The Inter-Professional Council (IPC) is the governing body for all 3000 professional students at OSU in the colleges of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine. Each school elects 5 Senators and 1 Justice as representatives to the Council, however all professional students are automatically members of IPC.
As one of three student governments at OSU, IPC works within the University as the voice of professional students. Through participation in more than two dozen University committees, IPC helps to determine University policies in areas such as Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Libraries and Information Technology, Government Affairs, Diversity, Enrollment and Student Progress, Research, and Student Health Insurance.
Throughout the year, IPC plans or co-plans a variety of social, professional outreach, and community services events, including professional skills workshops, multi-cultural dinners at area restaurants, and food drives for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. IPC hosts a yearly Halloween party. In past years, the event has drawn over a 1,000 professional students and has raised hundreds of pounds of food for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. The IPC Race for the Cure Committee hosted the third annual race in May of 2006 on the OSU Campus.
IPC also routinely awards funding for students and organizations seeking funding for speaker series, travel to professional conferences, campus-wide social events, and other student programming. Awards typically range from $100 to $500 dollars and must go through an application process.
Please visit our Website for a calendar of meetings and events as well as other IPC information.