Vision and Mission

Engagement Mission/Vision

In 2019, Ohio State began to implement a university-wide Shared Values Initiative. The Shared Values Initiative reminds us of the values that we share as a university community and our shared commitment to those values.

Learn more about the Shared Values Initiative.

Engagement Vision

The Ohio State University will be a recognized community-engaged institution by solving societal challenges through its meaningful partnerships with the people and institutions of Ohio, the nation, and the world.

Engagement Mission

As an engaged university, we are dedicated to:

  • Integrating meaningful partnerships as a framework for engagement to foster a university-wide culture of collaboration and engaged scholarship;
  • Fostering a climate of trust, respect, transparency and inclusivity to deepen meaningful partnerships among the university and its communities;
  • Providing an environment that encourages students, faculty and staff to examine diverse issues with community partners;
  • Recognizing engaged scholarship in the promotion and tenure process, and in faculty and staff annual reviews, to enhance the institution's academic excellence;
  • Providing students with community-engaged experiences to prepare them to be engaged citizens and leaders both as students and as alumni.
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