The Ohio State University (OSU) provides in-person sexual assault prevention training. However, they appear to only have bystander intervention information online and do not offer it as a component of their in-person training. They have a clear definition of sexual assault that includes acts other than intercourse. The university also has an affirmative consent policy and their definition of affirmative consent matches EROC’s definition. OSU does not explicitly forbid retaliation against complainants and provides a definition of what constitutes retaliation.
The Ohio State University specifies that the Office of Student Life investigates cases and makes the finding of responsibility and decision about sanctions. However, it is unclear whether this investigation as well as decisions on responsibility and sanctions are all performed by one person or if there is a panel. OSU provides a sanctioning code for sexual assault that ranges from formal reprimand to dismissal. The university does not specify whether an attorney may be present during the investigation and adjudication process, does not publicize the number of cases and sanctions, and does not provide information on the appeals process. OSU states that the investigation timeline is 60 days and that mediation is forbidden in cases of sexual violence. They do not specify whether investigators are trauma informed.
The Ohio State University provides accommodations for survivors outside of the investigation process and states that these measures may be available even if there is no formal investigation. The university has a student health center where emergency contraception is available and the health center has a sexual assault center. The university has an advocacy center for sexual assault survivors called the Sexual Civility and Empowerment Center and they provide information and resources on local rape crisis centers. OSU does not specify whether campus police are trauma informed.
March 1, 2017
https://hr.osu.edu/public/documents/policy/policy115.pdf http://advocacy.osu.edu/sexual-violence/ http://sce.osu.edu/