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Division Mission Statement 

Division of Student Affairs


The Division of Student Affairs at Ohio University prepares students to be responsible and contributing members of a diverse, global society by providing learning-centered environments, meaningful out-of-class opportunities, and professional support services that help them learn through their experience and achieve academic success.

The Five C’s

“Ohio University holds as its central purpose the intellectual and personal development of its students” is the first sentence of OHIO’s mission statement. Personal integrity and character both inside and outside of the classroom are inherent elements of Ohio University.  Members of the OHIO community are expected to commit to the highest standards of personal honesty and ethical behavior.

Membership in the Ohio University community includes being involved and responsible members of not only the university community, but also the local Athens community and the global community.  All members of the OHIO community are expected to be responsible community members, to show appreciation for diversity and to represent the values of the OHIO community.

Members of the OHIO community contribute to the advancement of society, both now and for future generations. Such a commitment to the public sphere can have many expressions, such as voting, recycling, volunteering, using public transportation and cleaning up litter. The OHIO citizen gives more than they take. They are responsible citizens both on and off campus, foster community involvement, become engaged citizens acting for the public good, and respect university property and property of others.

The OHIO community is an open forum involving the free exchange of ideas and scholarly discourse. For free and open exchange to occur, members of the OHIO community are expected to embrace civility in communication at all times.

Commitment The OHIO Promise
Sincere and true commitment is practicing your beliefs and values.  Once you have committed yourself to becoming a community member at OHIO, you commit to hold yourself and your fellow OHIO community members to these values.