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Department of Sociology Undergraduate Advising

141 Townshend Hall
1885 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Appointment Scheduling: 614-292-6961 or 614-292-1175
Email: socadvising@osu.edu

The best way to make a virtual (Zoom) or phone advising appointment is online at go.osu.edu/oncourse.

If you are not assigned an advisor in the department and are unable to make an appointment online, please call 614-292-6961 or email socadvising@osu.edu. When emailing or leaving a voicemail message, please be sure to indicate the purpose of the appointment and the best phone number and/or email address at which to reach you. Email and voicemail messages are monitored 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding university holidays.

To request an in-person appointment with your advisor, please send an email message to your advisor’s Ohio State email address.



David Martinez

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

Doug Downey

Professor Doug Downey - Director of Undergraduate Studies and Honors Coordinator

Advising Office Hours

Monday - Friday (8am-5pm) Townshend Hall Room 141

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 socadvising@osu.edu.
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.