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Non-Academic Resources for Students
There are a variety of University resources for students to take advantage of that are aimed at topics outside of their academic program or studies.
- 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, and friends
- Jennifer McCord, Human Resources, room 147C, mccord.87
- Alissa Comella, Senior Associate Director, room 145, comella.3
- Conflict Resolution Committee: Bob Burkholder, Rob Lee, Alissa Comella
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.
Services include, but are not limited to:
- Financial Coaching
- Wellness Coaching
- Wellness Outreach
- Nutrition Coaching
- Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Services
The MultiCultural Center (MCC) offers several hundred programs a year, including cultural and intercultural celebrations, heritage and awareness events, dialogues, workshops, student leadership and cohort meetings, prejudice-reduction training, 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. MCC's mission is to promote intercultural learning on different levels.
Programs and initiatives include, but are not limited to:
- Advocates for Inclusion and Diversity through Education (AIDE) is a student organization, open to everyone, that 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 examine how issues surrounding identity, stereotypes, and bias affect our community while providing Buckeyes with skills for relationship building and advocacy.
- Crossing Identity Boundaries is a Journey Towards Intercultural Leadership ES HESA 2577 (three-credit courses)
- LGBTQ Education Dialogues and 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.
Ohio Union, Suite 1000
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
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. In addition, the Center 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.
Services include, but are not limited to:
- Individual Counseling
- Stress Management
- Transitions in Life
- Academic Adjustment
- Group Counseling
- Crisis debriefing
- Consultation with faculty, staff, and loved ones
Younkin Success Center
1640 Neil Avenue, Fourth Floor
CCS Lincoln Tower Office
1030 Lincoln Tower
1800 Cannon Drive
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. There are five different facilities around the campus. If you're an Ohio State student taking four or more credit hours on the Ohio State main campus, then you're a Rec Sports member! Your BuckID serves as your membership card to enter the facilities.
Student Legal Services (SLS) supports student success by affordably serving the holistic legal needs of Ohio State students through its 4 pillars of professional counsel:
To be eligible for services, you must be a degree-seeking Ohio State student attending the Columbus campus. Services are 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 services.