Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center


Guiding Students to Wellness

The Guiding Students to Wellness workshop is a 2.5 hour training (10 minute break in the middle) designed specifically for faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students at The Ohio State University. Participants will learn the skills needed to effectively guide students to wellness through active listening, Motivational Interviewing, goal-setting and best-referral practices. Participants will learn and practice tangible skills to help students access wellness-related resources on Ohio State's campus, specifically highlighting nutrition/food insecurity, mental health, sexual violence and financial wellness. Throughout the workshop, there will be multiple opportunities to ask questions and practice scenarios to help participants become more confident in assisting students in need. The training ends with goal-setting and a final reflection.

Open sessions for Spring 2021:

Thursday, March 25, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Wednesday, May 5, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Register for Guiding Students to Wellness


Recovery is Spoken Here

The Student Life Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), in partnership with the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery (HECAOD), is excited to offer Recovery is Spoken Here trainings for faculty, staff and students. Our aim is to foster an environment where students in or seeking recovery feel accepted by their peers, are empowered to live genuinely, feel comfortable asking for help and are celebrated by the Ohio State community. By becoming a Recovery Ally, you are declaring to students in or seeking recovery that you embody these ideals. This 2 hour training is led by a CRC staff member, CRC student or a trained Recovery Ally. Each training will covers, high level overview of addiction and recovery, addiction and recovery on campus, recovery friendly language, how to connect students with the CRC and ways to get involved as a Recovery Ally.

Open Sessions for Spring 2021:

Wednesday, March 31, 9 - 11 a.m.

Thursday, April 15, 3 - 5 p.m.

Monday, May 10, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Register for Recovery Ally Training


For more faculty and staff engagement opportunities or to schedule a private workshop for your team, please email Jordan Helcbergier,


Due to university and state COVID-19 guidelines regarding events and gatherings, all workshops will be virtual for Spring 2021.