The safety of our campus community continues to be our top priority. The Task Force on Community Safety and Well-Being has implemented some immediate, short-term recommendations including increased Community Crime Patrols, improved lighting, and expanded discounted ridesharing hours as part of Lyft Ride Smart at Ohio State.
In addition to these steps, the university has once again increased police presence in the off-campus area with a combination of OSUPD and CPD officers. Ohio State and the City of Columbus are partnering to adjust to crime trends by redeploying on-duty patrols and staffing patrols on overtime to add to the police presence in the University District. Added police and community crime patrols will continue throughout the Spring semester.