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2022
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Ohio State News Alert: Holistic approach to safety offers range of resources, programs

Along with on- and off-campus safety measures, Ohio State advancing long-term solutions

The Ohio State University continues to be committed to a holistic approach to safety based on collaboration and input from university members and community partners.

“In addition to all of the campus safety measures that we’ve undertaken this year, we also continue to advance long-term solutions in the broader community,” President Kristina M. Johnson said today in her safety update. 

STEAMM Rising, for example, is an initiative with the city of Columbus, Columbus City Schools and Columbus State Community College to give young people multiple opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and medicine. Announced in September, the initiative is planning to launch its inaugural STEAMM Summer Institute, which will connect Ohio State faculty with 500 city school teachers over the next five years.

“The ultimate goal is to provide more access to specialized education for children, giving those communities closest to us more opportunities to live rewarding and productive lives,” Johnson said.

Johnson also encouraged members of the community to get their COVID-19 booster shot – and noted the recently announced Buckeye Booster Drawing, offering $80,000 in prizes to students, faculty and staff. Finally, she reminded the university community of the many mental health and wellness resources available, including the Buckeye Peer Access Line, the Office of Student Life Counseling and Consultation Service, and the Employee Assistance Program.

“The pandemic is weighing on everyone – and with the semester well underway, I know that you are also dealing with the stresses of your work in and out of the classroom,” she said. “I want to remind everyone to set aside the time you need to take care of yourself and your loved ones.”

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