Jan 24, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [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
Alden Library 230
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 Student 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 www.ohio.edu/eventservices.

Bobcat Depot

Bobcat Depot is an Ohio University owned and operated Apple Authorized, Campus Store. We offer the latest Apple computers at educational prices, as well as the Lenovo series at state-discounted prices. We also provide in-store service and support for all models that we sell. Additional services provided include: software installation, virus removal, basic troubleshooting, etc. Our Tech Gurus are certified and authorized to work on all Apple and Lenovo business-class machines. We also sell a wide variety of technology accessories at conveniently low prices. In addition, we offer a wide selection of apparel, hats, and gifts, from an array of different brands including: Under Armour, Nike, Champion, Russell, and many more. We also offer a wide selection of convenience items, spirit and game day attire and office supplies. Reasons to shop Bobcat Depot include:

  • OHIO’s shop for technology, gifts, and apparel.
  • Safeware Warranty Options: Safeware is a 4-year accidental damage protection policy for Apple devices, Lenovo and Microsoft Surface. Safeware also includes one-year worth of theft coverage (1st year). This warranty is offered solely through Campus Stores and is only available when you purchase through Bobcat Depot. Safeware covers any type of liquid or physical damage and Bobcat Depot will facilitate all repairs making the repair process as convenient as possible for the student. For pricing and information on all the warranties we provide, visit “Computer Warranty” for more information.
  • Laptop Loan Program: If you purchase your computer from Bobcat Depot you are eligible to enroll in our Laptop Loaner Program. You can enroll in the program for a one-time $25 fee at the time of purchase or if you purchase our Safeware Warranty from Bobcat Depot, you are automatically enrolled into the Loaner program at no additional cost.
    • Please note you must purchase from Bobcat Depot in order to be eligible for this program. Visit “Laptop Loan Program”.
  • On-site tech support: Your purchase includes technical support after the sale from Bobcat Depot and the OIT Service Desk. All laptops are durable “business-class” machines from leading vendors. The IT Service Desk techs are trained and familiar with all of our models. We offer several warranty options so that you can choose the option that best fit your needs. If repairs are needed, our technicians are vendor certified and the Bobcat Depot can support you.
    • You can walk into Bobcat Depot for tech support, call OIT Service Desk at 740-593-1222 or email OIT Service Desk
  • Collaboration with Academic Departments: We work closely with colleges to provide students with computer and software recommendations based on their major.
  • Education Pricing on Technology: We negotiate on your behalf for the best deals on hardware, software, and accessories.
  • Convenience: Our on-campus location allows you to take home items immediately, saving time.
  • Promos: We offer the Bobcat Depot accessory bundle available during Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) to help save money on your computer purchase. Take advantage of Apple’s Back-to-school promotion typically offered during back-to-school season.
  •  Try before you buy: Get hands-on experience with our demos before you make a purchase.
  • We offer a Device Trade-In program that allows customers to trade in their used device(s) and receive a Bobcat Depot gift card to use towards a new device, tech accessories, extended warranty options or even Ohio University merchandise.
  • Recycling: Bobcat Depot can recycle electronic devices at no charge. Bring these items to the Depot and we can recycle them in an environmentally sound manner.
  • Technology designed for college: We offer professional business class model laptops intended to
    last for four years. Cheap laptops are everywhere these days. You probably can drive to the
    nearest department store and find a laptop for less than $500.

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; 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 http://www.ohio.edu/involvement

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.

Community Service

The Center for Campus and Community Engagement 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.

Sorority and Fraternity Life

The sorority and fraternity community at Ohio University was founded over 175 years ago by the chartering of one national fraternity. Years later, our community has expanded to almost 14% of the student body, representing nearly 3,000 students from 31 chapters and four governing councils-the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Women’s Panhellenic Association (WPA), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the Unified Greek Council (UGC). The mission of the Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life is to, in partnership with students, foster a positive, ethical, healthy, and equitable social values-based experience for all members of our community. We encourage any and all students to explore our organizations, to see how your personal values may align, and how one of our social sororities and fraternities may be your home away from home.

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 (www.ohio.edu/involvement). 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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At the Career and Leadership Development Center, “Early, often, and forever” is more than a slogan; it’s an essential practice in reaching your aspirations and potential. We know that the achievement of a satisfying career happens when you start early and try often, and we’ll support you in that process, forever.

Work with us to confidently answer questions like:

  • How do I pick a major?
  • What kinds of careers can I pursue with my major?
  • How can I get a job when every employer wants someone with experience?
  • What do employers look for from applicants?
  • How can I stand out in an interview?
  • How do I negotiate a salary when I get a job?

We offer one-on-one career coaching, leadership coaching and mock interviews. You can also take advantage of 10-minute drop-ins without an appointment. More than 94% of career coaching participants reported feeling this way after meeting with a career coach:

  • Comfortable
  • Empowered
  • Focused
  • Supported

Login to ohio.joinhandshake.com with your OHIO credentials to schedule an appointment or to learn about upcoming opportunities on and off campus. Handshake is the leading career platform used by 500+ colleges, more than 250,000 employers. Users can 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. 


Call us at 740.593.2909 or email careerandleadership@ohio.edu to learn more about any of our services. The Career & Leadership Development Center is located in Baker University Center 533. To access our online resources, visit (https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/career-and-leadership). You can also follow us on social media @OHIOCLDC (Facebook and Twitter).

 Center for Campus and Community Engagement

The Center for Campus and Community Engagement connects students, faculty, staff and communities (from local to global) to create and maintain mutually beneficial academic, research and service partnerships that foster resilient communities and life-long engaged citizens. Programs and resources include: community-engaged courses, community-engaged research, voter registration and education, volunteer opportunities, Community Work Study, and more. For more information: www.ohio.edu/communityengagement or call 740-597-1206.

College Achievement Program (CAP)

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program, known as teh 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 provide 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 1980, CAP has maintained a strong record of aiding in student retention and graduation. CAP is in the Academic Achievement Center (Alden Library 230) and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Ohio University. Please view us on the web at www.ohio.edu/uc/trio.

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

  • 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 academic probation
  • Unique cultural and social events on campus and around town
  • 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. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the director. 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 or equal to 24 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

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 team of licensed counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, doctoral 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 want to learn coping skills to manage academic and personal stress, you can receive support and learn skills to manage those stressors.
  • 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.

Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., or anytime during the weekend, students can reach a counselor if they are in crisis by calling 740.593.1616. Additionally, Counselors in Residence are available several evenings a week from 5p.m. to 10p.m. for drop-in service. Please check www.ohio.edu/counseling for specific times and locations to meet with them.

Psychiatric consultations for medication are available by appointment. In order to schedule a psychiatric appointment, a student needs to complete an initial drop-in appointment or must be referred by their individual counselor.

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 www.ohio.edu/food

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 www.ohio.edu/food/student-employment.

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:  https://www.ohio.edu/equity-civil-rights/.  For information concerning OHIO University’s efforts to address sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking, go to: https://www.ohio.edu/equity-civil-rights/student-sexual-misconduct. For more information on OHIO University’s efforts to ensure accessibility in its employment, programs, and services, including requesting accommodations and reporting accessibility concerns, go to: https://www.ohio.edu/accessibility.

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.
Director of Civil Rights Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance
Lindley Hall 006
Athens, OH 45701


The following person within the Office for University Accessibility has been designated as the University’s ADA/504 Coordinator:

Carey Busch
ADA/504 Coordinator
Office for University Accessibility
Lindley Hall 061 (by appointment only)
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 www.ohio.edu/riskandsafety/ehs.

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 www.ohio.edu/riskandsafety/emergencyprograms/index.htm

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 https://www.ohio.edu/riskandsafety/radiationsafety/index.htm.

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 www.ohio.edu/CampusCare

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: www.ohio.edu/chsp/hsl/

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.

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.

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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. The University Libraries and OIT collaborate to provide computer and printing resources in Alden Library. Many departments also operate labs for their own students. Some labs are open to all majors, while others are restricted to students 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 free on-campus exam proctoring services in the Testing Services Office located in Bromley Hall on the Athens campus, offsite proctoring options, and if instructors enable it for their courses, fee-based online proctoring. Standardized tests are also offered, including the Praxis, TOEFL, ACT, SAT, and GRE.

Students have the opportunity to obtain select software titles like Microsoft Office 365 at low or no cost. Visit the list of available software for prices, eligibility, and installation instructions.

Computer Purchase Options
OHIO students are eligible to purchase laptop and desktop computer systems at a discount from preferred vendors, including Apple and Lenovo. 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 all Athens campus credit hours, Athens online and Dublin/Cleveland HCOM credit hours, excludes eCampus credit hours, as well as some programs of study. Be sure to review your student 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. Students insured through an existing health insurance plan that meet the waiver criteria may complete an online waiver application to remove the charge for the student health insurance plan prior to the posted waiver deadline. The online waiver application must be completed online prior to the waiver deadline. The online waiver application 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 application 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 designated 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 studentinsurance@ohio.edu outside of the posted Open Enrollment periods.

Domestic students taking fewer than five dissertation or research 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).

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 five 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. Voluntary enrollment requires an enrollment form to be completed each semester during the designated Open Enrollment periods.

eCampus students enrolled in five or more credit hours and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Policy on a voluntary basis during open enrollment periods each semester.

Ohio.edu/Student-Insurance is updated as necessary to provide important information regarding premium amounts, coverage periods, Frequently Asked Questions, Policy brochures and enrollment forms, ID card information, and directions to waive the Student Health Insurance Policy.

Please direct questions to: StudentInsurance@ohio.edu


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 OhioBobcats.com or follow @OhioBobcats on Twitter and Facebook 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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Our LGBT Center cultivates safe and civil university and community environments that affirm diverse forms of sexuality, gender identity and expression, and queerness. Contributing to OHIO’s pathway to national leadership in inclusive excellence, we strive to be an exceptionally caring and inclusive LGBT Center. Our programming, resources, educational opportunities, and community outreach efforts focus on the unique academic, cultural, and social needs of LGBTQ+ students at Ohio University. In collaboration with academic, co-curricular, and community-based partners, we support LGBTQ+ learning, engagement, access, and retention.

Through trainings, presentations, strategic communications, social gatherings, and other initiatives, we highlight networks of support for LGBTQ+ individuals, on and off campus. We serve and celebrate people of all genders, orientations, and expressions of identity by helping them find productive ways to navigate intersections of diverse identities, experiences, and perspectives.

Some of our student-focused initiatives include our SafeZone training curriculum, SpeakOUt panels, film screenings, identity-based programming, monthly LGBTQ+ support groups, HIV/STI education and prevention, our “Tea with a Librarian” library assistance program, an annual Pride Graduation event, and even a Queer Prom

Please come visit our LGBT Center in Baker University Center 354! All are welcome and invited, irrespective of gender or sexual identity. You may also visit www.ohio.edu/lgbt for more information about our programs and services and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@OULGBTCenter).



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Ohio University Libraries connects 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.Ohio University Libraries connects 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.


Alden Library has about 2,500 seats, 15 group study rooms, and over 200 computers. The 2nd and 4th floors are open 24 hours, 5 days a week during fall and spring semesters. The 2nd floor features a café, computer workstations, circulating laptops, networked printers, access to a variety of software applications, fully equipped group study/presentation rooms, and a multimedia production area. Qualified and friendly library staff offer technology and research assistance and Academic Achievement Center staff provide tutoring and advising. Throughout the rest of Alden’s seven floors, you will find a variety of study and create spaces, from CoLab’s ideation space on the 3rd floor to the Very Quiet Study Room on the 4th floor.

The Music & Dance Library in Glidden Hall and each of the regional campuses’ libraries also provide study spaces and services for their specific communities.


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


The Libraries’ collections include nearly 3.5 million volumes including over 1 million e-books and e-journals, as well as exemplary special, rare and international collections in the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections, the Harris Fine Arts 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 available throughout the world as a current affiliate of the University.

Ohio University students 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.



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 www.ohio.edu/culturalcenter/ 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 www.ohio.edu/ombuds

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.

For all service hours for all options below please visit our website for the most accurate times and service announcements.

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). 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 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: aptcats.doublemap.com/map/

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. 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: www.athenstransit.org/

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: www.zipcar.com/universities/ohio-university  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, Text: 740-593-4040 E-mail: tps@ohio.edu Website: www.ohio.edu/transportation-parking 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 Well-being & Fitness. 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 nationally ranked ACHA Ohio University Men’s Division 1 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 spaces. 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 F45 studios.

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 www.ohio.edu/recreation/fitness/group.cfm.

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, , 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 April 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 www.ohio.edu/registrar. 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 registrar@ohio.edu, or visit www.ohio.edu/registrar.

Risk Management and Safety

Enterprise Risk Management and Insurance

Enterprise Risk Management and Insurance (ERM&I) 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, ERM&I 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 www.ohio.edu/hr/additional-resources/risk-management-and-insurance for insurance guidelines, auto ID cards for university vehicles, the university’s certificate of insurance, minors on campus information and other useful resources.

ERM&I 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 www.ohio.edu/hr/additional-resources/workers-compensation 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.

Student Accessibility Services coordinates accommodations and connects students with disabilities to the most relevant campus resources. Accessibility coordinators review documentation and determine eligibility according to the framework of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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 senate@ohio.edu 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 ninth 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 third 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 Viqtory 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 you 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 throughout the academic year. Center programming is from a gendered, and intersectional, lens, and is open to everyone of all identities and backgrounds. Activities include the ALAANA+ Women’s Leadership Cohort, Thirsting for Knowledge Thursdays, the Women’s Mentoring Program, Take Back the Night, arts-based survivor centered programming, the International Women’s Art Installation, 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 offers resources, including lactation rooms and workshops for student groups. Please visit the center’s website at www.ohio.edu/womenscenter 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 survivor.advocacy@ohio.edu

You can find additional information by visiting our website: www.ohio.edu/survivor


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