The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Vision, mission, and values

Vision

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

Mission

Through time and change, we enrich firm friendships among Buckeye alumni and The Ohio State University.

Values

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

Integrity: We keep our promises. Our reputation rests on honesty, fairness, and treating everyone with respect.

Service: We go the extra mile. We provide the highest levels of service to our members, growing alumni community, and the university.

Quality: We expect to be held to standards of excellence in everything we do.

Diversity: We value diversity. We embrace inclusion in all interactions.

Innovation: Our success depends on continuous improvement, adaptation, and embracing change.

Goals

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

Enrich. Enrich alumni lives and the university.

Empower. Empower alumni to make a difference in their communities, careers, and at the university.

Evolve. Evolve to continuously add value to alumni and the university.

Strategies

1. Engage an increasing number of alumni in mutually beneficial, personal relationships with the university and each other.
2. Communicate with alumni innovatively and effectively to enhance alumni engagement and connection with the university.
3. Enhance career and leadership development services so Buckeyes can be the best that they can be at whatever they do.
4. Cultivate a culture of philanthropy that connects the passions of alumni and friends with Ohio State’s efforts to educate students, solve problems, and transform the world.
5. Partner with colleges, units, and regional campuses to enhance student and alumni development, engagement, and connection with the university.
6. Strengthen the Association’s commitment to its culture, volunteers, and staff, through initiatives focused on diversity, and leadership development.
7. Manage all Association resources thoughtfully, intentionally, and inventively to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness across the organization.