Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Newsletter for September 9, 2016

News and information for the Student Life family of The Ohio State University, distributed every other Friday. Submit material by noon Tuesday to Dave Isaacs (.84)

Community Police Academy Ohio State badge with a hand holding it


The Ohio State University Police Division is holding its first Community Police Academy, which will give participants an idea of what it's like to protect and serve on campus. The program consists of four sessions held on October 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 6-9 p.m. at Blankenship Hall, and will include classroom training, a ride-along and scenarios. The academy is free and open to current Ohio State students, faculty and staff. You can apply online

American Psychological Association


The psychology internship program through Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service has received full accreditation from the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Accreditation. The group visited Ohio State in May to evaluate the program. Their review noted that the program has “quality, multidisciplinary stuff who participate actively.” The next accreditation visit will be in 2023.

Scarlet Gray and Sober Tailgate


The first of two Scarlet and Gray Sober tailgates this season is tomorrow (9/10) before the Ohio State-Tulsa game from noon-3:30 p.m. at the Danny Price Stadium Terrace of the RPAC. The tailgates are hosted by SASSO, the Student Life Student Wellness Center, Collegiate Recovery Community and Student Legal Services. They are open to all students, staff, faculty and supporters of the Buckeyes.  

Collegiate Recovery Community photo of sign on entrance to their offices


September is Recovery Month, and the Student Life Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) is featured in the latest Ohio State Alumni Association magazine. You can read the article online. The CRC is a student success and support program for students in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. They provide a positive peer community and specialized recovery and academic support services to ensure our students do not have to choose between school and their recovery. You can learn more about the CRC and how you can help online.

Narcan-Naloxone containers


In 2014, Ohio ranked second in drug overdose deaths in the country with 2,744 deaths.  Opioids, like prescription painkillers or heroin, are the main cause of these deaths.

Naloxone also known by the brand name Narcan, is a medication that reverses opioid overdose by blocking the effects of opioids in the brain and allowing a person to breathe again.  In Ohio, naloxone is available without a prescription from the pharmacy.

Student Life Student Health Services Pharmacy is interested in combating the opioid epidemic by providing naloxone and overdose education.  Please complete the survey linked here to help the department better serve students, staff and faculty members.

Chinese tea set up with two pots and six cups


The Ohio State China Gateway office is coming to campus to put on a two-hour workshop designed to increase understanding of Asian culture. The program compares Asian and American educational systems and will discuss how being aware of these differences can help with effective communications and interactions with people from Asia, both on campus and abroad. This workshop is an expanded version of those from the Chinese Culture Awareness Workshop Series. The workshop is on Monday, September 19, from 1-3 p.m. in the Ohio Union’s Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room. RSVP online.

Peregrine Muse book cover--an anthology by Daniel B. Rodriguez


Ohio State fourth-year communications major Daniel Rodriguez has fulfilled a dream that was launched with STEP. He submitted what his faculty mentor calls a “top-notch proposal in the Artistic and Creative Endeavors category” about writing and publishing a book. Now, his anthology of short stories and poems has been published. The book, the peregrine muse, is available online, and his writing is described as, “fueled by a fascination with the human condition, as well as the flaws that give the world its character.” 

Best fans in the land


Student Life Senior Vice President Dr. J is featured in a new video called, “Best Fans in the Land.” In the video, Dr. J and Athletics Director Gene Smith encourage fans to be respectful as they cheer on the Buckeyes. You can watch the video online



BuckeyePass, a new multi-factor authentication service, will begin protecting information saved in the Employee Self-Service system beginning Monday (9/12). Register before the end of today (Friday 9/9) to be registered automatically to win an iPad. With BuckeyePass, your paycheck, benefits, leave and other personal information will have extra protection beyond your password. The service is easy to use and registration is fast and simple. More information is online.