The Bias Assessment and Response Team (BART) will receive, monitor, refer, and, as necessary, coordinate university responses to hate and bias-related incidents that impact all or a significant portion of the university community. Incidents may involve bias or hate grounded in race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, age, or disability that occur within the university community. BART is not intended to replace or subordinate any existing processes for reporting and addressing acts of discrimination, harassment, or violence, including but not limited to processes of the Office of Human Resources, OSU Police, and Office of Student Judicial Affairs.
We provide counseling and consultation to currently enrolled students. We also work with spouses/partners of students who are covered by the Comprehensive Student Health Insurance. We offer counseling and therapy to help you address personal, mental health, academic, and career concerns. Both individual and group counseling are available. In counseling, we work together to help you develop more personal awareness and the skills needed to overcome problems and help you grow and develop in ways that allow you to take advantage of the educational opportunities at the university.
The Multicultural Center (MCC) is a department within the Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University that offers several hundred programs a year focused on teaching students the kinds of personal and interpersonal skills necessary to be most effective in an interculturally diverse world. The MCC intercultural model is one that welcomes all community members to all events while at the same time supporting and celebrating specific constituency groups (including African American, Asian American, American Indian/Indigenous, Hispanic/Latin@, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Women, Men and Faith communities).
REACH is the OSU Suicide Prevention Training Program designed to help the OSU community prevent suicide by teaching faculty, staff and students how to: Recognize warning signs; Engage with empathy; Ask directly about suicide; Communicate hope; Help suicidal individuals to access care and treatment. The training lasts approximately 60 to 90 minutes, following which participants receive certificates verifying their completion of the program.
The Ohio State University Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Alumni Society promotes the best interests of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender alumni and students of The Ohio State University. The Society sponsors a scholarship program, social events for students and alumni and collaborates with community organizations regularly to promote awareness and education of GLBT issues.
Promote the wellness of OSU students and their communities. "Wellness" is an active, ongoing process which involves becoming aware of and taking steps towards a healthier, happier, successful life. We strive to provide the preeminent services at The Ohio State University that enhance the wellness of students and their communities.