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The Office of Student Life

The Office of Student Life is dedicated to creating a holistic and supportive educational experience for Ohio State University students. The staff, programs, and services are designed to help students transition into and through college and prepare them for a lifetime of learning and contribution to a global society. The Office of Student Life provides opportunities that complement the academic curricula and help students overcome obstacles. We operate many of the programs and services of daily life, including housing, dining, recreation, student organizations, health care, counseling, and career development.

The Office of Student Life seeks to ensure that each student has a healthful and safe environment, supportive living conditions, appropriate counsel and assistance, multiple opportunities to develop leadership and citizenship skills, and experiences that lead to greater appreciation of diverse peoples and cultures, as well as opportunities to socialize, relax, and have fun.

The Office of Student Life includes:

21 student support departments

BuckID • Career Connection • Center for Student Leadership and Service • Counseling and Consultation Service • Disability Services • Multicultural Center • Off-Campus Student Services • The Ohio Union and Student Activities • Parent and Family Relations • Recreational Sports • Recreational Sports Learning • Student Advocacy Center • Student Health Insurance Program • Student Health Services • Student Housing Legal Clinic • Student Judicial Affairs • Student Life Orientation • Student Wellness Center • University Catering • University Residences and Dining Services • The Younkin Success Center

Nine administrative departments

Conference Services • Office of the Vice President for Student Life • Student Life Development • Student Life Facility Management and Logistics • Student Life Fiscal Support Services • Student Life Human Resources • Student Life Information Technology • Student Life Marketing and Communications • Student Life Research and Assessment

Four affiliated departments

The Blackwell Inn • Drake Performance and Event Center • The Fawcett Center • The Jerome Schottenstein Center

If you have questions: Please contact a staff member.


The Ohio State Fund for Student Life

Fund Number: 302941

To support overall operation of the department of Student Life & to provide funds for programs, initiatives or events at the discretion of the VP for Student Life.

Buck-I-Serv Program

Fund Number: 312757

Help support, expand, and improve the Alternative Breaks program which are weeklong service trips to cities outside of Columbus that focus on specific social justice topics

Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program Fund

Fund Number: 312516

Support the development of a leadership program to benefit growth of promising student leaders

Friends of the Ohio Union

Fund Number: 303821

Support the overall operation and activities of the Ohio Union, used to enhance current programs and services as well as create new and innovative initiatives

Office for Disability Services

Fund Number: 303467

Funds Will be Used to Support Services and Programming Activities for Students with Disabilities

The Greek Affairs Education Fund

Fund Number: 602734

Established March 2, 1979, by undergraduate and alumni members of the University's social fraternities and sororities, the chapters' national organizations, parents and friends of the interfraternity system. Income supports the Greek Affairs office activ ities.

The Longaberger Student Diversity Leadership Fund

Fund Number: 644312

Established July 11, 2003 by The Longaberger Foundation. Income supports diversity retreats, particularly multi-day workshops, to connect student leaders of multi-cultural backgrounds with in-depth exploration of challenges/ opportunities presented by a diverse society and to explore their own attitudes/assumptions

Margaret Herlan Busch Student Assistance Fund

Fund Number: 310216

Student Assistance Fund

The Office of Student Affairs Multicultural Center

Fund Number: 311592

For ongoing Programming for the Multicultural Center

Ohio Union Capital Campaign

Fund Number: 311179

Used for the Renovation/Replacement of The Ohio Union Plant Fund use 830314 54493

Recreation Sports Discretionary Fund

Fund Number: 306366

Used at the discretion of the Director of Recreational Sports for departmental uses.

Adapted Recreational Sports

Fund Number: 308161

To Assist Funding for Program Activities and Equipment Name Changed 6/96

Adventure Recreation Center

Fund Number: 311836

Used to Support Enhancements to the Adventure Recreation Center Site as well as other Related Recreational Sports Facilities

African American Student Services Support Fund

Fund Number: 312071

Support Programmatic Thrusts to Bring African American Culture to the University and Greater Columbus Community; Support Student Support Activities

African American Heritage Festival

Fund Number: 310799

To Support the Annual African American Heritage Festival

Alcohol Awareness Program

Fund Number: 307638

Provide support for OSU's comprehensive alcohol abuse prevention plan: student/faculty involvement, education, assessment, social norms marketing, & responsible hospitality

American Indian Student Services Development Fund

Fund Number: 304008

Development Donations for American Indian Student Services

Asian American Student Services

Fund Number: 309197

To Support the Asian American Student Services Office in its Effort to Provide Programming, Services, Research, Student Financial Aid and Advocacy

Barbie Tootle Ohio Union Room Construction

Fund Number: 312518

Funds will be used to support the construction and furnishings for the Barbie Tootle in the Ohio Union 840044-54505

The Charles W. Medick Memorial Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 604825

Established July 8, 1983, from the estate of Evelyn Neer Medick. Income provides undergraduate scholarships, with preference to the sightless.

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