We Are Here For You

May 7, 2021

Updated on 8/25/2021

Near or far, the Office of Student Life is dedicated to creating the extraordinary student experience for all Buckeyes - undergraduate, graduate and professional. Resources and support services are available in a range of areas, from fitness tips, to our Buckeye Food Alliance Food Pantry, mental health and well-being programs and everything in-between, we are here for you! 

Mental Health and Well-being

Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS)

CCS will be providing their offerings virtually and online. Sign up for a Let’s Talk mental health consultationschedule a phone screening or find additional mental health support on the CCS website. Students do not pay a counseling fee. If you are in distress, please know we are here to help. Students may contact CCS at any time by calling 614-292-5766. If calling after hours, press 2 to be connected to a counselor. Resources include:

Student Wellness Center (SWC)

The Student Wellness Center offers a range of services and support for Buckeyes to be well and thrive, including:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Prevention at the Student Wellness Center uses several approaches to address drug and alcohol misuse
  • The Collegiate Recovery Community is a welcoming and inclusive environment for students in or seeking recovery. 
  • Nutrition Coaching is available to all students who want to enhance their health and wellbeing, and is intended to help students identify any imbalance in their food intake and explore ways to optimize their nutrition needs. 
  • The Student Civility program is an educational experience that engages students on topics related to personal responsibility, community safety and civil engagement.
  • The Body Project is a body-acceptance program designed to help students feel better about their bodies.
  • Wellness Coaching is a free service that provides opportunities for students to gain awareness regarding your capacity to create the life you want to live, both now and in the future.
  • Sexual Health resources include HIV/STI testing and the Condom Club.
  • The Buckeye Peer Access Line (PAL) will resume autumn semester hours on August 24. They are open 8 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday.

Ohio State: Wellness App

The Ohio State: Wellness app is a new tool to support student mental health and well-being on campus. Find resources, set goals, build healthy habits and connect to support. Whether you’re looking to find resources for yourself or someone you care about, the Wellness app is a great place to start. Learn more.

Rec Sports

Living a life in motion is crucial to your health and well-being. There are many benefits associated with exercise and physical activity – including boosting your immune system, improving mental health and reduction of stress, anxiety and depression. It has never been more important to focus on your holistic well-being.

You can use the following offerings to stay active and focus on your well-being:

Food Security

The Buckeye Food Alliance will move to their autumn semester hours on August 24! The new hours are:

  • Monday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Tuesday: 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If these hours do not work for you, you can schedule an appointment by contacting Nick Fowler at fowler.318@osu.edu.

Financial Support

The Student Advocacy Center is committed to helping students navigate Ohio State's structure and to resolving issues that they encounter at the university. Staff members are continuing to serve students during normal business hours and are accepting online appointments. The Student Emergency Fund is available to students who may otherwise be at risk of dropping out of college due to an unexpected financial emergency. If you, or a student you know, are experiencing an unplanned expense, the Student Emergency Fund may be an option. Learn more and apply

The Student Wellness Center offers financial coaching through the Scarlet and Gray Financial nationally recognized peer financial coaching program. Through the program, students will learn about financial goal setting, banking basics, budgeting, credit education, debt repayment education and saving and retirement education. Learn more

Student Health Services (SHS)

SHS will retain normal hours of operation. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, students can be tested with an order from a Student Health Services’ medical provider or a referral from the contact tracing team. Making an appointment is required to help maintain physical distancing and reduce student wait times. 

Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)

The Office of Institutional Equity coordinates Ohio State’s response to all complaints of harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct affecting students, employees, graduate associates, appointees, volunteers, visitors, suppliers and contractors, including providing information on rights and options for a formal investigation. For support and resources, visit the OIE website.

Belonging and Inclusion

Student Life Multicultural Center (MCC)

The Student Life Multicultural Center (MCC) serves the campus community through belonging and support, advocacy and visibility, and education and empowerment. Our programs and services include: 

The MCC occupies a beautiful space on the first floor of the Ohio Union lantern tower that shines a light on a place where everyone is welcome. This open and affirming space on campus serves as a hub for intercultural dialogue, learning and community building; the MCC is a place that many students call their home away from home.

Disability Services

For information about Disability Services support, visit the SLDS website.

Academic and Career Success

Career Services

Student Life Buckeye Careers is continuing to offer services and assistance for all Ohio State undergraduate, graduate and professional students. You can schedule an appointment by calling 614-688-3898 or emailing questions to careerquestions@osu.edu. Buckeye Careers is also offering weekly virtual drop-in workshops.

Digital career resources such as Handshake, Buckeye OnPACE, and others are available 24/7 to all currently enrolled students. Please email careerquestions@osu.edu with any questions regarding these online resources. Your college’s career services office may also have additional career preparation resources and information

Residential Experience

Legal Services

Eligible Columbus campus students who need legal assistance should schedule an appointment with Student Legal Services. Legal issues covered include off-campus housing, debt and credit, employment, criminal misdemeanors and traffic offenses and more. For questions about eligibility or coverage, please email studentlegal@osu.edu. Regional campus students can review SLS’s Regional Campus Referrals.

Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement

Support from the Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement office can be accessed by contacting 614-292-0100 or offcampus@osu.edu. To learn more, visit their website.

Regional Campuses

Newark Campus
For updates about Student Life at the Newark campus, please visit the Ohio State Newark website. Newark Campus students can access the Counseling Office by calling 740-364-9578. Students can also follow Ohio State Newark on Twitter.

Mansfield Campus
For updates about Student Life at the Mansfield campus, please visit the Ohio State Mansfield website.

Wooster/ATI Campus
Students on the Wooster/ATI campus have access to many support resources:

  • For Career Services, contact College Success Counselor, Denise Rotavera-Krain.1 or (330) 287-1281
  • For Counseling Services, contact Dr. Jacqueline Belanger.24 at (330) 287-1306, or visit the ATI website.
  • For Disability Services, contact Ruth Montz.11 at (330) 287-1247, or visit the ATI website.
  • The ATI Emergency Fund can be accessed by contacting Katie LeMasters.27 or (330) 287-1235.
  • Buck-I-EAT Food Pantry: Limited grab and go groceries are available in the ATI Housing Office lobby during business hours.
  • For support with ATI Housing, call 330-287-7504 or ati_housing@osu.edu.
  • ATI Students can use OneEighty for assistance with the following: Addiction Services, Mental Health Services, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services, Rape Crisis Center, Housing and Supportive Services and Prevention and Education Services.
  • For Academic Support, the ATI Learning Lab is available. Contact Penny Nemitz.7 to request a tutor or visit the ATI website.
  • ATI students can request a replacement BuckID by appointment only with Dr. Thom Janini.4 or (330) 287-1287.