Social, Wellness and Student Life

There is more to graduate school than the pursuit of an advanced degree.

Network and socialize with fellow graduate students, including those from outside your field. Engage in a pursuit that you find challenging or gives back to the community. Take care of yourself physically and emotionally.

Graduate Student Guide

The Graduate Student Guide provides resources on starting out as a graduate student to completing you degree and everything in between.

Council of Graduate Students

CGS is the official branch of student government representing every Ohio State graduate student.

Student Wellness Center

Support and resources for students taking steps toward a healthier and more successful life.

Wellness Center Student Wellness Guide

Additional Resources

Arts and Culture

Find out about the great art galleries, museums, and year-round performing arts events on campus and downtown at venues such as the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Arts and Culture


The Ohio State University Child Care Program provides early education for the children of university students, faculty and staff.

Ohio State University 

Code of Student Conduct

The code of student conduct protects the core mission of the university. fosters student development, and promotes a safe, secure learning environment.

Student Conduct

Counseling and Consultation Service

Counseling professionals who understand the concerns graduate students have balancing academics, work, and personal lives; finances, graduate school culture, and career decisions.

Counseling and Counsultation Service

Disability Services

Student Life Disability Services now offers electronic accommodation letters, online exam scheduling requests, and instructor course management features through our new online portal, AIM. Ohio College2Careers aims for students with disabilities to have the support they need to meet their academic and career goals.

Disability Services

Fitness and Recreational Sports

Ohio State has some of the best recreational and fitness facilities and services available in the nation.

Recreational Sports

Health Insurance

The university provides comprehensive health insurance to graduate students as a mean of encouraging health and wellness.

Student Health Insurance

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

ODI supports the recruitment, retention, and success of students, faculty, and staff who enhance the diversity of Ohio State. Graduate student-specific programming featured.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Institutional Equity

Ohio State centralized office for preventing and responding to complaints of discrimination and harassment. It also oversees Buckeyes ACT, the university’s comprehensive plan to combat sexual misconduct and relationship violence.

Office of Institutional Equity

Office of International Affairs

We recognize that international students face unique challenges, and to that end, the Graduate School and the Office of International Affairs offer services to help. International students in need of assistance are advised to contact the Office of International Affairs.

Ohio Union Activities Board

Programming and activities developed by the Graduate and Professional Student Committee and supported by student fees.

OUAB Grad/Prof

Safe Ride

Safe Ride provides safe transportation across campus. Any university student, faculty, or staff member may request a Safe Ride.

Safe Ride

Scarlet and Gray Financial

The financial lives of graduate students are complicated. Peer coaching, workshops, and online resources.

Scarlet and Gray Financial

Student Organizations

There are over 1,200 student organizations at Ohio State. Many are specifically for graduate students, and you can start your own.

Student Organizations

Suicide Prevention

Get help now. Someone is here for you.

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