The Buckeye Club is the annual giving program of The Ohio State University Department of Athletics. Contributions to the Buckeye Club are used to cover the grant-in-aid costs to our student-athletes, which encompasses tuition, books and room and board. In 2022, the Department of Athletics transferred over $30 million to the university to cover the grant-in-aid costs of our student-athletes.
Membership in the Buckeye Club is designated to Ohio State Athletics supporters who contribute from $50-$50,000 annually to assist with the funding of student-athlete scholarships.
Football season ticket holders may qualify for Buckeye Club membership through an annual per-seat contribution (PSC).
Buckeye supporters who wish to join the Buckeye Club through a philanthropic donation may do so with a gift to our Champions Fund.
Buckeye Club lifetime giving levels include only giving to Athletics (excluding planned giving and ticket/parking money).
The annual giving levels include all giving to Buckeye Club, per-seat contributions, Athletics pledge payments ($100k overall pledges or more) and football premium seat payments (excluding planned giving and ticket/parking money).
Priority is first determined by Athletics giving level and then priority points within each level. Donors within each giving level are ranked based on their priority points.
For example, donors at the Pay Forward Society will receive first priority followed by Director’s Level, Excellence Level, Hall of Fame Level and on down.
Priority will be used for when selecting season tickets, season parking, away and post season ticket allocation.