Ohio State's Shared Values
Vision, Mission and Values

Through reflection, evaluation and meaningful action, we aim to reinforce our ethical culture and live these shared values to advance our core work of teaching, learning, research and service.

Ohio State's Shared Values

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Our vision

The Ohio State University is the model 21st-century public, land grant, research, urban, community-engaged institution.

Our mission

The university is dedicated to:

  • Creating and discovering knowledge to improve the well-being of our local, state, regional, national and global communities;
  • Educating students through a comprehensive array of distinguished academic programs;
  • Preparing a diverse student body to be leaders and engaged citizens;
  • Fostering a culture of engagement and service.

We understand that diversity and inclusion are essential components of our excellence.

Our values, principles and behaviors