The Office of University Advancement is located on the third floor of the Lehr Memorial which is the administration building of Ohio Northern. The main purpose of the Office of University Advancement is to contribute to the advancement of the educational mission of the University. It does this by developing policies and actions which cultivate the relationship between the University and the general public as well as alumni to their alma mater.
The main objective of the office is to create an awareness of the financial needs of Ohio Northern University and to provide a plan so these needs can be met. The office is responsible for officially recording all financial support to the University. The Northern Fund and the offices of Gift Planning and University Communications & Marketing comprise the area of University Advancement at Ohio Northern University.