Grant will be used to enhance Campus Ministries programming

Ohio Dominican University has received a $6,800 grant award from The Catholic Foundation to support and strengthen programming provided by the university’s Office of Campus Ministries. The funding received will be applied to the 2024-25 academic year to develop incremental, campuswide programming that seeks to educate, inspire, deepen, celebrate and fulfill the religious imagination, personal growth and spiritual needs of ODU’s diverse campus community.

The Office of Campus Ministries promotes the spiritual enrichment and personal development of members of ODU’s campus community through a full range of Catholic-based faith experiences, and integrates both ecumenical and interreligious programming in order to engage and promote inclusive and rigorous spiritual growth and academic achievement. These experiences available to students, faculty and staff include, but are not limited to weekday Mass, Sunday Mass, weekly rosaries, weekly Bible studies, guided meditations, adorations, praise and worship events, service projects and other events, lectures and activities offered regularly to support the faith, personal development, and spiritual needs of those within the ODU community.

“As Central Ohio’s Catholic university, we are committed to the academic, professional, personal and spiritual growth of our students so they are able to become ethical and effective leaders grounded in the pursuit of truth, justice and peace,” said ODU President Connie Gallaher. “This generous support from The Catholic Foundation helps to equip the university with valuable resources it will use to strengthen and expand upon the various offerings available to students through our Office of Campus Ministries, while also supporting the spiritual development of all who live, learn and work at ODU. We are grateful to The Catholic Foundation for their continued support of Ohio Dominican University as we seek new, impactful ways rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition to engage students and help them grow in their faith journey.”