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Orange Shirt Day

Date: Friday, September 30, 2022 - midnight

Location: Student Life Center for Belonging and Social Change Lobby

Cost: Free

The first Orange Shirt Day was celebrated on September 30, 2013 in honor of Native American and Indigenous boarding school survivors, descendants and deceased students. These boarding schools were created by the federal government and religious missionaries to assimilate Native American and Indigenous children into Western culture and to eradicate the practice of their traditional culture, language and ceremony. The day is known as “Orange Shirt Day” after former student Phyllis Webstad shared her story of her first day at boarding school in which her favorite orange shirt was taken away. September 30 has been annually declared Orange Shirt Day in recognition of the continued harm that the Native American and Indigenous boarding school system did to generations of Native American and Indigenous families and communities. The Ohio State Community will be observing Orange Shirt Day by asking everyone to wear an orange shirt.

To receive your Student Life Center for Belonging and Social Change Orange Shirt this year we will be collecting donations of school supplies for current Indigenous K-12 students. Drop off your donation between 9/26 and 9/29 in the CBSC Lobby and ask for Madison Eagle to get your shirt.

For more information on the National Recognition of Orange Shirt Day, visit

Check out our Orange Shirt Day Information Sheet to learn more.

Watch our recorded presentation from Dr. Melissa Beard Jacob:




If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Madison Eagle at or 614-292-4006. Requests made one week in advance of the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

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