FAQ about Connecting with OSU
Do you have questions about how to connect with OSU faculty or staff? Read the FAQs, e-mail the Office of Outreach and Engagement (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (614) 247-7795.
See the Outreach gateway page for more programs, resources and partnerships through which Ohio State engages with communities across the street and around the globe.
Q. How do I arrange a youth group visit to Ohio State?
A. If you are interested in a campus tour and information about enrolling at Ohio State, check out the visit options at undergrad.osu.edu/visit.html or contact the Admissions office (614-292-3980, askaBuckeye@osu.edu).
Q, How can I arrange a tour of Ohio State?
Q. Our community organization is interested in involving more volunteers. How do I publicize these opportunities with students?
A. Call or e-mail the Service-Learning Initiative, 614/688-3041, email@example.com.
Q. How do I find partners for my service project?
A. Call or e-mail the Service-Learning Initiative, 614/688-3041, firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff of the Service-Learning Initiative will contact you to discuss your needs and develop a plan for searching for potential partners.
Q. Is there anyone at Ohio State who can judge my school science fair?
A. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in science, engineering, and health fields are often willing to judge local school science fairs.
Q. I’m a school counselor or advisor. How can I get information about Ohio State for my students?
A. Prospective Ohio State students can visit undergrad.osu.edu/ to learn more about academics, campus life, planning a visit, and the admission process The Ask OSU feature provides answers to such questions as: What majors does Ohio State offer? What are your ACT/SAT requirements? What are your admission requirements?
There is also a page devoted to school counselors, hscounselors.osu.edu/, that provides links to Admissions Policies, Procedures and Profiles, The Ohio State System, Territory Managers, Campus Visit Information, and Freshman Application Materials.
Q. I am interested in taking courses at Ohio State, but I live too far from campus. What are my options?
A. Ohio State offers many courses and degrees through the four regional campuses. There are also three OSU Learning Centers around the state with videoconferencing facilities (osucares.osu.edu/learning_centers.htm). Many courses are available online. Contact TELR, telr.osu.edu/resources/distance.htm, 614/688-5875; or Continuing Education, ced.osu.edu, 614/292-8860.
Q. How do I contact my local OSU Extension office?
A. Go to extension.osu.edu/counties.php and click on your county on the map or scroll down to your county’s name. There you will find contact information and a link to your County Extension Office’s website. Or call Extension Administration at 614/292-6181 to be directed to your local office.
Q. I am interested in having student interns from Ohio State in our company. Who do I contact about this?
The most direct way is to contact the college that best matches your business type. See undergrad.osu.edu/collegesandschools.html. To see examples of how students will search for internships, go to undergrad.osu.edu/coopsandinternships.html. More internship information is available at Career Connection (careerconnection.osu.edu/undergraduate_intern.asp or 614/688-3898).
Q. I am coming to an event at Ohio State. Where is it located?
A. The Transportation and Parking website has tabs along the top for visitors to main campus, medical center, and regional campuses that provide information about parking, links to maps, etc.
Q. How can we use meeting space at Ohio State?
A. The following facilities allow groups/individuals who are not affiliated with the university to reserve event/meeting space:
Blackwell Inn and Conference Center
Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center. Contact director Larry Williamson at email@example.com to submit a space request as an external group. Once approval has been granted, space can be reserved online.
Longaberger Alumni House
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
OSU Athletic Facilities
Recreation and Physical Activity Center
Q. What professional development programs for teachers are available?
A. Many opportunities for teachers are described in the Teachers, Administrators, and Schools section of the School Partnerships Summary and the newsletters of the Arts and Sciences Public School Partnership Advisory Committee. The College of Education and Human Ecology offers professional development to teachers, superintendents, agencies, and professionals. Ohio State’s 18 colleges may offer professional development in your discipline. Try checking the outreach pages of the colleges or contact the college office (full college list).