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The College of Social Work DC Fly-In

Having social workers involved in policy making in Washington, D.C. is critical. The Ohio State University College of Social Work knows the importance of this and has created an ever-growing, unique opportunity for our students to experience policy analysis and advocacy at the national level. For the third consecutive year, College of Social Work students have the opportunity to participate in our annual D.C. Fly-In.


During this four-day experience in Washington, D.C., students hone in on their advocacy and community organizing skills. They attend workshops on how to affect policy through advocacy, schedule visits on Capitol Hill with members of Congress to advocate for legislation, and attend a networking reception with members of Congress. Our students also have the opportunity to tour Capitol Hill, meet with NASW headquarters staff, and interact with Buckeye alumni in the region.  


The college selects approximately 20 (PhD, MSW, BSSW) students through an application and interview process. These students are selected based on their interest in policy and advocacy, professionalism, and dedication to the social work profession. Participants in this program are required to attend several online meetings and trainings with Ohio State University staff, including government affairs.


This D.C. experience not only provides the participants with hands-on experiences in our nation’s capital, but it also presents an opportunity for professional development, cross-generational exchange, and career advancement.   


Are you staff or faculty? You can make your gift via payroll deduction

Early Bird Match
Grab your coffee, it's time to kick off the Day of Giving with the Early Bird Match! A gift to the cause, college, or unit of your choice between 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
Lunchtime Challenge
All gifts made in the next hour (noon to 1 p.m. ET) will be doubled up to a total of $2,000! Make your gift now!
$2,000 MATCHED
Happy Hour Challenge
The work day is over, let's have some fun! The cause, college or unit that receives the most gifts today between 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET will receive an additional $1,000 towards their cause or effort.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,000 Animals 36
2 Community 21
3 Environment 14
4 Food Insecurity 12
5 Ensure Student Success 10
6 Alumni Clubs 10
7 Diversity & Inclusion 10
8 Arts 7
9 Global Initiatives 0
Home Stretch Match
We have 3 hours left until this year's Day of Giving ends. If you still haven't made a gift, now is the time! All gifts made between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $1,000. Don't wait to make your gift!
$1,000 MATCHED
Top Causes: By Gifts
Which area has the most gifts?
Rank Department Gifts
1 Community 209
2 Ensure Student Success 202
3 Animals 194
4 Environment 125
5 Food Insecurity 119
6 Arts 113
7 Global Initiatives 30
Top Causes: By Dollars
Which area has raised the most money so far?
Rank Department Raised
1 Ensure Student Success $89,503.11
2 Community $17,240.00
3 Animals $10,186.00
4 Arts $7,624.00
5 Environment $7,122.00
6 Food Insecurity $4,996.00
7 Global Initiatives $1,597.50
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