Office of Student Life

Buckeye Campaign Against Suicide (BCAS)

Join the BCAS Suicide Prevention movement, because Buckeyes care!

Buckeye Campaign Against Suicide (BCAS), a student organization represented at Ohio State’s Columbus and Marion campuses, was formed to educate these campuses about mental health issues, the signs of suicide and how to prevent it. This group encompasses a diverse community committed to erasing the stigma surrounding suicide prevention and mental health. We are an open group where everyone is always welcome, and we aim to start the conversation that most people are afraid to have. 

Ohio State Columbus BCAS has meetings every Monday in the Enarson Building. Time and room number for fall 2025 will be released soon.  

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BCAS hosts RUOK? Day, an Ohio State Signature Event that brings together more than a thousand individuals to learn about mental health and suicide prevention. BCAS also hosts a Survivors’ Day Luminary to support those who have lost a loved one to suicide. 

In March 2020 at The Ohio State University at Marion, the Buckeye Campaign Against Suicide student organization (BCAS) and the Office of Counseling and Wellness hosted an RUOK? Day. The goal of this annual event, was to provide education about mental health issues, suicide prevention, stigma reduction and available resources. Several campus and community groups were represented to engage students and guests in this fun, fair-like event including Buckeye Food Alliance, BCAS, Veterans of the Marion Campus, Marion Campus Alumni Association, Marion Area Counseling Center, ADAMH Board, NAMI, HelpLine/SARN and MAPP/Help Me Grow. Students had a great time while learning important information. We are grateful to all who participated!