Health, Safety and Well-being Updates

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

Off-campus Community Crime Map


Screengrab illustrating the Off-Campus 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.

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Before traveling for break, be sure to take items of value home and record serial numbers of your devices. Lock all doors and windows. Students can obtain free safety devices for their homes, including window and door alarms as well as light timers. Disconnect electrical extensions. If something is missing when you return, alert the police immediately. Additional safety resources are available on the Department of Public Safety website.

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With shorter days and evenings staying darker, avoid distractions and be aware of your surroundings. Wear bright and reflective clothing. Dress to be seen, and protect your head.

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The Ohio State University is enhancing safety and security resources on and around the Columbus campus. These enhancements, led by Acting President Peter Mohler, are part of the university’s ongoing, holistic review of safety for students, faculty and staff.

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Whether you live on or off campus, safety should always be a priority. Never let unknown persons into your home.  On campus, prevent “tailgating” into residence halls by making sure individuals behind you use their own BuckID for entrance.  In this Safety Spotlight, OSUPD’s Lieutenant Marjorie Rizalvo discusses what you can do to add another layer of security to your home.

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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.