Resources for engagement and support
Housing | Safety | Involvement | Support services | Support for a diverse community | More resources
Faculty, staff and current students in your program are great resources for both learning about Columbus' neighborhoods and finding housing. In addition, Neighborhood Services and Collaboration is Ohio State's central resource center for off-campus housing and off-campus living information and education, and they maintain an online housing search tool.
University Housing is proud to offer convenient, safe housing for professional, graduate and non-traditional students in our Neil Avenue Building at 1578 Neil Avenue and at the South Campus Gateway.
The university has a significant number of resources to prevent and deter crime and encourage fire safety, and we encourage students to take personal responsibility for their safety by taking advantage of these resources. Lean more about campus safety.
In compliance with the Clery Act, Ohio State publishes an annual safety report, which can be downloaded on the Department of Public Safety's Clery Act web page. (You may request a paper copy of the report by calling 614-292-8081.) The report includes crime and fire safety statistics for the previous three years, as well as institutional policies concerning campus security.
For a list of student organizations, search the Ohio Union Student Organization Directory for "Graduate" or "Professional."
Council of Graduate Students
The Council of Graduate Students (CGS) is Ohio State's student government organization for graduate students. Its main purpose is to work toward continual improvement of the graduate student experience at Ohio State. CGS works regularly with the Graduate School and other policy-making bodies.
Graduate and Professional Programming Committee
The OUAB (Ohio Union Activities Board) Grad/Prof Programming Committee coordinates more than 50 events throughout the year focused on professional development, social engagement, wellness and family-friendly activities.
With a student budget in mind, Ohio State’s Discount Ticket Program (D-Tix) offers tickets to Columbus-area shows, museums, concerts, sporting events and more at an exclusive rate. D-Tix is funded by the student activity fee. Purchase D-Tix tickets at the Information Center in the Ohio Union.
Student Life Disability Services collaborates with and empowers students who have disabilities in order to coordinate support services and programs that enable equal access to an education and university life.
Counseling and Consultation Service provides counseling and consultation to currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The office also works with spouses/partners of students who are covered by the Comprehensive Student Health Insurance.
Career counseling and development
Career Connection lists relevant on- and off-campus career resources to assist graduate and professional students in their career decision making processes. In addition, the Graduate School has created this guide to resources for Career Development for Graduate Students.
Support for a diverse community
The Ohio State University is strongly committed to being a diverse campus that is inclusive of all members of our community. With our excellent academic resources, a multitude of centers and initiatives, community partners, student groups and more, you are sure to comfortably join in or confidently stand out as a Buckeye. Explore our diversity resources, a few of which are listed below.
The goal of the Multicultural Center is to create a community environment that recognizes cultural differences, respects cultural uniqueness, and facilitates cross-cultural interaction, learning and appreciation. The center also hosts cultural community celebrations and heritage and awareness events.
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers a number of engagement opportunities for graduate and professional students, including an annual orientation and annual career fair. ODI runs a number of programs and centers, including the Frank W. Hale Jr., Black Cultural Center, considered one of the finest Black Cultural Centers in the country.
The Women's Place
The Women’s Place sponsors campus-wide initiatives that advocate for a positive university climate where women can thrive. TWP’s website serves as a clearinghouse for information for women on campus.
Office of Military and Veterans Services
Ohio State is committed to cultivating a positive campus and community experience for veteran and military students. Visit veterans.osu.edu to learn about affirmative action assistance, the GI Bill and other financial aid issues, housing, and resources.
Visit the Graduate School's Social, Wellness, Student Life page for more resources.