Will we find cures for the world's devastating diseases? Is there a way to make our food supply abundant and safe? Can we produce the next generation of sustainable energy?


The extraordinary people at The Ohio State University believe the answers to these and other monumental questions will ultimately be “yes.”

But for Ohio State’s immense breadth and depth of academic programs, outstanding students, world-class scholars, and extensive research capabilities, some of today’s most brilliant interdisciplinary teams would not be closer than ever to finding meaningful solutions for people in Ohio and far, far beyond.

Instead, because of the talent, intellect, and ambition at Ohio State, one of the most comprehensive universities in the nation, significant progress is possible on nearly every front. Founded when Abraham Lincoln believed education could lead the nation out of its darkest days, Ohio State now provides a powerful platform, unparalleled in scope and opportunity, from which leaders emerge and change the world.

The But for Ohio State campaign is a $2.5 billion fundraising endeavor that invites those who believe in Ohio State to invest in our students, our faculty, and our potential. By supporting Ohio’s land-grant institution, alumni, friends, parents, and partners can help us secure educational opportunities for future generations of students and meet the enormous challenges we face as a society. Together, we will sustain an enduring tradition of scholarship, service, and pride.

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How would you answer? What does Ohio State mean to you?