The Student Conduct & Community Standards office acknowledges how difficult it can be for anyone who experiences unwanted sexual contact or sexual harassment to make a disclosure. If you are an OSU student and are a survivor of unwanted sexual contact/sexual harassment or are involved in any other form of misconduct brought about by another OSU student or students, you are encouraged to disclose the incident. The Student Conduct & Community Standards office can offer a variety of options and outcomes and will connect you to resources that maintain confidentiality.
The University WILL NOT pursue any conduct violation against a survivor for substance use, including alcohol, at the time of sexual assault/harassment if the sexual assault/harassment is reported to Student Conduct & Community Standards or the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
A safety plan is a practical guide that helps lower your risk of being hurt by your abuser. It includes information specific to you and your life that will help keep you safe. A good safety plan helps you think through lifestyle changes that will help keep you as safe as possible on campus, in the residence halls, and other places that you go on a daily basis. [Adapted from loveisrespect.org]
Examples of a safety plan include having the number for Public Safety readily accessible on your phone, and making sure people know where you are and when you are returning. For more information on safety planning, and creating your own safety plan, please click on the following link: A College Student's Guide to Safety Planning.