OU Student-Athletes

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Ohio University Athletics strives to be a national level program through all sports participating in post-season competition, earning recognition as the premier athletic program in the Mid-American Conference, while renowned for academic excellence through outstanding graduation rates and scholastic honors. Athletics will provide exceptional value and benefit to the mission of Ohio University and community, demonstrate unrivaled pride and foster relationships with all constituents. The athletic department is committed to the utmost integrity through NCAA rules compliance, fiscal responsibility and student-athlete personal development.

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 OU History
 Celebration of Ohio
 Commencement 2009
 Mission Statement  Coming Soon
 Nickname  Bobcats
 Colors  Green and White
 Fight Song  Stand Up & Cheer
 Official Mascot  Rufus
 Conference  Mid-American Conference
 Director of Athletics  Jim Schaus
 Visiting OU  Visitor's Guide
 Employees  Staff Directory
 Official Site  OhioBobcats.com

 Campus Map |  Virtual Tour |  Athens Map |  Campus Gallery
The mission of Ohio University Athletics is to successfully develop the student-athlete as a person, student and athlete.
Policies & Reports

OU expects great things from all its athletic teams and its student-athletes. Ohio University Athletics graduates 93% of those student-athletes that complete their athletic eligibility at OU.

• Student-Athlete Handbook | Code of Conduct
• Summer School Policy PDF | Summer School Aid Application PDF
• Study Hall Policy | AD Honor Roll | 400 Club
• Federal Graduation Rates PDF | Graduation Success Rates (GSR) PDF | Academic Progress Rates PDF  
Academics & Support

Ohio University strives for excellence in both athletics and academics. 19 student-athletes had a 4.0 GPA, 85 were named to the Dean's List and 236 were named to the AD's honor roll with a 3.0 GPA or better for the Spring 2009 quarter. The Department's cumulative GPA is 3.082 and the Spring 2009 quarter GPA was 3.039. 11 out of 16 teams have a team cumulative GPA above 3.0.

• Ohio NCAA Eligibility & Student-Athlete Success Services | NCAA Eligibility & Student-Athlete Success Staff
• Joan & Wallace Phillips Center
• Academic Advancement Center
• Writing Center | Find a Tutor
• Disability Services | OU Libraries
• Academic Advising Worksheet
• Web Registration | View Your Schedule
• Colleges | Course Offerings | Academic Calendar
• Blackboard | Webmail
• Pre-College/Student Orientation
• CHAMPS/Life Skills Program
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

This group, composed of representatives from each team, serves as the voice of Ohio student-athletes. The committee offers comments on NCAA proposals, coordinates community service projects and addresses issues and concerns of all student-athletes. All student-athletes are welcome and encouraged to attend.

• SAAC Home
• NCAA Division I SAAC
Cats in the Community

Student-athletes participate in numerous projects that involve them in the local community.
Cats in the Community Home Page
Rufus Reads Project
Past Community Service Projects
Request Student-Athlete participation with your community group or event
Student Life

The mission of Ohio University Athletics is to successfully develop the student-athlete as a person, student and athlete. Student-athletes are encouraged by the coaches and administrative staff to maintain a balance between athletics, academics and the social aspects of college.
• Campus Involvement Center | Baker University Center
• Career Services | Student Organizations
• Multicultural Center | Diversity, Access & Equity
• Residential Housing | Culinary Services
• Campus Care | Health Promotion
• Commencement | Student Senate
• MyOhio Portal | Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships
Compliance & NCAA Guidelines

Ohio University is a voluntary member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Mid-American Conference (MAC). We are committed to abiding by all rules and regulations of those bodies. The NCAA governs the actions of our coaches and student-athletes, and has explicit guidelines that regulate the actions of our program. For further information on the OU Athletics Compliance Office, please visit their main page.
Transfer Guide
Amateurism Information
Agent Information | Agent/Advisor Forms
NCAA Drug Testing
Gambling Policy | Don't Bet On It
Employment | Fee for Lessons
Outside Competition | Prize Money Declaration
NCAA Website
Mid-American Conference Website
Ask Compliance