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.

Cole Weidman

Director of Health & Safety

Pronouns: he/him/his


Cole is a fourth year from Bellefontaine, Ohio studying Public Policy and International Relations with minors in Russian language and diplomacy. He has previously served as a deputy director in the Healthy & Safety committee. 

Outside of USG, Cole is involved in Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, and The Conflict Project on campus. On campus, he can most likely be found hanging out in Hagerty Hall. His favorite Ohio State tradition is walking through all the construction on campus, although he also enjoys singing Carmen Ohio at the football games. When he’s not on campus, he’s likely to be found working his job at the Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

Cole can be reached at


  • Recess
    • October 3rd from 11-3pm on the South Oval
    • Different activities taking place to get students' minds off of their busy schedules Ex) craft making, games, and other activities
    • Contact Maddy Perry.21188
  • Reach Trainings
    • Date/time TBD
    • Suicide awareness and prevention trainings offered around campus
    • Contact Maddy Perry.21188
  • Safety Town Halls
    • October 4th from 6:30-8pm in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber
    • Panel of safety administrators that answer questions and tell students about resources available on and off campus
    • Contact Roshan Chandrakumar.6


  • Lighting Taskforce
    • Committee members did research regarding the effectiveness of lighting off campus and created a research report which is in the City of Columbus' Power Committee under reform
    • Contact Cole Weidman.13
  • Sexual Violence Center Initiatives
    • Working with Title IX to reform and potentially Buckeye Care About Consent info sessions. Working alongside administrators to improve training for sexual violence
    • Contact Peyton Batiato.1
  • Researching Student Health Insurance?
    • Trying to expand the insurane companies accepted by the student health center 
    • Contact Chris Funk.206

Deputy Directors

Saarthak Haut.18 (He/His) - Physical Health 

Maddie Carson.363 (She/Her) - Sexual Violence* 

Joey Calabrase.3 (He/His) - Safety

Jensan Allred (She/Hers) - Sexual Health and Advocacy


*Denotes the committee’s legislative coordinator with the General Assembly