Health, Safety and Well-being Updates

President Johnson is committed to helping all Buckeyes thrive. View the latest updates and learn about the university’s holistic approach to enhancing the health, safety and well-being of Ohio State’s campus communities.

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If you are a student whose cellphone number is already in BuckeyeLink, or a faculty or staff member whose mobile number is already in Workday, you are automatically registered for the Buckeye Alert text messaging system. Faculty, staff and students also have the ability to register up to two additional cellphone numbers to receive these notifications. These numbers can belong to parents, spouses or anyone else you wish to include. You may also opt in to receive notifications from multiple Ohio State campuses.

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More Health, Safety and Well-being Updates

Before you travel for break, be sure to take items of value home, including money, credit cards and IDs. Students can obtain free safety devices for their homes, including window and door alarms as well as light timers. 

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Lyft Ride Smart at Ohio State offers eligible students discounted rides from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. inside the university-designated service area. For those new to the program, Ohio State will contribute $6.50 per ride, and the remainder will be paid by the rider. Prices may be impacted by distance, traffic, time of day, special events and prime time surcharges.

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The Ohio State University is preparing for additional snowfall this week, and the university community should plan to allow extra time for traveling to class and work. 

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Your safety is the university's top priority. As spring semester begins, always be alert, aware of your surroundings and walk with a friend when possible. Visit Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety website for more safety tips.

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Stay informed of crime reports in your neighborhood by visiting the Community Crime Map. The Community Crime Map consists of statistics from the Columbus Division of Police and shows off-campus crime reports. Ohio State has pre-programmed the map to a one-mile radius to include the crime reports from the most recent 7-day period. The default crime categories are predetermined by LexisNexis. Users also can set up customized email alerts.

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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.