Bobcat Parents and Families,
I hope this message finds you well. For those who aren't aware, my friend and mentor Jason Pina is leaving Ohio University. I’m sad to see him go, but I wish him and his family well in New York. This year we've been in a state of constant change, and while that may continue, I want to assure you that we’re doing all we can to keep students safe and successful. Please familiarize yourself with the presidential health directives and the many online resources below for students as we carry on with the semester.
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
Dean of Students
SAFETY & RESPECT VIDEO SERIES
STUDENTS SPEAK UP ABOUT HAZING
Definitions of hazing are murky among college students, but for these five Bobcats, the call to action is clear. No matter the method, both committing the act and being acted upon have impacts on the mind, body, and your community.
STUDENT LIFE AT OHIO UNIVERSITY
HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU HAVE TODAY?
30 seconds – Follow @OHIOStudentLife on Instagram
1 minute – Explore events on the University Calendar
5 minutes – Set up your profile on Bobcat Connect and match with a club
15 minutes – Download WellTrack and check-in with your mood and mental health
30 minutes – Call a friend or family member you haven't seen recently
2 hours – Complete the Foundations of Leadership badge and add to your resume
TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
CAMPUS RECOVERY COMMUNITY
Wind Down Wednesdays
Help your body rest and digest with a mid-week restorative movement and meditation class from 8-9 p.m. every Wednesday through the end of the semester.
COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
Daily Coping Clinics
Join an online workshop lead by OHIO counselors offered weekly Mon.-Thurs. Students do not have to be a client with CPS or live in the state of Ohio to be involved.
Online Learning Resources
CAREER & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Guided Goal Setting
Whether establishing a routine, finding the right field for you, or preparing your resume for the job hunt, setting goals gives you something to plan for and look forward to.
BETTER BYSTANDERS | PEER HEALTH EDUCATION
LET'S [VIRTUALLY] WALK A MILE TOGETHER
Digital consent, harassment, stalking, and sexual gestures are far more prevalent during this era of quarantine and social media. Follow @OHIObystanders on Twitter and participate in the virtual A Mile Together event on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
WOMEN IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
DESIGN CONTEST TO INCREASE AWARENESS ABOUT SEX TRAFFICKING
Women living in India who are at high risk, or are already survivors of human trafficking, are the beneficiaries of Sudara: a company standing against the sex trade. You can be a part of this work by submitting a t-shirt design by Oct. 1. Sudara will donate 15% of proceeds from the locally designed t-shirt sales to our region's women's shelter, My Sister's Place.
If you are hoping to plan an in-person meeting or event, please be aware of the policies outlined for student organizations about gathering safely.
The outgoing interim Student Senate leadership team worked hard this summer to secure additional funding for student organizations.
The votes are in! See the full lineup of newly elected Student Senate officers, and consider applying for an appointed position for the 2020-21 school year.
Asymptomatic Testing on Campus
Ohio University has partnered with CVS Health to develop an asymptomatic testing program for students contacted by email and given instructions on how to schedule a COVID-19 test. Students are required to take the test, and it is optional for faculty and staff.
THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
BE SAFE BOBCATS