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Social, Wellness, 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

Council of Graduate Students

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

Student Organizations

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

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. From orientation to commencement, Disability Services ...

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.

Scarlet and Gray Financial

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

Suicide Prevention

Get help now. Someone is here for you.

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.

Student Wellness Center

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

Fitness and Recreational Sports

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

Arts and Culture

Find out about the great art galleries, museums, and year-round performing arts performances on campus and downtown.

Ohio Union Activities Board

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

Safe Ride

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

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.

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.

Health Insurance

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


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


Student employees are eligible to participate and pay into a state retirement plan—OPERS or STRS—or may choose to opt out of participating in retirement. Students also have access to supplemental retirement plans.