Engagement Programs

A wide variety of Outreach and Engagement programs are thriving at Ohio State. Our faculty, staff and students engage with our communities in mutually beneficial partnerships in a vast number of ways. Below you will find examples of some of our outstanding collaborations.


Arts and Humanities

Community/Economic Development

Energy and Environment

Food Production and Security

Health and Wellness


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Student and Alumni Programming

Youth Development/K-12

Arts and Humanities

Actors and students performing Shakespeare

Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing


International Students Celebrate Arrival of 36,000 Books from Ohio

It's Your Glory: The Big Queens of Carnival

OSU Dance in the Community

Shakespeare and Autism

Spirit Leads My Needle: The Big Chiefs of Carnival

The STEAM Factory

The Wex and Weinland Park

Young Writers Workshop

Community/Economic Development

Endeavor Center sign

Alber Enterprise Center

Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit (APTE)

Community Technology Clinic

Education and Human Ecology: Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

Farm Income Enhancement and Cooperative Center

Ghana Sustainable Change

Social Capital and Equitable Neighborhood Revitalization on Columbus's Southside

Live Healthy Live Well

OH/LEX: The Ohio Land Exchange

Ohio Manufacturing Institute

Ohio State Marion GoBuck$ Program

Ohio State University Extension

OSU Endeavor Center

Pay It Forward Marion

Peace Corps

Real Money. Real World.

The Haiti Empowerment Project

The Ohio Peace Collaborative

The Ohio State University Law and Leadership Institute

United States-Indonesian Teacher Education Consortium

Energy and Environment

Men stand near a solar panel

Application of Citizen Science Risk Communication Tools in a Vulnerable Urban Community

Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center

Energize Ohio: Building Ohio’s Energy Future

Green Home Technology Center

Management of Algal Growth In Ohio's Medium-Sized Lakes

Mitigating Impacts from Mined Lands through Remining and Reclamation

Ohio Clean Marinas Program

OSU Climate Change Outreach Team

Stone Lab

Food Production and Security

Public Health Farmers Market

Ask a Master Gardner

Can Financial Education Reduce Food Insecurity? Evidence from an Asset-Building Program for Families in Poverty

Care Connect

Farm to School

Food Fellows

Follow the Tomato

Fruit and Vegetable Intake Exceeds National Average Among Food Pantry Clients

Growing Hope


How to Convene a Local Food Council for Positive Impact in Your Community

Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT)

Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative

Mapping the Food Environment to Inform Multi-Dimensional Intervention Strategies to Enhance Community Health and Well-Being 

Ohio State University Extension

Ohio State University Extension Local Foods Signature Program

Personalized Food and Nutritional Metabolomics for Health Discovery Theme

Public Health Farmers' Market

Reducing Barriers to Entry for the Direct Sales of Local Foods in Ohio

Simple Suppers: Healthy Meals, Healthy Families

Testing Efficacy of a Theory-Based Nutrition Education Recreation and Fitness Program Aimed at Preventing Unhealthy Weight Gain in Disadvantaged Children during Summer Months

Urban Soil Assessment and Restoration

Health and Wellness

A dentist and a young patient

4-H Grilling and Beyond

A Matter of Balance

A Pharmacy Educational Program for Resettled Refugees

Adult Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Integrating TBI Education Into the Curricula, Creating a More Prepared Social Service System

Advancing Best Medication Practices for Psychosis

Aging Smart for Older Adults

Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Community Engagement Program

Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio

Dental HOME Coach

Discovery Themes Initiative

Establishing a Collaborative Center for Learning, Research, and Innovation (CLRI) in Rural Malawi

Global One Health initiative

Infectious Disease Institute

Integrated Care: Providing Behavioral Health Services in a Community Primary Health Care Setting

La Clinica Latina

LiFE Sports

Making a Difference Program

Million Hearts Initiative

Mindful Extension


Ohio State Total Health and Wellness

OSU and South Africa Collaborate to Combat Antibiotic Resistant "Superbugs"

Partner for Promotion

Pills, Potions, and Poisons

Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases (PHPID) Program

Shakespeare and Autism

Somali Women's Health Project

Sports Medicine Community Outreach

Star House

Successful Co-Parenting

The Columbus-Athens Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

The Generation Rx Initiative

The OHIO Project

Water First for Thirst!


People discussing crops

Ghana Sustainable Change

Hydrologic Redistribution and Rhizosphere Microbiology of Shrubs as Resource Islands in Degraded Agro-ecosystems of the Sahel

Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative

Obama-Singh Knowledge Initiative Project: STEM Faculty Training in India

One Health

OSU Impact on STEM Education and Research in Bangladesh

Partnership to Develop Agroecology and Extension Programs in Senegal

Somali Women's Health Project

The Haiti Empowerment Project

The Outreach and Engagement Program of the Middle East Studies Center

US-Indonesian Teacher Education Consortium

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Professor Anderson works with students

A Day in the Life of Physics at Ohio State University

Arne Slettebak Planetarium

Breakfast of Science Champions

Career Eagles Aviation Initiative

K-12 Engineering Outreach

Kids' Tech University

Obama-Singh Knowledge Initiative Project: STEM Faculty Training in India

OSU Impact on STEM Education and Research in Bangladesh

smART::ART Integrated Formal and Informal STEM Education

STEM Outreach Initiatives

Stone Lab

The STEAM Factory


Wonders of Our World

Student and Alumni Programming

Students make an OHIO


Corrections: An Inside-Out Course

Criminal Justice Research Center Internship Program

Engineers for Community Service

MAcc Association

Office of Service-Learning

Ohio-Japan Alumni Network

Opportunities and Resources Helping Educators Globalize Curriculum

Pay It Forward

Service Learning to Instill Sustainable Business Practices

Stories for Students from Students

Student Life Department of Social Change

The Buckeye Room

The Girls Circle Project

Youth Development/K-12

4-H Agri-Science in the City

Assuring Quality Care for Animals Signature Program

Bilingual Storybook Project

Creating On-Ramps for Middle and High School Students Towards Rewarding Careers in Engineering

First Education Experience Program

The Girls Circle Project

Growing Healthy Kids Columbus Obesity Prevention Coalition

The Humanities and Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute

Improving Early Childhood Education through Inclusive Preschool Programming

JW Reason Family Science Extravaganza

LASER High School Mentoring Program

LiFE Sports


Ohio 4-H

Ohio 4-H HealtH Heroes

Ohio Military Kids

Opportunities and Resources Helping Educators Globalize Curriculum

Pages: An Arts, Literacy, and Writing Program

Real Money. Real World.

Scientific Thinkers at Innis Elementary

Summer Spanish Language Learning Academy 

Theatre Arts Group

Young Scholars Program

Youth Beat Radio

Youth Environmental Education Initiative