Academic Enrichment

Academic Enrichment

Fostering high-impact learning experiences to nurture students' academic and personal growth.

About us

Part of Student Academic Excellence at The Ohio State University, the Office of Academic Enrichment promotes academic success and community engagement by collaborating with university partners to provide access to high-impact experiential learning opportunities for all Ohio State students.

Offices and programs

Eminence Fellows

Supports intellectually and socially engaged citizens who commit themselves, both individually and as a group, to embark on a unique, four-year, fully funded journey of academic rigor, service and leadership.

Learn more about the Eminence Fellows Program

Ohio State Scholars

Promotes specialized experiential learning programming for academically motivated undergraduate students through theme-based residential communities, engagement opportunities and personal development.

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Second-Year Transformational Experience Program

Enables second-year students to develop tools for life and build essential network connections by participating in a customized STEP Signature Project that aligns with their individual interests.

Learn more about STEP


Integrates intellectual pursuits and global citizenry by fostering connections among faculty, students and community partners to create mutually beneficial learning opportunities and outcomes while inspiring a commitment to service.

Learn more about Service-Learning

Undergraduate Fellowship Office

Supports intellectually curious undergraduate students and recent alumni interested in pursuing national scholarships and fellowships.

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Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry

Nurtures and supports mentored research and creative endeavors between undergraduate students, faculty and other partners to transform and enrich students’ academic experiences.

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University Honors

Supports the intellectual, personal and professional development of talented and academically motivated undergraduate students, challenging them with a rigorous academic environment and promoting the integration of curricular and co-curricular engagement.

Learn more about the University Honors Program

Academic Enrichment administration

Associate Vice Provost

Ola Ahlqvist

Executive Assistant

Katy Gullo

High-Impact Curriculum Expert

Teresa Johnson

HONORS AND SCHOLARS CENTER (Eminence, Ohio State Scholars Program, University Honors Program)




Executive Director

Susie Whittington


Program Director

Claire Sweigart