One of the most valuable contributions alumni and parents can make to OWU is to assist in our recruitment of new and talented students. The A/PART program, a joint venture between the Office of Admission and the Office of Alumni Relations, is a network of alumni and parent volunteers who assist with college fairs, calling admitted students, submitting student referrals, and hosting or attending regional admission events.

The primary goals and objectives of the A/PART program are to identify students who are good OWU prospects, encourage these students to apply, and convince accepted students to enroll. The flexible nature of the program allows participation to be easily adapted to your time and schedule.

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How to Help

Refer a Student

Tell us about children who you think would fit in well on the Ohio Wesleyan campus. Send us their contact information and interests so that we can add them to our mailing list. Also, keep in mind that we offer legacy grants to children, stepchildren, grandchildren, and step-grandchildren of alumni.

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Represent OWU

Distribute literature and answer questions at college fairs throughout the fall and spring. Because our admission staff cannot cover all fairs, A/PART members and volunteers help us to spread the word about OWU.

Contact Prospective Students

Personal contact (by phone, mail, or email) with prospective students occurs throughout the year. Through “high school assignments,” we connect you with high school seniors in your community. When students from your assigned schools visit, are admitted, or make their enrollment deposit, we will send you a notice and ask you to contact these students.

Support Regional Prospective Student Events

Host, coordinate, attend, or provide financial support for a reception of prospective students in your local area. We have receptions throughout the year in various parts of the country as well as right here on campus.

Future Bishop Clipping Service

Alumni and friends of OWU are encouraged to review regional/local newspapers, school newsletters and publications, and other media outlets for announcements of outstanding high school student achievements. Examples include (but not limited to) National Merit recognition; National Achievement recognition; athletic recognition; participation in science fairs; community service activities; and dance, musical, and theater productions. Alumni should send in the relevant publication or clipping along with any available information on the student (current high school, grade level, mailing address and phone number).

Clippings are to be sent to the Alumni Relations office (attention Brad Ingles) at
Mowry Alumni Center,
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015

Upon receipt the student’s record will be updated/created with any available information. The clipping will then be provided to the appropriate admission counselor for action/follow-up.