University Outreach and Public Service Programs
Are you a community member looking for consultation services, youth camps, and other resources? Or a Bobcat looking to get involved? Ohio University offers a multitude of outreach and public service programs.
- Arts & Culture
- Athletics & Recreation
- Community Education
- Community Health & Wellness
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Library Services
- Professional & Career Development
- Technical Assistance: Public & Private Sector
- Youth Outreach: K-12
- Youth Outreach: Summer Camps
- Additional Programs & Services on Regional Campuses
Arts & Culture
- Athens Community Music School is truly community-wide in mission and in scope as it is the principal source of organized and qualified music instruction in southeast Ohio and portions of West Virginia. They offer individual private lessons in piano, woodwind, brass, percussion, and stringed instruments as well as voice. They offer group instruction in a variety of areas based on factors including availability of qualified instructors, sequence of instruction, and interest of participants. Financial assistance supports participation in music lessons, courses, and ensembles at the Athens Community Music School for families and individuals in Southeast Ohio with the desire to enrich their lives with music, but who are struggling financially.
- Athens International Film Festival has been presenting the best in international film for 46 years. Known globally as a festival that supports cinema from underground and marginalized populations, the AIFVF represents the values that we share as a community. It is a champion of justice and provides a voice for underrepresented artists and viewpoints on a global level. For four decades, Athens International has embraced experimental, narrative, short-form, feature length, and documentary films from every corner of the globe, offering filmmakers a stellar platform for public exposure and an environment that values artistry above marquee names and industry relationships.
- Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, is celebrated each February in the United States. It recognizes the significant achievements made by the African American community in all aspects of American society. Activities and events all center around cultural, social, educational and spiritual programs.
- National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each September 15 - October 15 in the United States of America to recognize the contributions made by people of Hispanic descent and to celebrate Hispanic culture. Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 because it is the anniversary of five (5) Latin American countries’ Independence Day: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico, Chile, and Belize celebrate their independence days. Activities include an opening reception, lectures, panel discussion and movies.
- National Native American Heritage Month showcases the rich culture of the native people of this land, and to honor those American Indians that have suffered injustice. Each year, the Office of Multicultural Programs (MCP), the Multicultural Center (MCC), and the student organization, Native Peoples Awareness Coalition (NPAC) plan various programs and activities to highlight the American Indian culture.
- Ohio Valley Center for Collaborative Arts (CoArts), in the College of Fine Arts, is a centralized community engagement research hub focused on building strategic cross- sector partnerships between the college, the OHIO campus, and regional communities, while creating applied learning opportunities for faculty and students. By connecting OHIO’s creative resources with such networks, CoArts seeks to ensure that the arts, design, and other expressive cultural activities are included in discussions about economic and quality of life growth in the region.
- Tantrum Theater seeks to connect and impact the SE Ohio community through educational outreach and culturally diverse innovative programming that encompasses multiple theatrical disciplines, develop new work and offer new points of view on classic stories that have contemporary relevance, and offer opportunities for intercultural exchange.
- The Kennedy Lecture Series was established in 1962 by a gift from OHIO alumni and stalwart supporters Edwin L. and Ruth Kennedy. The Kennedy Lecture Series aims to bring speakers who appeal to a broad cross-section of the OHIO community to the Athens Campus to discuss significant issues in American life. All events are free and open to the public.
- The Kennedy Museum of Art, as an academic museum with a teaching mission, the Museum provides Ohio University students, faculty and staff, as well as the greater community, with engaging and thought provoking encounters. The permanent collections form the core of exhibitions and programs. The collections include: Southwest Native American textiles, ceramics and jewelry; American paintings; drawings and photography; contemporary prints; ceramics and sculpture. Selected works within the collections have been featured in important national and international exhibitions. Exhibitions, programs and events are designed to acknowledge that art is best experienced when presented in a contextual and interdisciplinary environment. To that end, the Museum serves as a learning laboratory for Ohio University, community schools and visitors.
- The Performing Arts and Concert Series holds a multitude of events throughout the year that are available to the general public.
- WOUB Center for Public Media provides local content that would not be possible without the regular partnership and collaboration with community partners. From regional voices on local news and community leaders hosting or featured on radio and podcasts, the content relies on community involvement on a daily basis. Some specific recent examples include:
- Over 25 different Ohio co-hosts on episodes of Conversations from Studio B, and a 54-part special series Innovation Conversations featuring entrepreneurship and innovation in SE Ohio. Community members are also among the hosts of Conversations from Studio B.
- Partnership with Media Arts & Studies instructor Josh Antonuccio and students to produce the Gladden House Sessions from the Nelsonville Music Festival, an annual event by nonprofit Stuart’s Opera House.
Athletics & Recreation
- The Athletics Department offers a multitude of sporting events that are available to the general public to attend.
- Campus Recreation offers fee-based community memberships to adults and children for use of the Aquatic Center; Bird Ice Arena; Charles J. Ping Recreation Center; Golf Course and Driving Range; Tennis Center; and Walter Fieldhouse. This includes options for birthday parties and large groups. Youth training programs are also available for golf, hockey, tennis, ice skating, and swimming.
- The 60+ Program (All Campuses): Qualifying students, meaning any person who is sixty years of age or older and who has resided in the state for at least one year, may attend any state college or University without paying "tuition or matriculation" fees. This program is available only for regular classroom undergraduate courses offered on the Athens and regional campuses and only if space is available in the course. Registration will be processed only after priority registration for other students is completed.
- The Stevens Literacy Center works on improving lives by researching, developing and promoting literacy across the lifespan and is engaged in community outreach in numerous, diverse relationships with local schools, businesses, and other community agencies. The Stevens Literacy Center houses:
- Helen M. Robinson Center for Reading, which provides tutoring for K-12 children in the region to improve reading motivation and skills.
The OHIO Career Ready Campus, which provides FREE workforce and career development programs to adult learners aged sixteen and older. These programs include adult basic education, GED preparation, workforce literacy, and workforce readiness, transition to post-secondary education, ESOL and civics education, and correctional education. Courses offered through the OHIO Career Ready Campus are designed to provide opportunities for adult learners to develop the knowledge and expertise needed to successfully (re)enter the workforce.
College Preparation Programs providing potential college students with readiness and support services for a healthy transition to college.
Community Health & Wellness
- Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings are provided with support from the Breast and Cervical Cancer Projects of Southeast Ohio to provide free women's health services and education to women ages 40-65 and others that qualify. Services are offered at Heritage Community Clinic in Athens and on the Mobile Health Unit that travels throughout Southeastern Ohio. The goal is to decrease late breast cancer diagnosis rates by offering free health screenings, vouchers for mammograms to qualifying women and referrals as needed.
- Collaborative for Rural Primary Care, Research, Education, And Practice (Rural PREP) The mission of the Collaborative for Rural Primary care, Research, Education and Practice (Rural PREP) is to improve and sustain rural health through community engagement and research in rural primary care health professions education. Rural PREP exists to improve and sustain the education of primary care providers for rural practice. Rural PREP exists to improve and sustain the education of primary care providers for rural practice. Rural PREP is building a scholarly community of practice that is evidenced-based, community-engaged, and practice-informed, leveraging existing collaborative relationships and adding new ones. Rural PREP brings together educators, researchers, and practitioners to create a platform for sharing evidence-based practices, generate new ideas for research and evaluation of rural primary care training, promote scholarly activity, and translate evidence into educational practice.
- COMCorps is the Heritage College’s AmeriCorps program that places up to 17 national service members in Athens County in Ohio. COMCorps members create and support social and physical environments that promote good health and wellness for all. Major focuses of the program include food insecurity, nutrition education and emotional support for individuals living with chronic stress. If you are interested in learning more about national service, please contact Eric Long at email@example.com.
- Community Health Worker Certification Training (CHWCT): The College of Health Sciences and Professions works in collaborative partnership with the Athens City-County Health Department to facilitate this six-week training. CHWCT is offered free of charge to students and community members interested in becoming certified community health care workers. Contact: Kerri Shaw firstname.lastname@example.org
- Diabetes Community Partners is a community-engaged coalition developed by the Diabetes Institute and made of individuals with diabetes. They gather input from this coalition to inform programming and provide feedback on how investigators can engage the community in research. Diabetes Community Partners has existed for 2.5 years, and also acts as a peer support group for community members with diabetes.
- Family Navigator Program is a team of registered nurses who provide free intensive care navigation, education and support for Medicaid-eligible pregnant women and teens through the Pathways to a Healthy Pregnancy program. RN navigators assist their clients with linkages to social services such as WIC, home visiting, housing/shelter, food assistance, childcare and more. Assistance with medical needs can also be provided, including referrals for assistance with substance use disorder, mental health, dental care and pediatrics.
- Free Diabetes Clinic is provided monthly to qualifying low-income, uninsured and under- insured adults 18-64. Free blood tests, foot exams, eye screenings and education are provided to the diabetic patients. Prescription vouchers and medication assistance is offered to qualifying patients through the free clinic and pharmaceutical companies.
- Healthy Adult Program provides routine screenings can help prevent serious health problems. Free Healthy Adult Program screenings include: blood pressure, blood sugar, total cholesterol, and total lipid profile. These screenings are provided in community settings and can be provided in workplaces upon request.
- HeartWorks in conjunction with Ohio Health O’Bleness Hospital offering this cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program; massage therapy; nutrition counseling; personal training; and risk reduction classes.
- Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute is a Healthy Living Initiative is working with communities in southern Ecuador to construct a Chagas disease prevention model that addresses the interrelated social, economic, and political factors driving the disease. If proven successful, the model will serve as a transferrable approach for effectively preventing Chagas and other diseases of poverty, improving health, and expanding opportunities for people whose potential is now restricted by this disease. Helping citizens of the three communities to find funds to build better houses that are resistant to infestation of triatomines as well as other insects.
- The Immunization Program helps keep children and adults in the region healthy by giving them immunizations to protect against preventable diseases such as polio, rubella, pertussis, flu, and COVID-19, among others. Children ages birth to 19 can receive free immunizations if eligible. Adult immunizations are provided at low or no-cost, depending on the immunization requested.
- The Heritage Community Clinic offers free primary and specialty care to qualifying adults age 18-64 in Southeast Ohio counties. Clinics offered include primary care, diabetes care, and OMM. Referrals are provided to other health care providers as need, as well as assistance in obtaining medications and supplies for qualifying patients. A student-run free primary care clinic, The Care Clinic, operates once a month on Saturdays. For appointments, click here.
- The Mobile Health Clinic plays an important role in providing quality medical care services to residents of southeast Ohio. Two 40-foot mobile clinics from the Heritage College's Community Health Programs travel throughout southeast Ohio, providing clinics at churches, community centers, schools, and more. The mobile clinic is used for the following: primary care, women’s health, immunization clinics for children and adults, adult health screenings, and school bus driver physicals for public school systems by arrangement.
- Childhood Hearing & Vision Screenings are provided in support of school nurses across the region. These screenings are performed by trained, certified nurses, and referrals for proper treatment and diagnosis are made.
- WellWorks is OHIO’s wellness program that offers membership to University and community members. Services include a fitness center; group fitness classes.
Diversity & Inclusion
- #SayHerName Workshop provides a context for the #SayHerName movement, define intersectionality, and present the #SayHerName quilt created in January 2016 by the Women's Center, Multicultural Center, LGBT Center, and Unified Sisters. Black women are killed by police, too. In February 2015, the African American Policy Forum engaged the public in a discussion acknowledging the experiences of police brutality against Black women and girls under #SayHerName. Contact: email@example.com 740.593.9625
- Active Allyship/Managing Microaggressions Training offers facilitated sessions related to topics such as managing microaggressions or active allyship to meet unique departmental requests. Sessions can vary depending on the exact nature of the request. Contact: Cat Russell, Human Resources Liaison firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gender 101 Workshop asks participants to engage with social constructions of gender in order to: define gender and sex; identify consequences of strict adherence to gender roles; improve media literacy; identify when they first began to understand gender; create actionable steps to improve inclusivity and encourage freedom in gender expression. Contact: email@example.com 740.593.9625
- Gender and the Media Workshop provides a guideline for practicing media literacy, which will then be applied to various examples of women's representation in the media. Additionally, the presenter will provide a context for understanding what demographics are most frequently represented in popular culture and how that can impact our reactions to the ways in which marginalized populations are portrayed. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 740.593.9625
- Gender Issues in Communication Workshop looks at interpersonal communication and gender issues, and delves into a 101 on the following: mansplaining, interruptions, coded language, and gendered insults. Additionally, it provides opportunity to brainstorm next steps for allyship and improved communication on teams. Contact: email@example.com 740.593.9625
- Identifying Rape Culture and How to Respond Workshop provides participants with the tools needed to identify comments, actions, and myths that uphold rape culture. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 740.593.9625
- SafeZone trainings are provided by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s LGBT Center on a variety of topics for different community groups, businesses, and organizations. The training’s focus is based on the community partner’s needs are crafted with the specific organization /community requesting training. For instance, if a healthcare organization requests training, the resources, terminology, examples, and other aspects of training focus on healthcare practices.
- SpeakOUT educates groups on and off campus through story-sharing panels combined with educational information. Panels provide the opportunity for audiences to engage sexual and gender diversities through the personal experiences of volunteer panelists followed by dedicated time for questions and discussion. SpeakOUt panels include a combination of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the wider community.
- Surfing the crimson wave, Eve's curse, Aunt Flow, Shark Week: Let's break through the Euphemisms. Period. Workshop provides an opportunity for analysis of menstrual stigmas and the importance of discussing menstruation, reducing stigma, and providing access to appropriate sanitary care. The presentation will highlight a number of recent social movements addressing menstruation and connect stigmas to real-world, tangible, impacts on education, poverty, health care access, self-esteem and sustainability. Contact: email@example.com 740.593.9625
- What I Learned Growing Up About Sexual Assault Workshop provides participants with the tools to reflect on their attitudes and beliefs regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Using small group discussions, participants will be asked to examine what they learned of interpersonal power-based violence through various institutions and social interactions, including: family, education, friends, religion, media, and the state. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 740.593.9625
- Alden Library offers all residents of Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington Counties, as well as all OHIO alumni, community member library cards. Community borrowers must be at least 18 years old; those under 18 may be registered on the card of a parent or guardian. Public school students visiting the library as part of a course may also obtain a temporary library card.
- Ohio University Press is the oldest scholarly publisher in Ohio. Since its founding it has developed into a leading publisher of books about Africa, Appalachia, Southeast Asia, and the Midwest, and many other topics. The vast majority of authors published are non-Ohio University affiliated. Each year, the Press facilitates workshops and mentorship support to prepare authors for publication all at no cost.
- The LGBT Center Lending Library: This library is the only library in the region specifically dedicated to LGBTQ identities. Members of the community are welcome to check out books and films at no cost.
Professional & Career Development
- The Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools (CORAS), in partnership with the College of Education, is an organization of 110 school districts and other educational institutions in the 32-county region of Ohio designated as Appalachia. School districts in neighboring counties, institutions of higher education and related organizations may become members of the Coalition. The mission of the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools is to advocate for and support the public schools of Appalachia Ohio in the continuous improvement of educational opportunities available to all the region's children.
- The Ohio University Leadership Project (OULP) represents an initiative for the professional development of school leaders. The OULP has as its purpose the identification, development, and implementation of needed professional development programs for school leaders. Ongoing programs for elementary principals, secondary principals, superintendents, and treasurers have been conducted by the OULP.
- The OHIO Career Ready Campus: The OHIO Career Ready Campus provides FREE workforce and career development programs to adult learners aged sixteen and older. These programs include adult basic education, GED preparation, workforce literacy, and workforce readiness, transition to post-secondary education, ESOL and civics education, and correctional education. Courses offered through the OHIO Career Ready Campus are designed to provide opportunities for adult learners to develop the knowledge and expertise needed to successfully (re)enter the workforce.
- Transformative Leadership Workshop examines successful and unsuccessful modes of leadership ultimately discussing the benefits of enacting a transformational style rooted in building community, confidence and trust in one’s team while serving as a role model to execute the vision you have for your organization. You will have an opportunity to role play situations as a confident, transformative leader and leave knowing you now have the tools necessary to address many of the stigmas often associated with female leaders. Contact: email@example.com 740.593.9625
Technical Assistance: Private & Public Sector
- Business Assistance and Capital Access provides comprehensive services to new and existing businesses of all types and sizes, from University start-ups to student enterprises to business ventures throughout the Southeast Ohio region. Focused on overcoming key obstacles to growth and sustainability, services include company formation activities, feasibility studies, business plans, market and competitive analyses, product development, financial management, pro forma and cash flow analysis, sales and marketing, management and human resources. Since executing on any business strategy crucially involves acquiring resources, Business Services help companies obtain the financial and human resources needed to implement plans.
- Consultation services, Facilitation and Strategic Planning are areas of competencies at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service. Skilled facilitators fill a key role in improving organizational performance, innovation, and productivity. Facilitators assist organizations in the process of planning and decision- making during meetings, retreats and other planning sessions. At large community meetings they help guide the communication process between agencies and community members or consumers. The Voinovich School utilizes the Skilled Facilitator Approach, a nationally recognized model for facilitation and strategic planning developed by ©Roger Schwartz and Associates, Inc. Contact: Dr. Lesli Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org, 740-593-9739
- Economic Development Administration Center assists businesses and communities, along with local development districts, with highly specialized research services, including job trend projections, economic impact studies, cost-benefit analysis, technology assessments, etc. EDA is a joint project with Bowling Green, serving 59 rural Ohio counties.
- Evaluation Support: The Voinovich School has extensive experience in program evaluation and the development of performance measurement systems to help expand the capacity of organizations at the local and state level. Using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, the School offers evaluation services to meet the needs of state agencies, health care providers, community agencies, school districts, foundations and local government. Related services provided by the Voinovich School include assessment of program effectiveness, design of program objectives, development of self-evaluation mechanisms, establishment of benchmark indicators and integration of performance measures throughout the planning, development and implementation of services. The evaluation staff includes individuals with specialized skills in the fields of statistics, education, public health, computer science, social work, political science and public administration. In addition, the School’s technology resources allow for cutting-edge services in the areas of geographic information systems, statistical analysis, survey execution and analysis, and database development and management. Contact: Dr. Lesli Johnson email@example.com, 740-593-9739
- LIGHTS provides expertise, training, and resources to the region's workforce, entrepreneurs, companies, and local communities through a series of Innovation Gateways. The Gateways provide business incubation and makerspaces. LIGHTS is for individuals, that live or work in the 26-county territory, with an interest in building a product and/or creating a business.
- Procurement Technical Assistance Center provides technical assistance and training to companies interested in selling to government agencies such as the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State and the Interior. The goal is to help connect small business representatives to administrators from NASA, their prime contractors, and other government agencies interested in purchasing their products and services. This is critical because federal agencies are mandated to spend 23 percent of their funds purchasing from small businesses. Despite having only six professionals covering offices throughout Ohio, this grant-funded program set new performance records for fiscal year 2018: 5,513 contracts that OHIO PTAC assisted small businesses to earn; $579 million in value of contracts earned by OHIO PTAC clients; 55 Ohio counties served; and 763 small business clients.
- Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers training and technical assistance to small businesses in 12 southeast Ohio counties. The OHIO SBDC was recently named the top-performing center of the year in a six-state region.
- Social Enterprise Ecosystem (SEE) personalizes business development tools to meet the needs of organizations that seek to both generate a profit and promote a social or environmental mission, such as Habitat for Humanity.
- TechGROWTH Ohio provides technical and financing assistance to technology companies in southeast Ohio, creating nearly 700 jobs and $444 million in economic activity over the last ten years.
- The OHIO Consumer Research Center provides opportunities for students to explore intellectual curiosities about consumer marketing through company-sponsored consumer research projects. The Consumer Research Center offers a broad range of services to corporate and small-business clients that includes projects such as Brand Assessments, Product Testing, Ad Testing, and Concept Testing & Refinement, among others.
- The Innovation Center provide direct service to product-based businesses and startups across the region, and provides technical assistance to communities who are building/fostering their own business incubation services, makerspaces, and workforce development programs. The Innovation Center offers the community access to the equipment in the Additive Manufacturing Lab for a fee as well as biotechnology equipment in its Biotechnology Research & Development Facility.
- The Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab serves as an innovative and creative center for students, staff, and faculty research and project development. This frequently involves community partners and the GRID Lab provides multiple opportunities through open-house and educational events to engage with community partners. Examples include: partnerships with physicians and researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio who visited the GRID Lab to experience healthcare VR projects. This meeting eventually led to a pilot 360-video project produced with them. A Coding Camp lecture was held for middle school-aged girls on virtual reality and game development. Approximately 20 students attended this evening session. Athens Middle School Science classes visited the GRID Lab to get exposure to virtual reality, games, and animation
Youth Outreach: K-12
- College Bound (formally Upward Bound) Located in The Patton College of Education, College Bound provides Athens and Vinton County High School students who are potential first-generation college students with readiness skills and support services that cultivate resilience, confidence, and preparation for a healthy and successful transition to a postsecondary institution upon high school graduation. College Bound is designed to provide academic support as well as personal and cognitive development. Students receive assistance in preparing for the ACT/SAT, college applications, financial aid, and many more areas regarding academic and personal success.
- The OHIO Mentor Project serves high school students residing in Southeastern Ohio communities affected by the opioid crisis. The Athens Campus assists students from Vinton County, while OHIO’s regional campuses work with students from their nearby communities. Through service learning and targeted mentoring provided by Patton College students, the Vinton County mentees receive support in identifying and successfully navigating pathways to postsecondary education.
- Gateway for Success is a program designed in partnership with regional intervention specialists and guidance counselors. The program helps high school junior and senior students with disabilities prepare for transition beyond high school for ongoing education and career exploration. Feedback and evaluations are provided by school partners and used for the programs’ continuous improvement.
- The Helen M. Robinson Center for Reading is a community tutoring center located in the Stevens Literacy Center. The Helen M. Robinson Center for Reading reopened in the summer of 2017 to provide assessment and literacy tutoring to K-12 children in our region. The tutors are aspiring teachers dedicated to helping children in areas of reading and writing.
- Kids on Campus is a rural community-university partnership that empowers underserved, at-risk children and their families in the realization of their full potential through educational, nutritional, and recreational opportunities. The program currently serves Federal Hocking, Alexander, Athens City, Southern Local, and Trimble School Districts.
- Ohio Valley International Council: Center for International Studies coordinates outreach and cultural competency training in southeastern Ohio through the Ohio Valley International Council (OVIC). OVIC coordinates in partnership with public school educators to bring international students and cultural consultants into classrooms to promote cultural and global sensitivity and helps to combat stereotypes in Southeast Ohio by offering cultural presentations in K-12 classrooms and other professional settings. The aim is to foster cross cultural learning and also help augment current affairs, global citizenship, and international focused curriculum of teachers. OVIC works closely with partners in the schools and community programs to ensure that the visits meet the expectations and goals of the host partners. Partners complete an intake form identify the host partner’s needs for content, such as which countries or regions to cover, and specifies the learning outcomes and goals. Evaluations are sent to host partners to request feedback and to assess the performance of the cultural consultants. The feedback from surveys is used to strengthen the program and for continuous improvement and training of staff, students, and cultural consultants.
- Young Women Leaders Program, a collaboration between the OHIO University's Women's Center and Athens City Middle School, the Young Women's Leader Program (YWLP) is an innovative mentoring program designed to empower middle school girls and college women to be leaders and to make positive choices based on their interactions as mentors and peers. This program requires a commitment for the full academic year.
Youth Outreach Programs: Summer Camps
- Campus Rec Summer Camp is open to all children interested in a variety of activities including swimming at the Aquatic Center, climbing the rock wall at Ping Recreation Center, arts and crafts, learning and developing skills in new sports, and building new friendships through teambuilding and ice breaker activities.
- Outdoor Pursuits Teen Adventure Day Camp is for all children, ages 13-16 years old, interested in introductory outdoor skills while creating new friendships in the Athens community.
Additional Regional Campus Programs & Services
- Kids in College is a summer enrichment program for students in grades K-8 who are interested in science, history, theatre, and many other enrichment opportunities. The program is staffed by a variety of enthusiastic, imaginative teachers and college faculty who are interested in working with motivated students. The program, usually held in June, is sponsored by Ohio University Chillicothe, coordinated by the Ross-Pike County Educational Service District and housed by Chillicothe City Schools.
- Certifications & Professional Development: Ohio University Chillicothe's Continuing Education Office offers a variety of certification and professional development opportunities to support the Chillicothe community. We provide flexible and affordable education programs, seminars, workshops, business and industry training programs, and facilities that meet the demands for the community we serve.
- Facilities Rental: Ohio University Chillicothe offers affordable classrooms and other campus spaces, such as the Shoemaker Center Gymnasium, which are available for rental.
- Ohio University Eastern Theatre is a university/community theater that is a partnership of the students, faculty and staff of Ohio University Eastern and local students and community members. Since 1968 Ohio University Eastern Theatre has presented more than 125 productions in the 233 seat Shannon Hall Theater.
- The Community and Corporate Learning Center offers a wide variety of programs. Courses and services to community members, businesses, and their employees. University credit programs, business/industrial training, distance education, and noncredit classes are offered in several formats, along with professional development opportunities for those in the public and private workforce sectors.
- Workforce Development: Meeting training needs on campus or at your worksite is part of the mission at Ohio University Lancaster Campus. Our goal is to help you keep ahead of developing technology. We have served banking, government, health care, legal, service, and manufacturing organizations, and we look forward to serving your organization as well. We are the education training professionals, and we are here to assist you in enhancing employee skills, morale and productivity. Contact: Ron Cullums (740) 681-3341
- Kids in College provides an opportunity for highly motivated students to reinforce the knowledge and instruction they received in school. Faculty members at Ohio University Lancaster Campus and other qualified instructors will teach the courses. Materials from the college curriculum are adapted for presentation to these students. Class enrollment is limited so that students receive individual attention. The courses are designed to be a "hands-on" experience.
- Facility Rental: Classrooms and other facilities are available to organizations and companies on a space-available basis.
- Community Education classes are open to the general public regardless of educational background. These classes are self-supporting, and the fees collected from Community Education cover all instructional, administrative, and overhead cost of the program. For more information, please call 740.533.4588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ohio University Southern Workforce Success provides workforce trainings and custom programs to meet the unique needs of business, industry and small employers. Our focus is to strengthen existing workforce skills, provide education and training for the future workforce and support community development initiatives that impact workforce development in our region.
- Ohio University Zanesville Speakers Bureau is a list of employees who are interested in sharing their area(s) of expertise with community groups. The media can use this list to find sources for stories or community groups can utilize the list to find interesting speakers for meetings or events. You may also contact the PR Office at 740.588.1547 and we'll connect you with the appropriate faculty, staff or administrator at the Zanesville campus to meet your need to secure a speaker.