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University News / Compass

Compass serves as the primary news and information source at Ohio University. When you visit Compass , you can expect to read about the latest happenings at not only the Athens Campus, but at all of OHIO’s campuses and centers around the state.

Compass is updated daily and aims to be a creative, fun, informative, and user-friendly news vehicle by sharing the stories that make the OHIO community a great place to be, whether you are studying, working, or visiting. In addition to written stories and briefs, the site also contains videos, photos, announcements, accolades, and calendar events. Links to external Ohio University-affiliated news stories and the latest national higher education news is also featured.

Many of the news stories that appear in Compass are distributed to Ohio University faculty, staff, friends, and parents twice a week via the Compass e-mail. Compass stories also are featured on the University’s homepage, and are promoted through the official Ohio University Twitter account, @ohiou.

Submitting Stories

To submit stories for Compass publication consideration, contact one of the following members of the UCM Internal Team:


The Communication Services team also maintains the Campus Communicator Guide, a resource for communications professionals throughout the University that provides an overview of services, step-by-step guides to using tools like the Compass website and Calendar of University Events, and a Compass style guide.