The Ohio State University


THE Ohio State University (OSU, commonly referred to as Ohio State) is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870 as a land-grant university and the ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, the university was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College.

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The college originally focused on various agricultural and mechanical disciplines but it developed into a comprehensive university under the direction of then-Governor (later, U.S. president) Rutherford B. Hayes, and in 1878 the Ohio General Assembly passed a law changing the name to "The Ohio State University". The main campus in Columbus, Ohio, has since grown into the third-largest university campus in the United States. The university also operates regional campuses in LimaMansfieldMarionNewark, and Wooster.

The university has an extensive student life program, with over 1,000 student organizations; intercollegiate, club and recreational sports programs; student media organizations and publications, fraternities and sororities; and three student governments.

The projects we have supported since 1994 (and before that, as well) are too numerous to mention.  I truly think we have worked within every building on campus, in one way or another.  We have worked with the 15 different colleges within THE University, as well as several departments within each college!  Tradeshow Exhibits, Brandscaping™ in their environments, branding the special events and just being part of the team has grown our exposure at OSU.

As recently as October 2019, Aurora was part of the launch of Time & Change, The Ohio State Campaign, the most ambitious, inclusive community-building and fundraising endeavor in the university’s 150 years of making history. The campaign strives to engage 1 million supporters, an unprecedented level in higher education. Time and Change has a financial goal of $4.5 billion – also the largest in Ohio State’s history – with three core areas of focus: student success; discovery; and healthy, vibrant communities.

THE Ohio State University is the alma mater of Aurora’s founder, Joan Gaudion McKinney, whose heart bleeds scarlet and gray!