Student Success Services

Student Success Services offers a variety of programs to help students achieve success in their academic, career and personal endeavors.  We encourage students to take an active role in their education and we are here to help along the way.


Hours: During Academic Sessions

Monday thru Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Walk-ins are Welcome.

Bias Assessment and Response Team (BART). BART is a resource for anyone who needs to report an incident of bias or wants to explore and better understand issues like bias and discrimination, and how to effectively respond. Report - Support. To better understand bias, or, if you have witnessed/been the target of a bias incident, visit For local support contact Ruth Montz

Buck-I-EAT. The Buck-I-Eat program was inspired by members of the CFFA service committee with a two-fold mission: 1.) to ensure that no buckeye goes hungry and 2.) to promote healthy eating patterns. All students are eligible to participate (no application or appointment) at the self-service food pantry located at Student Success Services. The Buck-I-Eat food pantry is maintained by generous donations from employees and students of non-perishable food and personal hygiene items as well as monetary donations to the Buck-I-EAT development fund (315953). For more information contact Ruth Montz at

Career Closet. The Career Closet was inspired by members of the CFFA service community and is held in conjunction with campus-wide professional development events such as Dress for Success, Career Expo, and Night for Young Professionals. Donations of gently used business clothing can be made at Student Success Services, 128 Skou Hall.

Consultation and Assessment Team (CAT) assess situations involving students who pose a potential risk of harm to persons or property in the university community or of substantial disruption to university activities. If you encounter a situation that is not immediately life-threatening, but should come to the attention of the CAT contact a member of the team: Kris Boone at, Thom Janini at, Ruth Montz at or Penny Nemitz at In a life-threatening emergency, always contact Wooster Campus Police (330) 287-2121.

Counseling Services - are provided by Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Jacqueline Belanger.  Dr. Belanger provides individual and group counseling, outreach, consultation, referrals, and crisis intervention. For more information, contact Dr. Belanger at

After-Hours Crisis Services: Students who are in crisis or need immediate assistance can contact the Counseling Center of Wayne and Homes Counties crisis team at 330-264-9029.

Disability Services  - provides assistance and coordination of academic support services for all students with disabilities enrolled at Ohio State ATI. For more information contact Ruth Montz at

First-Year Experience  - events and activities help students make a smooth transition to college and find their fit in campus life. FYE includes welcome events, a summer reading program, workshops, lectures, and much more.

Program Excel. Every year, a limited number of motivated, promising students are chosen to participate in Program Excel.  Program Excel is funded through a U.S. Department of Education, Title 4 Trio grant. For more information contact Dee Dee Snyder at

Orientation is required for new students. Orientation registration is completed online. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend with their student.  

Ohio State Emergency Grant - The Ohio State Emergency Grant is designed to provide assistance up to $1,000 to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. This assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.

  • Meeting. We strongly recommend that all students begin the application process by scheduling a meeting with Ruth Montz ( to discuss eligibility and to assist students to prepare the any relevant documentation.

PASS. The Pathway to Achieving Student Success is an academic recovery program, Students can participate in a variety of programming options, ranging from one-hour seminars to a semester long program that meets weekly. For more information contact Ruth Montz at

Student Advocacy offers students general advice related to academic areas, such as personal circumstances/crises, instructor complaints, grade grievances, withdrawals, dismissal/reinstatement, and a variety of other issues. For campus based assistance contact Ruth Montz at

Title IX states that "No person in the United States shall on the bias of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any educational programs or activity receiving federal financial assistance." From the preamble to  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Ohio State University at ATI is dedicated to providing a learning, living, and working environment that is free from sexual assault and sex discrimination. We are committed to ensuring a safe campus climate for all of our students and the entire University community. Through a comprehensive compliance program, we promote fundamental rights, advance individual and institutional integrity, and uphold the vital aims of Title IX. To file a complaint about sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual assault: For local resources contact Ruth Montz at

Veteran Community Advocate (VCA) program. Over 2,000 military veterans and their family members are enrolled at Ohio State using their GI Bill education benefits as graduate and undergraduate students, but going from military life to student life can be a significant change. Many veterans face challenges that are far different from most traditional students. Through the Veteran Community Advocate (VCA) Program, many of Ohio State’s top veteran students are continuing their service to the university and their fellow veterans on campus. The VCA Program is a vital part of the effort to help connect fellow veterans to resources and experiences that will ensure our veteran students accomplish their new mission - academic and professional success. If you are interested in serving in a Community Advocate position, please contact the Office of Military and Veterans Services at 614-247-VETS. For campus programming and resources contact Ruth Montz at

Student Resources: 

  • Buck ID service provides new and replacement Buck ID cards for students, faculty and staff
  • Computer lab provides wireless access, charging stations, and printing capabilities using your Buck ID card
  • Lending program provides items for student use at the center such as laptop computer, calculators and headphones
  • Meeting space for adult and veteran students
  • Multimedia study area for students to work on group projects
  • Quiet study areas for students working Independently
  • Study tables offer space for students to work in small groups