Student Life

We're Here to Help You Succeed

As a Franklin University student, you will be exposed to opportunities to learn both inside and outside your classes. To assist with this educational process, Franklin offers a specific functional area to both support and challenge you along this developmental journey through advocacy, resource attainment and engagement. 

The Office of Student Life seeks to impact the co-curricular learning experience through purposeful interaction and intentional opportunities for growth and learning.

About Student Life

Student Life strives to impact student success through three primary functions:

Informal Resolution:  
Serves the purpose of assisting students in overcoming personal or academic challenges in pursuit of their education.  Offers opportunities to facilitate solutions that provide a positive outcome for both the student and the Institution.

Financial Wellness:  
Serves the purpose of assisting students who are experiencing financial obstacles in pursuit of their education.  Offers opportunities to provide guidance and resources toward assisting students effectively manage their financial commitments to the Institution

Student Wellness:  
Serves the purpose of assisting students in locating resources to address any factors impacting their holistic health.  Functionality focuses on the addressment of the fulfillment of basic level needs (e.g. Food, Housing, Mental Health etc.) toward a healthy and engaged student experience.

Student Wellness Resources

The following are a list of resources addressing a variety of personal, family and community needs.  Please contact the Office of Student Life surrounding any questions surrounding these resources.  Note:  These resources are based out of Central Ohio however may be used to locate resources outside of the regional area.  

CPO Property Management:  Community Properties of Ohio

Mental Health Counseling
My Student Support Program

Physical Health
Columbus Free Clinic

Legal Assistance
Columbus Legal Aid 

Food Assistance
Mid-Ohio Food Bank

Other Personal/Social Needs
LSS 211 Central Ohio

Meet Us

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Chris Tyner, Director of Student Life and Community Standards

Chris Tyner currently serves as the Director of Student Life and Community Standards at Franklin University.  Chris has served as a higher education administrator for over 16 years with primary experience in Student Life and Development, Student Retention and Persistence, Academic Advising  Community Standards, Disability Services and Student Ombuds facilitation.  Chris strives to work directly with students toward the creation of a comprehensive and fulfilling student experience both inside and outside the classroom.  Employing a balanced approach of student support and accountability, Chris seeks to partner with students in overcoming obstacles while impacting development through problem solving and critical thinking skills.

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Contact Chris
Phone:  614-947-6781
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