Office of Student Life

Counseling and Consultation Service

Affinity Groups

Buckeye Brothers – Undergraduate
Thursdays, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Buckeye Brothers is a place for men to come together and discuss their problems in a casual and genuine way. The purpose of the group is to help members develop tools to better manage their mental health and relationships with others. We do this through creating a relaxed and supportive environment for members to give and receive feedback from one another and reflect on how their identities as men influence how they approach the challenges.

Latinx – HEART Graduate
Thursdays, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

This is a group for graduate students and open to all LatinX-identified students, regardless of identities, nationality or racial/ethnic background and/or immigration status. The group provides a safe and supportive atmosphere in which participants can engage in inviting and authentic discussion around students' experiences as Latinx students on campus. Any and all topics that are relevant to students’ experiences can be discussed, such as sociopolitical issues, immigration status or conditions, intersecting identities, academics and more.

Queer Grad Group
Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

This group will focus on the social and emotional needs of graduate students of any gender expression, identity, or cultural background who identify as queer and/or LGBTQ+. This is a co-created space where members are invited to come as who they are while focusing on issues of personal relevance. Consequently, topics in this group will be member generated and likely to capture interpersonal effectiveness, identity development and integration, resilience and cognitive dissonance. Within this process, cis and heteronormative narratives will be deconstructed while stories are told and re-written for the purpose of individual and collective enrichment.

Queer Undergraduate Group
Wednesdays, 3 - 4 p.m.

This group focuses on supporting positive mental health and social connectedness among undergraduate students who identify as queer. We understand the term "queer" to be inclusive of any sexual minority (i.e., not heterosexual) and/or gender minority (i.e., not cisgender) student. Members are invited to check in weekly about their progress toward wellness goals, generate topics for group discussion, and support one another as we learn together about each member’s unique experiences as a queer Buckeye. Topics are likely to include (but not limited to) discussion of cultural identities and social experiences, intersectionality, wellness, and gender identity and expression.

SAFE Graduate Group - AA/Black/African Descent
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

SAFE Graduate Group is a strengths-based, co-ed, support group for graduate students who identify as Black/African American (descent), to process experiences along the journey to earning the graduate degree. Please note: bi-racial and multi-racial students who identify with their Black/African American (descent, heritage), are strongly encouraged and invited. This group is designed as a SAFE space to further develop a Growth Mindset toward ongoing Success, Advocacy for self and others, Freedom and liberation, while implementing Excellence as a habit. Self-efficacy, Resilience, and Grit are key psychosocial factors that will be discussed in-depth, to help students remain successful despite obstacles endured in graduate school, as well as in their respective lives. The SAFE Graduate Group will also provide a non-judgmental/empathic therapeutic atmosphere for students to speak freely about empowerment to develop positive mental health, now and into their futures.            

Sisters in Solidarity – Undergraduate
Thursdays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Sisters in Solidarity (SIS) is a process/support group for women who identify as African American or Black to discuss shared experiences.  Common themes include, but are not limited to, the following: challenges faced due to race and ethnicity, discrimination and bias, gender, empowerment, identity development, interpersonal relationships, stress management and mental health practices, academic adjustment and achievement, trauma and resilience and self-advocacy. This space is often viewed as a “reservoir,” a safe, supportive, environment designed to unify Black women to overcome challenges faced along the journey to academic excellence. 

Sisters in Solidarity – Graduate
Wednesdays, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Sisters in Solidarity (SIS) is a process/support group for women who identify as African American or Black to discuss shared experiences. Common themes include, but are not limited to, the following: challenges faced due to race and ethnicity, discrimination and bias, gender, empowerment, identity development, interpersonal relationships, stress management and mental health practices, academic adjustment and achievement, trauma and resilience, and self-advocacy. This space is often viewed as a “reservoir,” a safe, supportive, environment designed to unify Black women to overcome challenges faced along the journey to academic excellence.

True Selves
Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

This group is for undergraduate and graduate students who are exploring their gender identity or who identify as transgender or gender diverse.  Common themes include, but are not limited to interpersonal effectiveness, identity development and integration, resilience and cognitive dissonance.  Together, group members navigate common family, cultural, and community issues.  In this safe and supportive environment, group members develop a sense of solidarity.

Women's 30+ Support Group
Wednesdays, 4 - 5 p.m.

This group is to provide support for any students who identify as female ages 30+ 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.

Women's Group
Tuesdays, 1 - 2:15 p.m.

Women's Group is a weekly space for female-identified students to explore shared experiences, connect with others, and both give and receive support. Members are encouraged to share feedback and practice new ways of connecting with others. The group will discuss themes including assertiveness, self-esteem, vulnerability, gender-based violence, relationships, anxiety, depression and other concerns that impact our overall wellbeing. 

You Good Man? – Undergraduate
Thursdays, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

You Good Man?, named after a popular 2016 Twitter hashtag centering the mental health of Black men, is a support/process group for Black people (inclusive of the African diaspora) who are male identified to discuss topics and issues of masculinity and how assumptions and expectations impact Black lived experiences. Topics will include, but are not limited to racism/discrimination/bias, assumptions of Black male anger and aggression by society, generational trauma, survivor’s guilt, toxic masculinity, intimacy and healthy attachment, self-advocacy and more.