Council of Graduate Students
at The Ohio State University

General Grad Student Resources

If you have something to add to our growing list of resources, or have a question about anything below, please email the CGS President (Sabrina Durso.19 for AY 2024-25). We will continue to update this webpage as we become aware of additional resources available to students. 



  • Student Health Services - A Joint Commission accredited outpatient facility providing a variety of health care services to the student population. All graduate students working a 50% FTE position have access to 100% health care coverage out of this facility.  

  • Student Health Insurance – Access the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and benefits 

  • Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) – Provides individual and group mental health services, psychoeducational prevention, and outreach programs to students.  

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy Clinic – At the Psychological Services Center, and through a medical referral, they provide evidence-based treatment for depression and anxiety 



  • Buckeye Food Alliance – A nonprofit, student-run pantry that offers free groceries and food to any student, 5 days a week without limitation. Order groceries pickups here. 

  • OSU Meat Shoppe – OSU’s college of food & agriculture sells a number of meat products at reasonable prices. Order via email by Weds and pickup Friday 

  • Student Wellness Center – Schedule a free ~45 minute nutrition, financial, and/or wellness assessment, education, and goal setting meeting
  • Recreational Sports – Offers a variety of recreational activities, including group workouts and safety training and certifications


  • Ray Travel Award – Quarterly funds to attend professional conferences and to cover costs incurred during travel to conferences and meetings to present original research. 

  • Career Development Grant – Quarterly funds to develop any applicant (workshops, professional org memberships, travel, internship travel, etc.) 


  • Research Commons – Offers research support and physical spaces designed for graduate student researchers. Workshops, referrals, networking, and expert consultations. 

  • Copyright Services - Provides education and guidance on the application of copyright law to facilitate teaching, research, and scholarship

  • Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning – The Drake team hosts very useful GTA Toolkits that cover topics such as inclusive learning environments, creating a teaching portfolio & teaching statement, etc.


  • OSU D-Tix – Great resource to purchase super discounted raffled Event Tickets and both raffled/always available general tickets (museums, restaurants, theme parks etc.) 

  • Ohio Union Activities Board – OUAB holds hundreds of events, many specifically targeted to grad/professional students. Some are open, like the picnic above, others require raffles 

  • Upcoming Events at OSU broken up by arts, performances, exhibitions, student events, etc.