The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Guiding Principles


To be the heart of the alumni community, inspiring and cultivating engaged citizens, throughout their Buckeye journeys.


Through time and change, we enrich firm friendships across our alumni and Buckeye communities to advance The Ohio State University.

Organizational Purpose

To build a community of lifelong champions.


Tradition: We believe in Ohio State. We cherish the university's rich and vibrant history and work to enhance its reputation.

Excellence and Impact: We advance sustainable and evidence-based solutions through partnership.

Diversity and Innovation: We encourage open-minded exploration, risk-taking, and freedom of expression.

Inclusion and Equity: We advocate for access, opportunity, and empowerment.

Care and Compassion: We put people at the center of all we do.

Integrity and Respect: We build trust through transparency and authentic engagement.


Engage. Engage alumni and Buckeye communities throughout their lifelong relationships with each other and the university.

Enrich. Enrich alumni and Buckeye lives and the university.

Empower. Empower alumni and Buckeye communities to make a difference in their communities, careers, and at the university, in becoming advocates for Ohio State.

Evolve. Evolve to continuously add value to the alumni and Buckeye journeys, and the university in an ever changing world.


1. Create relevant and transformational relationships between alumni, the Buckeye community, and the university.
2. Cultivate a culture of philanthropy, through time, talent, and treasure, which connects the passions of alumni and friends with Ohio State’s efforts to educate students, solve problems, and transform the world.
3. Collaborate with our campus and community partners innovatively and effectively to enhance alumni and Buckeyes’ engagement and connection with the university and one another.
4. Strengthen the Association’s commitment to its culture, volunteers, and team, through initiatives focused on innovation, inclusion and leadership development.
5. Manage all Association resources thoughtfully, intentionally, and inventively to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness across the organization.

Constitution (pdf)

Bylaws (pdf)

Contact Us

614-292-2200 or 800-678-6355

The Ohio State University Alumni Association
Longaberger Alumni House
2200 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1035