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Ohio State News Alert: Off-campus housing network to launch in the fall

Revamped housing program will strengthen collaborations with property owners

In her latest Health, Safety and Well-Being Update, President Kristina M. Johnson shared early details on the Ohio State Off-Campus Housing Network.

The program, expected to begin in the fall, establishes recommended criteria in areas such as safety and security for off-campus residences. It aims to further strengthen the university’s collaboration with property owners while providing students with enhanced information to best meet their needs.

“Each year, thousands of students look to move into off-campus rental properties – choosing from a wide variety of options for their housing,” Johnson said in the update video. “Facilities that meet each standard will be considered ‘in network,’ and that information will be shared with students as they search for a place to live.”

More information on the program will be made available soon.

Additionally, Johnson shared that the Ohio State University Police Division recently partnered with the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity to implement diversity training for officers. The training is an extension of previous efforts and supports the recommendations of Ohio State’s Task Force on Community Safety and Well-Being. 

A video about this training effort is available on the Office of Administration and Planning YouTube channel.

Finally, the president expressed gratitude to students, faculty and staff for their commitment to one another throughout the semester and academic year. 

“Please continue to be safe and smart – respecting your classmates and neighbors this weekend and in the weeks to come,” Johnson said. “We are less than a month away from the end of the semester, and I couldn’t be more proud of your efforts to support each other’s health and safety.”

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