Ohio State is a diverse and highly engaged academic community. You'll find a wide range of resources to help you make connections, find support and get the most out of your Ohio State experience.
Below: A few resources you might be thinking about now.
Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services is Ohio State's central resource for off-campus living. They maintain an online search tool where you can view hundreds of apartment rentals, and their Graduate and Professional Student Living Guide is a must-read resource.
University Housing offers convenient, safe housing for professional, graduate and non-traditional students in two locations on campus.
Your academic life is really important. But so is having a life beyond your studies. Take advantage of what a big university can offer, whether you want to socialize, stay active, give back or find family-friendly activities. The Graduate School maintains a helpful list of wellness and involvement resources for graduate and professional students.
The visual and performing arts are a centerpiece of The Ohio State University. Visit Arts and Culture to find out about the great art galleries, museums, and year-round performing arts events on campus and downtown. Of particular note: The Wexner Center for the Arts, located on campus, is Ohio State's multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art.
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.
The Ohio State University Child Care Program provides early education for the children of university students, faculty and staff.
The Graduate School maintains a helpful list of resources for personal, financial and career counseling.
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.
All students are required to have health insurance if they are enrolled at least half-time and in a degree program of study. Student Health Insurance manages this requirement and provides options to meet it, including a comprehensive Student Health Insurance Benefits Plan.
Ohio State is a big, diverse city-within-a-city. Our broad mix of experiences and perspectives is essential to our strength as a university. It’s what defines us. It’s what allows us to each discover the very best we can be in a global world. Explore our diversity resources, a few of which are listed below.
LGBTQ at Ohio State is a one-step resource for LGBTQ students and allies.
The Multicultural Center aims to create a community environment that recognizes and respects cultural differences and facilitates cross-cultural interaction, learning and appreciation. The center offers hundreds of programs a year — celebrations, heritage events, awareness training, and lots more.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers engagement opportunities for graduate and professional students, including an annual student orientation and networking reception and annual career fair. ODI runs a number of programs and centers, and its Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center is considered one of the finest in the country.
The Office of International Affairs helps international students achieve their academic, personal and professional goals during their time at Ohio State.
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.
Where Women Go gathers together the many resources and services for women students on campus.
Ohio State’s Columbus campus is a very safe place, especially when you consider its geographical size, location and population size. We enhance campus safety by making sure the grounds are well lit, well patrolled and well traveled. Still, crime occurs on our campus, as it does on all college campuses.
The university has a significant number of resources to prevent and deter crime, and we encourage students to take personal responsibility for their safety by taking advantage of these resources. Learn 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. The report includes crime and fire safety statistics for the previous three years, as well as institutional policies concerning campus security.