Office of Student Life

Student Advocacy Center

Health & Personal Crisis

It is a reality that most students will encounter some form of health issue during their time as a student.  While we hope these occurrences are minor, there are sure to be situations involving students who are sick, injured, or dealing with significant medical or mental health challenges that disrupt their academic pursuits.  Should you encounter these kinds of issues, we can help.

Whether you are dealing with a long-term illness, an injury that leaves you permanently or temporarily disabled, or some other issue, you are encouraged to contact us with questions and concerns about how this may impact your status at the university.  We will work to connect you with other resources, advise you on how to manage your condition in relation to school, and offer whatever support we can provide.  Our goal is to ensure that you effectively balance your own health and wellbeing with the academic demands of Ohio State.

The Student Advocacy Center serves as a first-responder to student crises, including but not limited to:

  • Campus area fire
  • Accident/serious injury
  • Student death

In the case of a fire that displaces students living off campus, the Student Advocacy Center can help to arrange alternative housing, replace necessities, and provide other support.

In the unfortunate circumstance of a student death, representatives from the Student Advocacy Center work as the primary point of contact for the next of kin, ensuring that all academic and financial records are appropriately handled and that questions and concerns are addressed in a thorough and timely manner.  We also offer support for affected students in the wake of a student death.