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Regularly named one of the top Military Friendly universities in the nation by Victory Media, ODU is proud to support our military service members by providing flexible degree options and campus services.

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    Financial assistance through the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 helps makes earning a degree more affordable.

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    Train for your military career while you pursue a degree at Ohio Dominican through Army ROTC (Reserved Officers Training Corps).

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Scholarship for Military Students

Ohio Dominican's Salute to Service Scholarship covers up to $3,000 in tuition per semester that is not already covered by military education benefits, or other state and federal grants and scholarships. The scholarship benefits current military service members, veterans and military education benefits-eligible dependents.

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ODU Student-Veteran Stories

Lisa Villegas De Angeles
Veteran, United States Air Force; Active, Ohio Air National Guard

J.D. Barnett
Veteran United States Army


ODU Named Top 10 Gold Military Family Friendly School for 2019

For the tenth consecutive year, Ohio Dominican University has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media. ODU was named a Gold School, ranking it in the top 10 percent of private colleges and universities in the United States that don’t offer a doctorate. The 2019 Military Friendly Schools list recognizes colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military members, veterans and spouses as students, and ensure their success on campus. Ohio Dominican first launched the PATRIOTS Program more than 25 years ago to meet the educational needs of returning Vietnam veterans. Through PATRIOTS, veterans can achieve their academic goals, pursuing either an associate's, bachelor's or master's degree. The University reintroduced the PATRIOTS Program in response to the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, also known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.


Campus Facilities

Ohio Dominican University's beautiful 84-acre campus features 20 buildings totaling 588,000 gross square feet. ODU's campus features both historic and modern architecture with buildings built between 1910 to 2010. Campus buildings include academic classrooms, administrative offices, student housing, dining halls, student service offices, chapel, houses and athletic facilities. In addition to its physical buildings, a number of improvements and enhancements have been made to campus, including to its 1,250 parking spaces, roadways, sidewalks, athletic fields and garages and storage facilities. 

Highlights of ODU's campus include:

  • Labs for science-related courses, experiments and research, including in ODU's Chemistry and Biology programs
  • Computer labs that are available for instruction, individual student use, and to provide required tools for instruction
  • Academic classrooms available in Battelle Hall, Erskine Hall, Spangler Learning Center, St. Albert Hall, and Wehrle Hall.
  • All of ODU's classrooms provide students and faculty with access to high-speed Wi-Fi, include an instructor's station with computer and projector, and are equipped with chairs and desks for students and faculty. Classrooms also have the potential to provide online-only instruction, if needed.

About ODU's PATRIOTS Program

ODU's PATRIOTS Program offers free academic and mental wellness counseling to veterans to ensure their smooth transition from combat to classroom to career. The program is reinforced by an active advisory committee made up of faculty, veteran alumni and student veterans. The entire University community celebrates the service and sacrifice of our veterans twice each academic year with Veterans Appreciation Day linked to home football and basketball games. ODU is a full participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program and has a full-time liaison with the Veterans Administration. The program is led by a retired Army Major General.

Sua Sponte Student-Veteran Association

Bridging the gap from combat to classroom to career, Sua Sponte's purpose is to aid Veterans separating from the military have a smooth transfer into civilian and student life. Using discipline, structure, and motivation—Sua Sponte strives to be a positive and impactful presence on campus and in our communities. Sua Sponte's mission is to create a thriving environment for Veterans while helping to bridge the gap between students, faculty and staff in support of transitioning veterans. For more information, contact Sua Sponte at suasponte-sva.org.

Contact Office of Admission

Griffin Student Center
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 614-251-4500
Fax: 614-251-0156
Email: military@ohiodominican.edu