Welcome to Undergraduate Advising in the Department of Sociology at The Ohio State University. We look forward to getting to know you! Due to COVID-19 advisors will be working with students remotely during the Autumn 2020 semester. We remain available to you Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm via appointment, email, phone, and virtual walk-in hours.

Department of Sociology Undergraduate Advising

141 Townshend Hall
1885 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Appointment Scheduling: 614-292-6961 or 614-292-1175

Now available! 

Department of Sociology Virtual Front Desk via Zoom

Student staffed Monday through Friday 9 am - noon and 1 - 4 pm

Meeting ID: 999 2523 7176
Password: 444923




David Martinez, MA - Academic Advisor & Research Coordinator

Susan Van Pelt

Susan Van Pelt, MA - Academic Advisor & Transfer Credit Coordinator

Photo of Cecilia Johnson

Cecilia Johnson, M.A., M.F.A., Academic Advisor and Internship Coordinator

Professor Doug Downey - Director of Undergraduate Studies and Honors Coordinator

Advising Office Hours

Monday - Friday (8am-5pm) Townshend Hall  Room 141
Due to COVID-19, Advisors will be serving students remotely during the Autumn 2020 semester.

Our Services

We know students are busier than ever so we strive to keep you informed with multiple modes of contact, including: e-mail, phone, scheduled appointments and walk-in availability. Please see the instructions below for the best way to contact us given your specific needs.

Limited walk-in hours are available at these times

For quick questions: Please use walk-in hours or e-mail an advisor at
Walk-ins are limited to 15 minutes, so please schedule an appointment if you need more time. The e-mail address above is checked daily during business hours but please do not rely on e-mail as a source for an immediate response. Reply time will vary based on the availability of the counselor.

Appointments should be scheduled for long-term planning conversations, major issues that require discussion, curriculum planning and/or revisions, and career planning discussions. Appointments may be scheduled for 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour by calling 614-292-6961 or 614-292-1175

Please check in for appointments at 141 Townshend Hall.

Please do not schedule an appointment for quick questions: come to walk-ins, e-mail, or call us.

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