Ohio University

Resources for Athens Students

The following services are available to all students and may be useful to support your personal and academic success.

Academic Achievement Center (AAC)

The AAC offers academic support through a variety of programs such as tutoring, group study sessions, and learning strategies courses.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

SI offers free, out of class, study sessions for traditionally difficult courses. Sessions are led by students who have successfully completed the course.

Tutoring Services

Students with disabilities are provided with free peer tutoring through the AAC. Tutor availability is not guaranteed.

Allen Student Advising Center

The Advising Center provides students with academic advising, academic success skills, study skills assistance and more. The staff may also be able to help you identify the campus resources which best fit your needs. Services are available by either scheduling an appointment or on a walk-in basis.

Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC)

For the CLDC, “Career early. Career often.” is a daily practice. We know that career happens when you start early and try often. It’s a lifelong process of achieving goals through tiny steps and simple actions. Our nationally recognized services are designed to engage students from the first day on campus. Through one-on-one coaching, skill-building workshops, leadership certificate programs and interactive career and leadership courses, as well as career exploration and job search events, the CLDC prepares you to define and independently pursue your professional goals from your first position after college and throughout your evolving career. The CLDC is the central career center at Ohio University serving all students, and alumni.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS)

Providing confidential counseling and psychological therapy. Counseling needs may include personal problems, career objectives, or education concerns. CPS provides free and discounted services to students through the WellBeing fee, which is included in the OHIO Guarantee.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)

This state program administering federal funds to assist persons with disabilities to gain full employment. The BVR/BSVI provides financial support for education, services, and equipment to assist with education, job training, and more.

Ohio College2Careers Counselors are located in 15 public colleges and universities around Ohio to help students with job placement, technology, and internships. Ohio College2Careers aims for students with disabilities to have the support they need to complete their degree and/or credential, earn higher wages, and meet the demands of tomorrow’s labor market. Through this initiative, OOD has expanded its business relations team to connect college students with disabilities to internship and permanent employment opportunities.

Hanna Jadwisienczak is the Ohio University College2Careers Counselor working in partnership with Student Accessibility Services and the Career and Leadership Development Center. She can be reached at Hanna.jadwisienczak@ood.ohio.gov, or call/text 740-517-0559. 

During fall semester, Hanna will be hosting weekly 30 minute information sessions.  The full schedule with topics can be found below: 

Date Time Topic Microsoft Teams Link
15-Sep 10:00 AM Networking  Join Microsoft Teams Meeting 
22-Sep 11:00 AM Social Media Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
29-Sep 10:00 AM Resumes Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
6-Oct 10:00 AM Cover Letters Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
13-Oct 10:00 AM Applying for a Position Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
20-Oct 10:00 AM Virtual Etiquette Join Microsoft Teams Meeting 
26-Oct 11:00 AM Behavioral-based Interviewing Join Microsoft Teams Meeting 
3-Nov 10:00 AM Following Up After A Interview Join Microsoft Teams Meeting 
10-Nov 10:00 AM Accepting a Position  Join Microsoft Teams Meeting 
17-Nov 10:00 AM Disclosure/Reasonable Accommodation Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Click here to learn more about OOD’s College2Career Program

Psychology and Social Work Clinic

The Clinic offers an array of services including intelligence and neuropsychological assessment; psychological testing; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder assessments; and learning disability assessments. Graduate student clinicians under the direct supervision of faculty members who are licensed psychologists provide these services.  Services are provided at a reduced cost for students enrolled at Ohio University.

Parking Services

Responsible for the validation of Accessible Parking Placards issued by the state in order to permit parking in accessible spaces around campus. Parking Services can also provide the most accurate information regarding the location of accessible parking spaces. You may review the policy for accessible parking for students on the Parking Services webpage.

Shostack Adaptive Equipment Room

Designed to offer additional support to students, faculty, and staff who may need assistance in accessing the library. Equipment is available to assist patrons with mobility or physical impairments as well as those in need of study or learning aids.

Student Writing Center

The Student Writing Center offers one on one assistance to assist you with paper writing in any subject area. Assistance can be provided to develop ideas, organize the paper, or try to meet specific assignment expectations. The service is free to Ohio University students and is available by scheduling an appointment or on a walk-in basis.

Transportation Services

Transportation Services coordinates and provide regular CATS bus service around campus and some nearby residential areas. CATS buses are fully accessible. Transportation Services also runs the CATCAB shuttle system designed to serve people with temporary injuries or permanent disabilities that may have difficulty accessing the CATS Bus.

Additional Resources

Workforce Recruitment Program

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private-sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

We Connect Now 

An online community for college students with disabilities. 

Community and State Resources Alcoholics Anonymous 

A support program for persons with alcohol addiction

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) 

100 Hospital Drive Athens, Ohio 45701
NAMI Athens is the local chapter of NAMI Ohio, an organization that offers support, advocacy and education for persons with psychological conditions and their families.