Click here to view the application for the 114th Class of SPHINX

The application period for the 114th Class of Sphinx (2020 – 2021) is November 18th, 2019 through 5:00pm on January 17th, 2020.  Please contact Mallory Masarik, 113th Class of SPHINX Sergeant-at-Arms, at or with questions. 

Please note that Mortar Board is a senior class honorary at The Ohio State University. Individuals are permitted to apply to only one of the two honoraries.


What does SPHINX do? 

SPHINX celebrates the contributions of 24 senior students to Ohio State. SPHINX is a community dedicated to building friendship and fellowship between our members, known as links. We support each other’s events on campus, travel together, and build relationships with each other.

When is the application due? 

The application deadline for the 114th Class of SPHINX is 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2020. 

Completed applications should be sent to You will receive an email confirmation within 48 hours of submission of a completed application (including a letter of recommendation); please contact Mallory Masarik at if you do not receive a confirmation email. Letters of recommendation should be submitted by the deadline to No application will be considered after this time. 

Can I get some tips?

We can’t give you formal tips, but we can say that being yourself goes a long way. We want to hear the narrative of your time at Ohio State and the essay section is a great way to do that.

What is the difference between Mortar Board and Sphinx?

Great question! Mortar Board, which was first formed at Ohio State, has chapters nationwide. SPHINX exists only at Ohio State and does not have national chapters. SPHINX focuses on strengthening relationships internally with your fellow class members. SPHINX completes service projects, attends community events, and travels together. Both SPHINX and Mortar Board have an extensive alumni network.