Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Faculty and Staff Workshops

Guiding Students to Wellness

The Guiding Students to Wellness workshop is a 2 1/2 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. 

Guiding Students to Wellness sessions for Fall 2023:

**Coming Soon!


Recovery is Spoken Here

The Student Life Student Wellness Center's 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 two-hour training covers a 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.

Participants have the option to participate in Naloxone Training and receive a free Naloxone kite immediately following all Recovery Ally Training workshops.

Recovery is Spoken Here Recovery Ally Training for Faculty and Staff

Thursday, September 28, 2023

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Contact: Mackenzie Hogan (

Virtual: Click to register for the Zoom


Student Wellness Center Overview

During this presentation (and based on the time allotted), staff and faculty will learn about the Student Life Student Wellness Center including the Ten Dimensions of Wellness and holistic well-being, office location and contact information, resources available and how to refer and how our team can support staff and faculty in your department in supporting student wellness. If time allows, discussion of the state of student wellness on campus and other relevant data points will also be included. The Student Wellness Center Overview can fit into a 15, 30 or 45 minute window depending on agenda availability.

To schedule an overview for your next staff or faculty meeting, please email Ari Camel.


For more information on resources and opportunities to engage with the Student Wellness Center as a Faculty or Staff Member, please visit our Faculty and Staff Resources Page.