Keeping Bobcats Informed, Sept. 22, 2021
Let's debunk mental health stigmas
Judgments usually stem from a lack of understanding. How can you educate yourself and those around you to prioritize mental health?
Accept yourself – your mental health will fluctuate throughout your life. You may experience shame or self-doubt as you recognize that you need help. This is normal, but you have the power to reduce self-judgment.
Separate identity from condition – you are not your illness. Instead of saying, "I am depressed," consider rephrasing to, "I am experiencing depression." This small separation can help you see yourself outside of your current situation.
Seek community – whether you join a support group, student organization, or connect with a mental health professional, you need to surround yourself with voices who understand your position.
RESPECT HUMAN DIGNITY
...in words. Show kindness and respect to campus employees – whether by thanking the server behind the counter, or cleaning up after your meal for the next Bobcat who sits down, make respect visible.
...in action. It's National Hazing Prevention Week - OHIO is committed to ensuring hazing prevention tactics are instilled among all student organizations year-round. Watch for the new hazing education and prevention modules coming to your inbox this week.
PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY
OIT tech tips
Email phishing attacks are one of the most common ways for hackers to target your information. Luckily, Catmail has built-in safety features to help eliminate these risks. Familiarize yourself with these safety features to ensure you’re keeping your personal information secure.
BOBCATS HELPING BOBCATS
Campus food pantry
Some students don't have enough to eat on a daily or weekly basis. The Cats’ Cupboard food pantry provides fresh, frozen, and shelf stable food options for students who are food insecure. It is located in Baker University Center, room 514.
Learn more about Cats' Cupboard >
Work in Culinary
Join the @OHIOfood_ team! Student employees enjoy flexible schedules, competitive pay, and leadership experience.
Need another incentive to join the team? Refer a friend to Culinary Services and when they apply you will be entered to win $50 in Bobcat Cash.
SEE THE WORLD
Schedule an advising session with the global opportunities team to explore different programs and find the best fit for you!
PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES
Domestic travel suspension lifted
Effective immediately, students are not required to seek approval from their college when planning domestic travel. All Bobcats are expected to consider risks associated with domestic travel and follow guidelines from the CDC.
What to do if COVID affects you
If you test positive for COVID-19, experience symptoms, or are exposed to a COVID-positive person, follow OHIO's step-by-step COVID-19 protocols found on the Be Safe Bobcats website.
In-person learning will continue
OHIO students, faculty, and staff are enjoying being back on campus. President Sherman is committed to the in-person experience, and also challenges the whole community to remain vigilant about public health.
Tues & Wed
Weekly Coping Clinics
Use OHIO's transportation resources
Shuttles are available during the day, evenings, and on weekends. Both services allow for travel to be tracked in real-time using the Doublemap App.
Join commencement ceremonies
Last day to apply for fall graduation
Vaccine clinic schedule
Get vaxxed on the Athens campus