Fun Facts

We Believe

– Healthy communities do not need prisons. Education is a cornerstone of healthy communities.

– Blackness, poverty, migration status, gender non-conformity, queerness, disability, and addiction are NOT crimes.

– The routes to higher education should be forged through compassion, collective practice, and community engagement.

Higher education is a practice of personal
transformation and civic responsibility.

Recent News

March 16, 2022
Outreach and Engagement

The Community Partnership Award recognizes a partnership that produces positive impact in the community and at Ohio State. OPEEP will receive $1000 toward its budget to…

January 21, 2021

OPEEP Council Member, Amber Michael, shares her experience when enrolling at OSU as a formerly incarcerated person in a recent Lantern story by Maeve Walsh. The article, "Beyond the Box: How…

December 1, 2020

A recording of the event, "Ear Hustle and the Power of Listening," facilitated by OPEEP's Tiyi Morris and Mary Thomas, is located at the Wexner Center for the Arts webpage. Watch to see a Zoom…

August 27, 2020

OPEEP celebrates the success of former Insider student Terry Green, founder and director of Think Make Live Youth. Read his profile in the 2020 Young Professional's Guide to Columbus issue of…

People Directory

Tiyi Morris
Associate Professor
Terrance Hinton
Assistant Professor