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COVID-19 Response: Help Ohio State students

$324,140 raised from 1,381 donors

Thank you for giving!

December 02, 2020

You are an inspiration to our Buckeye community.

Today is the day!

December 01, 2020

You can make a difference this #GivingTuesday.

In one week, we’ll need you

November 24, 2020

Let’s keep up the good work and continue to change lives.


In just seven days, our Buckeye community will come together to help our students who need it most. 


This GivingTuesday, you can continue to make an impact by helping to ease financial burdens they could not have expected.


We want to thank you for your past generosity, especially during times like these, and encourage you to join the movement. 


On GivingTuesday you can help our Buckeye community change the world, one student at a time.


Save the date!


Update from Interim Dean of Students, Assistant Vice President, Director of Parent and Family Relations

November 02, 2020

Thanks to your generosity, The Ohio State University has raised more than $300,000 from over 1,200 donors to help support our students in need. Ryan Lovell, interim dean of students, assistant vice president, director of Parent and Family Relations at Ohio State, provides an update on the university’s Student Emergency Fund and how it is supporting Buckeyes during COVID-19.

Thank you!

May 06, 2020

#GivingTuesdayNow has come to an end but our fight against COVID-19 continues. Melissa Shivers, Vice President for Student Life, wants to thank you for supporting our students.

$25,000 in matching funds unlocked

May 05, 2020

Thank you to Keith Monda for his generous match gift of $25,000 to support our students in need. And thank you for your gifts during #GivingTuesdayNow.


There are still matching funds available. Make your gift today.

The impact your gift has

May 05, 2020

When you give to provide student emergency support, you are making it possible for students to succeed during these difficult times. For students who are struggling with housing, loss of income, food insecurity and more, this fund helps them overcome these challenges. You can read first-hand the impact on students by visiting

There is still time to make a difference

May 05, 2020

We’re halfway through #GivingTuesdayNow! There is still time for you to join the many Buckeyes who have stepped up to support our students in need. Melissa Shivers, Vice President for Student Life, wants to remind you that we are in this together.

We need your help

May 05, 2020

Now more than ever, the Buckeye community has the opportunity to come together to help our students who are struggling with loss of income, housing issues and food insecurity. During #GivingTuesdayNow, you can support our students by providing student emergency support. Melissa Shivers, Vice President for Student Life, is helping to kick off the day and hopes you will join us.

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesdayNow

May 04, 2020

On May 5, 2020, The Ohio State University will participate in #GivingTuesdayNow, bringing our Buckeye community together to join in the fight against COVID-19. You can help our students persevere during these difficult times by providing emergency support. Your gift helps students who are struggling with immediate, unexpected needs, like housing, loss of income, food insecurity and more. Mark your calendars and join us tomorrow!

Update from the Director of the Student Advocacy Center

April 24, 2020

To date, The Ohio State University Office of Student Life’s Student Advocacy Center has awarded more than $400,000 in aid to students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Kim Pachell, Director of the Student Advocacy Center, knows first-hand the impact that your generous gifts have on the lives of our students. Kim took a few moments to provide you with an update.

Student Emergency Fund Applications

April 06, 2020

In the past two weeks. the Office of Student Life's Student Advocacy Center has received more than 400 applications from students looking for support during these uncertain times. On average, the center receives 80 applications for assistance per semester. Our students are in need and you can make an impact. Give today and support students who may otherwise be at risk of dropping out of college due to an unexpected financial emergency.

Student Support Resources

April 03, 2020

As The Ohio State University transitions to distance learning, many resources offered by the Office of Student Life and across campus are being transitioned to be offered online and virtually.


We are dedicated to continuing to create the extraordinary student experience for all Buckeyes - even from afar. To ensure student access to on-campus support resources, the We Are Here For You page was created on the Office of Student Life website. This list will be updated as more resources and information becomes available.

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