What is Environmental Well-Being?
Environmental Well-Being refers to being part of a safe and sustainable community that allows you to have a comfortable and well-cared for home, a sense of safety and security, and awareness and understanding of potential risks associated with the neighborhoods in which one travels. It includes understanding the impact of one’s choices on others and taking responsibility for your own actions. It may involve work within your community to make improvements and enhance a sense of community and well-being.
Living On Campus
Living Off Campus
- Off Campus Living
- Smart Renter's Guide [PDF]
- Upgrade Ohio
- Neighborhood Associations
- Code Enforcement
Schedule a Stress Management Program
Chill Out: Stress Management Program
The program is delivered by POWER/GAMMA health peer educators to students in residence halls, classrooms and student organizations. It provides a description of stress, including identification of systems, understanding how to reduce and avoid extreme stress, and practicing meditation and breathing techniques.
The purpose of the stress management program is to identify what type of stress you have and determine the best method that works for you to deal with it.
To request this one hour program contact POWER/GAMMA, Baker Center 355, 740-593-4025.
- Student Accessibility Services (SAS) ensures equal opportunity and access for members of the Ohio University community. While working toward the goal of full inclusion, accommodations are provided on an individual basis.
Diversity and Inclusion
- Office for Diversity and Inclusion
- LGBT Center
- Multicultural Programs and Center
- Multicultural Student Access and Retention
- Women's Center
Dean of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students advocates for students, coordinates response to student crisis, and provides outreach and engagement to parents and families.
Ohio University seeks to provide a safe and secure environment within which students can successfully pursue their academic and personal goals. Occasionally, students exhibit behavior or communicate in a fashion that raises concern - for the student's welfare or for the welfare of others in the community. In order to best respond to such occurrences, the Office of the Dean of Students maintains and coordinates the activities of the Student Review and Consultation Committee (SRCC) and reviews individual reports expressing concern for a student.
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Most students make great choices and decisions while attending Ohio University. They study hard, make friends, get involved, prepare themselves for life and career, and are responsible citizens. They take advantage of the opportunities available to them and make great contributions to the University and Athens communities.
But, because OHIO cares about students' health and safety, students' academic success, and the welfare of our campus and community, it is concerned about those students who make poor choices – those who choose to drink excessively, use illicit drugs or prescription drugs for non-medical purposes.
High-risk drinking and drug use can lead to serious negative consequences, not only for those who are drinking or using but for others around them. The negative consequences include academic failure, accidents, falls, fights, injuries, sexual assaults, vandalism, arrests and community disruption.
For more information on OHIO’s efforts to reduce high risk drinking and drug use, visit Health Promotion .
Students can assess their risk for alcohol, marijuana, or prescription drug misuse through ScreenU, an online program that supports alcohol and drug prevention efforts on campus by providing Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). If problematic alcohol or drug use is indicated, ScreenU provides students with recommendations to reduce their risk for experiencing negative consequences related to their use.
Assess your risk at:
If you need help because you may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs or you are concerned about another student who may have a problem, help is available. Here are some options:
In an emergency - call 911. If you are concerned about a roommate or others in your residence hall, discuss the matter with your RA or the Resident Coordinator/Director for your hall . If you are concerned about your own drinking or drug use, you can contact the Collegiate Recovery Program . If you would like to meet with a counselor to discuss your drinking or drug use, you can contact Counseling and Psychological Services .
Ohio University is a Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus. All members of the university community, including employees, students, visitors, volunteers, patients, and customers may not use tobacco products on campus grounds or facilities. For more information, please refer to per Policy 44.113 .
Legal & Judicial
- Community Standards and Student Responsibility
- Ohio University Police Department
- Athens Police Department
- Code Enforcement