Ohio University

Naming Opportunities

Leave your print on Ohio University in your name, or in the name of someone you wish to honor or memorialize. Naming opportunities exist at various giving levels to allow our donors to leave a legacy based on their individual desires. 

Several naming opportunities exist including:

  • Endowments : Just like a savings account, endowment funds generate income from the principal investment. Endowments create the foundation upon which universities  build lasting financial strength  and  ensure academic quality. Once in place, endowments provide  permanent support for teaching and research, student aid, and an abundance of other academic programs and activities.These dollars can support scholarships, equipment and software upgrades, student research, and more. Distribution of funds will  be subject to a specific set of guidelines formulated by The Ohio University Foundation in conjunction with you, the donor.
  • Scholarships, prizes and awards : Scholarship incentives often play a crucial role as students make decisions about where to attend college and what major to pursue. Prizes and awards allow OHIO to recognize outstanding work  by undergraduate and graduate students. Your gift to scholarships, prizes, and awards will  support future Bobcats .
  • Faculty Support : Faculty support provides competitive compensation that  supports   recruitment and retention  of faculty since the prestigious rank adds not only a salary supplement via carefully managed endowment earnings, but also discretionary funds.
  • Academic Programs: Your gift can name a college, school, department, center, institute or special dean's fund. The endowments established by these gifts provide a margin of excellence for the programs they support.
  • Facilities : Some gifts last a lifetime, while others last forever. Naming a building, laboratory or other available space is a remarkable way to leave your legacy at Ohio University. Gifts of that support facilities allow us to offer up-to-date environments for teaching, learning, community life and recreation.

The financial requirements for naming opportunities differ, so donors are encouraged to discuss their ideas with a staff member from the Office of Development.

For information on OHIO's naming policy or establishing an endowment, please contact us via phone 800.592.3863, email, or by using our web form

Thank you for your interest in supporting OHIO's future!