You are cordially invited…




Inspired by our sisters of the suffragette movement, the women of Unplugging Society cordially invite you to celebrate the achievements and contributions of female role models within The Ohio State University and the Columbus area at the 5th Annual Hats and Gloves Women’s Tea.  The Tea will be on Tuesday, March 8th from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Prayer & Interfaith Room of The Ohio Union.  Please click here to RSVP to the event.  We hope to see you there… and remember your hats and gloves!



Beyoncé fills an important role in the pop feminist movement today, serving as an entry point for deeper feminist issues. She is an inlet for younger men and women to consider the social inequalities that face today’s youth. Embodying the spirit and empowerment of Miss Queen Bey, participants will dress as Beyoncé from any of her dynamic styles through the decades, and her music will be the exclusive soundtrack for the event.

The inaugural BEYONCÉ 5K is a co-ed event highlighting both modern pop feminism and sexual assault awareness. With these two stellar topics in mind we will be contributing profits to the local organization: the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, which seeks to end sexual assault and sexual violence in the state of Ohio and greater Columbus area.

Please register for the 5K at the following link:

2015-2016 Executive Board


With autumn semester just right around the corner, we wanted to take a minute to introduce our 2015-2016 Executive Board Members!  Please feel free to reach out to any of us if you have any questions or want to know more about Unplugging Society!

Brea Porter – President

Emily Magill – Vice President

Annie Kapp – Secretary, Media & Public Relations Chair

Maya Boyd – Treasurer

KayMesha Knox – Anti-Human Trafficking

Derin Steward – Community Liaison

Hallie Kerr – Community Liaison

5th Annual Women’s Tea


The women of Unplugging Society cordially invite you to celebrate the achievements and contributions of female role models of The Ohio State University at the 5th Annual Hats and Gloves Women’s Tea. The 2015 guests of honor are Katherine Miller, Julie Maurer, Anita Mullins, Dr. Kristina MacMullen. The Tea will be on Monday, March 9th from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Cartoon Room of The Ohio Union. Please click here to RSVP. We hope to see you there… and remember your hats and gloves!

U.S. Spring Brunch

Join us on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for our signature brunch!

Location will be Dr. Patty’s NEW Home! 1341 North 4th Street, Columbus OH

The brunch will be potluck style, so please bring any food item you enjoy for U.S. all to share. Orange juice and champagne are coveted items, if you would like to bring those in addition to your covered dish!


We look forward to sharing brunch with you, and telling you a little more about U.S.!

Please RSVP to Brooke Walters at with your food item of choie.

Hookups and Hangovers

FYEHookups and Hangovers is a First Year Experience (FYE) program we sponsor every year in order to enlighten young freshmen students on the do’s and don’ts of social party life in college. We gather a panel of older more experienced students to share stories that involve alcohol, drugs, relationships, as well as advice and forewarnings on how to handle potentially dangerous and compromising situations that they may encounter in college. The focus is on how to handle social situations responsibly, protect themselves, and above all, learn from the mistakes of others.

Hats & Gloves, a shopping guide

The third annual women’s tea is approaching.


It’s this final week before the event when attendees, guest honorees and US members alike, begin expressing anxiety, distress and confusion over their hat and glove situation. The most FAQs:

– Where do I get a hat and gloves? No one wears those anymore!

– Are these going to be expensive?

– What kind of hat and gloves should I wear?

– Do I haaaave to?


Below is a list of places we’ve had some luck finding affordable hats and gloves in the traditional tea style. I’ll be up front and say it would likely be faster to get to an upscale department store and find something fun and fancy. But given that these are likely to be one-and-done accessories, I’ve always spent the bit of extra time to save some money while exploring some of Columbus’ quirky vintage, consignment and antique shops.

To be short, and frank, Yes. You have to wear a hat and gloves. But we are very, very flexible with how we define hat and gloves. Fascinators and elaborate headbands are A-OK as your ‘hat’. Gardener’s gloves have happened before and we really wouldn’t mind if they happened again.

Seriously, we’re flexible.


I know, I know, on with the list already!

These are by neighborhood. Short North and Clintonville shops are all on North High St and thus very easily accessible from the COTA #2 bus. How cool is that?


Second Chance
1803 W 5th Ave
(614) 488-3006

This is my first and favorite place to go for hats and gloves (and regular thrift shopping, too). It’s affordable and they have one of the best selections in C-bus.

This year I spent around 20 minutes and $27 here total, getting vintage gloves (that fit!) and a fun matching hat.

*a note on real vintage gloves: they are tiny! teeny tiny. Be gentle when trying them on and don’t feel like an amazon woman if they don’t fit. Really, same goes for hats. You just have to try a lot of them on and see what you like.

If you’re at Second Chance, you should also check out the consignment place literally across the street:

Alternative Resale Shop
1806 W 5th Ave
(614) 486-0225

And if you’re still having no luck, give this place a try:

One More Time
1521 W 5th Ave
(614) 486-0031

There’s also a One More Time etc. which is a furnishings store, on the same street. Don’t go there. Unless you’re looking for some lava lamps or other groovy home decorating.


Mary Catherine’s Antiques

1128-1130 N. High St.

last year this place had a $5 gloves sale.
Real vintage baby gloves, though.

Mary Catherine’s is also a very short walk from…

Flower Child
989 N High St

If big, lurking mannequins creep you out, be forewarned. Still, this place has tons of vintage stuff and a few hats and gloves sprinkled throughout the store. Last year I spotted some pretty turbans.


3301 N High St
(614) 261-7202 ‎

Humans without munchkin hands, rejoice! This place has a ton of costume stuff, including nice affordable stretchy gloves (got some last year for ~$9). You might be able to find a good hat here too, but not many in the ‘hats and gloves’ style. This place carries similar pieces like a plato’s closet would.

and this place is just a block south of Rag-O-Rama:

Eclectiques Antique Mall
3265 N High St  Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 447-2242

Ms. President Monique and the rest of the shopping group last year had a lot of success at this one. I hear it’s really large and, in true antique mall fashion, might require a bit of the hunting spirit to find your diamond in the ruff.

These are just the stores I’m familiar with – this is not an exhaustive list! If you know of or come across some other great places for hats and gloves, please comment below so we can recommend them in the future.

These places don’t stick to the 9 pm closing times you can count on at the mall, so do check out their hours before planning your visit.

Any other questions? Comment below!

I can’t wait to see you fabulous ladies there, along with your mothers, daughters, best friends….


– Lucy
US co-advisor