Getting Started: External Organizations

PLEASE NOTE: This web site applies only to external non-profit organizations seeking event sponsors from Ohio State. For information about other types of sponsorships, please contact the Sponsorship Administrator at sponsorships@osu.edu

Overview:

The Ohio State University recognizes its responsibility to support community endeavors that promote the common good. Sponsorship by the University and/or any of its units signals Ohio State's support for a non-profit organization or non-profit event that promotes partnerships with the citizens and institutions of Ohio, the nation, and the world to engage our communities in the exciting work of The Ohio State University. Ohio State is pleased to provide its support to external events that:

  • are aligned with the University's mission and goals and with those of its units;
  • are generally relevant and coordinated across the University;
  • enhance the quality of life in the local community; and
  • increase awareness about Ohio State and its units and benefit their reputation.

The majority of sponsorship support will be directed to events that support the University's core goals: teaching and learning; research and innovation; and outreach and engagement.

Examples of Prior Event Sponsorships

We are ever mindful that our event sponsorships must be aligned with the University’s mission and goals and with those of our units; be generally relevant across the University; enhance the quality of life in the local community; and increase awareness about Ohio State and its units and benefit their reputation.

Here are the primary areas that Ohio State supports through event sponsorships. Click on each area to see examples. 

Arts

Children and Youth

Civic Awareness and Community Engagement

Diversity and Inclusion

Health and Wellness

Women’s Initiatives 

Process:

In early 2014, the University adopted a centralized approach to processing requests for event sponsorships. To request that Ohio State and/or any of its units (offices/colleges/departments/centers/institutes) support an external event, please email a copy of the event brochure and funding opportunities (or send a web link to this information) to University Sponsorships Coordinator Mark McCann at sponsorships@osu.edu no less than three months in advance of the event. Please include the names of Ohio State units that have supported this event in the past. Please also provide the name and email address of someone who can answer questions about this event, should we have any.

As soon as possible, the contact named above will receive an email with information about which Ohio State units, if any, may be able to sponsor your event.

Thank you for your help with this process. This centralized approach will help Ohio State be a more effective community partner.