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Ohio State supplies athletic and educational opportunities to over 1,000 student-athletes in 36 varsity intercollegiate sports.
 

It takes significant resources to support an athletic program the size of Ohio State’s – the largest and most comprehensive program in the nation.
 

Help us to provide our student-athletes with a remarkable collegiate experience.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS AND BENEFITS

Giving Structure / Priority Points

The modernized Buckeye Club giving structure will include the Pay Forward Society, two lifetime Athletics giving levels and eight annual giving levels.

The Pay Forward Society recognizes benefactors who have provided single gifts of $5 million or more to Ohio State Athletics projects. Total lifetime giving to Athletics of $5 million or more does not qualify for this level of priority without a minimum single gift of $5 million included in the overall total.

The 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).

This structure will be used for priority to determine access to seating, parking, away and postseason tickets.

Membership Level Priority

Priority is determined through a combination of annual and lifetime giving to Athletics.

The Pay Forward Society recognizes benefactors who have provided single gifts of $5 million or more to Ohio State Athletics projects. Total lifetime giving to Athletics of $5 million or more does not qualify for this level of priority without a minimum single gift of $5 million included in the overall total.

The 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.

Exclusive Offers

Recent Graduates 

Recent Graduates are any alumni receiving an undergraduate or graduate degree from Ohio State within the past five years. Recent Graduates receive a 50% discount on the corresponding per-seat contribution and an approximate 25% discount on the cost for two season tickets. For more information about Recent graduate pricing, please click here. 

Varsity O 

All former Ohio State student-athlete letterwinners are eligible for a discounted rate with a current Varsity O membership.  

Varsity O Football members receive a 50% discount on the corresponding seat contribution and an approximate 50% discount on the cost for two season tickets. 

Varsity O Non-Football members receive a 50% discount on the corresponding seat contribution and an approximate 50% discount on the cost of two season tickets. Varsity O Non-Football are able to select any available seat in the public sections of Ohio Stadium. For more information on Varsity O pricing, please click here 

Faculty/Staff 

Faculty/Staff receive a 20% discount on the corresponding per-seat contribution and an approximate 20% discount on the cost for two season tickets. Faculty/Staff have priority to select seats in current Faculty/Staff sections. 

All Faculty/Staff are now eligible to purchase full season tickets in the first year of their employment with the university, as long as they are employed by January 31 of that year. For more information about faculty/staff pricing, please click here

The monthly payment plan allows you to divide your payment equally, beginning with the month you begin your membership and continuing until August 31 of that year. To join and set up your monthly payment today, please click here.

Pursuant to tax law changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, per-seat contributions and payments made for premium seating are not considered charitable gifts.

Any gifts above the minimum per-seat contribution amount would be considered charitable.

IMPORTANT DATES

2021
The Department of Athletics continues to work with state and local health officials on protocols surrounding fan attendance at games. The seat selection process for the 2021 season will begin in July, with details being sent to season ticket holders in early July.  Seats selected for the 2021 season will determine the PSC amounts applicable to seats beginning with the 2022 season.  Seats selected for the 2021 season will be retained through the 2024 season as long as seats and corresponding per-seat contributions are renewed by all future published deadlines.

As a reminder, faculty/staff members select their seats annually.

Click here for detailed 2021 football season ticket renewal information.

November 2021
2022 Per-Seat Contributions and football season ticket invoices available online.

  • Public season ticket holders will be invoiced for their season tickets, parking, and corresponding per-seat and parking contributions based on their selections from the 2021 season.
  • Seats selected as part of the 2021 Seat Selection Process in July 2021 will be retained through the 2024 season as long as seats and corresponding per-seat contributions are renewed by all future published deadlines.

March 1, 2022
Deadline for public season ticket holders to enroll in a payment plan or pay your 2022 football season ticket invoice in full.

2022 Athletics giving level and priority points deadline (general public).

Spring 2022
2022 Parking Lot Selection and Seat Selection.

  • All season ticket holders (excluding club/suite/loge holders) will have an opportunity to move current seats and add additional seats from available inventory as well as pay any additional corresponding PSCs during the 2022 Seat Selection Process
  • All season parking pass holders (excluding suite/loge) will need to select their parking lot during the 2022 Parking Lot Selection Process
    • Lot availability will be based on Athletics giving level and then priority points within each level
    • 2021 parking location does not guarantee the same availability for the 2022 season

The timeline for 2022 faculty/staff season tickets will be communicated at a later date.

Future Seasons
The next full seat selection of Ohio Stadium will occur prior to the 2025 season.

REFERRAL PROGRAM

Without a doubt, the strength of the Buckeye Club comes from our generous members. For over 35 years, the supporters of the Buckeye Club have joined us in our common goal of supporting the Ohio State Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund. With your help, we hope to continue in this mission by adding to the loyal Buckeye Club family.

In an effort to increase our support of the 1,000+ Ohio State student-athletes, our goal is to expand the Buckeye Club by 1,000 new members. To reach this goal, we will need your help, as representatives of Buckeye Nation, to champion our mission and encourage new Ohio State supporters to join the Buckeye Club.

Each year, the athletic department transfers millions of dollars to the university to fund student-athlete scholarships. We are blessed that the generosity of thousands of Buckeye Club members helps to aid this support. While this shows the tremendous support of Buckeye Nation, it is our hope that, with your help, we can continue to build the Buckeye Club’s membership base and move closer to fully funding our student-athlete scholarships.

Every member, and every dollar makes a direct impact on our student-athletes. With your help, we can ensure that our Buckeyes continue the Ohio State tradition of excellence. Be a champion for our Buckeyes.


To refer a new member, please click here.

*Your name and Buckeye Club account number must be provided with the new member information.

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