GPS 2016

Potential Graduate Students Visit Campus

46th GPS group shot at Blackwell

The 46th Annual Graduate/Professional Student Recruitment Initiative (GPS) saw 111 honor students from 82 colleges and universities visit Ohio State for a comprehensive academic experience. From a pool of names, post-baccalaureate Ohio State disciplines chose students to come to campus on October 16-18, 2016 to spend a full day in their departments. Visiting students were welcomed by Sharon L. Davies, vice provost for Diversity and Inclusion, representatives of various student organizations, and over 50 Ohio State graduate and professional students along with Dr. Scott Herness, from the Graduate School, and Michael J. States, from the Mortiz College of Law.

The two-day event culminated with the GPS Banquet that was attended by student visitors, faculty, staff, administrators and community guests. Sharon Davies, vice provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer, and executive director of the Kirwan Institute, was the Mistress of Ceremonies. Professor Frederick Aldama, University Distinguishes Scholar and Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University gave the keynote address. Music for the banquet was provided by Ohio State’s Jazz Combo. 


The Graduate/Professional Student Recruitment Initiative (GPS) is Ohio State's premier diversity recruitment program for students considering post-baccalaureate studies at The Ohio State University. It serves as a conduit for specialized information and helps to contribute to the ethnic, cultural and academic diversity of Ohio State's Graduate School and Professional Colleges.