Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

  • Call 614-221-5445 for the Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s free and anonymous 24/7 hotline, the closest hotline to the Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus. Call 614-221-5445 for the Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s free and anonymous 24/7 hotline, the closest hotline to the Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7

What is Urgent?

What is considered "urgent" at Counseling and Consultation Service?

There are no set guidelines as to what is considered an urgent situation. Our counselors will assess the situation and make that determination.

If you believe you or another person is in danger, call 9-1-1. If you are using a university telephone you will reach The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety. If you are calling from your cellular telephone, you will reach the Columbus Police Department. The telephone number for the University Police is (614) 292-2121.

The following OSU website contains helpful information on Dealing with Disruptive and/or Distressed Students (PDF)

What should I do in an emergency situation?

You should seek emergency assistance when a student is acting in a manner that evidences potential harm to self or others. Contact one of the resources below, note that you are dealing with an emergency situation, and report the specifics of the situation as clearly as possible.

  • University Police (614) 292-2121
  • OSU/Harding Emergency Services (614) 292-9600
  • NetCare Access (614) 276-2273