University District Resource Hub

Personal Safety & Home Resources

Safety Resources  Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety provides many tips and procedures on how students can stay safe in their environment 
OSU Department of Public Safety Emergency & non-emergency contact information for all Ohio State University Campuses
Columbus Division of Police Emergency & non-emergency contact information for the Columbus Division of Police 
Columbus Division of Fire Emergency & non-emergency contact information for the Columbus Division of Fire
Safety Devices Pick up free safety devices (personal safety devices & home security devices) from 3106 Ohio Union
Buckeye Block Watch  Ohio State has started offering patrols who walk around campus to help provide an extra layer of safety for off-campus locations 
Lyft Ride Smart at Ohio State  Students can register for discounted lyft rides through Ohio State that are offered during the designated time blocks.  
Sexual Assault Support Resources  The sexual misconduct response and prevention engagement at Ohio State provides supportive resources to students who have endured or are currently supporting someone who has endured sexual assault.  
Crime and Safety Notices 

The Buckeye Alert System is a multi-modal, emergency notification system that includes nearly two dozen communication methods. Buckeye Alerts, often sent via text message, are issued when it is determined that the campus community needs to take immediate action to remain safe. 

Student Advocacy Center 

The Student Advocacy Center is committed to helping students work their way through whatever obstacles may present themselves while at the university 

Hazing Reporting Information  The Ohio State University is committed to promoting a safe and healthy campus environment for all members of our campus community that is free from all forms of hazing 
Get to Know Your Smoke Detector  

2-minute educational video about smoke detectors  via The Ohio State Univeristy Fire Safety Program 

Carbon Monoxide Safety  

Agricultural Safety and Health Program information on carbon monoxide alarms, how they work, and how to prevent CO poisoning

Cooking Safety   Learn how to cook with caution and how to properly deal with fire in the kitchen 
Electrical Safety   Learn some tips on ways to ensure electrical safety around your home 
Fire Safety  Columbus' public resource for fire safety education  
iGrad   Financial literacy course for Ohio State students  
Apartment Deep Cleaning Checklist   PDF Checklist for apartment cleaning  

Parking Resources 

How to apply for residential parking permit   6-minute video about how to apply for a residential parking permit  
University District Parking Plan   Learn about the City's University District Parking Plan, including how to apply for a City Parking Permit
CampusParc Learn about On-campus parking options, parking rates, how to purchase a permit, including how to renew existing permits for the following semester  
Street Sweeping 

Find your neighborhood street sweeping scheudle to sign up for reminders and avoid getting your car towed

Park Columbus Mobile App

Learn about the ParkColumbus Mobile Payment Application and how you can utilize this service to pay for parking throughout Columbus

City and Community Resources  

Columbus 311  

Centralized customer service center and mobile application for City of Columbus residents. Utilize 311 to submit lighting outages, pothole maintenance requests, and more. 
Neighborhood Solutions Guidebook   Developed by the Weinland Park Collaborative for the University District, the guide gives residents a step-by-step approach to problem properties and difficult neighbors in the University District.  
Rights and Responsibilities 

Resources on the rights and responsibilities of a tenant living off-campus 

Lease Reviews   Service for Ohio State students to learn rights and responsibilities as a renter  
City of Columbus Schedules Annual Special Bulk Trash Pickups In OSU Area  The City of Columbus will provide 12 free bulk trash drop-off locations for The Ohio State University area, the most densely populated area in Columbus with close to 50,000 residents 
City Noise Ordinance   Information about appropriate noise levels permitted in the community based on city ordinaces 
 City Zoning Ordinance   Information about prohibited uses and activities based on city ordinances. This includes information about upholstered furniture being prohibited on porches and balconies
Experience Columbus Experience Columbus is your guide to the Columbus community, offering events, things to do, restaurants, and neighborhood specific information
Univerisity District Organization Learn more about the off-campus neighborhood, the University District, and everything that this community has to offer

University & Academic Resources

Student Legal Services 

Primary legal resource for Ohio State students in need of legal advice, or representation.   Check out thier Off-Campus Housing Video Series here.

SL Jobs Board  Learn about the Office of Student Life and all the different types of jobs/experience Ohio State has to offer for students
Office of International Affairs: Employment  International students can procure different types of employment depending on their visa status, including on-campus employment, Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Academic Training. Students are encouraged to further browse the side menu for more detailed information
Buckeye Careers  Buckeye Careers is a university-wide initiative designed to support students throughout their professional development, with a focus on connecting them with local, national, and global organizations
Buckeye Food Alliance Buckeye Food Alliance is Ohio State's non-profit, student-run food pantry, serving any student that struggles with food insecurity
Student Advocacy Student advocacy is committmed to helping students navigate Ohio State's structure and resolving issues that they encounter throughout their time at the univeristy 
Student Activities  Learn about the +1,400 student organizations, immersive service trips, and initiatives to serve locally
Suicide Prevention  Learn about suicide prevention programs and resources available to students 
Student Conduct  Student Conduct protects student rights; fosters a safe and secure educational environment; upholds the standards of the community; establishes accountability for student choices; maintains an equitable process that promotes mutual respect; and assists in the development of students into productive citizens. 
Dennis Learning Center  The Dennis Learning Center supports the academic success of all Ohio State students through elective courses, individual academic coaching, group workshops and scientific research 

Younkin Success Center

The Younkin Success Center functions as a hub for services related to student success. Some Younkin resources include free tutoring, space reservations, commuter lockers and study spaces.