Placing Students first

Remembering Our Founding Mission: Placing Students First

Whether we are building a new residence hall, introducing a program, hiring a faculty member, or funding a research initiative, everything we do at Ohio State is about students. But for Ohio State students ... Ohio State would not be supplying the state, nation, and world with the well-prepared, ambitious leaders society so desperately needs.

Ohio State students hail from every background and tradition, most states, and every continent but Antarctica. They arrive clothed in scarlet and gray, full of enthusiasm and ideas, ready to become highly engaged both in and out of the classroom. They benefit from an intentional and comprehensive learning environment where curricular and co-curricular learning experiences hold equal sway. We help them explore their roles as citizens of a larger world—and as people who can use their skills and talents for the common good.

Through the But for Ohio State campaign, we can help promising undergraduate and graduate students afford Ohio State, and more students will have access to a life-changing array of cross-disciplinary academic opportunities. We will be able to offer an even more robust cocurricular program, better living and learning facilities, and vibrant study abroad opportunities. With your help, we hope to be in an even better position to attract and assist students—and to continue to provide the kind of superlative journey that results in extraordinary outcomes.