University-wide Initiatives

Learn more about programs that make an impact across all areas of UC and UC Health. Select an area below to learn more about funding priorities and how you can make a difference in the areas you value most.

UC Alumni Association

Annual Giving

UC Bearcats Pantry

Diversity Initiatives

Henry R. Winkler Center

Gen-1 House

Institute for Policy Research

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

UC Parents Campaign


A Salute to Service Program

Science Programs

Student Life

UCATS - UC Athletics Team Support

University Honors Program

UC International

UC Libraries

Provost Programs

Provost Programs

Air Force ROTC Discretionary Fund
Provides additional resources for scholarships, room and board supplements, and programmatic support for the Air Force ROTC Program.

Albert C. Yates Program
Managed by the graduate school, this program enriches the educational environment for all graduate students by supporting the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups to graduate programs at the University of Cincinnati.  Participants receive a full-tuition scholarship for two semesters. This program also provides $14,000 towards the student's stipend.

Army ROTC Discretionary Fund
Provides additional resources for scholarships, room and board supplements, and programmatic support for the Army ROTC Program.

Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
Provides UC faculty with the cutting-edge professional-development opportunities needed to help our students become successful graduates.

Cooperative Education Innovation Fund
Provides additional resources to enhance the programmatic and research components of the Professional Practice Program.

Center for First Year Experience and Learning Communities
Increase student engagement, learning, and achievement in the first year of college and beyond as a foundation for postsecondary success.  Through its leadership and service the Center champions approaches that purposefully integrate curricular, co-curricular, and experiential learning.

Institute for Policy Research
Focuses on the production of public policy research through innovation, partnership, and research excellence. Current IPR projects are in the areas of health policy, workforce and economic development, organ donation, and race relations.

The News Record
The University of Cincinnati’s independent student newspaper has been providing students, faculty and staff with valuable information since 1879.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
One of the oldest, largest, and most successful programs for active adults in the U.S. - founded, staffed and taught by volunteers, with the support of a small office staff.  OLLI offers on average 100 courses each quarterled by expert teachers in a relaxed, informal environment.  Classes meet at UC's main campus, UC Blue Ash College, Adath Israel and other convenient suburban locations; they are open to everyone aged fifty and above.

Science Programs
Encourage aspiring scientists and engineers to pursue careers in the STEMM disciplines. To foster and inspire the most creative students to enter these challenging fields, the University hosts numerous competitions, summer camps and weekend programs.

UC2019 Interdisciplinary Scholarship & Innovation Fund
Provides necessary resources to recruit and retain the best students and faculty, bringing them together to fuel research that solves real world problems and business issues.

University Honors Program
Provides an academically challenging environment for students in the top 5% of their graduating classes to explore their interests and the support to achieve their goals. Passionate faculty and peers inspire students to learn more, do more, and be more.

Veterans Discretionary Fund
Provides resources to support a full range of quality academic, career, counseling and student services for veteran students as they pursue their dreams and higher education goals.