The campaign for Otterbein's future affirms that where Otterbein stands, and what it stands for in the higher education community, matters. This historic $50 million campaign—the value, the people and purpose for which it stands—will position Otterbein to stand strong among the great institutions of our country.
We know that Otterbein's founders stood for bold ideals—believing women should teach and learn alongside their male counterparts. We know that Otterbein's leaders stood for shared governance and establishing an inclusive community—leading by example and reminding others that all members of our community should have a voice. That Otterbein faculty stood as true educational innovators setting the pace for others to follow—first in 1969 when Integrative Studies was adopted as our core curriculum and reaffirmed just three years ago when the University developed a 21st century curriculum. And long before the value of service learning was embraced by other institutions, we know that Otterbein graduates stood as faithful, committed servant leaders.
Curiosity, civility, critical thinking and compassion serve as the ground we stand upon to embolden Otterbein's unwavering commitment to advance a greater good. And that is why... Where We STAND Matters. We will invest in our students first to ensure they are standing on firm ground for their futures.