Office of Student Life : Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Health & Safety

Role and Mission

The Health & Safety Committee strives to research and address issues impacting the short-term and long-term health, safety, and well-being of all Ohio State students, and to sustain successful existing practices at Ohio State.

Maria Vargo

Director of Health & Safety

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Maria Vargo is a third year Finance and Political Science major from Cleveland, OH. Maria has previously served as a Social and Behavioral Sciences Senator and a Deputy Director of Government Relations in USG. Outside of USG, Maria is involved in the Politics, Society, and Law Scholars and Real Life. On campus, Maria can commonly be found at the Moritz College of Law. In addition, Maria never turns down a conversation over a cup of coffee.


Maria can be reached at vargo.140@osu,edu

Projects & Policy

  • Online Mental Health Counseling

  • Off-Campus Safety

  • Wellness Resource Compilation

  • Sexual Violence Center Initiative

  • Campus Food and Nutrition

  • Improvement of University Food Waste Practices

  • Resource Fair

  • Sexual Assault Awareness

Deputy Directors

Maddy Perry

Michael Frank

Maty Fulper

Ben Sack