Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Your Community Ambassadors

Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services (OCCSS) welcomes you to the University District neighborhood!

OCCSS works directly with community residents! Community Ambassadors are Ohio State students employed by OCCSS who live off-campus and build community and deliver important safety and living information to the residents of the off-campus neighborhood. Keep a look out for your Community Ambassadors who will help you have a fun and safe off-campus experience on your street this year. If you have questions, please email the Community Ambassador Student Supervisors, Tim Cho or Aryell Alkire.

Off-Campus Monthly Newsletter

We always want to make sure off-campus students knows what’s happening in their community. Every month during the school year, we send out our Off-Campus Monthly Newsletter to students living off campus. The newsletter features useful on- and off-campus resources, upcoming events and more. If you are not receiving a newsletter or would like to join the mailing list, contact us today.

Your Neighborhood Events and Initiatives

The Community Ambassadors strive to build community, increase safety, and create an extraordinary student experience. They are able to do this in a variety of ways including outreach to residents, holding events for off-campus students and creating Neighborhood Projects to better the community. To learn more about the Neighborhood Projects, and see upcoming events, click “Community Events”.


Here are your current Community Abassadors: 

Ashley Gentis- W 9th Ave & W. 10th Ave

Bella Scharff- E 11th Ave & Chittenden Ave

Brooke Leonard- E 14th Ave & E 15th Ave

Dominique Favre- E 16th Ave, E 17th Ave & E 18th Ave

Ethan Marton- N 4th Street (13th Ave to Iuka)

Faye Zhao- W Lane Ave & W Norwich Ave

Linna Zhao- E Northwood Ave & E Oakland Ave

Olivia Newbold- E Lane Ave & E Norwich Ave