Many large universities are located in America’s largest cities. Leaders at these universities recognize their impact on surrounding communities. In many instances, multiple partnerships between cohorts of universities and local communities address key issues and reach large audiences. For example, key initiatives focus on food security, health, and accessibility to higher education.
The Ohio State University connects with people living and working in urban communities. OSU is distinct in that it is a:
Land-Grant University (LGU)
As a land-grant university, Ohio State has campus research centers throughout the state and Extension offices in each of Ohio’s 88 counties.
Urban Serving Universities (USU)
USU members are public urban research universities that are located in metropolitan areas with populations of 450,000 or greater. They demonstrate a commitment to their urban areas.
OSU was recognized for its extensive engagement programming and how its mission, culture, curriculum and resources are structured to support high-impact community engagement.
Member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU)
For the past year, administrators and representatives form OSU’s 15 colleges have convened to collectively advance OSU’s urban mission.
More to come… What co-discovery projects are you involved with in Ohio’s largest cities?
Reviewed By: Julie Fox and Brian Raison Ph.D. Associate Professor, Extension Educator Community Development, Miami County Ohio.