OSU Resources

Academic Resources

Student Life Disability Services 

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.

Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center 

The Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center provides free support to students of many undergraudate Mathematics & Statistics courses at OSU.

Chemistry Learning Resource Center

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers free support to students enrolled in general chemistry and organic chemistry course.

Writing Center

The Writing Center at the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing offers free help with writing at any stage of the writing process for any member of the university community.

Younkin Success Center

The Younkin Success Center is located on campus, and is a hub for academic, career, tutoring, counseling, and  support services to help students succeed.

Tutoring in the Residence Halls 

Certified peer tutors are provided in math, physics, chemistry and more in several residence halls.

Student Service Center 

The Student Service Center (SSC) assists students with financial aid matters, tuition and fee payments, registration challenges, managing your Student Center, and other issues.

Walter E. Dennis Learning Center 

In addition to providing the letter graded, 5 credit hour course EDPL 259: Individual Learning and Motivation Strategies for Success in College, the Dennis Learning Center  also provides additional courses as well as workshops, one-on-one assistance and tutoring in Chemistry, Math, and Physics. The EDPL 259 course is a great option for students who want to boost their GPA, improve on their study skills, or gain new academic success skills to carry them forward in their coursework.

English as a Second Language 

The Ohio State University English as a Second Language Programs provide non-native speakers of English opportunities to improve fluency. The core of ESL support is through the Composition Program that is comprised of EDUTL 1901 and 1902 (Undergraduate) and 5901 and 5902 (Graduate). These courses ensure that non-native English speakers are able to write effectively for their courses at Ohio State. EDUTL 1901 is available in an online format. Beyond the Composition Program, ESL also maintains a YouTube channel with weekly content on successful academic writing. For more information, please visit the ESL website.

Library Access and Services 

  • Online Programs students at Ohio State have full access to all library resources.
  • If students are on campus, they have access to check out any physical materials.
  • If students are not on campus, but still in the state of Ohio, Ohio State library service partners such as OhioLINK can be used to request materials. Once requested, students will indicate the nearest OhioLINK distribution center for their pick-up and return of those materials.
  • For students outside the state of Ohio, materials can be delivered to their home. For more information, please visit the off-campus delivery policy. 


Health and Safety Resources

Counseling and Consultation Services 

Counseling and Consultation Services provides counseling and consultation to currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Psychological Services Center 

The Psychological Services Center (PSC) at The Ohio State University provides psychological treatment for adults who are over the age of 18 and reside in the greater Columbus area.

Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic 

Located on campus, the clinic is committed to treatment of those suffering from anxiety-related issues.

Student Health Services 

The Wilce Heath Center is available for outpatient treatment of Ohio State students. Visit the website or call 614-292-4321 to make an appointment.

Student Wellness Center 

The Student Wellness Center seeks to empower students to strive for balance and wellness.  “Wellness” is an active, ongoing process which involves becoming aware of and taking steps toward a healthier, happier, more successful life.

Military and Veteran Students 

The Office for Military and Veterans Services provides assistance to veterans and their families. Information is available for current and future students and students can use the office and website to make connections at the university and receive assistance in a variety of areas.

The Student Advocacy Center 

The Student Advocacy Center empowers students to overcome obstacles to their growth both inside and outside the classroom. Account holds, grade grievances and sexual assault concerns are all areas where the Student Advocacy Center can provide support. The Student Advocacy Center can be reached via email or phone, 614-292-1111.

Safe Ride Service 

Your safety is of utmost importance. If you ever feel unsafe to walk from a class or exam, particularly at night, take advantage of Safe Ride, a service provided to university students who would like safe transportation across campus. Any university student, faculty, or staff member may request a safe ride by calling 614-292-3322.

The Department of Public Safety also provides optional alert notices to the campus community for incidents that affect the campus area.


Community Resources

Office of Student Life – Multicultural Center 

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.

Student Advocacy Center 

The Student Advocacy Center is committed to assisting students in cutting through campus bureaucracy. Its purpose is to empower students to overcome obstacles to their growth both inside and outside the classroom, and to help them maximize their educational experience while pursuing their degrees at The Ohio State University.

Get Involved: Student Organizations 

With over 1,200 student organizations, Ohio State provides a wide range of opportunities for students to get involved. Student organizations have a significant impact in providing effective learning environments for students, preparing them to live and work in a global community. You can search a directory of organizations, or register your own group.

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking to develop your skill set and gain new experiences? Want to give back to the community? Ohio State has a variety of means for students to volunteer at Ohio State. For example, Ohio State’s alternative break program, Buck-I-SERV, provides students an opportunity to participate in week-long, substance-free service trips across the country and internationally. On trips, students learn about social issues, build friendships and enjoy life-changing experiences.

Office of International Affairs

OIA offers services for international students as well as for those students who wish to Study Abroad.  Their site contains detailed information on Study Abroad program requirements, costs and application deadlines.

Hale Black Cultural Center 

The Center’s mission coincides with the larger mission of Ohio State and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Specifically, the Frank W. Hale Jr. Center develops and maintains supportive programs and activities for the development and advancement of all students and particularly African American students. Additionally, it serves as an instrument of orientation and instruction to the larger community on issues of race, politics, economics, community, art and culture. Further, the Center serves as an instrument to stimulate the documentation of the contribution of Blacks to the world of Arts, Letters and Science.

The Women’s Place

The Women’s Place serves as a catalyst for institutional change to expand opportunities for women’s growth, leadership, and power in an inclusive, supportive, and safe university environment consistent with the goals of the Academic and Diversity Plans. Where Women Go also provides links and connections to resources for women across the city.

Latino and Latin American Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER) 

Latino and Latin American Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER) nurtures a community of students and scholars engaged in the study of Latinos and Latin Americans and has expanded the presence of Latinos in higher education, enriching the undergraduate research experience and helping to prepare student for successful application to professional and graduate school programs. Signature programs include: a three-stage, mentoring system that supports students from high school through undergraduate and graduate school; Latino Role Models Day; Bridge Builders Forum, designed to increase Latino access to higher education; and SÕL-CON: The Brown & Black Comix Expo.