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. (Specific instructions for requesting a tutor are available as a Word Document, PDF, or PowerPoint slides.)

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

Providing confidential counseling and psychological therapy. Counseling needs may include personal problems, career objectives, or education concerns. Each student can use up to 20 sessions per academic year, all of which are free under the WellBeing Plan.

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.

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 or online 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

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 740-593-7424  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.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities - 86 Columbus Circle, Suite 102 Athens, Ohio 45701 740-592-4411  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.