About the Office of Outreach and Engagement

Mutually beneficial partnerships and collaborations are central to both the definition of outreach and engagement and how the Office of Outreach and Engagement does its work. We exist to work in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and units to enrich Ohio State’s partnerships with the community and to embed outreach and engagement into colleges and departments.

The Office of Outreach and Engagement has three strategic focus areas to help faculty, staff and students:

    • building the capacity of their outreach and engagement efforts,
    • coordinating and facilitating outreach and engagement initiatives, and
    • communicating and advocating for outreach activities that exemplify the meaning of engagement – partnerships and reciprocal relationships that put knowledge to work.

View the Office of Outreach and Engagement's strategic plan (published May 2013).  


Contact the Office of Outreach and Engagement

Hale Hall, Room 204
154 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210

(614) 247-7795
outreach@osu.edu