More than 175 years ago, Ohio Wesleyan University began educating young minds. A lot has changed since then.

But what hasn’t changed, what remains a constant and steadfast demand, is the need for Ohio Wesleyan graduates – those women and men who are ready to tackle global challenges – to form new and lasting connections that shape their lives and strengthen our communities, our nation, and our world.

To continue moving forward, Ohio Wesleyan seeks to enhance its historic commitment to a liberal arts education with new programming and spaces reflective of the changing ways in which students learn, the world in which today’s students will live and work, the role of technology in education, and the economic realities of our time.

Together, we will enhance our great University to create a new level of global, positive impact while creating life-changing opportunities for students of today and tomorrow.

Through the seven-year $200 million Connect Today, Create Tomorrow campaign, we seek to ensure continued scholarship support for the 97 percent of our students who rely upon it, enhance the global and practical experience of The OWU Connection, recruit a new generation of talented faculty while encouraging the professional development of our current professors, create or revitalize iconic structures across campus, and support Annual Giving, which makes up approximately 10 percent of our operating budget each year.

For more on the campaign and to see our latest progress, please visit

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