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.
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
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).
CGS is the official branch of student government representing every Ohio State graduate student.
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.
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 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.
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Counseling professionals who understand the concerns graduate students have balancing academics, work, and personal lives; finances, graduate school culture, and career decisions. CCS has a variety of drop in workshops (https://ccs.osu.edu/drop-in-workshops/) and groups (https://ccs.osu.edu/groups/) such as Graduate Student groups, Bringing Back Balance, Graduate International Student Empowerment, Surviving to Thriving and more.
Support and resources for students taking steps toward a healthier and more successful life. Of particular interest for students may be the stress management resources listed below.
- S.M.A.R.T. (Stress Management & Resiliency Training) Lab
- Younkin Success Center Dennis Learning Center
- Online relaxation recordings (e.g., Mindfulness Meditation, Imagery, Progressive Muscle Relaxation)
The Dennis Learning Center supports students so that they can enter, excel in, and successfully complete academic programs at The Ohio State University. They help students thrive by working with them to improve many aspects of their academic functioning, including their motivation, academic stress, procrastination, time management, test taking, active reading, effective note taking, study skills, and self-regulated learning. The Dennis Learning Center offers a variety of workshops for students including ones on stress and time management and procrastination.
Your main resource for student health care. Offers primary care, health screening services, referrals, prescription services, vaccinations, radiology, and OBGYN services. To schedule an appointment: (614) 292-4321
Ohio State has some of the best recreational and fitness facilities and services available in the nation.
Title IX protects graduate students from discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities.
The code of student conduct protects the core mission of the university. fosters student development, and promotes a safe, secure learning environment.
The university provides comprehensive health insurance to graduate students as a mean of encouraging health and wellness.
The Ohio State University Child Care Program provides early education for the children of university students, faculty and staff.
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.
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.
The Student Life Multicultural Center (MCC) is a department within the Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University. 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.
Bias Assessment and Response Team (BART): BART is a resource for anyone who needs to report an incident of bias or wants to explore and better understand issues like bias and discrimination, and how to effectively respond. Reporting allows us to best assist those in need, track patterns of bias and create educational interventions to help improve our campus' climate. Our website is designed as a central, online clearinghouse for you to report an incident. Likewise, it has many links to campus and community resources, to better equip you with getting help after a bias incident.