Jul 19, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 [Archived Catalog]

Services for Students

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Academic Achievement Center

The Academic Achievement Center (230 Alden Library, 740.593.2644) helps students maximize their academic potential. The AAC offers free academic assistance programs to all Ohio University students. For more information, follow the hyperlink or contact us via email at aac@ohio.edu.

Academic Achievement Center

Part of University College, the Academic Achievement Center (AAC) offers free academic assistance programs to all Ohio University students. From tutoring to reinforcing good study habits, we help students overcome difficulties they might have with coursework and collaborate with them in managing the challenges of academic life. Located on the second floor of Alden Library, the AAC provides the following support services:

Peer Tutoring: Subject tutors for many Ohio University courses are available to meet one-on-one with you, either in-person or remotely*. Our tutors excelled in the classes they tutor and have expertise in course content and effective study strategies. You can schedule an hour-long session using TutorTrac or by calling the Academic Achievement Center at 740.593.2644. A tutor will connect with you via email to confirm the scheduled session. In-person sessions meet in the AAC in Alden; online tutoring takes place through Microsoft Teams. If your appointment is for an online session, your tutor will send you an email including a link to the scheduled Teams meeting.

The Writing Commons: The Writing Commons provides online appointments using the same scheduling and meeting methods described under Peer Tutoring above*. The Writing Commons’ tutors provide free writing assistance to all Ohio University students, undergraduate & graduate. These tutors can help you at any stage of the writing process, from discussing and organizing ideas to polishing a final draft. They can ever help you understand proper citation format. Writing tutors will not edit papers but will guide you in improving your own writing strategies.

Academic Coaching: Academic Coaching helps Ohio University students navigate and succeed in the educational environment. Students can call on these more experienced peers to aid them in mastering goal setting, organization, managing assignment details, time management, finding helpful resources, and understanding the technology required to complete assignments. These one-on-one sessions are available at no additional cost. In-person sessions meet in the AAC in Alden Library and online sessions take place through Microsoft Teams.

Supplemental Instruction (SI): SI provides free weekly review sessions for historically challenging courses. The sessions are conducted by undergraduate students who have successfully completed the course. They continue to work with the instructor to create study sessions in which 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 peers who do not. We invite you to attend SI sessions for any class you are taking that has an SI option. If your class has SI available, the SI leader will be introduced during class and will announce the session schedule and how and where to attend. In addition to listening for announcements in the class, you can access the SI sessions schedule online at Supplemental Instruction.

Visit Academic Achievement Center Tutoring Services for more information.


Academic Advising

Academic advising is an important part of an Ohio University experience and provided for all Ohio University students. To understand what is offered and how to access our staff and services, please click on Advising  from the Undergraduate Catalog main menu.


Accessibility Services

It is the mission of Accessibility Services 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.

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 Accessibility Services. Students may initiate a request to 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.

Accessibility Services
Alden Library 230
Athens, OH 45701
Telephone: 740.593.2620
Fax: 740.593.0790


Baker University Center, Conference and Event Services

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, Conference and 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. Conference and 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 Conference and Event Services and Baker University Center, please visit www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/event-services.


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 services, etc. Our technicians 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 Columbia, 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. 
  • Computer Warranty Options: We offer several computer warranty options that expand on the manufacturer warranty to cover physical and liquid damage.
  • 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. If your computer is in for repair for any amount of time, you will be provided a loaner to use in the meantime (subject to availability).
  • 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 OIT Service Desk technicians 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.
  • Collaboration with Academic Departments (found on https://bobcatdepot.ohio.edu/default.asp - Technology - Students: Shop by Major): 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. This includes free software such as Microsoft Office 365 and 50GB of Cloud Storage.
  • 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. For a list of items that can be recycled at no charge, visit the environment and recycling page.
  • Technology designed for college: We offer professional “business-class” model laptops intended to last for at least four years.


Campus Involvement Center

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 355, call 740.593.4025, or visit our website at https://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.

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.

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.


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/university-college/campus-community-engagement or call 740-597-1206.


Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services provides mental health and adjustment services to students and consultation to faculty, administrators and parents of students. Individual counseling, group counseling, and psychiatry are some of the services we offer at CPS, and we also make referrals to a wide range of other services both on and off campus. 

All consultations are confidential and are provided by a team of licensed counselors, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, doctoral interns, and graduate student trainees from Psychology, Counselor Education and Social Work.

• If you have personal problems of any kind (emotional, social, relationship, 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 for medication evaluation.

For a complete list of services provided by Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), please visit our website: www.ohio.edu/counseling/services. Our website will also provide you information as to what services are available virtually via telehealth and in person.

Students can call 740-593-1616, during business hours (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm) to inquire about our services, including how to schedule their first appointment. Students can call this same number 740-593-1616, at any time if they are in crisis for consultation with a counselor (during business hours or outside of business hours and on weekends). 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/residence-program for specific times and how to access them.

Limited 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 and must be referred by their 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 have the option to pay a $45 Wellbeing Fee per semester or 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

Fresh. Convenient. Variety.

At Ohio University Culinary Services, these aren’t simply words—they’re a way of life. With 19 convenient on-campus destinations, including Dining Courts, cafés, markets and retail options, healthy, fresh, and affordable food selections are always just a short walk from anywhere on campus. Variety is a staple of Ohio University campus dining as well; each of our venues offer numerous items and culinary delights to help make each of your meals a memorable occasion. Here is some of what we offer:

Offering variety in an all you care to eat format.

  • Nelson Court at Nelson Commons, South Green. Featuring a variety of regional menu concepts. Nelson Court is our largest dining space on campus.
    • Kalamata Leaf: A variety of fresh Italian cuisine
    • Bamboo Bowl: International dishes made with flair
    • Smoke N Flames: “The grill” with freshly made cheeseburgers, grilled chicken, sandwiches, seasoned fries and more
    • OH! yOU Cookin: Traditional homestyle cooking from around the globe
    • Salad Bar: Fresh greens and vegetables, with a variety of fresh fruit, and homemade soups
    • Hand-dipped ice cream: A variety of flavors with an array of toppings
  • The District at Boyd Hall, West Green.  Discover healthy food offerings and micro restaurants, no deep-fried food here! Named one of the healthiest university dining courts in the nation and winner of the 2017 Design of the Year Award.
    • Carver’s Cut: Roasted rotisserie meats, seasonal vegetables
    • West Greens: Healthy greens, soups, and a salad-of-the-day
    • Between the Bread: Specialty sandwiches made-to-order and delicious quesadillas
    • Destinations: An array of international cuisine and flavors
    • Noodled: Pastas, homemade sauces, casseroles and more
    • Margaret’s: Special diet options prepared fresh and made-to-order
    • Frozen Yogurt: An assortment of flavors and fun toppings
  • To-Go Options
    • Each dining court offers To-Go Containers as an option allowing students to make a “to-go” meal from any venue concept.


Our campus markets are stocked with a variety of fresh, packaged, and frozen food, drinks, personal items, school supplies and more. Conveniently located on every residential green, and now offering online ordering through our OHIO EATS app.

  • Jefferson Marketplace located on East Green inside Jefferson Hall and winner of the 2019 Design of the Year Award.  Inviting neighborhood experience featuring:
    • Grocery Market: A robust selection of meals, snacks, beverages, health & beauty products, gifts, school supplies, international and local food offerings
    • Brick City Deli: New York-style deli featuring made-to-order sandwiches on locally baked breads using Boar’s Head deli meats and cheeses
    • OHIO Café: On the go espresso bar serving Peet’s Coffee 
    • Steeped & Stirred: Serving Peet’s Coffee, Premium Organic Tea by Teatulia, and our signature boba tea drinks
    • Veggie Butcher: Bring your produce to the counter to have it washed, cut, and packaged
    • Juiced: Fresh fruits and veggies juiced
  • Boyd Market located at The District on West Green inside Boyd Hall is your one-stop solution for West Green students’ dining and shopping needs, featuring Veggie Butcher and Smooth Moves smoothie bar.
  • Nelson Market located on South Green inside Nelson Commons is convenient for students because of its ideal location, extended hours of operation and wide variety of products. It is within walking distance from South Green and East Green and features a robust selection of grocery items and more.

Located on the 1st Floor, Baker University Center West 82 offers a casually hip fresh food quick-stop with six unique food concepts in one great space that features plenty of indoor & outdoor seating. Ordering through our OHIO EATS app is available as well.

  • The College Greens - Salad/Soup Bar all day and a rotating Hot Bar offered Monday-Friday 11am–2pm
  • The Brick Oven - East Coast style pizza, cheesy breadsticks, soft pretzels, chicken tenders, boneless wings, and fries
  • The Deli - Made-to-order specialty sandwiches, served cold or toasted
  • Verde Blanco - Made-to-order Southwest/Mexican burritos, quesadillas, freshly cooked tortilla chips, salsas and queso
  • Sandwiches & More - Made-to-order burgers, classic hot sandwiches, fries, tots and onion petals. Hot breakfast sandwiches available all day.
  • Life is Sweet - ……Enjoy it now with our fresh baked goods and pastries that features our famous HoHo cake by the slice!

Find your favorite coffee blend, tea or studying spot. Enjoy salads, sandwiches, snacks, specialty drinks and pastries.

  • The Front Room Coffeehouse 4th Floor, Baker University Center serving Starbucks Coffee® and organic, plant-based smoothies from Live Pure
  • South Side Espresso Bar Nelson Commons, South Green serving Starbucks Coffee®
  • Café Bibliotech 2nd Floor, Alden Library serving Seattle’s Best Coffee®
  • OU-HCOM SAF Café Academic & Research Center, West Green serving Silver Bridge Coffee®
  • Café at Factory Street, Heritage College Osteopathic Medical Education Building, West Green serving Silver Bridge Coffee® and organic, plant-based smoothies from Live Pure
  • The Hungry Cat Food Truck Located on the top of Morton Hill, East Green offers authentic food truck experience featuring unique sandwiches, wraps, salads, and desserts.
  • Latitude 39 Casual Dining on the 1st Floor, Baker University Center is your gathering place for appetizers, lunch, dinner, desserts, beverages, and pre/post-game festivities. Our welcoming, pub-like atmosphere, friendly student wait staff and fresh casual menu featuring local ingredients will assure you and your group have a wonderful culinary experience.


Culinary Services is the largest student employer on campus employing more than 1,700 students in a variety of roles to ensure all of our customers receive outstanding service. We offer flexible work schedules, competitive wages, outstanding professional development opportunities and the convenience of working near where you live. Culinary Services has a nationally recognized student leader program!  Apply at 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: www.ohio.edu/equity-civil-rights/sexual-harassment-and-other-sexual-misconduct-grievance-process. 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



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 https://www.ohio.edu/facilities/emergency-management.

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)

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. 

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

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 12:00 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

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 meningitis, hepatitis B, and COVID-19 diseases.  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, hepatitis B, and COVID-19, the student chooses not to be vaccinated.  Students electing not to receive the vaccine must sign a waiver, which will be available for online 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 living opportunities (residential learning communities, honors, substance free, 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 supportive spaces to talk about concerns such 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

Ohio University 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 more information regarding the services offered to OHIO students, visit techready.ohio.edu. For help, contact the IT Service Desk or stop by the Bobcat Depot in Baker Center 112.


Insurance, Medical

Health insurance coverage is required for all registered Ohio University students. The University offers a Student Health Insurance Policy (SHIP) provided by United HealthCare Student Resources (UHCSR).

Automatic Enrollment

Domestic students registered (prior to the second week of classes) for five (5) or more Athens credit hours (includes Athens online; excludes eCampus), International students registered for 1 or more credit hours, and students registered for the Dublin and Cleveland HCOM programs will be automatically charged for the Student Health Insurance upon registration on a hard waiver basis.

Voluntary Enrollment

Voluntary enrollment requires an enrollment form to be submitted each semester during the designated Open Enrollment period. Coverage does not automatically continue. The Open Enrollment deadline is the same as the Waiver deadline.

Domestic students registered for 1-4 Athens credit hours, and regional campus students registered for 5 or more credit hours, are eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance on a voluntary basis during Open Enrollment at the beginning of each semester. International students enrolled in only regional campus courses, or are participating in OPT prior to graduation, must also voluntarily enroll in the plan.

Some graduate programs of study are not automatically charged for the Student Health Insurance. Students enrolled in these programs of study must review their student account to verify if they have been automatically charged for the student insurance. Students that have not been automatically charged for the Student Health Insurance must complete an enrollment form for the Student Health Insurance and submit it during the designated Open Enrollment period each semester.

Students experiencing a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) are eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance on a prorated basis. A QLE includes: Loss of existing coverage, Birth of child, Death, Marriage or Divorce. Coverage is available on a prorated basis from the date of the QLE until the start of our next predetermined coverage period. Students can obtain a quote for their coverage and a QLE enrollment form by contacting the Student Health Insurance department by email at studentinsurance@ohio.edu. QLE enrollments must be processed within 30 days of the QLE.

International Visiting Scholars are eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance on a voluntary basis. Scholars must email studentinsurance@ohio.edu to obtain a quote for coverage. Premium amount must be paid directly to the insurance company.

Dependents of students enrolled in the plan are eligible to enroll in the policy on a voluntary basis during the Open Enrollment periods each semester. Dependent(s) are limited to a spouse or domestic partner and children or stepchildren up to age 26. Students cannot enroll their parents in the Student Health Insurance.

Voluntary Enrollment applies to:

  • Domestic students registered for less than (5) Athens credit hours (includes Athens online; excludes eCampus)
  • Regional campus students (excludes Cleveland & Dublin HCOM students)
  • eCampus students
  • Students enrolled in a program of study that is not automatically assessed the health insurance fee
  • All Qualifying Life Event (QLE)
  • Students participating in OPT prior to graduation (not available after graduation
  • International Visiting Scholars
  • Dependents
  • Students enrolling in the Student Health Insurance after receiving an approved waiver during the same academic year

Health Insurance Hard Waiver

Students insured through an existing health insurance plan that meets the University Waiver Criteria may complete an online Waiver Application to remove the charge for the Student Health Insurance. The online Waiver Application must be submitted prior to the posted waiver deadline. Waiving the Student Health Insurance during the first semester in which a student is enrolled will remove the insurance charge for the current term and prevent the student account from being automatically charged for the Student Health Insurance for the remainder of the same academic year. If a Waiver Application is not completed by the posted deadline, the University considers the student to be uninsured, and the student will remain enrolled in the Student Health Insurance, and the premium amount will remain on the student’s University account. A Waiver Application must be completed each academic year.


The website www.Ohio.edu/Student-Insurance is updated as necessary to provide important information regarding premium amounts, coverage periods, FAQ, Policy Brochures, Enrollment forms, and Directions to create an online account with the insurance company. The website also includes step by step directions to complete the online Waiver Application, as well as the University Waiver Criteria. Questions can be directed to: StudentInsurance@ohio.edu or by phone at 740-593-1931. 


Intercollegiate Athletics

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. Walter Fieldhouse is a 93,750 square foot indoor multi-purpose pavilion that houses a 100-yard AstroTurf football field, a 4-lane practice track, golf and hitting cages and a netting system that can accommodate multiple and simultaneous events.

Visit OhioBobcats.com or follow @OhioBobcats on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for scores, highlights, and more. 


International Students

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, Grosvenor Hall 102.

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 Scholar Services (ISSS)
ISSS 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.  ISSS 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. ISSS is located in the Walter International Education Center.

International Student and Scholar Services also collaborates with campus partners including the ACE, 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)

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 initiatives include our SafeZone training, SpeakOUt panels, well-being support groups, identity-based programming, a clothing exchange program, and an annual Pride Graduation event. We support LGBTQ+ student organizations focused on the experiences of multicultural students, transgender students, STEM majors, allies, and more. Students can also reach out to the Center for help with financial emergencies or travel opportunities.

Please come visit our LGBT Center in Baker University Center 348! 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 (@OHIOLGBTCenter).



Ohio University Libraries is a catalyst for research, creativity, knowledge discovery, and student success and transformation. We empower students, faculty, and staff by providing equitable access to knowledge and expertise across all OHIO locations and programs. Athens campus facilities include Alden Library, located on the College Green, the Music & Dance Library in Glidden Hall, and the Library Annex, a high-density storage facility on the edge of town. Libraries are also integral to the regional campuses at Chillicothe, Eastern, Lancaster, Southern, and Zanesville. 


We offer a variety of opportunities for students to interact with librarians and develop their abilities to reflectively discover information, understand how information is produced and valued, and use information to create new knowledge and ethically participate in communities of learning. These opportunities include workshops, course-integrated instruction, and one-on-one research assistance with libraries and multimedia production coaches. This assistance is offered online and in person, as well as just-in-time or by appointment. Visit University Libraries’ Get Help site for details.


University Libraries’ collections are comprised of over 3.5 million volumes, including more than 1 million e-books, e-journals, and streaming media in addition to our exemplary rare, archival, special, and international materials.

University Libraries’ website serves as a gateway to the print and electronic collections available across all locations. Access to our electronic collections is available throughout the world as a current affiliate of the University using your OHIO ID and password.

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 to our campuses from over 90 other Ohio academic libraries.


We understand the important role study spaces can play in the life of the student. We strive to make all our spaces accessible, usable, and inviting. In University Libraries, students will find ample seating, group study and presentation rooms, wifi, public computing, and printing. Qualified and friendly library staff offer technology and research assistance and referrals at all our help desks.

We invite you to explore your campus library in-person and online.


Multicultural Programs

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.


MyOHIO Success Network

The MyOHIO Success Network (MOSN) serves as an information and communication hub for students, faculty and student support staff to connect with university resources. Instructors use MOSN to provide feedback on their student’s current course performance, including congratulatory “kudos” and warning “flags”. Advisors will reach out to students to assist them with any reported academic struggles and use the information to inform students of resources for academic support. Students can log in to MOSN using their OHIO University ID (email address) and password to check all the university services and get help to be successful.


OHIO Guarantee+

At Ohio University, we have long been committed to affordability, predictability and cost transparency through our OHIO Guarantee, providing level-rate tuition, housing, dining and fees locked in for 12 consecutive semesters. Now, we are taking that commitment to a whole new level with the OHIO Guarantee+ by delivering an individualized graduation plan that ensures you will graduate on time and on plan, or we will make it right, including covering the cost of additional courses if necessary. That way, you know the total cost of college from the start. Plus, we’re expanding access to alumni-only scholarships for continuing education as well as career counseling for life. It goes beyond a guaranteed price to deliver real return on your investment. It’s the OHIO Guarantee+.

The OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan supports students by co-creating customized and personalized curricular and co-curricular pathways to graduation. The implementation of this program is a four-year process which culminates in all degrees and campuses of Ohio University being included; the 2022 – 2023 academic year is the third year of the implementation phase. The Guarantee+ Graduation Plan team will provide professional advising, experiential learning, and career readiness for undergraduate students through a hub-and-spoke model.

How will you be supported?

You can expect intentional check-ins along the way as outlined in your OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan to make sure you are on track. We work together to update your plan as necessary as you explore your interests and identify new opportunities.

What is a success advisor

They are the experts at Ohio University in your degree and major interests. They help you (the student) explore academic interests, identify resources for additional information and support, and develop your graduation guarantee plans.

What is a career strategist?

Career strategists, organized by industry, provide targeted career support to develop a customized plan to achieve your post-graduation goals. They help you explore potential careers, build a network of professionals, and prepare for the job search.

What is an experience designer?

Experience designers provide support in finding, preparing for, and reflecting on opportunities to learn by doing. They strive to increase access to hands-on learning and remove barriers to allow all OHIO students to participate in experiential learning.

Which Programs have Graduation Plans for the 2022-23 academic year?

Table of Colleges with Programs Participating in Graduation Plans

Academic College


College of Arts and Sciences

All majors on Athens Campus

College of Business

All majors on Athens Campus

College of Fine Arts

All majors on Athens Campus

College of Health Sciences and Professions

All majors on Athens Campus

Honors Tutorial College

English, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences

International Studies

All majors on Athens Campus

Patton College of Education

All majors on Athens Campus

Regional Higher Education

Communication Studies

Russ College of Engineering and Technology

All majors on Athens Campus

Scripps College of Communication

All majors on Athens Campus

University College

All majors on Athens Campus


Ombudsperson Office

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


Police, Ohio University

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 twenty-eight (28) 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 to its patrol officers, the department also has four (4) full-time detectives, and two (2) explosive detection canines. 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.


Registrar, University

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.


Residential Mail Services

Students in university residence hall are provided quality mail services via dedicated mailing centers located on each residential green (West Green: Ryors Hall, East Green: Jefferson Hall, and South Green: Mackinnon Hall). Mailing centers provide centralized processing for USPS, UPS, and FedEx deliveries. Students receive electronic notifications when packages/mail are available for pick-up. Smart-locker technology provides convenient and contactless package delivery options to accommodate student schedules. For additional information on mail service offerings and mail center hours, please visit www.ohio.edu/mail.


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. 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

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

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.


Survivor Advocacy Program

The Survivor Advocacy Program (SAP) at OHIO provides support and advocacy services to student survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, 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 Hotline Response.
-Accompaniment to hospital for SANE/SAFE exams.

SAP is located in Lindley Hall (041). We accept drop in and scheduled appointments. We can be reached via our 24/7 hotline at 740-597-SAFE (7233) or by email at survivor.advocacy@ohio.edu. You can also book an appointment online using our Bookings link found on our website: https://www.ohio.edu/survivor/about-sap/advocates

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


Transportation & Parking Services (TPS)

Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services (TPS) is committed to providing safe, reliable, and accessible transportation and parking resources to support the campus community.


TPS offers several permit options to meet student parking needs. All students are encouraged to register their vehicle with TPS via the Parking Account Portal at www.ohio.edu/transportation-parking prior to utilizing campus parking resources.

Residential Students: A limited number of residential overnight permits are available to students residing in university residence halls.

Commuter Students: Students living outside of a certain walking radius of campus may be eligible to obtain commuter permits for daily parking needs.

Student parking permits are requested/awarded through an annual request process via the Parking Account Portal and require payment at the time of permit issuance. For more information on permit types, eligibility, request dates and pricing, please contact the TPS Customer Care Center at 740-593-1917 or tps@ohio.edu or refer to the Student Permit section of the TPS website.

Hourly Parking: Campus provides a variety of hourly, pay-by-space and metered parking options to accommodate guests. Users can download the Parkmobile app for a contactless hourly parking experience.

Electric Vehicle Charging: Public charging stations are available to support electric vehicle owners/operators. Charging fees apply.

Campus Transit Services 

TPS offers several transit resources to connect students to campus, local, and regional travel destinations. For additional program details, service hours and system announcements, please visit the Transit Services section of the TPS website. Transit users are encouraged to download the DoubleMap app to track campus transit services in real-time.

CATS: Daily Campus Shuttles: Free fixed-loop shuttle service for students, faculty, staff, and university guests which travels to multiple destinations throughout campus.

CATS Late Night: Evening & Weekend Shuttles: Free on-demand transit service for students, faculty, and staff servicing designated campus stop locations. Riders are encouraged to schedule rides in advance.

Bobcat Pass: Athens Public Transit: Partnership between Ohio University and the City of Athens enabling students, faculty, and staff to ride Athens Public Transit buses free using their university ID cards for unlimited fare travel. Scheduled routes include access from campus to Athens shopping destinations and surrounding communities.

CATCAB: Accessible Transit: Free para-transit service to assist students, faculty, and staff with mobility limitations through providing door-to-door transportation utilizing fully accessible vehicles. Services campus locations & up to one-mile driving distance from the center of campus (Baker University Center). Service registration required.

Airport Shuttle Services: Transit service to the Columbus International Airport (CMH) is available for students through daily, low-fare Go Bus route offerings. On-demand, year-round shuttle service arrangements can be made as needed through TPS. Fees vary based on dates/times of travel. 

Alternative Transportation: It is easy to travel to and around Ohio University by means other than single-occupancy vehicles. Campus boasts a variety of biking, pedestrian, and shared mobility resources to support local/regional access.

Transportation and Parking Services (TPS)
Phone: 740-593-1917 (Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
Text: 740-593-4040
E-mail: tps@ohio.edu
Web: www.ohio.edu/transportation-parking
Twitter: @OUTransParking


University Accessibility, Office for

For 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 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


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

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 military-affiliated students, faculty, 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 to have received the Ohio Collegiate Purple Star award, being recognized as a Military Friendly® university for the eleventh year in a row, maintained our “Best of Vets” ranking, 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 fourth consecutive year, Ohio University has achieved a Top 10 Tier-2 Research Institution ranking by 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- Veteran Readiness and Employment, 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.

We 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


Well-Being and Recreation

University Well-Being and Recreation includes strives to establish a comprehensive and holistic support for student well-being through activities and engagement with Campus Recreation, Health Promotion and Student Health Insurance.

Campus Recreation provides quality, inclusive recreation experiences designed to positively impact the intellectual and personal development of OHIO students and the vitality of the OHIO community by delivering a fully integrated recreation experience that elevates the transformative impact of Ohio University.

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 skating, the Ping Center, group fitness classes and various fitness events, the climbing wall, outdoor tennis courts.  The Golf Course, Intramural and Club Sports, adventure trips, Bird Arena Hockey league, recreational ice skating, 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. Activities include lap and recreational swimming, and swim lessons programs for all ages and abilities.

Bird Ice Arena is an indoor facility that features an illuminated 190–by–85–foot ice. The ice rink offers skate rentals, skate sharpening, and a viewing lounge. Bird Arena serves as 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, broomball, learn–to–skate programs, and figure skating.

The Ping Center showcases a 36–foot–high, double–sided climbing wall, five basketball/volleyball courts, two multipurpose courts, a four–lane running track and racquetball courts. The Ping Center also features a large free weight room and function fitness space. Additionally, a cardio room and cardio lookout provide various options for equipment, cable machines, stair climbers, treadmills, ellipticals and various cardio equipment. The Ping Center also provides a spacious group fitness and F45 studio.

The Golf and Tennis Center is open March through November and offers of a nine–hole, par–35 golf course, putting green, four indoor tennis courts, and six outdoor tennis courts. A 40–foot tent, covers the indoor courts allowing play in all weather. Amenities at the clubhouse include select golf retail, concessions and private lessons for both golf and tennis.  An illuminated 300–yard driving range is located on West State Street and can accommodate approximately 30 golfers. 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 intramural and club sports. Further, Walter Fieldhouse provides opportunities for special events and community activities.

The Well-Being & Fitness Program offers more than 30 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, Women & Weights, and personalized fitness programs.  New for 2021, F45 Training memberships will be available at a reduced rate, along with well-being coaching and webinars, and an inclusive well-being and de-stress series at no cost. For all current offerings and schedules, visit https://www.ohio.edu/recreation/well-being.

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.  For all Outdoor Pursuit activities and schedules, visit https://www.ohio.edu/recreation/outdoor.

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.  If you want to join a club, or get more information, visit https://www.ohio.edu/recreation/club-sports.

Intramural Sports are scheduled sports leagues or events between Ohio University students, faculty, and staff who create teams together or participate as individuals.  Choose from dozens of recreational sports and special events that are hosted each semester.  All sports and activities are offered in “competitive” or “recreational” groupings depending on interest and skill level and are all aimed at being active and enjoying recreational sports with other Bobcats!  For more information about offerings and registering for a membership, visit https://www.ohio.edu/recreation/intramural.

The Office of Health Promotion provides programs and services aimed to foster community well-being and help Bobcats be healthy and stay healthy.  The Health Promotion team offers health information, peer-to-peer health education, and programs and workshops addressing violence prevention, harm reduction, alcohol and substance abuse, and general health awareness and education.  For more information, or to request a workshop, visit https://www.ohio.edu/health-promotion.


Women’s Center

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 from 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, body image programming, International Women’s Coffee Hours, Women’s History Month programming, public lectures, and film showings.

The Center offers resources, including lactation rooms and workshops for student groups. Please visit the Center’s website at www.ohio.edu/diversity/womens-center for more information. The Women’s Center is located in Baker University Center at Room 403. Follow us on social media @OHIOWomenCenter or email us at womenscenter@ohio.edu.