Health, Safety and Well-being Resources

President Carter is committed to helping every Buckeye thrive, and the university takes a holistic approach to supporting the health, safety and well-being of the Ohio State community.

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Ohio State News Alert

Stay informed

Ohio State News Alerts provide timely information on matters related to students, faculty and staff at the university. All Buckeyes receive updates at their university email address, and parents, families and community members are encouraged to sign up to receive alerts via text message.

More health, safety and well-being tips

Getting around campus

Keep safety in mind

Look out for your fellow Buckeyes. When traveling on campus, keep your eyes up and your earbuds out. Use the crosswalk. Scooter riders should stay in the road and park scooters next to a bike rack or in designated scooter parking zones.
Safety

Become a student Campus Service Officer

Learn how you can be an extra set of eyes and ears to help keep the campus community safe. Campus Service Officers are non-sworn positions filled by student staff who work in pairs to patrol on campus in marked vehicles and report suspicious activity.
Safety Resources

Free safety app for Ohio State community 

Rave Guardian allows you to select a virtual guardian to follow you via GPS tracking, using a destination-based timer. If time expires, your virtual guardian will be alerted and encouraged to make appropriate follow-up. The app also includes faster delivery of Buckeye Alerts and safety notices via push notifications.