Off-Campus Housing Excellence Program - Partners

What is the Off-Campus Housing Excellence Program?

The Off-Campus Housing Excellence Program is a comprehensive Student Life initiative designed to improve the quality of off-campus life, enhance the vibrancy of the University District, and create an extraordinary off-campus experience.

Who is eligible to participate?

Any landlord who is registered with our department and owns and/or manages property within the University District boundaries (Arcadia Ave. to 5th Ave., and Olentangy River to the railroad tracks), is eligible to participate in the program.

As a participant of the Off-Campus Housing Excellence Program, what are the benefits that my company will receive?

  • Free registration for all properties within the University District for the first 12 months as a program participant
  • Free home walk-throughs of University District properties by representatives from Ohio State and Columbus Division of Fire who will provide safety, security, and sustainability recommendations
  • Discounted registration for all University District properties that have completed home walk-throughs in subsequent years
  • The Buckeye Excellence Level rating will accompany your property advertisement on the Housing Search for 12 months following the home walk-through
  • Access to all other benefits of registering with our department, such as invitations to Landlord Roundtables, Off-Campus Living Expos, newsletters, and more!

If my company elects to participate, what are our responsibilities?

To receive the benefits of participation in The Off-Campus Housing Excellence Program, your company will be expected to partner by being present and open to recommendations. The specific expectations of participants can be found on the documents bar on the right of this page.

For students:

Any Ohio State student renting in the University District can request a home walk-through any time throughout the entire calendar year. If you are a student and you would like to learn more about the program and schedule your free home walk-through, visit and select the best time and date that works for you.