Personal Resources

Services and tools to help you work through personal challenges.

Counseling & Psychological Services

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to improving students’ lives through counseling, resources for managing stress and improving self-esteem, and mindfulness practices. CAPS provides individual, couple and group counseling for OSU students, as well as outreach and education to OSU and the surrounding communities.


Prioritize Self-Care

Student Health Services (SHS) offers multiple flu clinics for students, and has plenty of other valuable resources from Meningococcal B vaccinations to nutrition counseling to injury care. With nurses, doctors, and a variety of services available, SHS helps students get well and stay well so they can focus on classes, campus, and friends. And SHS works closely with Recreational Sports and other division partners to offer a holistic view of health that includes staying active, getting enough sleep, eating well, and connecting to community.


Achieve Balance

Do you feel like your life is out of balance? Do you feel like you’re being pulled in numerous directions and are not sure how to deal with everything? Do you want to figure out how to feel more balanced and together?

These Balance DIY resources can guide you towards creating and maintaining healthy support system, reducing unhealthy stresses, and incorporating self-care into your daily routine.


Cultural Resource Centers

Cultural Resource Centers are dedicated to fostering an inclusive community at OSU that is committed to social justice and liberation for all people, regardless of racial/ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic class, age, and/or physical abilities. We also coordinate safe environments in which students can share their multiple identities and learn about issues of culture, heritage, history, identity, and self-expression in an atmosphere of positive engagement and mutual respect.

The centers provide support services to on-campus and online students, as well as opportunities for all members of the OSU community to learn about different cultures and communities in a safer environment. Events and activities at the centers include national history and heritage month programs, social justice workshops, cultural holiday celebrations, cooking demonstrations, craft nights, and many other programs.

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Family Resource Center

Family Resource Center offers many resources to students and their family including:


The International Student Support Program

College is hard and made even harder when your language and culture are different from those of your university. For International Students who need a little extra support to cope with stress, sadness and loneliness the International Student Support Program provides you with support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in your native language. If you want to talk to someone about culture shock or cultural adjustment, please contact an ISSP advisor.


Personal care baskets

Personal care baskets are available in restrooms in the Women’s Building and Bates Hall. These items are donated by faculty, staff and students in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.



A source of frustration for some students is that other people often struggle to correctly pronounce their name. NameCoach is a tool, which can be accessed in any available Canvas course, that allows you to make an audio recording of your name. For simple step-by-step instructions to record your name, go to NameCoach. You can also enter pronouns in NameCoach, and re-record, add, or delete information at any time.