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Second Year Experience

The Second Year Experience initiative began in Summer 2008 in Residential Housing and since has become a Division of Student Affairs Task Force. The task force was given a charge to look closely at division-wide resources and to present a plan of action to address a division-wide second year experience initiative. To read the report submitted by the task force, click here. To view more information about the Second Year Experience Task Force,  click here.

 Programs and Activities

Looking for new educational and social experiences? Needing to broaden your horizons and meet new people? Feeling like you are in a second year slump? The second year experience program is designed to engage students in academic, social, career, wellness, and community learning experiences beyond the support received during the first year at Ohio University.

As a result of participating in Ohio Second Year Experience programs, students will:

  • Enhance  social relationships with peers, faculty, staff, alumni and community. (Community, Civility)
  • Articulate a process of self-discovery by utilizing critical thinking skills, recognizing individual responsibility, and developing emotional intelligence. (Character, Civility, Commitment)
  • Demonstrate focused exploration to define academic and career goals. (Commitment)
  • Develop role as a global citizen. (Community, Character, Civility, Citizenship, Commitment)

Below you will find links to offices at the university and around the Athens community that will help you, as a second year student, develop in these four areas.

Social Relationships

Campus Involvement Center

Greek Life

Campus Recreation

Student Senate

University Program Council

Ohio University Alumni Association

Athens Community Center

Athens County Student Page



Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center

Campus Recreation

Counseling and Psychological Services

Women’s Center

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center

Multicultural Center

Religious & Spiritual Resources


Academic & Career Goals

Career Services

Academic Advancement Center

Ohio University Alumni Center

Ohio University Colleges


Global Citizenship

International Faculty and Student Services

Education Abroad

Service Learning

Global Leadership Center