About Buckeye Precollege

About us


Buckeye Precollege is part of the office of Summer Academic Programs, which: 

  • Supports the overall mission of Ohio State and specific strategic academic goals articulated by university leadership. 

  • Proactively champions summer programs, leading strategic collaboration around and elevation of existing summer programs. 

  • Serves as a center of creative innovation for new academic programs for a range of constituencies at the precollege, undergraduate, and graduate levels. 

  • Serves as a center for coordinating and designing summer best practices and policies, especially those related to youth programs. 


About The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University is the model 21st-century public, land grant, research, urban, community-engaged institution.

Diversity statement

At Ohio State, we consider the rich diversity of our students, faculty and staff to be both a defining characteristic and an essential source of our institutional strength. Decades of research have shown that diversity, nurtured in a welcoming and respectful environment, encourages critical thinking, reduces harmful stereotypes, and strengthens the ability to communicate, work and play across lines of identity and difference. These are essential skills for participants in a globally connected world, and Ohio State is committed to providing the richly diverse learning environment that all Ohio State students need to grow into the able leaders and productive citizens that our nation and world demand.  

Non-discrimination statement

The Ohio State University is committed to building and maintaining a community to reflect human diversity and to improve opportunities for all. The university is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. This commitment is both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law. Ohio State does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law, in its education program or activity, which includes employment. 

ADA Notice

If you have a disability and require accommodations in order to fully participate, or need accommodations to complete the application, please contact Mandie Kollman at Kollman.21@osu.edu.

Buckeye Precollege Staff

Executive Director of Academic Summer Programs

Christine S. Parker

Assistant Director of Student Experience

Mandie Kollman

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