Health and Wellness

Resource Unit Description Website
Body Positive Counseling and Consultation This educational and support group focuses on holistic wellness for women of larger body sizes, including women with a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and/or Insulin Resistance (IR).

Personal goal-setting will be utilized in multiple areas of wellness including mindful eating, nutrition guidelines, physical activity, and other wellness-oriented topics. While weight management may be discussed, the focus of this group is holistic wellness, and it is not a weight-loss group. The group will also provide a safe environment for wom¬en of size and support for addressing emotional and social wellness issues such as self-esteem, self-judgment, body image, distress management, self-care, relationship concerns, and barriers to lifestyle changes. Guest speakers, such as registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, yoga instructors, or personal trainers may also present at some groups throughout the semester.
Breast Cancer Screening & Diagnosis The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute There is no such thing as routine breast cancer.

At the OSUCCC – James, our breast cancer sub-specialists are world-renowned cancer experts who focus solely on breast cancer and who reach across medical disciplines (medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, pharmacists, reconstructive surgeons, pathologists and more) to design the very best treatment plan and therapies to target each patient’s specific breast cancer.

And by offering access to the country’s most advanced clinical trials right here at the OSUCCC – James, patients know that additional options, when needed, are always available for their treatment and care.
Center for Women’s Health OSU Wexner Medical Center With women comprising more than half of our inpatient and outpatient populations, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has a dedicated women's health center to address women's health needs in a multidisciplinary environment. The OSU Center for Women's Health offers coordinated care from a variety of expert health care practitioners.
Cervical Cancer Screening & Diagnosis The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute Cancer screening exams can help find cervical cancer at its earliest stage when the chances for successful treatment, optimal outcomes and fewer side effects are greatest. These tests are usually done when a patient is healthy and has no specific symptoms.

Not only are expert cancer researchers at the OSUCCC – James continually working to detect and diagnose cervical cancer early, but they are also developing additional tests to detect and diagnose cancer even earlier, leading to improved outcomes, faster responses and fewer side effects.
Colorful Women Counseling and Consultation The Colorful Women groups are designed for a diverse array of women that identify as women of color and desire a supportive and unifying therapeutic forum in which to share experiences while developing life affirming strategies from the collective. Towards that end, personal growth, scholarship, and interpersonal connection serve as overarching goals for the group with a variety of themes capturing the group's process. Common themes include, but are not limited to, the following: empowerment, interpersonal relationships, academic adjustment and achievement, advocacy, identity development, stress management and health practices, trauma and resilience. We explore all the facets of life's colorful journey in a safe, warm, comforting and welcoming environment. Wednesdays at 3:30pm.
Eating Disorder Treatment Team (EDT) Counseling and Consultation Eating disorders are complicated medical and psychological issues that affect a wide range of individuals. At the Ohio State University, the Office of Student Life is invested in supporting those students who may be struggling with eating disorder concerns in order to positively impact overall wellness and assist them in achieving their life goals.

The Office of Student Life's Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS), Student Health Services, and the Student Wellness Center collaborate together to form the Eating Disorder Treatment Team (EDT). This group is a multidisciplinary team consisting of mental health professionals, physicians, and nutritionists who collaborate to provide appropriate assessment, intervention, and support to students on Ohio State's campus who are struggling with eating disorder concerns
Journeys to Eating Disorder Recovery Counseling and Consultation Working toward recovery from an eating disorder or distorted body image can often feel like a journey. This therapy group is intended to help students who are on this journey by providing a safe, supportive environment in which to talk about themes important for recovery. This includes understanding how issues related to self-esteem, body image, confidence, emotions, relationships, authenticity, and managing distress connect to, and affect, one’s relationship with food. Connecting with others in the group can be a powerful part of change and healing. The group is confidential and meets weekly throughout each semester.
Lactation Rooms Office of Human Resources Available rooms for lactation.
Lavender Connection Counseling and Consultation This group is for women whose sexual orientation includes attraction toward others of the same gender. Women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, queer, or questioning are welcome to join. The group offers a safe place to talk about issues that may be affecting their lives including coming out, intimate relationships, identity, homophobia/biphobia and sexism, community issues, building support systems, family issues, etc.
Ohio State’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Wexner Medical Center Providing gynecology care including, pregnancy and childbirth, midwifery care, reproductive/infertility care, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, and gynecology/oncology
R.A.D. Rape Aggression Defense Free Self Defense For Women The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety Rape Aggression Defense Systems is a program of realistic self defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on the basics of hands on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. instructors, who are also Police Officers. All students are provided a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire program for reference. Students who receive the manual at graduation also receive a lifetime return policy to any R.A.D. class, nationwide, for life.

Please visit the national R.A.D. website for more information at:
SAFE Group Counseling and Consultation Strong Able Females Expressing is a group for undergraduate women who are primarily interested in working on their interpersonal skills. These women will discuss issues of self-esteem, assertiveness, and empowerment while gaining support from one another and the group leaders. Members may also discuss their issues w/ mild symptoms of anxiety or mild depressive symptoms. Expressive Arts techniques will be utilized to facilitate the process, but potential members need not be intimidated if they have no artistic experience.
Sorority and Fraternity Life Standards of Excellence Safety, Health and Wellness Programming Sorority and Fraternity Life Through the area of Safety, Health and Wellness, students are encouraged to determine initiatives that can promote wellness and overall health. Through this programming women are encouraged to engage in conversations about how to better understand the nine dimensions of wellness as women on a college campus. Many of our chapters seek programming to better understand services on campus that support women through various opportunities including but not limited to, the Student Life Wellness Center, the Student Life Counseling and Consultation Services and Student Advocacy.
Student Health Service Women’s Services Student Health Services
  • Breast exams
  • Pap smears and routine pelvic exams
  • Pregnancy testing and referrals
  • Screening, diagnosis, and treatment of STI's and vaginitis
  • Abnormal pap follow-up, colposcopy, and cryosurgery
  • Evaluation and treatment of women's health concerns
  • Contraceptive counseling, prescription, and management
  • Emergency contraception (Plan B)
Student Legal Services The Ohio State University SLS is a non-profit law office.

SLS advises and represents students for legal matters including landlord-tenant/off-campus housing, criminal misdemeanors, traffic offenses, consumer, contracts, debt and credit issues, domestic, estate planning, and victim’s assistance.  Victim’s assistance services may include filing protection orders, guidance with the criminal justice system, and coordination with other support services. 


SLS services are attorney-client privileged and confidential.  With very limited exceptions, SLS cannot share information that was disclosed by a student unless the student gives express permission. 


If you are unsure about your eligibility for SLS services or if SLS can assist you, please call (614) 247-5853 or email us (
Student Life Career Counseling and Support Services Group Offerings CCSS Our unit, Student Life Career Counseling and Support Services provides career counseling and career consultation assistance to students from any rank and/or college. We provide workshops (typically for targeted audiences) on a variety of topics and have often presented on topics such as salary negotiating for women.

In addition to workshops over the years we have occasionally offered a group - i.e. graduate women's career support group. Group offerings rely on student interest and if we get enough members to run an ongoing group.
Surviving to Thriving Counseling and Consultation This group is designed to provide a supportive and safe environment for women who have experienced sexual assault or abuse as an adult. This group will provide participants the opportunity to share experiences, connect with others, and receive support in regaining a greater sense of control and empowerment in their lives. Participants in this group can expect to achieve a greater understanding of common reactions to assault and the ways in which it can impact your life, develop skills for improved coping, and work through common challenges in the healing process.
Title IX The Office of University Compliance and Integrity Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Nondiscrimination Notice
The Ohio State University is committed to building and maintaining a diverse community to reflect human diversity and improve opportunities for all. The university is committed to equal opportunity and eliminating discrimination. This commitment is both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law. Ohio State does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admission.
Women’s Behavioral Health OSU Wexner Medical Center Women’s Behavioral Health (WBH) at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a multi-disciplinary academic center of excellence providing care to women experiencing stress or stress-related illness during life events that are unique to women. We provide women state-of-the-art care for mood and anxiety disorders, sexual health, substance use disorders, and stress with a special emphasis on pregnancy, the postpartum period, gynecologic and breast cancers, menopause, and the menstrual cycle.
Women's Support Group 25 + Counseling and Consultation General therapy and support group for female graduate students and nontraditional-aged college women ages 25+ to explore any issue of relevance in their lives including relationships, family issues, self-esteem, academic and career progress, multiple roles, and life transitions. The increased understanding of self and successful management of life stressors will also be a focus of the group.