NOT included in the cost of the trip. See Current Trips for pricing details. All payments for trips are non-refundable.