University Social, Wellness, and Student Life Resources

Graduate school can be challenging for a whole range of reasons, taking care of yourself both physically and emotionally is important. Below are resources on campus designed to help students with time management, stress and anxiety, and wellness.

Student Advocacy Center at the Office of Student Life

The Student Advocacy Center is committed to helping students navigate Ohio State's structure and to resolving issues that they encounter at the university. Our purpose is to empower students to overcome obstacles to their growth both inside and outside the classroom.  We encourage students to maximize their educational experience and prepare them for involvement in the larger community and for life beyond college

Younkin Success Center

The Younkin Success Center functions as a hub for services related to student success. Within the Younkin you will find success support resources and services through the following Younkin partners: Dennis Learning Center (DLC), Career Counseling and Support Services, University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT), Buckeye Careers, Student-Athlete Support Services Office (SASSO), and Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS).

Council of Graduate Students

CGS is the official branch of student government representing every Ohio State graduate student.

OUAB Grad/Prof

The Ohio Union Activities Board as the student programming organization as Ohio State strives to provide diverse programs and events that are educational, entertaining, and thought-provoking for the students on the Columbus Campus. The Graduate and Professional student committee of the Ohio Union Activities Board designs and executes over 200 programs that are intentionally created to enhance the graduate and professional student experience.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

ODI supports the recruitment, retention, and success of students, faculty, and staff who enhance the diversity of Ohio State. Graduate student-specific programming featured.

Scarlet and Gray Financial Coaching

Scarlet and Gray Financial is a nationally recognized peer financial coaching program housed in the Student Wellness Center in the RPAC.  The program assists thousands of OSU students each year in creating the life they desire through the use of a goal-driven financial process.

Suicide Prevention Program

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Counselling and Consultative Services

Counseling professionals who understand the concerns graduate students have balancing academics, work, and personal lives; finances, graduate school culture, and career decisions.

Student Wellness Center

Support and resources for students taking steps toward a healthier and more successful life.

Fitness and Recreational Sports

Ohio State has some of the best recreational and fitness facilities and services available in the nation.

Title IX

Title IX protects graduate students from discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities.

Code of Student Conduct

The code of student conduct protects the core mission of the university. fosters student development, and promotes a safe, secure learning environment.

Student Health Insurance

The university provides comprehensive health insurance to graduate students as a mean of encouraging health and wellness.

Childcare

The Ohio State University Child Care Program provides early education for the children of university students, faculty and staff.

Retirement

Student employees are eligible to participate and pay into a state retirement plan—OPERS or STRS—or may choose to opt out of participating in retirement. Students also have access to supplemental retirement plans.

Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs helps facilitate the development and growth of the Global Gateways and oversees Education Abroad, International Students and Scholars, Global One Health and five Area Studies Centers. We sponsor and administer grants and scholarships for faculty, graduate and undergraduate student research, education abroad and independent study.

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