Aug 11, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Services for Students

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Academic Achievement Center

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The Academic Achievement Center (AAC), a department of University College, offers programs and services to assist students to meet the academic demands of university work. Conveniently located on the second floor of Alden Library, the AAC helps you maximize your academic potential by providing a variety of support services including:

Courses: You can enroll in credit courses taught by the AAC staff.  UC 1100 Learning Strategies  is a two–credit course designed to teach effective study strategies. Techniques that increase effectiveness in managing time, taking notes, reading and comprehending text material, and preparing for exams are emphasized. UC D998 College Reading Skills  is a two–credit developmental course designed to improve reading comprehension of college–level material. Techniques, such as summarizing main ideas, organizing textbook content, understanding inference and point of view, adjusting reading rate, expanding vocabulary, and developing critical thinking skills are stressed. Course enrollment is limited to students with ACT reading scores below 21 or SAT verbal score below 495. (See Course Descriptions  section for descriptions of additional UC courses.)

Peer Tutoring: Individual tutoring is available for skill development and for mastery of course content in many undergraduate courses. To schedule an appointment, visit Peer Tutoring and click on TutorTrac. Students pay the tutor directly at the time of the session. Tutors are available for most 1000 – 2000 level courses; however, securing a tutor is not guaranteed.  If you are unable to find a tutor, please complete the request form available online or stop in to speak with a Tutoring Services staff member. We will do our best to connect you with a qualified tutor.

Study Skills Coaching:  AAC trained staff provides help with strategies for improving academic performance. One-on-one study skills coaching appointments are available at no charge. Our staff can help with exam preparation, taking good notes, mastering textbooks, reading strategies, time management, memory, and concentration. For information about scheduling an appointment go to Study Skills Coaching.    

Online Study Tips provides interactive units that you can complete on your own. Go to Study Tips.

Math and Science Center: Free math and science help is available to undergraduates enrolled in many math or science related courses, (e.g., calculus, accounting, economics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences). Students can meet with a tutor by attending the drop-in center that meets Sunday - Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. or by making a one-on-one 30-minute appointment on Tutor Trac. For more information go to Math and Science Center.

Student Writing Center: The Student Writing Center provides free scheduled and walk-in face-to-face appointments, as well as online appointments. Assistance is available at any stage of the writing process, from understanding the assignment to looking at the revised draft. You can get help with developing the thesis or main idea, organizing or developing the ideas, the bibliography, grammatical issues or any other writing concerns. Visit Student Writing Center.

Supplemental Instruction (SI): SI provides free weekly review sessions for traditionally challenging courses. The sessions are conducted by undergraduate students who have successfully completed the course and work with the instructor to create study sessions where students work together to problem solve and gain a deeper understanding of course concepts. Students who consistently attend SI sessions often receive a higher grade than those who do not.The sessions are open to anyone enrolled in the selected courses. If a class is selected for SI, the leader is introduced during class and will announce the SI session schedule. In addition to listening for announcements in the class, you can access the SI sessions schedule online at Supplemental Instruction.

TRiO Student Support Services (SSS): Our College Achievement Program (CAP) has been OHIO’s TRiO SSS initiative. TRiO/SSS: CAP is an exclusive, student-centered program that promotes academic success and helps first-generation, low-income, and/or disabled students maximize their college experience. CAP is funded by a U.S. Department of Education TRiO grant and, over the past 37 years, has assisted thousands of students as they worked toward—and attained—degree completion at Ohio University. For more information go to TRiO Student Support Services.

Academic Advising

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Each college, school, and department has faculty and/or professional advisors who will provide information about academic options, degree programs, and University resources. Your assigned advisor is interested in your learning and development and will help you create an educational plan consistent with your academic, career, and personal goals. Your advisor will also assist in the preparation of an appropriate schedule each semester. However, advising is a collaborative process. It is your responsibility to be prepared for advising appointments and to know and follow current procedures at the department, school, college, and University levels.

Although meeting with your advisor before registering for classes each semester is important, this is not the only time you should meet with your advisor. Advisors can help you gather information about the field(s) you are considering and can direct you to helpful university resources.

Questions about academic advising or how to contact your advisor should be directed to your college or regional campus student services office. You can also determine who your advisor is by logging into your My OHIO Student Center. Your advisor will be listed in the column on the right side of the screen.  Your enrollment appointment time (the time when you may begin registering) is available on the same page and immediately above your advisor assignment. The University Registrar will also send you an email each semester regarding your enrollment appointment time.

Advising Center, Allen Student

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The Allen Student Advising Center is a great resource for all Ohio University students. The friendly staff offer:

  • Guidance for students who are experiencing academic difficulty
  • Assistance for students who have questions or concerns and aren’t sure where to go
  • Academic programs and workshops
  • Walk–in or appointment advising
  • College Study Skills Coaching
  • Programs and support for first generation college students
  • The My OHIO Success Network, which helps students stay connected to the faculty and staff who can assist them

Monday–Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Allen Student Advising Center
Baker University Center 417
1 Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701

Baker University Center and Event Services

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Named for Ohio University’s 14th president, John Calhoun Baker, the University Center opened in January 2007. The building houses programming and meeting space, fine and casual dining, retail operations and a welcoming environment for students to congregate. Baker University Center serves the University community, the Athens community, and campus guest.  It is operated by the Division of Students Affairs.

As a center of activity that contributes significantly to the quality of campus life, the John Calhoun Baker University Center takes pride in being an attractive, functional, socially vibrant, welcoming gathering place for all Ohio University students, faculty, staff, and guests of the University. Additionally, Event Services exists to provide customer centered event solutions while providing significant out-of-class opportunities to maximize student growth and development.

To this end, the John Calhoun Baker University Center staff provides superior building operations, useful and up–to–date University information services, and active program support for the wide range of social, intellectual, and cultural events that occur in Baker. Event Services also oversees event operations for Walter Hall Rotunda, Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, and Galbreath Chapel as well as providing event support to programs across the campus. For more information about Event Services and Baker University Center, please visit

Campus Involvement Center

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The Campus Involvement Center (CIC) is your connection to campus and community involvement—the place where you can discover everything you want to know about student organizations; sorority and fraternity life; health and wellness issues, community service, involvement opportunities, and social programs. If you want to get involved on campus, stop by our office in Baker University Center 339 and 355, call 740.593.4025, or visit our website at

Arts and Entertainment
The Campus Involvement Center provides fun, innovative and interactive events for Ohio University students. Starting with opening weekend and continuing through the year, you can look forward to exciting programs and events. Our Performing Arts and Concert Series bring to campus, big name comedians, Broadway plays, and concerts usually only accessible in large cities. We also feature on-going programs, the Emerging Artist Series, Open Stage and Blue Pencil Comedy all featuring the talents of Ohio University students. You can pick up a calendar of events in the CIC offices.

Community Service
The Campus Involvement Center works with campus and community partners to promote community service collaborations that benefit the community, foster mutual learning, and prepare students for responsible citizenship. We connect students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in volunteer and community service with community based organizations. Every Saturday, we coordinate a Community Service Project of the Week. For information, call 740.593. 4098.

Off-Campus Living
When the time comes to move off campus, Off-Campus Living can assist and support you through programming and resources. Off-Campus Living will help you become aware of your rights and responsibilities as students, tenants, and members of the Athens community. However, the University bears no responsibility for living conditions or problems therein to either the homeowner or the student resident of an off-campus property.

Sorority and Fraternity Life
The Ohio University fraternity and sorority community has existed for over 160 years. Fraternity and sorority members value service to others, academic excellence, and membership development. Organizations provide members with service, leadership, social, and other developmental experiences. The Campus Involvement Center supports all sororities and fraternities on campus and advises the Inter-fraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Women’s Panhellenic Association (WPA), Order of Omega and Rho Lambda Honor Societies, Greek programming, and the Greek Community Council (GCC). We post information updates on this website and make announcements through our Facebook fan page (Ohio University Greek Life) and you can follow us on Twitter (OhioU_GreekLife).

Health Promotion
The Campus Involvement Center helps Ohio University students become and stay healthy. We can provide you with up-to-date health information, help you research health topics, and let you know when and where to attend peer-presented health and wellness programs. You can even request a workshop or presentation for your organization, residence hall, or class and join our Latex League.

Student Organizations
Ohio University has hundreds of student organizations to explore. Becoming involved can help you perform better in other areas of your life and feel more a part of the University. You’ll learn about community and about effective membership and leadership. To find an organization that might be of interest to you, search the student organization directory ( If you can’t find an organization that meets your interest, we can help you start one.

Honor Societies
These national organizations confer membership in recognition of high scholastic attainment and the fulfillment of other requirements. Honor societies encourage the development of a well–rounded personality and leadership and service qualities, in addition to academic achievement:

Alpha Lambda Delta, Freshman Honor Society
Alpha Omicron Alpha, Aviation 
Alpha Phi Sigma, Criminal Justice
Alpha Pi Mu, Industrial Engineering
Arnold Air Society, Aerospace Studies
Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting
Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
Chi Epsilon, Civil Engineering Honor Society
Civil Engineering Honor Society
Delta Phi Alpha, German
Delta Sigma Pi, Profession Business Fraternity
Epsilon Pi Tau, Industrial Technology
Eta Sigma Gamma, Health Science
Gamma Pi Delta, Nontraditional Students
Gamma Theta Upsilon, Geography
Golden Key, Scholarship
Honors College Society
Kappa Delta Pi, Education
Kappa Kappa Psi National Band Honorary
Lamda Omega, Nursing
Lambda Pi Eta, Communication
Mortar Board, Scholarship, Activities
National Residence Hall Honorary
Omega Chi Epsilon, Chemical Engineering
Omicron Delta Kappa, National Honor Society
Order of Omega, Greek Leadership
Phi Alpha Honor Society, Social Work
Phi Alpha Theta, History
Phi Gamma Nu, Business
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity
Phi Sigma Iota, French
Phi Sigma Pi National Co–ed Honor Fraternity
Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science
Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering
Psi Chi, Psychology
Rho Lambda, National Panhellenic Honorary
Sigma Alpha Iota, Music
Sigma Alpha Lambda, Community Service 
Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish
Sigma Sigma Phi, Osteopathic Medicine
Sigma Tau Delta, English
Society of Professional Journalists
Tau Beta Pi, Engineering
Tau Beta Sigma, Band

Career and Leadership Development Center

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The Career & Leadership Development Center (CLDC) engages with students and alumni to provide resources and development opportunities throughout their time at Ohio University and long after graduation. We encourage students to connect with the CLDC in their first year on campus to maximize their career planning time and resources.

CLDC Resources

• Career coaching is available in a 10-minute drop-in format Monday-Friday from 11:00am-5:00pm and by 30-minute appointment to explore any topic related to major and career exploration, job and internship searching, and graduate school exploration. Students and alumni can schedule 30-minute career coaching, mock interviews, and leadership coaching sessions through Handshake

•  Leadership coaching gives students the opportunity to develop key skills essential to employers, with the support of a personalized process and a professional coach. During three, 30-minute sessions over a period of three weeks, participants reflect on top skills and strengths, set two short-term goals to improve experience within one leadership skill, and learn to articulate accomplishments.

• Mock interviews allow participants to improve interview performance in a 30-minute practice interview. Interviews can be conducted by phone, face-to-face or Skype.

• Career courses are led each semester by CLDC staff. Each course integrates a variety of developmental exercises and assignments ranging from major and career exploration to job searching and interviewing and leadership skill development. To see a list of classes offered by the CLDC, check out the updated listing on our website

Ohio University Career Tools is our one-stop shop for all resources related to leadership and career development. This intuitive site includes everything from major exploration information, a personality and skills assessments, ideas for getting involved on campus, and numerous job search tools. Resources discovered through this portal can be a great starting point for a career coaching conversation.

• Two leadership certificate programs provide students with experiences outside of the classroom that enhance professional and leadership development.

Pepsi Scholars is a program designed for first year students to experience leadership development in a fun and engaging way. Students selected for Pepsi Scholars will explore their strengths, be empowered to develop effective teams, impact their communities, and leave a lasting legacy at Ohio University.

Career events, brings a variety of employers and schools seeking OHIO students directly to campus. Two annual Career & Internship Fairs are held in the fall and spring semester with employers recruiting candidates from all majors. The Teacher Job Fair is held in spring semester for teacher education students and alumni. Additional career events include Industry Panels, the Work that Matters Fair, Job-Fest, and the Grad School Fair. 

• Ohio University uses Handshake, the leading career platform used by 500+ colleges and by more than 250,000 employers. Used by all Fortune 500 companies, Handshake allows users to discover and favorite jobs at top financial institutions, cutting edge tech firms, leading design and marketing agencies, nonprofits making the world a better place and more. Users can also receive personal recommendations based on their interests, skills, major, location preferences and search history. Finding a job can be daunting, but Handshake is here to help users take the first step towards building a great career and fulfilling their potential. 

• Students can present their best image at a career fair or in an interview by shopping the CLDC’s library of professional clothing—the Career Closet. The Closet provides students with business professional and business casual clothes for interviews, career fairs, formal events or any career-related function, both on and off campus. Students can borrow any item of clothing they need and are not required to return anything. We encourage students to keep the clothes they find for future career needs or professional development opportunities.

Launching in fall 2019, The Bobcat Mentorship Network is a professional network that will allow students to seek advice from OHIO alumni, explore career fields and build professional networks within a chosen industry.

Contact Information

For more information about the CLDC please call 740.593.2909 or email The Career & Leadership Development Center is located in Baker University Center 533. To access our online resources, visit our website, social media sites (Facebook and Twitter) @OHIOCLDC or Career Tools.


College Achievement Program (CAP)

College Achievement Program (CAP): The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program, also known as the College Achievement Program (CAP) at Ohio University provides first-generation, income eligible and students with disabilities with personalized support services that maximize their success towards academic, personal, and professional pursuits. CAP provides opportunities for academic development and intellectual growth, assists students with OHIO’s graduation requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their undergraduate degree. Since 1979, CAP has maintained a strong record of aiding in student retention and graduation. CAP is located in the Academic Achievement Center (Alden Library 230) and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Ohio University.

The following are examples of the services CAP offers to assist students as they work toward graduation:

  • 12+ hours of free, private, one-on-one tutoring each week
  • Financial literacy education and FAFSA support
  • Individual academic/personal advising
  • Peer mentors to help navigate the university experience
  • College study skills coaching
  • Career planning and guidance, including assistance selecting a major
  • Assistance with graduate school interest and applications
  • Intensive support for students on probation
  • Unique cultural and social events on campus and around town
  • Free printing from program lounge in Alden Library


Eligibility for CAP is determined according to a two-tier system. Students must satisfy both tiers to be eligible for CAP. CAP is an exclusive program serving approximately 275 students annually, space is limited and eligibility does not guarantee admission. 

Tier 1: Demonstrated academic need. Students will need to meet one of the following:

  • ACT composite less than 23 or
  • SAT combined verbal/math score less than 1090 or
  • Final high school GPA below 3.0 or
  • Earned a General Education Diploma (GED) or
  • Current Ohio University student on academic probation


Tier 2: Special population classification. Students will need to meet one of the following:

  • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent graduated from a four-year school) or
  • Come from a family whose income meets federal guidelines for low-income level or
  • Have a documented disability and be registered with Ohio University’s Office of Student Accessibility Services


Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Most students are admitted to CAP after enrolling for classes prior to the start of their first semester at Ohio University. Continuing students who meet the eligibility requirements may be admitted, as long as they have earned fewer than 75 semester hours of credit.

For more information about CAP, please visit . You may also contact the Academic Achievement Center at 740.593.2644 or

Counseling and Psychological Services

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Counseling and psychological services are available on an individual and group basis for personal, educational, and career concerns. All consultations are confidential and are provided by a staff of counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, predoctoral interns, and graduate student trainees from Psychology, Counselor Education and Social Work.

  • If you have personal problems of any kind (emotional, social, marital, substance abuse, stress, etc.), you can receive help with understanding and resolving those difficulties.
  • If you are having academic difficulties, you can receive help in understanding and resolving your concerns so you may improve your performance.
  • If you are uncertain about your educational or career objectives, you can obtain assistance in appraising your abilities, interests, performance, etc., so you can identify more appropriate and satisfying directions.
  • If you desire a consultation about psychiatric medication, you can meet with a staff member about obtaining a referral to meet with our psychiatrist.

Counseling and Psychological Servives (CPS) is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All students are seen for an initial drop-in appointment on a first-come basis at the Hudson Health Center, third floor location, Monday through Friday between 9:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Additional sessions may be scheduled for specific times at either Hudson Health Center or at the CPS Satellite office in Lindley Annex 052.

Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., or anytime during the weekend, students can reach a counselor on weekday evenings and anytime during the weekend if they need crisis intervention services by calling 740.593.1616. Additional, Counselors in Residence are available several evenings a week for drop-in services. Please check for specific times and locations to meet with them.

Psychiatric consultations for medication are available by appointment, pending an initial consultation with one of our counselors.

Undergraduate students who are enrolled under The OHIO Guarantee tuition model will not be charged for services they receive at CPS. Students not enrolled in the OHIO Guarantee will be charged per session beyond the initial drop-in appointment. The charges vary depending on the services sought at CPS. Please note that CPS does not bill, or submit claims to insurance providers.  

Culinary Services

Ohio University Culinary Services is proud to be one of the largest self-operated college dining services in the nation; according to the most recent national benchmarking survey, we are one of the most efficiently-operated college dining services in the nation. Our goal is to provide the finest quality food and service at reasonable costs to our students and guests. Our meal plans offer flexibility, exceptional value, and convenience.  For more information visit

Additionally, we are the largest employer of students on campus employing 2,100 students in a variety of positions and have a nationally recognized student leader program. For more information about employment visit

Equity and Civil Rights Compliance

OHIO University is committed to creating and maintaining a work and learning environment that is safe, inclusive, and free of discriminatory conduct prohibited by OHIO’s Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity Policy.

OHIO University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, marital or parental status, pregnancy, genetic information, or military or veteran status in its employment practices or in its educational programs and services.

The Office of University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance (ECRC) leads efforts to promote and sustain the goals of this policy, to foster equity and opportunity, and to support a campus culture where each individual is provided an equal opportunity to pursue their work and learning aspirations. ECRC does this by monitoring the University’s compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and institutional policy prohibiting discrimination, investigating complaints of discrimination or harassment, making policy recommendations, advising units about hiring processes, and providing training to the University community.

The Office of University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance (ECRC) is an office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. ECRC supports the University’s efforts to foster a diverse student body and workforce by collaborating with campus partners such as the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and University Human Resources.

To learn more about OHIO University’s policies prohibiting discrimination and the grievance procedure for claims of discrimination, go to:  For information concerning OHIO University’s efforts to address sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking, go to: For more information on OHIO University’s efforts to ensure accessibility in its employment, programs, and services, including requesting accommodations and reporting accessibility concerns, click on the “ADA/504” tab at:

The Executive Director of the Office of University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance and Title IX Coordinator has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University’s non-discrimination policies, to receive complaints, and to monitor the institution’s compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, and university policies prohibiting discrimination:

Kerri Griffin, J.D.
Interim Director and Title IX Coordinator
University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance
Lindley Hall 006
Athens, OH 45701

The following person within the Office of University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance (ECRC) has been designated as the University’s ADA/504 Coordinator:

Dianne Bouvier, Ph.D.
Director, ADA/504 Coordinator
University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance Lindley Hall 006
Athens, OH 45701


Facilities Management and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

Located in the University Service Center, 49 Factory Street, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) combines dedicated technical and professional staff to forge the vital link between a safe and healthy campus environment and the University mission through competent and dependable services. Programs are administered to ensure the health and safety of faculty, staff, students, and visitors. The department works to ensure compliance with fire authority, health department, OSHA, CDC, EPA, DOT, PERRP and other regulatory agency requirements. A multidisciplinary professional staff coordinates programs in environmental sanitation, food sanitation, pest control, occupational health and safety, ergonomics, indoor air quality, asbestos and lead abatement, environmental management, industrial hygiene, fire safety, and hazardous materials management. Training programs are also conducted. For more information about the EHS Department, visit our website at

Emergency Programs

The Emergency Programs Office is responsible for the planning and coordination of various types of emergency programs at Ohio University. An ‘all-risks’ approach is used which includes, but is not limited to, emergency planning, emergency response, disaster mitigations, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning.

The Emergency Programs office is also responsible for maintaining the emergency communication system at Ohio University and collaborates with other departments on campus to ensure a timely and effective response throughout the campus community in an emergency situation. For more information, visit our website at

Laboratory and Radiation Safety

Located in the University Service Center, 49 Factory Street, Laboratory & Radiation Safety (LRS) combines dedicated technical and professional staff to forge the vital link between a safe and healthy campus environment and the University mission through competent and dependable services. Programs are administered to ensure the health and safety of faculty, staff, students and visitors. The department works to ensure safety and compliance with various regulatory agencies including:  Ohio Department of Health (ODH), US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), US Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), FBI, FDA, FCC, NIST, ANCI, DOT, CDC, EPA, DOE and several others.  A multidisciplinary professional staff coordinates programs in Biological Safety, Chemical Hygiene, Infectious Waste, Laboratory Safety, Radiation Safety, Radioactive Waste, Laser Safety, Accelerator Safety, Irradiator Safety, Hazardous Waste, and Radiation Generating Equipment. Many different training programs are also offered. For more information about the LRS Department, visit our website at

Health Service (Campus Care)

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Campus Care is located in Hudson Health Center (building 35 on the campus map). Medical care is provided Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m during the academic term, and Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during the winter, spring, and summer breaks. All enrolled students have access to Campus Care. You do not have to purchase the University sponsored insurance plan to receive services through Campus Care.

Campus Care providers offer student focused care for acute and chronic illnesses. Some services available include Campus Quick Care, Primary Care Clinic, Women’s Health Clinic, Allergy Injection and Immunization Clinic, Eating Disorder Clinic, Transgender Health Services, X-ray, Laboratory services. Ohio University Therapy Associates provides physical therapy services. In addition, the DrugStore @ OU provides a full-service Pharmacy located on the 1st floor of Campus Care.

International students must be evaluated for tuberculosis upon first arriving in Athens or returning to the campus after an absence of two or more years. This test is given on the first floor of Campus Care 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Visit the Campus Care website at

Hearing, Speech and Language Clinic

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The Ohio University Hearing, Speech and Language Clinic offers diagnostic and treatment services to University students, faculty, and staff, and members of the community. Services are available to all age groups, from infants to adults. A fee list is available upon request.

Speech and language services cover rehabilitation and habilitation in such areas as articulation, child language, adult language, swallowing, stuttering, alternative and augmentative communication, and voice. Audiology services include the identification and management of problems in hearing and balance, including the selection and use of hearing aids, auditory processing, tinnitus management, aural rehabilitation and cochlear implants, and other custom hearing products. The clinic operates five days per week and is staffed by graduate students majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders, under the continual supervision of fully licensed and credentialed faculty and staff.

For assistance with a hearing, speech, or language question, inquire at the clinic office in Grover Center W174 or call 740.593.1404. The Clinic is open on Monday, Wednesday 8:00 am to 5:00  pm; Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (closes at 5:00 pm for Audiology), and Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Clinic services are available throughout the year. Visit the Hearing, Speech and Language Clinic website at:

Housing and Residence Life

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Housing and Residence Life coordinates and manages the on-campus living environment, including the administration of all room and board charges. The department supports the educational goals of the University within the residence halls by promoting community living, fostering the development of individuals and groups within the living environment, and providing support and information to residents.

Housing Regulation
The Ohio University housing requirement states that students must reside on campus for their first two years of academic study (comprised of fall and spring semester) and carry an associated meal plan, unless they meet one or more of the exemption criteria outlined below. This applies to new, transfer, relocating, and re-enrolling students. NOTE: Credit hours earned by students while attending high school (via advanced placement, College Credit Plus, Senate Bill 140, Senior to Sophomore, etc.) will not be considered toward exemption eligibility from the housing requirement. Summer session may be considered if attendance is necessary to substitute for one missed term during the academic year (fall or spring). The contract for housing and dining services is binding for the entire academic year. If you do not comply with this regulation, you may be denied registration for course enrollment.

Ohio University requires all students residing in the residence halls be immunized against meningococcal disease.  A student can be exempt from the vaccination requirement if, after reading the information provided by the University that explains the benefits and risks associated with being vaccinated against meningococcal meningitis, the student chooses not to be vaccinated.  Students electing not to receive the vaccine must sign a waiver, which will be available for on-line signature prior to checking into the assigned residence hall.


Housing Regulation Exemptions
If you meet any of the following conditions, you may request to be exempt from the housing requirement. You must receive an exemption approval prior to signing an off campus lease.  Falsification of any material submitted in support of an exemption request is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and may result in a referral to the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility.

  • You are enrolled as a part–time student as defined in this catalog.
  • You are a married student living with your spouse or a single parent living with your child(ren) within commuting distance (50 miles) of the University.
  • You live with parents or guardians whose permanent residence is within commuting distance (50 miles) of the University.
  • You have completed one academic year in residence prior to fall semester and are living in a recognized fraternity or sorority house. This exemption is not available to continuing students once the academic year begins. Student request must be approved by the Campus Involvement Center.
  • You are over the age of 23 prior to the semester in which you are enrolling.
  • You are a veteran who has 18 or more months of active military service.

Special Status Students
Students taking classes during the summer and students in the Ohio Program of Intensive English must comply with the housing requirement. If you are not sure of your status, contact Housing and Residence Life.

Residence Hall Living
The Housing and Residence Life Central Office is located in the Living Learning Center located on South Green.

Residence halls have professional and student live-in staff who are carefully selected and trained to offer informed and meaningful assistance. Services offered include:

  • Providing a safe environment conducive to sound academic pursuit;
  • Creating opportunities for growth and development through educational, recreational, social, and cultural community development efforts;
  • Meeting the needs of students through the use of specialized living experiences (quiet study, residential learning communities, honors, substance free, sustainability, etc.);

  • Promoting student involvement and leadership by encouraging participation in hall government;

  • Emphasizing the concepts of responsibility, respect, and consideration for others;

  • Upholding University policies and procedures;

  • Serving as an information source and referral agent to other University services;

  • And providing confidential personal advising for such concerns as adjustment, academic performance, substance abuse, and relationships.

Learning at Ohio University happens both inside and outside of the classroom. The living-learning atmosphere of the residence halls is one of the prime catalysts in this growth process. While each residence hall is unique in character and spirit, they all offer the opportunity to meet, interact with, and learn from a diverse student population.

Information Technology

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Ohio University’s Office of Information Technology provides internet access, academic, collaboration, and communication tools, technical support, computer repairs, and state-of-the-art computing resources and facilities for the University community. For help, contact the OIT Service Desk or stop by the Bobcat Depot in Baker Center 112. 

Computer Labs
Lab computers can be used to access the Internet and various software programs. A combined Library/Information Technology “Learning Commons” computer lab is available on the second floor of Alden Library. Many departments also operate labs for their own students. Some labs are open to all majors, while some are restricted to people within a certain major. For departmental labs, contact the sponsoring department for specific software titles, lab hours, and general information.

Proctored Exams and Standardized Tests
OIT offers proctored exam sessions for online classes as well as many standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, GRE, TOEFL and Praxis.

Ohio University has several software site licenses that provide software to students. Visit for more information, including eligibility, cost, and how to obtain the software.

Computer Purchase Options
OHIO students are eligible to purchase laptop and desktop computer systems at a discount from several preferred vendors, including Apple and Dell. Visit the Bobcat Depot’s webpage for more information.

Insurance, Medical

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Health insurance coverage is a requirement for all Ohio University students registered for Athens credit hours. Automatic assessment includes Athens online and Dublin/Cleveland HCOM credit hours, excludes eCampus credit hours, as well as some programs of study. Be sure to review your account. In order to assist with this requirement, the University offers a Student Health Insurance Policy provided by United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR). Ohio University automatically enrolls domestic students registered for five or more Athens credit hours, and international students registered for one or more credit hours in the insurance policy on a hard waiver basis. Domestic students insured through an existing health insurance policy may waive the student health insurance plan online prior to the posted waiver deadline. The online waiver must be completed online prior to the waiver deadline. The online waiver is the only available option to remove the charge for the Student Health Insurance. Waiving the Student Health Insurance during the first semester in which a student is enrolled will automatically waive the student insurance for the rest of the academic year, as long as the student status remains the same. If the Student Health Insurance waiver is not completed by the posted semester deadline, the University considers the student to be uninsured, and the student will remain enrolled in the University Student Health Insurance Policy, and the premium amount will remain on the student’s University account.

Students who need to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Policy after completing the online wavier may do so during the open enrollment periods. Students experiencing a Qualifying Life Event may enroll in the Student Health Insurance by contacting the Student Health Insurance department by email at outside of the posted Open Enrollment periods. There are no prorated amounts for enrolling in the coverage period late or for terminating the policy early.

Domestic students taking fewer than five hours are eligible to enroll in the plan on a voluntary basis, and must complete enrollment forms during the open enrollment period each semester (Fall and Spring semesters for year-round coverage).

International students enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Policy with dependents with an F2 or J2 visa status are required to enroll their dependents in the Student Health Insurance Policy during the open enrollment period each semester (Fall and Spring).

Domestic students enrolled in the policy are eligible to enroll their dependents on a voluntary basis during open enrollment periods each semester.

Regional campus students enrolled for one or more credit hours are eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Policy on a voluntary basis during open enrollment periods at the beginning of each semester, prior to the posted waiver/open enrollment deadline. Regional Campus students enrolled in the policy may also enroll their spouse/domestic partner, and/or children in the policy on a voluntary basis.

eCampus students and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Policy on a voluntary basis during open enrollment periods each semester. is updated as necessary to provide important information and provides information regarding premium amounts, coverage periods, Frequently Asked Questions, ID card information, and directions to waive the Student Health Insurance Policy.

Please direct questions to:


Intercollegiate Athletics

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Mission Statement
The mission of Ohio University Athletics is to successfully develop the student-athlete as a person, student, and athlete. While operating with the utmost integrity. Athletics contributes to the University through athletic and academic achievement, generating visibility, promoting institutional pride, enhancing campus life, and serving as a connection with alumni and fans.

Vision Statement
Ohio Athletics will demonstrate unprecedented excellence in athletics, academics, and student-athlete development.

Ohio University is a Division I (FBS) member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and a charter member of the Mid–American Conference (MAC). The conference, which was founded in 1946, also includes Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Miami, Northern Illinois, Toledo, and Western Michigan.

The University fields 16 intercollegiate teams—6 for men and 10 for women. The University offers baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, and wrestling for men. Basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, indoor track, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, outdoor track, and volleyball are offered for women.

Ohio Athletics facilities include the 13,168–seat Convocation Center, the site of basketball, volleyball, and wrestling contests. Constructed in 1968, this iconic building houses athletic offices, training facilities, locker rooms, and equipment rooms. Peden Stadium, with its five–story tower and a capacity of 24,000, is the home of Bobcat football, the Dr. Steve and Kathy Carin Strength and Conditioning Center, and an athletic training facility. The Perry and Sandy Sook Academic Center houses academic services and compliance. The Aquatic Center contains an Olympic–size pool, and two one–meter and two three–meter diving boards. The golf teams utilize practice facilities at the Athens Country Club as well as the University’s driving range on West State Street. The baseball team competes at Bob Wren Stadium, while softball competes nearby at the Ohio Softball Field. Located in the Athletics Mall, Pruitt Field is the home competition site for field hockey. This multi–purpose facility features a top-of-the-line playing surface with a signature red brick grandstand. The facility encompasses the all–weather, eight–lane Goldsberry track, home to Ohio’s track and field team. The Ohio soccer team plays on natural grass at Chessa Field, reconditioned in 2015.

Visit for scores, highlights, and more. 

International Students

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Admission information on undergraduate admission for international students is available from Undergraduate Admissions, Chubb Hall 120. Information on graduate admission is available from Graduate College, Research and Technology Center 220.

Many internationally-oriented student organizations exist at Ohio University. They represent national, regional, religious, academic, and social interests and are all under the umbrella of the International Student Union (ISU). . A highlight for the International, Athens, and Ohio University communities is in spring during International Week and the International Street Fair. This week and event are sponsored by ISU in cooperation with the City of Athens and the numerous international student organizations within ISU.

The International Student Union of Ohio University
ISU functions at Ohio University as the umbrella organization for more than 17 international student organizations and serves as the international programming body for the community on campus. ISU members come from all corners of the world, representing the collective educational, cultural, and developmental interests of more than 100 countries.

Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE)
The OPIE administers English proficiency examinations and provides intensive language instruction for those needing it. (See descriptions of courses and programs elsewhere in this catalog.)

International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS)
ISFS contributes to the global mission of Ohio University by providing services and support for the international community and by furthering their personal and intellectual development.  ISFS offers consultation for international student concerns, including immigration, financial, and personal struggles. All new students, as well as returning students starting a new degree program, must report to this office upon arrival. An international orientation program will be conducted during the week before the opening of each semester to introduce new students to the campus. ISFS is located in the Walter International Education Center.

International Student and Faculty Services also collaborates with campus partners including the Career and Leadership Development Center, the Women’s Center, the Multicultural Center, the Office of Global Opportunities, the Center for International Studies, and International Student Union to promote international programs, which create a welcoming and supportive climate for international students.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center (LGBT Center)

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The LGBT Center advances the diversity mission of Ohio University by creating a university environment and SE Ohio community inclusive and supportive of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and queerness. We focus on the unique academic, cultural, and social needs of LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the wider community. Though we focus on the dynamics of sexual orientation and gender diversities, people of ALL identities (LGBT and non-LGBT) are welcome to participate in all the center does.

As an academic support unit, we strive to enhance students’ learning and engagement as well as increase the retention of LGBTQ+ students. Our broader influence emerges from providing resources, educational opportunities, social gatherings, and LGBTQ+ justice initiatives to ALL students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members at Ohio University and beyond.

Some of the programs offered through the center include: SafeZone training, SpeakOUt panels, guest lecturing, Queer Studies Conference, lunchtime discussions, film screenings, advocacy efforts on and off campus, and a physical space for students to gather as a community.  In addition to current programming efforts, the center welcomes (and is eager to) to collaborate with ALL members of the Bobcat Family to develop events that reflect the needs, interests, and passions of individuals on and off campus.

Please visit for more information about our programs and services. Also visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram (oulgbtcenter).


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The mission of the Ohio University Libraries is to connect learners to information for discovery, intellectual growth and the advancement of knowledge. The main library on the Athens campus is Alden Library, located on the College Green. Other facilities include the Music & Dance Library in Glidden Hall and the Library Annex. Each of the regional campuses also maintains a library.

Services and Spaces

The Libraries offer a variety of opportunities for students to interact with librarians while learning to find, evaluate, and properly use quality information. including one-on-one research assistance, online or in person. Look for the “Live Chat” links on the Libraries’ websites.

Alden Library’s Learning Commons, a collaborative endeavor with University College, provides students with expert assistance in a technology–rich learning environment. Located on the second floor, the space offers an appealing atmosphere conducive to individual research, group study, or collaborative course projects. The facility houses computer workstations, circulating laptops, multimedia stations, networked printers, access to a variety of software applications and fully equipped group study/presentation rooms. Qualified and friendly library staff offer research assistance, Writing Center and Academic Achievement Center staff provide tutoring, and technology assistants help users with hardware and software. Alden Library has about 2,500 seats, 15 group study rooms, and over 200 computers, including a multimedia production area. All of University Libraries has wireless Internet access.


The Libraries’ collections include more nearly 3.5 million volumes including over 1 million e-books and e-journals.. Alden Library also houses exemplary special, rare and international collections in the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections, the Harris Fine Arts Library, the Music & Dance Library, and the Center for International Collections.

The Libraries’ website serves as a gateway to the print and electronic collections. Access to the electronic collections is across the world through authentication as a current affiliate of the University.

Ohio University students and faculty also have easy access to print books from across the state through OhioLINK, which offers more than 46 million items for quick delivery from over 90 other Ohio libraries. Through OCLC (an international network) and other partners, materials from other U.S. libraries and from around the world are available readily for research and study through Interlibrary Loan.

For more information about Ohio University Libraries, visit our website at

Multicultural Programs

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The Office of Multicultural Programs seeks to provide a diverse range of programs and opportunities that are educational, recreational, social, and cultural. Committed to supporting and promoting multicultural awareness and appreciation, the staff develops programs that increase understanding and appreciation of cultural differences by familiarizing the campus community with the contributions and histories of African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American cultures. Other services include:

The office plans and coordinates professional, educational, and cultural programs such as the annual Hispanic Heritage Month, American Indian Heritage Month, Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration, Black History Month, and Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

The Office of Multicultural Programs has formal advising relationships with the Black Student Cultural Programming Board (BSCPB). The office maintains an informal advising relationship with ethnic student organizations such as the Native Peoples Awareness Coalition (NPAC), Black Student Union and the OU Chapter of the NAACP. All of these organizations plan programs and activities that benefit the entire University community.

Multicultural Center
The Cultural Center (located in Baker University Center 205) serves as a place where cultural teaching and learning is the focus of all programs and activities. Its focus is intercultural and provides a place where members of the University community, representing a variety of backgrounds, participate in programs and activities. All programming in the Center is designed to increase human understanding through the study and expression of culture.

The Center comprises 5,000 square feet of space, including a community lounge, a large meeting room, an art gallery, a multipurpose room, a library, computer lab, and office spaces for staff and students.

Activities include art exhibits, musical and literary presentations, organizational meetings, workshops, lectures, discussions, and leadership development and training activities.

Please visit for the latest information about our programs.

Ombudsperson Office

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The role of the Ombudsperson is to facilitate fair and equitable treatment of students, faculty, and staff within the University system. The Ombudsperson Office can make inquiries on your behalf, help you make an informed response to your situation, mediate or facilitate discussions, and make recommendations for procedural or policy change. Serving as a neutral and confidential resource for the campus community, the office seeks informal resolution of issues and can also provide advice on formal University grievance procedures. More information can be obtained at the Ombudsperson Office website at

Transportation & Parking Services (TPS)

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Ohio University Transportation & Parking Services offers a limited number of on-campus residential permits to students with sophomore status or higher. Freshman parking may be available if space allows in designated areas on campus. Those students living outside of a certain radius of campus may be eligible to obtain commuter parking status. For more information on permit types, eligibility and pricing please contact the TPS Customer Care Center. All students are encouraged to register their vehicle with TPS prior to parking on campus.

CATCAB is a free para-transit service to assist faculty/staff and students with mobility limitations which provides door-to-door transportation utilizing fully accessible vehicles. CATCAB services campus locations & up to 1-mile driving distance from the center of campus (Baker University Center) Monday-Friday 7 AM- 3 AM & Saturday-Sunday 9:30 PM – 3 AM. For more information on rider registration requirements please contact the TPS Customer Care Center.

CATS is a free shuttle service servicing students and faculty/staff, which travels to multiple destinations throughout campus. The service runs on dedicated routes Monday-Friday 7 AM – 5:30 PM during Fall & Spring Semester and by request during Summer & Winter Break. No pass or ID is needed to ride! All transit vehicles are fully accessible and equipped with DoubleMap transit tracking software which allows riders to view shuttles in live-time. Download the DoubleMap App today or visit:

CATS Late Night is a free on-demand transit service for students & faculty/staff servicing campus locations & up to 2 miles driving distance from the center of campus (Baker University Center). The service provides a safe and secure method of travel across campus running Monday-Friday 5:30 PM – 3 AM & Saturday-Sunday 9:30 PM – 3 AM. Rides can be requested by texting or calling 740-593-4040. Riders are encouraged to schedule rides in advance when possible.

A partnership between Ohio University & the City of Athens enables students and faculty/staff to ride Athens Public Transit buses free with their university ID. Simply present your valid ID to the bus driver for unlimited fare travel. Scheduled routes include access from campus to Athens shopping destinations. All APT buses can be tracked in real time via the DoubleMap App. For specific APT route details or to plan your travel please visit:

TPS offers year-round shuttle service to the Columbus International Airport (CMH) for students. Visit the TPS website for further information. 

Ohio University has collaborated with Zipcar University to offer four rental vehicles on campus, which allow students 18 and older to rent cars by the hour or the day.  Individuals can register for Zipcar services and receive a discounted membership offer by visiting:  or contacting Zipcar Customer Service at 866-4ZIPCAR

For additional information regarding campus transportation & parking accommodations please contact the TPS Customer Care Center team at: Phone: 740-593-1917, E-mail: Website: Twitter: @OUTransParking

Police, Ohio University

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The Ohio University Police Department’s (OUPD) mission is to maintain a safe and secure community, in support of the University’s mission, by providing professional law enforcement services. The department employs thirty-one (31) full-time police officers, sworn by the state of Ohio, who patrol campus in cars, on bikes, and on foot 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition, the department also has four (4) full-time detectives, two (2) explosive detection canines, and a full-time community relations officer. The department has a well-developed threat assessment program, participates in a regional major crimes task force, and also provides police staffing for special events such as sports games, concerts, and lectures. The department works hard to engage community members through education and other community relations activities. OUPD also works closely with local, state, and federal partners to help keep the campus safe.

Recreation, Campus

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The Department of Campus Recreation, under the administration of the Division of Student Affairs, has a deep tradition of excellence by providing a variety of programming in an environment conducive to the holistic development of our participants and employees. The department promotes the physical, emotional, and social growth of individuals by encouraging the development of lifelong skills and positive attitudes through recreational activities.

The department’s facilities include the Charles J. Ping Student Recreation Center, Aquatic Center, Bird Ice Arena, Challenge Course, Golf and Tennis Center, Disc Golf Course, Driving Range, and Walter Fieldhouse. Campus recreation programs include Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Outdoor Pursuits, Challenge Program, and Fitness. Provided by their general fee, students currently enrolled on the Athens campus have access to the following activities at no additional fee: recreation and lap swimming, recreational ice skating, entrance to the Charles J. Ping Center, group fitness classes and various fitness events, the climbing wall and outdoor clinics, outdoor tennis courts, and the Walter Fieldhouse. The Golf Course, Intramural and Club Sports, adventure trips, Bird Arena Hockey league and various other events and programs are provided for a minimal fee.

The Aquatic Center features a 50–meter–by–25–yard indoor swimming pool with two three–meter and two one–meter diving boards, an underwater observation area for viewing swimming and diving techniques, and a sun deck. Activities include lap and recreational swimming, aqua fitness classes, kayaking, and learn-to-swim programs for all ages and abilities.

Bird Ice Arena is an indoor facility that features an illuminated 190–by–85–foot ice surface with a dasher board system. The arena is equipped with skate rentals, skate sharpening, pro shop, concession stand, and a viewing lounge. Bird Arena serves is home to the ACHA Ohio University Men’s Division 1 and Division 2 Ice Hockey team. Other activities include recreational hockey leagues, recreation skating, academic classes, intramural broomball, learn–to–skate and play hockey programs, and figure skating.

The Ping Center showcases a 36–foot–high, double–sided climbing wall, five basketball/volleyball courts, two multipurpose gymnasiums, a four–lane running track, and eight racquetball courts (two convert to squash courts and four convert to wallyball courts). The Ping Center also features a large free weight room and function fitness space that caters to Olympic lifting and free weights.  Additionally, a cardio room and cardio lookout provide various options for selectorized equipment as well as treadmills and ellipticals. The Ping Center also provides a spacious group fitness and combative arts room.

The Fitness Program offers more than 55 group fitness classes a week ranging from kickboxing, to Zumba, to cycling, and yoga. Personal fitness training and fitness assessments also are available. The fitness program also offers a women’s only strength training program, Bobcat Barbelles, personalized fitness programs, and an inclusive wellness series . For a current group fitness schedule

The Golf and Tennis Center, consists of a nine–hole, par–35 golf course, putting greens, four indoor tennis courts, and six outdoor tennis courts. A 40–foot tent, allowing players to compete in all seasons, covers the indoor tennis courts. The clubhouse offers golf and tennis equipment rentals, golf cart rental, racket restringing, private lessons, concessions, and resale items. An illuminated 300–yard driving range is located on West State Street and can accommodate approximately 30 drivers. The driving range is open March through October.

Campus Recreation also offers a nine hole disc golf course which winds around the Ping Center with hole one starting in the front lawn. Discs are not provided.

The Walter Fieldhouse opened in 2014, and is an 89,000 square-foot multi-purpose facility featuring a full size turf practice field, 4-lane track, and long jump and pole vaulting pit. The facility is host to academic classes, athletic practice, Marching 110 rehearsals, ROTC training and a variety of Student Affairs activities including intramural and club sports and open recreation. Further, Walter Fieldhouse provides opportunities for special events, community activities, and summer conference programming. 

The Outdoor Pursuits Program provides opportunities for activities including adventure trips and climbing skills clinics. Outdoor Pursuits also offers equipment rental and sales, an outdoor climbing tower, a low–and high–challenge course, and an indoor climbing wall. The program also offers the Challenge Course, a leadership and team building program. It is comprised of a low course and a high course, in which participants utilize their physical and mental strengths to reach individual and group goals. The Challenge Course is available on a private rental basis to groups of 10–15. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community are welcome.

Club Sports offers the opportunity for OHIO students, faculty, staff, and community to participate in more than 30 sports. Each club is operated by students and establishes an organizational framework, leadership, and a schedule to meet the needs of its members.

The Intramural Sports program offers competitive and recreational sports leagues for Ohio University students, faculty, and staff including team sports for women, men, and co-ed teams. Intramural Sports offers 19 different sports and a variety of special events and tournaments

Registrar, University

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Mission: Support the University mission by modeling the highest standards of the registrar profession in providing exemplary service to the University’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families, while ensuring accuracy, integrity, and confidentiality of academic records.

Vision: Be a leader in the registrar profession to support and serve the university community.

The Office of the University Registrar provides a wide range of services to the academic community. Many services are available online at Services for students include registration, grade reports, address update, class schedules, degree and enrollment verification, transcripts, degree audit (DARS) reports, and graduation application. Services for faculty include the Faculty & Advising Center (class lists/grading, advisee lists/degree audit reports, and tools to communicate with their students). Other services provided by the Office of the University Registrar include classroom scheduling, veterans educational benefits, re–enrollment processing, and maintenance of student demographic information (address, phone, name, etc.).

The office is open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday–Friday. Visit Registrar Services, first floor lobby, Chubb Hall; call 740.593.4191; email, or visit

Risk Management and Safety

Enterprise Risk Management and Insurance

Enterprise Risk Management and Insurance (ERMI) exists in order to support the strategic objectives of the university. We are dedicated to this goal and pursue it by identifying potential large risks before they occur, and through the mitigation and transfer of these risks by means of appropriate planning.  Working closely with departments and staff, ERMI seeks to fulfill the university’s educational mission.  We are located in the Human Resources and Training Center Building, Rooms 116-120 at 169 West Union Street.  Please check out our website at for insurance guidelines, auto ID cards for university vehicles, the university’s memorandum of insurance, minors on campus information and other useful resources. 

ERMI also administers the workers compensation program and assists with occupational health.  The mission of the Workers’ Compensation department is to provide administrative services to Ohio University employees who have had an occupational injury or disease.  Please visit our website at for resources such as a Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) info link where you can get a copy of the university’s most recent BWC certificate, injury reporting packets which contain necessary forms and much more.

Student Accessibility Services

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It is the mission of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to ensure equal opportunity and access for students with disabilities in the Ohio University community. Central to this mission is the development of an academic environment that is accessible to all people without the need for adaptation. While working toward the goal of full inclusion, accommodations must still be provided on an individual basis.

At the college level, it is the individual student’s responsibility to initiate the registration process with Student Accessibility Services. Students may initiate a request to Student Accessibility Services at any point in their academic career. To be eligible for student accessibility services a student must:

  • submit current disability documentation
  • submit an application for accommodation
  • receive notification from an accessibility coordinator that you are eligible; and
  • schedule and attend an intake appointment with your assigned accessibility coordinator

The type of documentation required depends on the individual disability. Guidelines for documentation are available on our website or inquiries may also be made in person or by phone.

Student Accessibility Services
Baker University Center 348
Athens, OH 45701
Telephone: 740.593.2620
Fax: 740.593.0790

Student Senate

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The Ohio University Student Senate is the unicameral student government of Ohio University. Senators represent all students and advocate the student opinion to administrators through legislation and as members of university communities. Throughout its history, the Ohio University Student Senate has strived to provide a forum to students so that their voices are heard. Student Senate provides student leaders the opportunity to interact both with each other and with administrators, faculty, community leaders and their constituents. Not only is the Student Senate an advocacy body for the students — a place for open communication and debate about the current issues on campus — but it is also a place to propose changes for the future of students at this university.

All students are welcome to come by the Student Senate office, located in Baker University Center 305. If you need to contact the leadership of Student Senate directly, please email and your message will be followed up with shortly.

Veterans and Military Student Services Center, Brigadier General James M. Abraham–Colonel Arlene F. Greenfield

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In March 2015, Ohio University, created the Brigadier General James M. Abraham–Colonel Arlene F. Greenfield Veterans and Military Student Services Center to ensure excellent service and support to our military-affiliated students.  The Veterans Center provides a central location for faculty, military-affiliated students, staff, and family members to receive assistance and support. The Veterans Center provides, facilitates, and coordinates programs and services for student veterans, military personnel, dependent students and their family members. We strive to assist our military-affiliated students in making a successful transition to the Ohio University community and provide any necessary support throughout their academic careers. Ohio University is proud in being recognized as a Military Friendly university for the eighth year in a row, as well as being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a signatory university to the “8 Keys to Veterans Success.” For the second consecutive year, Ohio University has achieved a Top 10 Tier-2 Research Institution ranking—the only university within the state of Ohio to make the Top 10 in any category of the Victory Media® rankings. We are committed to continuously improving our support to our military-affiliated students.

Any student who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation, or chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits will not have any penalties imposed due to delayed disbursement of funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This means if the chapter 31 or 33 student is approved at 100% by the VA and payment by the VA is delayed the student will not be assessed late fees or be denied access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities. In addition, these students will not be required to borrow additional funds to meet financial obligations to Ohio University due to delayed disbursement of funds by the VA.

We encourage all military-affiliated students to reach out and contact the Veterans Center to take advantage of the transition support, academic advising, and connection to other military-affiliated students. Students expecting to receive veterans educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs must contact the Veterans Center in order for your educational benefits to get started.

Welcome to the Bobcat Family and we hope to hear from you.

Veterans and Military Student Services Center
Office of the University Registrar
Baker University Center, Room 350
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.566.8387
FAX: 740.593.4145


Women’s Center

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The mission of Ohio University Women’s Center is to act as a catalyst to promote awareness, education, and advocacy about women, gender, and diversity, among faculty, staff, and students at Ohio University and in surrounding communities.

The center offers regularly scheduled educational and cultural programming on issues relating to women, gender equity and feminism throughout the academic year. Activities include Thirsting for Knowledge Thursdays, the Women’s Mentoring Program, Take Back the Night, body image programming, International Women’s Coffee Hours, Women’s History Month programming, public lectures, film showings, the Young Women Leaders Program with Athens Middle School, and professional and leadership development through programs like She Leads OHIO.

The center provides meeting space for student and community groups and offers resources for women on campus and in the community. Please visit the center’s website at for more information.

Survivor Advocacy Program

The Survivor Advocacy Program (SAP) at OHIO provides support and advocacy services to student survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. We work to increase survivors’ access to support and resources whether the assault/incident(s) occurred recently or in the past.

We are a confidential resource on campus meaning that we are not required to report specific incidents to the Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance or any other investigating body and may not disclose any information without the permission of the student.

SAP provides a variety of services including (but not limited to):

-Assistance navigating medical, judicial, and legal processes and services.
-Accompaniment to appointments related to medical, judicial/conduct, and legal processes.
-Aid in accommodating housing options and academic needs.
-Support for friends and family of survivors.
-Immediate 24/7 Crisis Line/Response.
-Accompaniment to hospital for SANE/SAFE exams.

SAP is located in Lindley Hall (034/038). We accept drop in and scheduled appointments. We can be reached via our 24/7 crisis line at 740-597-SAFE (7233) or by email at

You can find additional information by visiting our website:


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