Ohio State is dedicated to solving societal challenges through community-engaged partnerships with the people and institutions of Ohio, the nation, and the world.
We aspire to build meaningful partnerships that effectively leverage the strengths of each partner for mutual benefit to accomplish far better solutions than what is possible working alone.
The university is engaged in many forms of partnerships, including research, teaching, student volunteerism, service-learning and community service. Our partners come from a broad array of organizations under the umbrellas of community groups, nonprofits, educational institutions, and the private sector.
Ohio State strives for mutually beneficial partnerships where all members advance their goals. Community partners benefit from access to Ohio State's cutting-edge knowledge, innovations, facilities, and capabilities in education, research, and evaluation within an expansive network of experts. The university's goals are achieved when faculty, staff, and students work in real-world situations, enabling more relevant outcomes and scholarship, better prepared students, and improved ability to succeed in future challenges.