With more than 200 members, the Ohio Psychological Association of Graduate Students (OPAGS) is an active organization uniting psychology students throughout Ohio. OPAGS is supported by the Ohio Psychological Association, with the OPAGS chair serving as a voting member of the OPA Board of Directors. Additionally, OPAGS members may serve on OPA committees. Join today!

The Ohio Psychological Association invites undergraduate and graduate students and faculty conducting research on psychology-based topics to present poster summaries at its annual Convention. The 2016 OPA Poster Session will be held at Quest Business & Conference Center in Columbus April 28-30. Posters may report on empirical (quantitative or qualitative) studies or non-empirical (theoretical/review) projects.”

OPAGS Executive Committee

2015-16 Executive Committee

Chair: Roshni Rao, Wright State University
Chair-Elect: Ashley Debeljak
Continuing Education Chair: Julie Meade, Xavier University
Advocacy Chair: Kelly Obert, Wright State University
Social Responsibility Chair: Sarah Greenberg, Bowling Green State University
Science and Technology Chair: Tara Luchkiw, University of Mississippi (Ohio resident)
Diversity Chair: Maximilian Tokarsky, Wright State University
Communications & Membership Chair: Teresa Smith, University of Cincinnati

If you are interested in becoming active on one of these committees, please email the above listed chairs.

OPA supports the personal and professional lives of psychologists throughout their lifespan, from student status to retirement. We recognize the commitment students make to the long process of becoming a psychologist and we are here to support you. OPA welcomes and encourages student involvement in committees. We especially encourage student involvement in legislative advocacy, like our annual Legislative Day and in leadership development opportunities, such as our Leadership Forum.

Here are a few examples of how OPA supports students:

  • Progressing on development of an internship consortium to create more internships for Ohio graduate students.
  • Scholarships from the Foundation for Psychology in Ohio recognize and support quality research.
  • Supporting legislation that impacts student debt issues.
  • EPPP study group to prep for the exam.
  • Programs that address key financial issues like contract negotiation, debt repayment options and financial management.
  • Awarding prizes to students at the annual Ohio Science Fair.

The Ohio Psychological Association of Graduate Students (OPAGS) provides support with campus reps on all campuses to facilitate communication and exchange of information and ideas. The executive council represents students on the OPA Board and committees. OPAGS conducts an annual workshop covering topics requested by members.

Our student listserv is a great tool for keeping up with your student colleagues from around Ohio. Students use it to ask questions and to communicate their concerns. You can also stay connected with OPA and OPAGS through LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.


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