New Magazine at Ohio State Is a Recruiting Tool for African-American Students

The first edition of OSUnity has been published. This 32-page glossy magazine has been developed as a recruiting tool to convince African Americans that Ohio State University has a hospitable environment and is a good academic and social fit for black students. The magazine is being distributed to thousands of prospective black students nationwide.

The first issue of the magazine profiles black undergraduate students, a black faculty member, and a black graduate student. Other features highlight a visit to the OSU campus by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and showcase black fraternities and sororities on campus. Additional articles provide health and finance tips geared toward African-American college students.

Finally, the magazine notes that Ohio State graduates more African Americans than any other university in the Big Ten Conference. All black graduates in the 2007-08 academic year are listed. Information is provided about admissions and other resources for black students on the OSU campus.