Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Recovery Month: September 1 - 8

Individuals who are in need of accommodations to attend one of our events, such as live captioning, can request by emailing Brendan Greisberger. Typically, 10 days notice will allow us to provide seamless access. 


Wednesday, August 31

#WeSeeYou: Let's Give a Hand! - Campaign Kick-Off Program

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

West Plaza, Ohio Union

Contact: Brandon Horton (


The purpose of this campaign is to inform and empower Ohio State students, faculty and staff about the significance of International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). This tabling event will create a space for students to enhance their creative and emotional wellness, in which students will have the opportunity to place their hand in purple paint and place it on a long banner to be symbolic of recognizing and supporting individuals who may have experienced an overdose in any form, or who may be in or seeking recovery.


Carry Naloxone. Save a Life!

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

RPAC Meeting Room 3 / Registration Link

Contact: Brandon Horton (


The "Carry Naloxone. Save a Life" training provides participants with information on how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose, administer the opioid overdose reversal drug, Naloxone, and educate the importance of harm reduction and its concepts. The training is designed for students, staff and faculty who are interested in possibly saving a life, in case of an emergency.


ADAMH: International Overdose Awareness Day Event

12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

St. Stephens Community House, 1500 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43219


August 31 is a day of observation for International Overdose Awareness Day.

Ohio’s Overdose Awareness Day was established in 2021 by Senate Bill 30 and aims to raise public awareness and remember the lives lost to the ongoing national opioid epidemic.



Friday, September 1

"Anonymous Sister (2023)" with Filmaker Visit

Director: Jamie Boyle

7:00 p.m.

Gateway Film Center | 1550 N. High St., Columbus OH, 04101

Tickets for this Event are Available Here

Contact: Gateway Film Center - 614.259.7182


An eye-opening look at what it means to suffer, to survive, and to experience life in all of its pain and beauty. Two-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jamie Boyle turns the camera on her own family when her mother and sister become dependent on opioids. Drawing upon footage shot for over 30 years, Boyle creates a poignant and timely study of the deadliest man-made epidemic in United States history.



Tuesday, September 5

Celebrate Recovery with Buckeye Paws

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Oval, Northwest Quadrant

Contact: Mackenzie Hogan (


Join us out on the oval to meet the BuckeyePaws dogs and learn more about how Ohio State celebrates Recovery on Campus, and the many resources available to students who are interested in making positive changes to their substance use.



Wednesday, September 6

OUAB Wellness Wednesday - Recovery is Spoken Here: Recovery Ally Training

11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room, 3rd floor of Ohio Union

Contact: Mackenzie Hogan (


In celebration with Recovery Month in September, this training aims 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.

CRC All Recovery Meeting

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Baker Hall 099 or via Zoom

Contact: Brandon Horton (


The CRC All-Recovery meeting is an opportunity for Ohio State students in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs to build community and support one another in their daily journey in a meeting that is open to all recovery pathways. This meeting happens every Wednesday throughout the school year.

While this is an open meeting, we ask that only individuals who identify as in or seeking recovery support attend. Recovery Allies or other interested individuals can reach out to for more information and ways to get connected.



Thursday, September 7

Role of Peer Recovery Supporters in Addiction Care

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

In-Person: Meiling Hall, Auditorium Rm. 160, 370 W. 9th Street | Virtual: Zoom

Contact: Tyler Darling (


Peer Recovery Supporters (PRS) are individuals in recovery that act as a role model, advocate, and motivator for others with addiction or mental health concerns. They share their experience, recovery, and hope to help individuals engage in treatment and sustain long-term recovery. This is a growing field and career opportunity in Ohio, and it is more commonly being integrated into healthcare, behavioral health, criminal justice, and other settings. These PRS are often working alongside medical providers, nursing staff, social workers and counselors, and other health professionals. Last year, OSUWMC began hiring PRS to work in our addiction medicine programs. They are the first PRS to work in our health system and have been a part of developing this new role in a healthcare setting. In this session, we will hear from PRS and clinicians who work alongside them about how they have integrated peer supporters into the care team.