Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

The Ohio State University Diversion Program

What is The Ohio State University Diversion Program?

The Ohio State University Diversion Program is a risk-reduction program that views safety and wellbeing as the top priority for students. The Ohio State University Diversion Program is required for Ohio State students who are seeking to complete the educational component of a diversion program. The Ohio State University Diversion Program is also open to other Ohio State students who are looking to explore their alcohol use. 

The Ohio State University Diversion Program is made up of two parts: an virtual program via Carmen Zoom and an online reflection. Participants fully complete The Ohio State University Diversion Program by 1) completing the virtual session; 2) completing the online reflection; and 3) paying the $125 non-refundable fee. Payment is required during the virtual session. BuckID cash is the only accepted form of payment.

Only by completing these three steps will the participant receive a letter confirming completion of The Ohio State University Diversion Program; this letter is sent from the diversion program facilitator via email to the participant and their respective legal representative.

The Ohio State University Diversion Program will take place on a Tuesday and the post-session reflection will be due by the following Monday at 11:59 p.m.   Upon completion of the reflection, certifications of completion will be emailed by 5 p.m. on the following Tuesday.

Fall 2020 Semester Dates: September 15, 29, October 13, 27, November 10, 17, December 8

Time: 5 - 9 p.m.

Location: Virtual meeting via Carmen Zoom - Once scheduled, student will receive further information via e-mail

Schedule a Session: Follow the steps on this page to schedule a Diversion Program.

If you are unable to call or have additional questions, email Geena Crosby at crosby.197@osu.edu.