The office of Ohio State Athletics Development is the fundraising umbrella of Ohio State Athletics and provides a way for individuals and organizations to help our talented young people receive a quality education and competitive experience.
The Ohio State University Department of Athletics is one of the most visible, respected and accomplished programs in the nation. It ranks among the largest by two important measures – number of student-athletes (over 1,000) and number of sports (36). Remaining in the forefront of scholarship, innovation and intercollegiate competition requires an incredible commitment from a generous group of supporters.
The Department of Athletics maintains totally self-supporting operations. All buildings and capital expenditures, including debt service, are funded by the department’s generated funds without subsidy from the university. No student fees, tax dollars or university funds are used to support the programs of the Department of Athletics. Without philanthropic support, the Department of Athletics would not be able to offer our young men and women an opportunity to earn a highly respected degree while competing at the highest level of intercollegiate sport.