The Ohio State University Off-Campus Housing Network

 The Ohio State Off-Campus Housing Network 
 

Every year, thousands of students look to move into off-campus rental properties. Most have never faced the challenge of finding a new place to live and are confronted with numerous options and choices.  

Ohio State is committed to helping students make informed decisions through The Ohio State University Off-Campus Housing Network. The Ohio State University Off-Campus Housing Network is a collaboration among The Ohio State University, Student Legal Services, property owners, and a number of City of Columbus departments, including police, fire, Public Safety, and Code Enforcement.

This new and innovative program is designed to support an iconic residential experience in the off-campus area.

The Ohio State University Off-Campus Housing Network establishes certain criteria for off-campus property owners. Those property owners that commit to meeting these criteria will be considered in-network. In-network status is provided to property owners who commit to and uphold specific criteria. Students and families will have access to information about in-network property owners to help them make informed decisions about off-campus living options.  

In-network properties are not endorsed or guaranteed by The Ohio State University or its network collaborators. Rather, being in-network provides students and their families with the information that these property owners have committed to the criteria required to be part of The Ohio State University Off-Campus Housing Network.  

We recognize students can be faced with difficult decisions about where to live off campus. Willie J. Young, Sr. Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement (OCCSE) in the Office of Student Life is committed to assisting students to make the most of their off-campus experience. Through education and outreach, OCCSE aims to help inform students who are searching for and establishing a home off campus. Our goal is to provide students and their families with information so they may be knowledgeable consumers as they make housing choices.