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The University of Findlay

The official seal of the University of Findlay
Motto Scientia Libertas et Religio (Knowledge, Liberty, and Religion)
Established 1882
Type Private
President DeBow Freed
Faculty 280?
Undergraduates 3,350
Postgraduates 1,250
Location Findlay, OH, USA
Campus Urban
Athletics Division II Men and Women's Athletics
Mascot Derrick the Oiler

The University of Findlay is a private university located in the city of Findlay in Hancock County, Ohio, United States. It was affiliated with the Churches of God, General Conference, and was founded in 1882 by the city of Findlay and the Churches of God, General Conference. Findlay offers more than 65 areas of undergraduate study. Some of its most popular majors include: business, education, equestrian studies, pre-veterinary medicine, nuclear medicine technology, and environmental safety and occupational health management. Its equestrian studies program is nationally recognized. The University also houses the Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books, which contains the largest collection of children's book illustrations in the country.



The building known as Old Main, on the campus of the University of Findlay.

The main campus sits on more than 72 acres (290,000 m2) on North Main Street in Findlay, Ohio. The University also operates a 52-acre (210,000 m2) facility (including 20 leased acres) on the east side of Findlay, which houses the English equestrian studies program; a 152-acre (0.62 km2) farm eight miles (13 km) south of the main campus, which houses the Western equestrian studies, and pre-veterinary medicine programs; the Environmental Resource Training Center sits on 5 acres (20,000 m2) northeast of town on State Route 12, and provides hands-on training simulations for students in the environmental, safety and occupational health management major, as well as fire departments and HazMat teams from across the country.


The University of Findlay is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and its student-athletes participate in 23 intercollegiate sports:



And supersoccer


. The newest varsity sports are western and English equestrian riding, which are mixed sports, although they have predominantly female participants.

National Championships (10)

  • 1979: Football - NAIA Division II
  • 1992: Football - NAIA Division II
  • 1995: Football - NAIA Division II
  • 1995: Wrestling - NAIA
  • 1997: Football - NAIA
  • 2001: Equestrian team (English) - IHSA
  • 2001: Equestrian team (Western) - IHSA
  • 2005: Equestrian team (Western) - IHSA
  • 2007: Equestrian team (Western) - IHSA
  • 2009: Equestrian team (Western) - IHSA
  • 2009: Men's Basketball - NCAA Division II National Championship Record 36-0

Active Student Organizations

  • Technology and Gaming Club (TAG)
  • Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP)
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Avalanche Christian Ministries
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Block & Bridle
  • Campus Program Board (CPB)
  • Chemistry Club
  • Chinese Culture Club
  • Colleges Against Cancer
  • College Democrats
  • Criminal Justice Club/Forensic Science Club
  • EKTA (Indian Student Association)
  • Euler Mathletes
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Findlay's Horseman's Association (FHA)
  • Greek Council
  • Health Care Management Network
  • Horse Club
  • Hospitality Management Club (HMC)
  • Institute of Managerial Accounting (IMA)
  • IDA Team
  • Japanese Culture Club (JCC)
  • Marketing Club (MC)
  • Newman Club
  • Notes Inc.
  • Oiler Environmental Safety & Health Organization (OESHO)
  • Pharmacy Student Leadership Council (PSCL)
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Physical Therapy Organization (PTO)
  • Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS)
  • Physics Club
  • Political Science Club (PSC)
  • Pre-Med Club
  • Pre-Vet Club
  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
  • Pulse (school newspaper)
  • Rotaract
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Social Work Club
  • Society of Human Resource Management Club (SHRM)
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Athlete Advisory Council (S.A.A.C.)
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)
  • Student Society of Health Pharmacists (SSHP)
  • Students for Alumni Relations (S.T.A.R.)
  • Students for Free Enterprise (S.I.F.E.)
  • Taiwanese Student Association (TCC)
  • Technology and Gaming Club (T.A.G.)
  • Theta Chi Fraternity
  • The Psy - Key Club of The University of Findlay
  • The University of Findlay American Sign Language Club
  • The University of Findlay's Anointed Worship
  • The University of Findlay College Republicans
  • The University of Findlay Figure Skating Club
  • The University of Findlay Habitat for Humanity Chapter (UFHFH)
  • The University of Findlay Horseman's Association
  • The University of Findlay Horse Club
  • The University of Findlay Martial Arts Club (UFMAC)
  • The University of Findlay Ohio Student Education Association (UFOSEA)
  • The University of Findlay Wilderness Club
  • The University of Findlay Writer's Club
  • UF-TV
  • University of Findlay Korean Student Association (UFKSA)
  • WLFC - FM Radio

Honorary Societies

  • Alpha Psi Omega (Theater)
  • Aristos Eklektos
  • Eta Theta Phi Alpha Honors Society (Social Work)
  • Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity
  • Mortar Board, Pi Sigma Alpha - Scholarship, Leadership, Service
  • Phi Alpha Theta (History)
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Pi Mu Epsilon (Math)
  • Phi Theta Epsilon (Occupational Therapy)
  • Psi Chi (Psychology)
  • Sigma Xi

Notable alumni

Joanie Dodds
Dennis Canfield
Stacy Westfall
Lindsey Alexander

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