The Ohio State University at Lima

Programs and Policies

Crime Prevention Programs

Safety is a concern everywhere in society, and the Lima Campus is no exception. There are many ways to promote security and avoid unsafe situations. An understanding of basic safety principles, a little caution and lots of common sense are your best protection.

Ohio State Lima and Rhodes State College are committed to providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and other members and visitors of the campus community. Trees and shrubs are well maintained and trimmed back away from buildings and walkways. The parking lots and sidewalks are well lit for your comfort.

Crime prevention and awareness information is available for personal safety, wellness and other topics in the Student Activities Office, Galvin Hall, Room 066; Ohio State Police, Galvin Hall, Room 134; and Campus Security, Tech Lab, Room 140.

Run, Hide, Fight

Finding yourself in an active shooter situation can cause extreme panic and disorientation. But if you know what to do ahead of time, your chances of surviving this type of emergency situation are greatly increased. Click here to learn more.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention

The Ohio State University at Lima prohibits the illegal use, production, manufacture, sale, distribution and/or possession of alcohol, drugs or controlled substances on campus. In addition, the misuse of substances which present physical or psychological hazards to individuals is prohibited. Penalties for violations of these regulations are set forth in the Code of Student Conduct, which is available at

Tobacco Free Policy

Ohio State has adopted a tobacco free policy that supports a healthy environment for all members of the Buckeye Nation. Effective January 1, 2014, the use of all types of tobacco products is prohibited in all university buildings and on all university-owned properties, including parking lots, garages, and all outside areas. This policy applies to cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff and electronic cigarettes. Compliant signage has been posted at all entryways on campus and in University vehicles. All individuals are encouraged to respect the healthy campus environment. The full policy is available at