Why Join?

10. Football Tickets

The Buckeyes are contenders for the National Championship every year and tickets to the games are always in high demand. We have a members-only ticket raffle where $1 gets you a chance (or six entries for $5) to purchase a pair of tickets to one of that season’s home games. The first name drawn chooses the game they want to attend, and we continue to draw names until all the tickets have been purchased. We also have a ticket exchange program where our members can buy and sell tickets at face value.

9. Game Watches

If you can’t see the Buckeyes in person, what is a better way to cheer on your favorite team than with other OSU fans? We host game watches for all football games and select basketball games, complete with raffles, Buckeye merchandise, food and drink specials, and lots of fun! Check out our Game Day page for more details.

8. Other Club Events

We host networking events, a very successful annual golf outing, a holiday party, scholarship reception, club blood drive and more! Plus, all members are welcome to march with us every year in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

7. Free Movies

When passes are made available to the Club, we periodically offer members opportunities to attend screenings of new movies (before they are released in theatres) at no cost.

6. Discounts

Show your membership card to get discounts at several local establishments, including:

  • Crust Tremont: $4 glass of wine anytime
  • Deagans: 10% off entire bill
  • Dive Bar: $2-3 draft beers during OSU games & $3 domestic bottles any day
  • Grindstone Tap House: 20% off of food
  • Hy and Dry Tremont: 1 free game of duckpin bowling
  • Ironwood: 10% off entire bill
  • Market Rocky River: Buy one appetizer get second half off
  • Southside: $2 off appetizers
  • Tavern of Independence: 20% off of food on non-football game days
  • Tommy’s Rocky River: $2 domestic bottles anytime
  • Wine Bar: Buy one appetizer get second half off

5. Networking

We have members representing just about every walk of life who you will have the opportunity to meet. Our Board is comprised of business owners, attorneys, educators and executives…all are Buckeyes who are always willing to meet with other Buckeyes!

4. Alumni Band

Want to hear your OSU favorites performed live without traveling to Columbus? We have an active Alumni Band here in Cleveland that performs at many of our events (game watches, golf outing, etc), and appears at weddings and private parties around town.

3. Board Membership opportunities

Each year we have open positions on our Board and welcome new voices. Want to help direct the activities of the Club? Come join us!

2. Buckeye Pride

The University gives us so many reasons to be proud  – it is one of only five universities to have won an NCAA national championship in baseball and men’s basketball, and be recognized as a national champion in football. Plus, we are the top public institution of higher learning in Ohio, and our national academic ranking continues to climb. Becoming a member of the Alumni Club of Greater Cleveland is another great way to identify yourself as part of The Ohio State University family!


Ohio State students are by far the most important reason to join, and the primary reason we exist. After meeting our minimal club expenses, all donations are directed to scholarships for deserving high school seniors from the area to attend Ohio State. We receive more than 100 applications each year, interview about two dozen of these students, and grant scholarships to several future students, including one who receives a four-year renewable scholarship. Your dues, donations and event admissions help support the next generation of Buckeyes!