The Ohio State University at Newark

The Ohio State University at Newark - Student life

Student Life
Supporting the university's mission

The Office of Student Life at the Newark campus strives to cultivate a campus community where students can achieve success and become responsible citizens. Our purpose is to support the university's mission by providing services and programs, encouraging student learning in and out of the classroom, and developing a diverse community which is educationally purposeful, open, just, disciplined, caring and celebrative.

We are located in the John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, room 226.


Meet our Staff

Campus Dining

  • Part of serving the needs of campus is diversifying the nutritional profiles of our menus to accommodate a variety of needs and preferences.
  • Campus Dining serves our students, faculty, staff and visitors to the University through the Table of Contents, Cyber Cafe and our catering service.

Career Development

  • Career Services provides the resources and strategies for choosing a college major,developing career plans, finding internships and full-time jobs and making successful career transitions.
  • Career Services seeks to educate and motivate students and alumni to take action to achieve current and future career goals.
  • High quality in-person and online services work in partnership with students, alumni, employers, faculty and staff.
  • Your resource for career management!

Counseling Services

  • The college years mark a time when students face new challenges and undergo significant personal and social changes that can affect their academic performance, personal lives and/or their relationships;
  • Understanding and adjusting to these challenges and changes in not always easy, and students often seek help from others;
  • Counseling Services offers help to students who experience a variety of difficult personal and interpersonal challenges;
  • Our office is staffed with professional licensed counselors and social workers who specialize in helping students adjust to these changes and to college life in general.

Disability Services
The Office for Disability Services (ODS) provides the following services to Newark campus students with disabilities:

  • Handles requests and maintains disability-related documents;
  • Certifies eligibility for services;
  • Determines academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services;
  • Develops plans for the provision of academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services as mandated under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Housing and Roommates

  • The Newark campus residence community strives to provide a clean, safe, and quiet environment for our residential students;
  • As members of the residence community, students are encouraged to adopt as their standard an attitude of civility and respect for others;
  • A qualified and dedicated staff works to establish links between the academic, social, and recreational aspects of college life.

Multicultural Affairs

We promote cultural diversity and awareness by encouraging interaction among students, faculty and staff;

  • We plan and host a multitude of programs, services, and activities to encourage cooperative relations among diverse groups;
  • We look forward to working with you and hope to see you around our campus or at our events.

Recreational Sports

Students are provided with an abundant number of athletic and recreational opportunities.

  • Each year, approximately 250 students participate on a wide variety of intramural teams;
  • The Adena Hall athletic facility is open throughout the day and evening for recreational use by students, faculty, and staff of the Newark campus.

Student Conduct

  • The Student Conduct Code has been set to maintain the general welfare of the campus community;
  • The university strives to make the campus community a place where people are treated, and treat one another, with respect and courtesy;
  • The judicial affairs process is a learning experience that can result in an increased understanding of one’s responsibilities and privileges within the university and the community at large.

Student Activities and Student Organizations

  • Involvement in campus activities provides many new challenges and opportunities to learn and grow;
  • Clubs and organizations represent the most visible and accessible avenue to student involvement;
  • Campus clubs and organizations match a variety and diversity of interests and needs;
  • Social cultural, political, religious, and community service organizations are a few of the possibilities.

The Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson, PhD, joins students and Ohio State Newark Dean/Director William L. MacDonald for an O-H-I-O during a campus visit.

Dean MacDonald welcomes students to autumn semester 2021