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The Ohio Dominican community is lively, passionate and dedicated to the success of our students and the pursuit of truth, justice and peace.

As a Catholic liberal arts university in the Dominican tradition, ODU is guided in its educational mission by the Dominican motto: To contemplate truth and to share with others the fruits of this contemplation.

  • Quick facts about ODU

    ODU Quick Facts

    ODU is central Ohio's Catholic university, where students connect their passion with a purpose.

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    Student Stories

    Our students come from near and far, bringing their unique stories to the ODU community.

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    Mission & Identity

    As a Catholic Dominican university, we embrace all who seek the truth. Learn about our rich history and traditions.

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Learn more about our university's founding and our connection to the Catholic Dominican faith in the video below as WOSU's Columbus Neighborhoods explores the history of Ohio Dominican University, originally founded in 1911 as College of St. Mary of the Springs by the Dominican Sisters of Peace.

President's Office

Ohio Dominican University's president, Connie Gallaher, joined the University in 2021.

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 to learn more about Connie and her leadership of Central Ohio's premiere Catholic university.

Awards, Recognition & Points of Pride

Ohio Dominican University is one of the best colleges in the Midwest — but don't just take our word for it!
Ohio Dominican is an Ohio-based, independent, Not for Profit Corporation.