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Ohio State University, Newark Campus

The Ohio State University at Newark
Motto Disciplina in civitatem
(Latin, "Education for Citizenship")
Established 1957
Type Public
Land Grant
Sea Grant
President Michael V. Drake
Dean William L. MacDonald (Dean/Director)
Administrative staff
135 full and part time faculty
(Newark campus)

2,183 full and part time
(Newark campus)
57,748 (all

Undergraduates 1,765 full-time and 323 part-time (Newark campus),
44,307 (all campuses)
Postgraduates 38 full-time and 57 part-time (Newark campus),
14,441 (all campuses)
Location Newark, Ohio, United States

155 acres (Newark campus),
15,311 acres (61.96 km2)

(total all campuses)
Athletics varsity & intramural sports
(Newark campus)
Colors Scarlet and Gray          
Nickname Buckeyes
Mascot Titans
Website .edu.osu.newarkwww

The Ohio State University at Newark campus in Licking County, Ohio is a coeducational public university founded in 1957 as the first OSU regional campus.[1] During its early years, classes were held at old Newark High School. In 1966, over one million dollars pledged by 7,000 local citizens to match funds from the state legislature supported the cost of buying 155 acres (0.63 km2) of land and constructing the first building, Founders Hall, which opened in 1968.[2]


  • History 1
  • Academic programs 2
    • Majors and Programs 2.1
  • Department of Psychology 3
  • Athletics 4
    • Intramural Sports and Recreation 4.1
  • Student life 5
  • Student Organizations 6
    • Student Governments 6.1
    • Student Activities Boards 6.2
    • Special Interest Clubs 6.3
    • Multicultural Clubs 6.4
    • 'Table of contents' 6.5
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Since Founders Hall opened, it has become home to classrooms, general administrative and faculty offices, labs and the library. Hopewell Hall, opened in 1976, and includes labs, a student lounge area, classrooms, faculty offices, the cafeteria, the bookstore, financial aid and fees and deposits. Adena Hall was completed in 1978 and contains the gymnasium and workout facilities, classrooms, laboratories and faculty offices. In autumn 1986, the student apartment complex opened and in 1988 the Child Development Center was built. LeFevre Hall, opened in 1993, and is home to technical education, performing arts and faculty offices. The Reese Center, one of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the country, opened in October 2004 and contains classrooms, a 600-seat auditorium, a ballroom and conference center, the Cyber Café, faculty offices, labs and the executive board room. Currently, the Ohio State Newark is the largest of the OSU regional campuses with 50 distinguished faculty members and a student body of 2,100.[3]

Since 1971, the Ohio State Newark campus has partnered with Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) to share higher education complex and to help meet the state’s growing need for skilled technicians. The Newark Campus Library, now located in the Warner Center, is a cost-shared department serving the communities of Ohio State Newark and COTC. The Library houses about 50,000 print volumes, 375 serial subscriptions, over 36,000 microforms, 1000 audio tapes/CDs and video cassettes/DVDs, 1,200 maps. In addition, as part of the Ohio State University library system and the OhioLINK consortium, the Library provides access to over 9 million unique items, including 19,000 e-books and nearly 6,000 full-text electronic journals.

The Martha Grace Amphitheatre was reopened in 1999 at Ohio State Newark. It was named after the mother of J. Gilbert Reese and the Gilbert Reese Family Foundation who donated the money to rededicate the amphitheatre and make it open to the public. Because it is opened to the public the Martha Grace Amphitheatre also holds weddings and other types of large events for people in the community.

Students at Ohio State Newark are offered a place to relax and enjoy the scenery surrounding the amphitheatre, which includes a large pond with a bridge, as well as a very nice fountain at the entrance to the amphitheatre. It is located in the middle of the Newark campus next to Adena Hall, making it convenient for all students.

Due to some of the free concerts the Newark Advocate has rated it one of the top 25 things to do in Licking County. Several bands play there every year from The Ohio State Marching Band to Grammy nominees Restless Heart and Styx.

Academic programs

The Ohio State University at Newark offers the best of the Big Ten educational experience, including a rich research heritage and academic excellence. Students at Ohio State Newark can complete bachelor's degree programs in education, nursing (RN to BSN), general business, English, history, social work and psychology. Students can also complete master's degrees in Early/Middle Childhood (M.Ed.) and in Integrated Teaching and Learning (M.A.), and can complete most of the coursework necessary for a master's degree in social work (M.A.). For other Ohio State degree programs, students can complete many of the course requirements here in Newark and then transfer to the main campus in Columbus,Ohio. The Fisher College of Business gives juniors and seniors the option of taking classes online or during the evening.

Majors and Programs

The list of majors and programs at the Newark campus includes:

  • Education Programs
  • English Department
  • History Department
  • Columbus Dept.
  • Business Administration
  • Psychology Department
  • Social work
  • Minor Programs

Department of Psychology

Undergraduate students can complete major or minor in psychology on the Newark Campus of OSU. Students can pursue a B.A. or B.S. in psychology.

Psychological Areas of Study: Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Comparative Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational/School Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Health Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Personality Psychology, Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, and Social Psychology.


The Ohio State Newark/COTC Athletic Department provides athletic, recreation, and fitness opportunities for students of COTC and Ohio State Newark. Student-athletes participate in competition through the Ohio Regional Campus Conference. The Newark Campus offers six athletic teams, including women’s volleyball, basketball, and softball, and men’s basketball and baseball. Golf is also offered as a co-ed sport (all tournaments played from men's tees). The athletic teams are not members of the NCAA, NAIA, or any other national athletic association, and do not offer athletics-based scholarships or financial aid. The mascot nickname is Titans. The teams involve approximately 100 students in athletic activities annually. In 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009 the department claimed the Ohio Regional Campus Conference's All-Sports Award, given annually to the most successful regional campus athletic program in Ohio.

The Athletic Department operates with a full-time Athletic Director and part-time coaching staff of 12 and employs approximately 15 part-time student workers.

Athletic Director - Bret Whitaker

  • Head Coach Women's Volleyball - Amanda Richards
  • Head Coach Men's Basketball - Charles White
  • Head Coach Women's Basketball - Brent Urdarovski
  • Head Coach Men's Baseball - Justin Merryman
  • Head Coach Women's Softball - Amanda Richards
  • Head Coach Golf - Steve Gilbert

Intramural Sports and Recreation

Intramural sports provide an opportunity for students to participate on a team and compete once or twice a week with other students. Adena Hall serves as an athletic facility for campus events. The gymnasium and two conditioning rooms are available for a variety of recreational activities. Adena Hall is open throughout the day and evening for recreational use by students, faculty, and staff of the Newark Campus. Participants are able to spend their free time enjoying basketball, volleyball, weight training, walking, and jogging. Basketball, soccer, flag football, and walking trails can be enjoyed on the outdoor facilities.

Student life

The Division of Student Life operates the offices of Student Activities, Multicultural Affairs, Career Services, Disability Services, Counseling Services, University Housing, Athletics & Recreation, and Campus Dining Services

Student Organizations

Student Governments

The Student Government of the Newark Campus was founded in 2000 by Christopher G. Hempfling (President), Robert A. Persinger (Vice President) Blake C. Zitko (Secretary) and Brian Stout (Chief Justice). The SGNC was established to work on behalf of the student population on the Newark Campus. Meeting with campus administration, hosting campus-wide events and activities and working with faculty to help the students at OSU-Newark and COTC achieve the best college experience while on campus.

The SGNC is led by the Student Body President who is assisted by a Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and a cabinet, including a Chief of Staff and other select positions determined by the sitting President. The Student Government also operates a Judicial Branch led by a Chief Justice and 3 to 6 Associate Justices.

Student Activities Boards

The Newark Campus Activities Board coordinates and produces activities and events on campus for students, faculty and staff. The Activities Board is made up of students from both Ohio State Newark and COTC.

The Newark Residence Hall Activities Board coordinates and produces activities and events on campus students in the Residence Halls.

Special Interest Clubs

The Introspect Psychology Club promotes and enhances the educational and social achievements of psychology students at Ohio State Newark and the interest in the study of Psychology.

Multicultural Clubs

Ebonye Horizons is a multicultural club on the Newark Campus which promotes African American culture, customs and traditions.

The Student Cultural Council produces and coordinates activities and events on campus dedicated to understanding different cultures, customs and countries around the world.

'Table of contents'

The Ohio State University Dining Services operates The Table of Contents in the John & Christine Warner Library & Student Center. Students often come in to relax, study, and do homework. There is a spacious dining area, lounge and student space. OSU Dining Services is also the exclusive caterer of the campus at Newark.


  1. ^ Amigo, Francesca (2007-10-03). "Ohio State Newark celebrates golden anniversary".  
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External links

  • Official website
  • Titan Athletics
  • The Ohio State University Library, Newark Campus
  • The partnership between Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark
  • .com.newarkadvocatewww
  • Ohio State University, Newark Campus at National Center for Education Statistics: College Navigator

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