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April 11th proved to not just be a nice day to be outside, but a great day to serve the community of Circleville and surrounding areas. In its 20thyear, Community Action Day brought out over 400 students to serve residents and businesses who were in need. A tradition at Ohio Christian University, classes were canceled, and students were able to go into the public and implement the service attitude taught at OCU. 

With help from Volunteer Economy and RPHF Solid Waste District, students were equipped to effectively serve and feel prepared to do so. Students served in various capacities whether it be pulling weeds at a house, picking up trash at A.W. Marion State Park, or working at the Hopewell Mounds. Celebrating its 20thyear as part of the OCU tradition, Community Action Day aims to motivate students to live out the Christian faith through action and not just word. 

Students were encouraged not just to serve but to have fun while doing it. Tori Henley, a junior said “Since I was a freshman, Community Action Day has been one of my favorite days of the year. Each student always comes back more joyful than they left, it’s something I will always treasure.” This tradition is not taken lightly by students and is a day that they look forward to as a way to show love to those who need it most. OCU takes seriously the servant lifestyle and for 20 years now has proclaimed “It’s gonna be a great day!” 

Articles of Interest

Prospective Students Have Many Options to Experience Campus this Summer

Published: June 4, 2020

Ohio Christian University is excited to offer several options to connect with prospective students of our Undergraduate Campus Program over the summer and help them experience OCU: Option 1: Individual Campus Visits Ohio Christian University is now open for prospective students to visit campus. The university has social distancing procedures in place to help everyone on campus stay safe. Learn more. Option 2: Virtual Preview Day Join us for a Virtual Preview Day on Friday, June 26th! Learn why students choose OCU, ask our panelists questions, virtually tour campus, win prizes,...
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Ohio Christian University is excited to offer several options to connect with prospective students of our Undergraduate Campus Program over the summer and help them experience OCU: Option 1: Individual Campus Visits Ohio Christian University is now open for prospective students to visit campus. The university has social distancing procedures in place to help everyone on campus stay safe.  ... Read More
Ohio Christian University is excited to offer several options to connect with prospective students of our Undergraduate Campus Program over the summer and help them experience OCU: Option 1: ... Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Ray

Published: April 26, 2020

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – A familiar face is once again killing it for Ohio Christian University, only this time her impact is being seen off the court. Lauren Ray, a 2018 Emergency and Disaster Management graduate of OCU, currently serves as the Assistant Director of Student Life – Housing and Discipline, a role she took over earlier this year. Lady Trailblazer Volleyball fans will remember Lauren as a key member of the program, playing for the team for three seasons (2015-17). Originally from Canal Winchester, OH, Lauren transferred into OCU following her freshman year at Ohio University,...
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH – A familiar face is once again killing it for Ohio Christian University, only this time her impact is being seen off the court. Lauren Ray, a 2018 Emergency and Disaster Management graduate of OCU, currently serves as the Assistant Director of Student Life – Housing and Discipline, a role she took over earlier this year. Lady Trailblazer Volleyball fans will remember Lauren ... Read More
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – A familiar face is once again killing it for Ohio Christian University, only this time her impact is being seen off the court. Lauren Ray, a 2018 Emergency and Disaster Management ... Read More

Trailblazer Baseball Hosts Local Student Battling Cancer

Published: April 8, 2020

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Back in February, the Ohio Christian Baseball team helped host a local student battling cancer in the community. Sam, who currenlty has spinal ependymoma, came to campus on February 24th to hang out with the team and experience a practice. ...
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Back in February, the Ohio Christian Baseball team helped host a local student battling cancer in the community. Sam, who currenlty has spinal ependymoma, came to campus on February 24th to hang out with the team and experience a practice. ... Read More
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Back in February, the Ohio Christian Baseball team helped host a local student battling cancer in the community. Sam, who currenlty has spinal ependymoma, came to campus on ... Read More
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Online Emergency & Disaster Management Program Ranked #2 in the Country

Online Emergency & Disaster Management Program Ranked #2 in the Country image

Published: March 18, 2020

Ohio Christian University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Emergency...
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Ohio Christian University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Emergency ... Read More
Ohio Christian University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Emergency ... Read More
OCU Pizza and Points Event

Youth Groups Invited to Pizza and Points

OCU Pizza and Points Event

Published: January 9, 2020

Ohio Christian University is hosting Pizza and Points for youth groups and prospective students to cheer on the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers during the Men’s Basketball game against the Point Park University Pioneers on Saturday, January 18th at 3 p.m. The free event includes admission to the game, pizza, giveaways and face painting. In addition, high school juniors and seniors can enter to shoot a half court shot for a chance to win a $12,000 scholarship! Watch our video from a previous Pizza & Points:   REGISTER A STUDENT REGISTER A GROUP ...
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Ohio Christian University is hosting Pizza and Points for youth groups and prospective students to cheer on the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers during the Men’s Basketball game against the Point Park University Pioneers on Saturday, January 18th at 3 p.m. The free event includes admission to the game, pizza, giveaways and face painting. In addition, high school juniors and seniors can ... Read More
Ohio Christian University is hosting Pizza and Points for youth groups and prospective students to cheer on the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers during the Men’s Basketball game against the ... Read More

Archived Articles of Interest

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Orientation Day Added Anticipating Enrollment Growth

Orientation Day Added Anticipating Enrollment Growth image

Published: July 6, 2018

On Friday, June 29th, 2018 Ohio Christian University held its third Orientation Day for students enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year.  Fifty new students learned about the fellowship, education, and activities offered at the university.   Fully prepared to ensure incoming students succeed, faculty and staff showed their exceptional level of care and servant leadership in preparing them for the upcoming school year.  Joe Wuest, Assistant Vice President of Student Development, explained that “God created our uniqueness and individuality to impact the world for His Kingdom.” He shared...
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On Friday, June 29th, 2018 Ohio Christian University held its third Orientation Day for students enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year.  Fifty new students learned about the fellowship, education, and activities offered at the university.   Fully prepared to ensure incoming students succeed, faculty and staff showed their exceptional level of care and servant leadership in preparing them ... Read More
On Friday, June 29th, 2018 Ohio Christian University held its third Orientation Day for students enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year.  Fifty new students learned about the fellowship, education ... Read More
Students practice Christian leadership at summer camps

2018 Summer Camps Underway

Students practice Christian leadership at summer camps

Published: June 12, 2018

Twenty-two Ohio Christian University students are participating in the University’s 2018 summer camps counseling program. These students have completed over 50 hours of training over the course of their spring semester to prepare them to effectively and confidently serve at 16 camps for children in over five states this summer. Student team leader Hunter Petty shares the group’s excitement about becoming camp counselors, “As a kid, my life was impacted through OCU camp counselors. Now that I am a student, I have the chance to impact kid’s lives and it is an amazing opportunity! Being...
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Twenty-two Ohio Christian University students are participating in the University’s 2018 summer camps counseling program. These students have completed over 50 hours of training over the course of their spring semester to prepare them to effectively and confidently serve at 16 camps for children in over five states this summer. Student team leader Hunter Petty shares the group’s excitement ... Read More
Twenty-two Ohio Christian University students are participating in the University’s 2018 summer camps counseling program. These students have completed over 50 hours of training over the course of ... Read More
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12th Annual Kids on Campus Registration Open!

12th Annual Kids on Campus Registration Open! image

Published: May 21, 2018

Who’s excited for summer? I know we are! Who likes to learn, but still have fun? We do too!  This summer your child has the opportunity to do just that.  Kids on Campus is a great summer opportunity for your child to enrich their mind in a fun, college environment. Registration for Kids on Campus 2018 summer camp has begun for students whose current grade level is first through fourth grade and will continue until classes fill or May 18, whichever is first. Kids on Campus, held on the campus of Ohio Christian University, is a summer enrichment program designed to provide students...
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Who’s excited for summer? I know we are! Who likes to learn, but still have fun? We do too!  This summer your child has the opportunity to do just that.  Kids on Campus is a great summer opportunity for your child to enrich their mind in a fun, college environment. Registration for Kids on Campus 2018 summer camp has begun for students whose current grade level is first through fourth grade ... Read More
Who’s excited for summer? I know we are! Who likes to learn, but still have fun? We do too!  This summer your child has the opportunity to do just that.  Kids on Campus is a great summer ... Read More
Dr. Benny Tate Shares Inspiring Lessons in Leadership

2018 Pastors Conference Shares Lessons in Leadership

Dr. Benny Tate Shares Inspiring Lessons in Leadership

Published: April 27, 2018

The Pastors Conference of the 2018 Leadership Forum provided inspiring sessions that shared valuable lessons in pastoral leadership. The Conference began with inspirational worship led by Ohio Christian University’s ABLAZE student music and vocal group singing spirit-filled songs and hymns of praise.  Their performance created a beautiful time for experiencing the Holy Spirit’s refreshing presence. Keynote speaker Dr. Benny Tate, Senior Pastor of the Rock Springs Church in Milner, Georgia, presented encouraging instruction on how to “Build a Healthy Church in a Chaotic World.” In his...
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The Pastors Conference of the 2018 Leadership Forum provided inspiring sessions that shared valuable lessons in pastoral leadership. The Conference began with inspirational worship led by Ohio Christian University’s ABLAZE student music and vocal group singing spirit-filled songs and hymns of praise.  Their performance created a beautiful time for experiencing the Holy Spirit’s refreshing ... Read More
The Pastors Conference of the 2018 Leadership Forum provided inspiring sessions that shared valuable lessons in pastoral leadership. The Conference began with inspirational worship led by Ohio ... Read More
Raking yards during Community Action Day

2018 Community Action Day Delivers a Win-Win!

Raking yards during Community Action Day

Published: April 13, 2018

Ohio Christian University students practiced service-above-self on their Ralph C. Starkey Community Action Day (CAD) again this year, vitalizing the University’s mission of benefiting others through acts of service that build and strengthen character. Students contributed their time and energy in 26 projects ranging from singing in nursing homes to clearing a golf course after the Scioto River flooded many of its fairways and holes. Student teams cleaned front yards, beatified parks and downtown streets, washed windows, mulched yards and flowerbeds, and cleaned out barns, creating a...
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Ohio Christian University students practiced service-above-self on their Ralph C. Starkey Community Action Day (CAD) again this year, vitalizing the University’s mission of benefiting others through acts of service that build and strengthen character. Students contributed their time and energy in 26 projects ranging from singing in nursing homes to clearing a golf course after the Scioto ... Read More
Ohio Christian University students practiced service-above-self on their Ralph C. Starkey Community Action Day (CAD) again this year, vitalizing the University’s mission of benefiting others ... Read More