Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

Alumnae Scholarship Housing

  • Alumnae Scholarship Housing
    Alumnae Scholarship Housing


The Alumnae Scholarship Housing (ASH) program has offered a unique, cooperative-living and low-cost housing option for undergraduate women at the Ohio State University for 80+ years. ASH aims to connect students with a variety of resources on campus while promoting individual growth and development. ASH women engage in regular initiatives that build a tight-knit community and foster cooperative spirit. ASH women also have regular interactions with ASH alumnae. The program consists of 49 women who reside in Fechko House, Hanley House, and Pomerene House.


  • Family-like living experience
  • Reduced housing fees (savings of $1030 per semester)
  • Food is provided – a separate meal plan is not required (savings of $2360 per semester)
  • Opportunities for personal growth and leadership development
  • Opportunities for housing scholarships from ASH Society to returning members
  • Opportunities to interact and build strong connections with ASH alumnae
  • Signature Events including the ASH Fall Break Educational Trip, Thanksgiving Dinner with ASH Alumnae, and the ASH Winter Formal, and the Women of the Year program


  • 5-8 hours per week of house duties including meal planning, meal preparation, housekeeping, and ordering supplies.
  • Women must maintain a 2.8 cumulative GPA

 How to Apply (New Students)

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1, 2019.
  • Apply to ASH by completing the application located at by April 15, 2019.
  • Students invited to participate in ASH must complete a Residence Hall Contract from the Office of Housing Assignments and indicate on the contract their desire to live in ASH by May 31, 2019.

How to Apply (Returning Students)

  • Current first-year students participating in ASH who wish to return must email Caleb Lesley ( by January 31, 2019 to indicate their interest in continuing with the program.
  • Current second and third year students participating in ASH who wish to return must respond to the link sent by the Office of University Housing to confirm they intend to live on-campus for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Students who are not currently participating in ASH, but wish to be considered can email Caleb Lesley ( by January 31, 2019 to express their interest in joining the program.
  • In order to be eligible to participate in ASH, students must have a 2.8 cumulative GPA, complete the FAFSA by the February 1, 2019 deadline and be in good standing with all program requirements for ASH.