Ohio State University, Newark Campus

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The Ohio State University at Newark
MottoDisciplina in civitatem
(Latin, "Education for Citizenship")
Land Grant
Sea Grant
PresidentMichael V. Drake
DeanWilliam L. MacDonald (dean) (Dean/Director)
Administrative staff
135 full and part time faculty
(Newark campus)
Students2,183 full and part time
(Newark campus)
57,748 (all campuses)
Undergraduates1,765 full-time and 323 part-time (Newark campus),
44,307 (all campuses)
Postgraduates38 full-time and 57 part-time (Newark campus),
14,441 (all campuses)
Location, ,
United States
Campus155 acres (Newark campus),
15,311 acres (61.96 km2) (total all campuses)
Athleticsvarsity & intramural sports
(Newark campus)
ColorsScarlet and Gray          

The Ohio State University at Newark campus in Licking County, Ohio is a regional satellite campus of the Ohio State University.[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]


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 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.[2]

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.

Academic programs[edit]

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 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.

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.

Intramural Sports and Recreation[edit]

Intramural sports provide an opportunity for students to participate on a team and compete with other students. Adena Hall serves as an athletic facility for campus events. The Adena Recreation Center is 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[edit]

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[edit]

Student Governments[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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 the exclusive caterer of the campus at Newark.


  1. ^ Amigo, Francesca (2007-10-03). "Ohio State Newark celebrates golden anniversary". Ohio State University On Campus. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Newark, © 2017 The Ohio State University at. "About - The Ohio State University at Newark". newark.osu.edu. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29.

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