Ohio Wesleyan University was established with community support in 1842, when the Rev. Adam Poe, pastor of Delaware’s William Street Church, encouraged the citizens of Delaware to raise funds to purchase a building and establish a university “of the highest order” in central Ohio.
Ohio Wesleyan’s goal is to provide every student with transformational experiences that will prepare them for the causes, careers, and graduate school opportunities they want to pursue.
We do that through close relationships with faculty-mentors—and through a unique academic program called The OWU Connection.
Ohio Wesleyan University is responsible for ensuring that research activities conducted under its auspices do not violate the rights and welfare of human or non-human animal subjects. Investigators conducting research with human or non-human animal subjects must obtain approval from the appropriate body prior to the commencement of any research activities.
Career Connection’s mission is to help all OWU students develop and implement the tools and tenacity to navigate the path from college into the professional world.
Career Connection will challenge and inspire students to explore their passions and values and combine them to create a fulfilling and successful future.
Our vision is that 100% of OWU students are impacted by Career Connection, and because of this impact, are ready to succeed in life after OWU.
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Whether you choose to live in a residence hall, a small living unit (SLU), a house, or pledge a fraternity (sororities are non-residential), you’ll meet new friends and gain an appreciation for other cultures.You’ll also begin to make the decisions that go along with living away from home. If you need help, Residential Life’s professional staff and student assistants will work with you to solve problems, deal with personal issues, and refer you to additional assistance if necessary.As a residential campus, students make Ohio Wesleyan their home for all four years of their education.
The L.A. Beeghly Library is the main library at Ohio Wesleyan University. The library houses an Information Commons, the Internet Café, the Media Center, the Archives of Ohio United Methodism, a Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Artifacts collection, the OWU Historical Collection, and the majority of the libraries' nearly 500,000 volumes.
OhioHealth is a family of not-for-profit faith-based hospitals and healthcare organizations serving patients in Central Ohio since 1891. OhioHealth employs more than 21,000 employees and 3,600 physicians whose core mission is to improve the health of those we serve.
Up to 95 percent of OWU students live on campus, creating a vibrant living and learning community.
Consider yourself at home, one of the family! For information about where you live, what's for dinner, how to stay safe—and much more—you're invited to get to know the offices, services, and people here to support you.
The Battling Bishop men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and volleyball teams play their home games in 1,450-seat Branch Rickey Arena, nestled in the middle of the Ohio Wesleyan campus.
Choose from nearly 90 campus clubs and organizations. At Ohio Wesleyan, you’ll find all the activities you want to do and friends who love them, too.
Ohio Wesleyan was first accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1913. This accreditation has continued uninterrupted for more than a century. The Higher Learning Commission is the post-secondary accrediting agency for over 1000 institutions in 19 states spanning the center of the U.S.
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