Office of Student Life

About Us

The Office of Student Life Student Wellness Center provides services to currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate, and professional students while supporting faculty and staff in their efforts to promote and support student wellness.

Through individual coaching, group workshops, outreach programming and assessment, we educate and support on topics including but not limited to:

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
  • Recovery from substance use disorder
  • Body Image
  • Nutrition
  • Financial Literacy
  • Mental Health
  • Resiliency
  • Safer Sex
  • Violence Prevention

Our Mission

The Student Wellness Center collaborates with faculty, staff, students and community partners to create an inclusive culture of wellness. Student Wellness Center professional staff and peer educators empower undergraduate, graduate and professional students to overcome barriers and reach their full potential through evidence-based holistic wellness awareness, training, education and coaching.

Our Vision

To be the preeminent leader in providing inclusive wellness programs and services that promote life-long well-being.

Our Values

Advocacy: We serve and support all students in taking steps toward holistic well-being when navigating barriers. We also contribute to the development of university policies and procedures to improve community well-being

Collaboration: We work with students and partners from our community to develop programs, services and policies that support holistic student wellness. 

Inclusion: We commit to students' sense of belonging through deliberate efforts aiming to ensure that all students feel welcomed, respectfully heard and empowered.

Empowerment: We prepare and equip students to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to live out their personal definition of well-being while actively becoming wellness leaders and role models in their communities.

Equity: We advocate and work actively to challenge and respond to barriers that students may experience on campus that influences their ability to thrive.

Evidence-Informed: We assimilate and recognize the importance of evidence and data from peer-reviewed research. We also recognize that several overlapping systems of oppression have resulted in data that is not inclusive of all bodies and experiences; thus, we use the best available evidence from research, experience and practice to inform college health promotion efforts and policies.

Student-Driven: We rely on the voice of students in all that we do. We engage students by involving them in our work, assessing their needs, and incorporating their feedback in order to best serve the Ohio State community.