At Ohio University, we want all people to be visible and valued on our campuses. Our Make Respect Visible initiative unites our work to build an inclusive community – shining light on the good work, the hard truths, the opportunities and the people that are part of our community.
Ohio University Student Life
A Community Designed to Help You Thrive
At Ohio University, we know that your college experience – and your future success – depends on more than stellar academic programs. (We have those too!) Our student life approach is rich with opportunities for you to discover new interests and talents, strengthen your leadership skills, and build a Bobcat network of friends who will support you for life.
A Campus Unlike Any Other
Ohio’s residential campus in Athens has been named the nation’s most beautiful public university campus (yes, that’s a real ranking), and is situated in one of America’s Best College Towns. Beyond the jaw-dropping views, it delivers an environment focused on your personal growth.
Our residential communities are situated on three distinct “greens” and instead of high-rise mega complexes you will find tight-knit residential campus communities where you’re likely to know your neighbors. Top-notch dining is always nearby with a wide variety of options to fit every lifestyle.
The Ohio University community is just that, a community, and there are countless ways for you to get involved. (Literally, we’ve lost count.) Student leadership groups, clubs, college advisory councils, interest-based student orgs, campus employment, Greek life and the list goes on. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, we’ll encourage you to start your own.
Well-Being & Recreation
Whether you want to compete regionally on one of our club sports teams, explore unique outdoor recreation in the most beautiful and environmentally rich part of Ohio or hit the golf course between classes, OHIO’s recreation options are second-to-none.
As an Ohio University student, you'll be connected with real-world communities — anywhere from Athens' backyard to places across the globe. By getting involved with the community, you'll experience service learning that will benefit both you and the local area, creating a family of life-long engaged Bobcats.