Employee Resources at OHIO

As part of Ohio University's strive to foster inclusivity, we are proud to meet the needs of our diverse workforce, students, and community members with an ever-growing list of resources including: 

Campus Centers and Offices


Equity and Civil Rights Compliance

The Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance (ECRC) ensures that the University maintains an employment and educational environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. ECRC monitors the educational environment and workplace to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination on the basis of protected status. ECRC makes policy recommendations, offers training, and provides avenues for the resolution of grievances which are based on protected status.

For more information, please visit the ECRC website or contact the ECRC office at equity@ohio.eduaccess@ohio.edu, or 740-593-9140.


LGBT Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center advances the diversity mission of Ohio University by creating a university environment and community inclusive and supportive of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, and queerness. We focus on the unique academic, cultural, and social needs of LGBT students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the wider community. As an academic support unit, we strive to enhance students' learning and engagement as well as increase the retention of LGBT students. Our broader influence emerges from providing resources, educational opportunities, social gatherings, and LGBTQ justice initiatives to ALL students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members at Ohio University and beyond.

For more information, please visit the LGBT Center website or contact the LGBT Center at lgbt@ohio.edu or 740-593-0239.

Interior of LGBT Center (Baker 3rd Floor)

Multicultural Programs and Center

The Multicultural Center serves as a place where cultural teaching and learning are the focus of all programs and activities. Its focus is intercultural, and provides a place where members of the university community, representing a variety of backgrounds, participate in programs and activities. All programming for the Center is designed to increase human understanding through the study and expression of culture.

For more information, please visit the Multicultural Programs and Center website or contact the Multicultural Center at palmerp@ohio.edu or 740-593-4027.

Multicultural Center interior lobby (Baker 2nd floor)


Office for University Accessibility

The Office for University Accessibility manages compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and handles all requests for reasonable accommodations by faculty, staff, students, and public visitors to any OHIO campuses or locations.

For additional information or to request an accommodation, please email access@ohio.edu or call 740-593-2620.


Ombudsperson Office

The Organizational Ombudsperson serves in a unique role within the University, by assisting members of the University community with issues internal to Ohio University and in providing a proactive voice regarding issues that are arising throughout its various campuses.

The Office of the Ombudsperson is a confidential service open to all students, employees, alumni, parents and community members at Ohio University. The overarching mission of the Office of the Ombudsperson is twofold: to ensure that every member of the university community receives equitable and fair treatment and due process, and to support and facilitate a positive working and learning environment.

For more information, please visit the Office of the Ombudsperson website or contact the Ombudsperson at ombuds@ohio.edu or 740-593-2627.


Women’s Center

The mission of the Ohio University Women's Center is to act as a catalyst to promote awareness, education, and advocacy about women, gender, and diversity, among faculty, staff, and students at Ohio University and its surrounding communities.

In fulfilling its mission, the Center provides students, faculty, and staff with information, services, and programs that address matters of particular concern to women - while exploring the connections among gender, race, economic status, sexual orientation, culture, religion, political views, and other significant elements in relation to women's individuality and collective identity.

For more information, please visit the Women's Center website or contact the Women's Center at womenscenter@ohio.edu or 740-593-9625.

Women's Center Interior (Baker 4th Floor)

Lactation Rooms

Ohio University has several dedicated lactation rooms available to faculty, staff, students, and visitors. The Ohio University Women's Center maintains an up-to-date listing of official lactation spaces including location and room-specific ammenties.

For more information, please contact the Womens Center at womenscenter@ohio.edu or 740-593-9625.

Lactation Room (HRTC 2nd Floor Lobby)

Meditation Rooms

On the Athens campus, a dedicated meditation room is available at Alden Library (5th floor) and a dual purpose meditation and lacation room is available at McCracken Hall (room 241). These spaces are available on a first-come basis and may be used for mediation or prayer.

Person using meditation room in Alden Library. Photo by Lexi Browning/Ohio University Libraries
Photo by Lexi Browning/Ohio University Libraries

Single-User, All-gender, Accessible, and Family, Restrooms

Multiple single-user, all-gender, ADA accessible, and family restrooms are available throughout Ohio University's campuses. Please note: a project to individually identify and publically post specific information about these spaces is currently underway.

Wellness and Employee Assistance (EAP) Center and Programs


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Ohio University's Employee Assistance Program is available to all OHIO employees and their families. This program provides free, confidential, 24/7 live professional assistance as well as unlimited provider referrals and face-to-face counseling with priority scheduling to address a variety of employee needs such as childcare, financial assistance, legal assistance, health and wellness, and more.

For additional information, please visit the EAP website.


Healthy OHIO

The University’s employee wellness program, Healthy OHIO, is managed by WellWorks with support from Human Resources. Healthy OHIO utilizes an online wellness platform and annual biometric health screenings to provide employees with ongoing wellness support coupled with cash incentives.

For more information about Healthy OHIO please visit the WellWorks website or contact WellWorks at wellworks@ohio.edu.



WellWorks manages two Athens facilities (WellWorks, located in Grover E124 and HeartWorks, located in Castrop Center). Employees are encouraged to utilize WellWorks for: membership services (fitness center, personal training and group fitness classes); nutrition counseling; personal training; the Risk Reduction program; body composition assessments, and; a variety of special events/classes. HeartWorks is a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation center managed in conjunction with OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital and requires a doctor’s referral for participation. 

For more information about WellWorks, HeartWorks or Healthy OHIO please visit the WellWorks website or contact WellWorks at wellworks@ohio.edu.

People exercising in WellWorks

If you would like to have an employee resource added to this page, or if you have updated information for anything listed here, please contact Cat Russell, HR Liaison, at 740-593-0766 or russelc4@ohio.edu.