Ohio University

Student Affairs

Ask any Ohio University alumni and they will likely tell you that their most memorable college experience was something they took part in outside of the classroom—a club, activity, organization, group, or special event. The Division of Student Affairs prepares students to be responsible and contributing members of a diverse, global society by providing meaningful out-of-class opportunities, learning-centered environments, and professional support services. Our day-to-day activities strengthen not only OHIO’s student-centered identity but also aid outreach and economic development in our region.

Students on a walk during Bobcat Student Orientation

Overall, Student Affairs stands at the forefront of implementing Ohio University’s five core values: Community, Character, Civility, Citizenship, and Commitment define who we are and what it means to be a Bobcat.

Your Support

Private giving has always had a significant impact on the Division of Student Affairs. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and friends, we’ve been able to help students when they needed it most. From providing for students who couldn’t afford to eat, to purchasing airfare for a student experiencing a family emergency, the support you provide is critical.

While we work continually to enrich the educational experience for OHIO students, our margin of success depends on generous support from our friends and donors. With your help, we can continue to create limitless opportunities for OHIO students to reach their full potential.

We believe that you should be able to support what matters most to you, so you can designate your gift to any area you desire. Any of the following current initiatives will benefit from your generosity:

We believe that you should be able to support what matters most to you, so you can designate your gift to any area you desire. We have several exciting current initiatives that will benefit from your generosity:

  • Division of Student Affairs Support Fund;
  • The OHIO Parents and Family Endowment, which supports a crisis fund for our students and is administered through the Dean of Students’ Office;
  • The Collegiate Recovery Community, which provides support and resources to students in recovery and to students seeking recovery from an addictive disorder, and promotes sober social programming on campus. One aspect of this community, The Friends of Recovery Scholarship Fund, will help to make a college education possible for many who otherwise would likely not look at college as an option; and
  • The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program  and the continued development and celebration of undergraduate female student leaders.

Your gift – no matter the amount – makes a difference in the lives of our students.

To make an immediate gift to the Division of Student Affairs online using your credit or debit card, please visit www.ohio.edu/give. To mail a gift, please make your check payable to The Ohio University Foundation. If you wish to designate your gift to a certain area, simply include the area name in the memo line of your check.

The mailing address is:
The Ohio University Foundation
PO Box 869
Athens, OH 45701-0869

If you prefer to make your gift over the phone, have questions about giving to the Division of Student Affairs, or would like to discuss other giving opportunities, please contact:

David Johnson
Director of Development, University Wide Initiatives
304 McGuffey Hall
Tel: 740.597.1604
Fax: 740.593.1432