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Resources for Students on Non-Academic Topics

There are variety of resources at the University for the students to take advantage of which are aimed at helping with topics outside their academic program or studies. These topics may include but not limited to:

  • Adapting to a new environment
  • Stress management
  • Spiritual, mental and physical wellness
  • Cultural and community engagement
  • Conflict resolution and maintaining healthy relationships with advisors, mentors, peers, friends

On-Site (ESL) Assistance:

Off-Site Assistance:

Student Wellness Center: The Student Wellness Center at The Ohio State University empowers students to strive for balance and wellness. Wellness is an active, ongoing process which involves becoming aware of and taking steps toward a healthier, happier, and more successful life.

Room B130 RPAC
337 Annie and John Glenn Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210


Some of their services (not a full list):

  • Financial Coaching
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Wellness Outreach
  • Nutrition Coaching
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Services


MultiCultural Center (MCC): The MCC offers several hundred programs a year - cultural and intercultural celebrations, heritage and awareness events, dialogues, workshops, student leadership and cohort meetings, prejudice-reduction trainings, wellness initiatives and Social Justice Engagement courses - all focused on teaching students personal and interpersonal skills necessary to be most effective in a diverse world.  Their mission is to promote intercultural learning on different levels.

Ohio Union, Suite 1000
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210


Programs/Initiatives (not a full list):

  • (A.I.D.E.) Advocates for Inclusion and Diversity through Education: AIDE is a student organization, open to everyone, seeks to unite The Ohio State University community through initiatives that enhance the student experience, promote social justice, inspire intergroup collaboration, and cultivate a welcoming campus climate. 
  • Buck-Identity Workshops: These workshops examine how issues surrounding identity, stereotypes, and bias affect our community while providing Buckeyes with skills for relationship building and advocacy. 
  • Crossing Identity Boundaries: A Journey Towards Intercultural Leadership ES HESA 2577 (three-credit courses)
  • LGBTQ Education Dialogues and Programs: LGBTQ Dialogues and Education Programs focus on the most salient issues impacting the LGBTQ and allied community. Open Doors Training: anti-bias training program
  • Safe Zone Training: The Safe Zone project seeks to create a safer and more inclusive environment for all members of the campus community by reducing heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia


Counselling and Consultation Services: Counselling and Consultation Services provide comprehensive individual and group mental health services, psychoeducational prevention and outreach programming to currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The Center also works with spouses/partners of students who are covered by the Comprehensive Student Health Insurance. Languages spoken at this Center: Cantonese, English, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Yoruba, Turkish, Malay.

Main office: 4th floor of the Younkin Success Center at 1640 Neil Avenue. 

CCS Lincoln Tower Office: 1030 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Dr. 


Some of their services (not a full list):

  • Individual Counseling
  • Stress Management
  • Transitions in Life
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Academic Adjustment
  • Group Counseling
  • Psychiatry
  • Crisis debriefing
  • Consultation for faculty, staff, and loved ones.


Recreational Sports: The Department of Recreational Sports offers members of The Ohio State University community an extraordinary experience to live active and meaningful lives while on-campus.

Programs and services range from group fitness, aquatics, adventure trips, climbing, drop-in fitness and recreation, intramural sports, sport clubs, personal training, disc golf and many other activities. Five different facilities around the campus. If you're an Ohio State student taking four or more credit hours on main campus, then you're a Rec Sports member! Your BuckID serves as your membership card to enter the facilities.


Student Legal Services (SLS): SLS supports student success by affordably serving the holistic legal needs of OSU students through its 4 pillars of professional counsel: Advice, Representation, Education, and Resources. You must be a degree-seeking Ohio State student attending the Columbus campus to be eligible for services. Services are only available during the academic year in which the participation fee has been paid. If the student chooses not to opt-out of the annual SLS fee by the seven days before classes begin, he/she will be defaulted to enrolling in the legal plan for that semester and be eligible to receive their services.

20 E. 11th Ave. Columbus, OH 43201