Welcome to HESA and SPA!

HESA Class of 2017 and Faculty

Thank you for your interest in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program at The Ohio State University!  The HESA and the Student Personnel Assistantship Program (SPA) have enjoyed a 70+ year tradition of preparing leaders for higher education and student affairs.

The HESA program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of higher education policy and leadership grounded in theory and research from human development, organizational behavior, diversity studies and international perspectives.  HESA faculty members engage in active programs of research, and are committed to having an impact on higher education scholarship, policy and practice. #WeStudyStudents!!

The SPA program links HESA students with funded assistantship opportunities at Ohio State and other institutions in central Ohio.  Students hold assistantships in housing, admissions, academic affairs, student activities, multicultural programming, and career counseling–just to name a few!

Contact Us: Complete this brief form and a representative of the SPA Program will follow up with you shortly.

If you’re interested in learning more about the HESA program, see below for some dates and times of Autumn 2021 webinars for prospective students. You can find out more information and register for these sessions here.

Please email us at spa@osu.edu if you have any questions.  We look forward to speaking with you during this exciting process!

Steph Charles
Ph.D. Candidate
Interim SPA Coordinator
Michelle Leao
Ph.D. Student
SPA Assistant Coordinator