Office of Student Life : Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Academic Affairs

Role and Mission

The Academic Affairs committee strives to enhance University policies surrounding academics. The policies we are trying to enhance regard those concerning SEIs, advising, affordability in many capacities, STEP, Libraries, and many more. As a committee, we seek accountability of University Administration in terms of the student' experience with teaching, learning, and everything else related to academic affairs.

Todd Borgerson

Director of Academic Affairs

Pronouns: he/him/his


Todd is a third year from Mason, Ohio studying Political Science and History. He has previously been involved with USG as a deputy director for the Academic Affairs committee. 

Outside of USG, Todd works as a University Ambassador.

Todd can be reached at


  • Advisor Dinner

    • November 29th from 6-8:30 pm in the Union.

    • Event for students who have undeclared majors to meet with varying advisors to discuss different programs throughout OSU. 


  • Textbook Buying Tips

  • Textbook Affordability
    • Working with access code data to decrease the cost of textbooks
  • Study Abroad

    • Policy on more general funding for study abroad experiences.

    • Contact Eyako Heh.2

  • Honors and Scholars

    • Improving honors and scholars programming and working with students to better there own experience.

  • Academic Advising

    • Collaborated with the committee on undergraduate advising to make recommendations on new Work-day system.

  • Libraries

    • Helping test new search features on OSU Library websites and looking to expand collaborative study spaces.

  • Digital Flagship

    • Generic policy on making sure iPad and new Apple features work properly.

Deputy Directors

Emily Needham.76 (she/her)* 

Yasemin Gokcen.4 (she/her)

Eyako Heh.2 (he/him)

Racquel Maria.6 (she/her) 

Sridhar Uppalapti.7 (he/him)

Nat Crowley.164 (he/him)

*Denotes the committee’s legislative coordinator with the General Assembly