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Ohio Dominican University



Ohio Dominican University was chartered on October 5, 1911 as the College of St. Mary of the Springs. It was founded as an all-women’s school, becoming coeducational in 1964. The college changed its name to Ohio Dominican College on July 1, 1968.


  • 39 majors in high-demand fields
  • 8 master's degree programs


Career Development Center

  • Our goal is simple — to help you prepare for a successful career after graduation. Whether you have yet to decide on a major or are looking for an internship or job, our experienced and dedicated team will make sure you have access to ODU’s vast collection of resources and network of corporate partners to help you stand out in a competitive job market.


Student services

  • The Student Development Staff focuses on the total development of each ODU student and provides comprehensive programs and services to ensure personal, interpersonal, intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual, and vocational growth. 
  • The Griffin Student Center is the focal point for student activities outside the classroom, providing a vibrant community experience central to our mission as a Dominican University.

Housing services

  • Holds approximately 81 students
  • One Resident Assistant on each floor
  • Co-ed by suite
  • Four "Super Singles" bedrooms (10' x 16') in one suite
  • Two bathrooms in each suite
  • One common room in each suite
  • Cable outlet in each common room  
  • Adoration chapel, computer lab and dedicated 24-hour study space
  • Suites feature two double bedrooms, common room and bathroom
  • Each suite features four of the following: beds, desks with chairs, dressers and wardrobes
  • Other furniture includes a couch, a bookshelf, two common-room chairs and a coffee table.
  • Single rooms with sinks
  • Community bathrooms
  • Resident Assistant on each wing

Library services

  • The ODU Library, located in Spangler Learning Center, is the University's information and research hub, whether you are on campus or off. 
  • Our online catalog provides access to thousands of databases and subscriptions to print and electronic journal publications. 

ICT services

Cable provided in each common room

Medical services

Ohio Dominican University Health Services is located within The Wellness Center on the second floor of The Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center.

  • Medical Clinic
  • Athletic physicals, allergy injections, TB screening and testing for Group A Streptococcus, Infectious Mononucleosis, Blood Sugar
  • Consultation and referral to health care providers in the community as indicated

Student Life

Campus life

  • Sansbury Hall
  • Siena Hall
  • Aquinas Hall
  • Lynam Hall 
  • Panther Deli
  • Panther Grille

Sports facilities

Ohio Dominican’s fitness center offers cardio equipment, free-weights, and men’s and women’s locker rooms. The area also has flat screen TVs and an audio system. There are more than 60 units of equipment including six treadmills, six stationary bikes, four ellipticals, dumbbells, and a stretch station.

Student clubs

  • Delta Sigma Pi 
  • Kappa Delta Pi 
  • Ohio Student Education Association (OSEA)
  • Phi Alpha 
  • Physician Assistant Students 
  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
  • Pre-Physician Assistant Society
  • Psychology Club
  • Sigma Tau Delta 
  • Social Work Action Team 
  • Sport Management Society 
  • St. Albert's Society 
  • TESOL Graduate Student Organization 


Ohio Dominican University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. 

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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