Resources and Support
The Ohio State University provides a wealth of services to support our students in and out of the classroom. Please consult Ohio State's Current Students website for a comprehensive list of student support services.
Below is a partial list of Academic Support and other services that are available to students. Please click on the links to learn more about these programs.
The Graduate School
The Graduate School will be an important entity to your time at Ohio State. You may not interact with them much during your time here, but it does not lessen their importance especially since when you get ready to graduate, you will be working with their office on some things. They also have information on a plethora of other things on their site such as information about professional development, diversity initiatives, upcoming events, etc. You can view more information about the Graduate School via https://gradsch.osu.edu/.
Council of Graduate Students
Council of Graduate Students (CGS) is the official branch of student government that represents every graduate student at the main and satellite campuses.
Their primary purpose to work towards a continual improvement of the graduate student experience at The Ohio State University.
CGS Officers, Committee Chairs and Delegates serve as staunch advocates in the process of crafting university policy-making decisions. Our competitive funding programs and "graduate-centered" programing support the personal and professional development of all graduate students.
Our Committee Chairs are considered department heads of the student government; they have their own budgets and are free to program (with consultation of the Executive Board) as they see fit. There is a high expectation on committees to program effectively in their domains during the academic year.
The University's most involved and motivated students participate in the executive level functions of the University by serving as delegates to the Council or as senators to the University Senate.
CGS delegates are elected from every graduate program and are responsible for communicating concerns and representing the opinions and interests of their constituents at our monthly meetings. Effective delegates strive to serve as key contacts and sources of information for the graduate students within their departments, their constituents.
University Senators are elected from each of 10 academic areas and are responsible for crafting, debating and voting on legislation that governs the University through committees and regular meetings of the Senate. Senators should strive to be aware of the issues affecting their college and to fully understand the impact of policies that are enacted by the Senate.
For more information about CGS, please visit https://cgs.osu.edu/.
Prayer, Reflection, and Medication Space
We recognize that prayer, faith and quiet time is important for our faculty, staff, and students. There are some designated spaces available on campus. If you feel that you need additional help, please contact Mary Leist.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Advocacy Center
Do you have a problem you don’t know how to solve? Is there information you cannot find? Do you have a question that needs an answer? As a student at one of the nation’s largest universities, chances are you do. While the Graduate Advising Office is the first place that comes to mind in most cases, the Student Advocacy Center should be the other.
You will come to find that while the size is one of our greatest strengths, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate on such a large campus. The Student Advocacy Center was established to help you do just that. They will answer your questions, direct you to the appropriate departments and people, familiarize you with university policies and procedures, and give you guidance as you look at ways to solve problems and make choices.
Ohio State is not just any university. It is a special place. The Student Advocacy Center can help you find your place while you are here. They want you to succeed. Their aim is to help you become better informed so that you can focus on your classes, make important decisions about your future, and ultimately achieve your dream of college degree. For more information about the Student Advocacy Center, go to http://advocacy.osu.edu/.
Student Health Services
The Wilce Student Health Center at The Ohio State University is a Joint Commission accredited outpatient facility providing a variety of health care services to the student population. All students enrolled at OSU are eligible to use Student Health Services, regardless of health insurance coverage. For more information about Student Health Services, go to https://shs.osu.edu/.
Student Health Insurance
We manage the university's requirement and provide options to meet it. We support students to make informed health insurance choices so they can help protect their academic progress from disruptive health care costs. For more information about Student Health Insurance, please visit https://shi.osu.edu/.
Counseling and Consultation Services
The Counseling and Consultation Services office is here to provide counseling and consultation to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students and their spouses/partners. They offer counseling and therapy to help you address personal, academic, and career concerns. Both individual and group counseling are available. In counseling, they work together with you to help you develop more personal awareness and the skills needed to overcome problems and help you grow and develop in ways that allow you to take advantage of the educational opportunities at the university. For more information about Counseling and Consultation Services, please visit https://ccs.osu.edu/.
Student Wellness Center
The Student Wellness Center is committed to promoting a caring campus environment, facilitating the empowerment of individuals and groups, and fostering a sense of being connected throughout our diverse campus to create a community where health enhancing behavior is the norm. For information about the Student Wellness Center, visit http://swc.osu.edu/.
The Multicultural Center at Ohio State provides intellectual and cultural enrichment, programs, services, and facilities for students, faculty, staff, and community. Their goal is to create a community environment that recognizes cultural differences, respects cultural uniqueness, and facilitates cross-cultural interaction, learning and appreciation. If you would like to find out more information about the Multicultural Center, visit http://mcc.osu.edu/.
Disability Services offers a wide variety of legally mandated services to students with documented disabilities. After reviewing your documentation, a counselor will determine appropriate academic services and accommodations, depending on your functional limitations in the academic setting. Your counselor will train you in accessing the accommodations for which you are eligible. You will then be responsible for requesting most accommodations in a timely manner and for following Disability Services policies and procedures for accessing accommodations as outlined in this section. For more information about Disability Services, visit http://ods.osu.edu/.
We have over 20 libraries on campus that should meet your academic needs. More than likely you will use the Science and Engineering Library located across from Scott Lab, or the Thompson Library located on the Oval. In all though, the Ohio State library collection has more than 5.8 million volumes. Odds are, if you want something, our library probably has a copy or can get a copy. For more information on the libraries at OSU, visit https://library.osu.edu/.
Ohio Union Activities Board
The Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) plans a number of events throughout the year all across the campus. There are movie watching events, concerts, lectures, and a host of other things that they organize. You will no doubt see their large posters plastered all around the University announcing upcoming events, so if you’re looking for something fun to do, look no further than OUAB. For more information about OUAB, you can visit http://ouab.osu.edu/.
Engineering Career Services assists engineering students with co-ops and internship opportunities, job searching, resume writing, interviewing, and other professional preparation.
ECS also hosts workshops on a variety of topics, from building a strong, Linkedin profile to negotiating salary and benefits with a potential employer. View the workshop schedule HERE.
Ohio State's Office of Student Life offers career counseling and support services. Career Connection assists students with career exploration as well as job searches.
Student Computer Facilities
Students enrolled in the Civil and Environmental Engineering pre-majors and majors have access to departmental computer facilities, software as well as datas storage and printing quotas. For more information about CEGE computer facilities, please contact the computer support staff in Hitchcock Hall 317 or send an email to R1Exec@osu.edu.
Hitchcock Hall 342
Hitchcock Hall 306
Hitchcock Hall 316
Hitchcock Hall 322
Bolz Hall 217
Students also have the opportunity to access the computer labs remotely.
Other computing resources
University Libraries offers computers for public use.