Sexual Civility and Empowerment

Resource Unit Description Website
Sexual Civility and Empowerment Program The Student Advocacy Center Get help—Email ( or call 614-292-1111call or email us if you or a friend has been a victim of sexual violence before prior or during attendance enrollment at Ohio State. Sexual Violence Support Coordinators use a Holistic Healing Model to provide individualized, long-term, and direct services to students who have experienced sexual violence in any form before or during their attendance at the university. Our goal is to promote both academic success and personal growth through empowerment coaching using a trauma informed victim-centered approach.

Sexual violence prevention programs and student involvement opportunities SCE also offers programs designed to challenge cultural attitudes and beliefs regarding sexuality that lend to the prevalence of sexual violence in our community. Students may request a program or get involved in sexual violence prevention efforts on campus by joining our Sexual Violence Committee or by becoming a certified program facilitator. Other volunteer opportunities are also available.
Title IX The Office of University Compliance and Integrity Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Nondiscrimination Notice
The Ohio State University is committed to building and maintaining a diverse community to reflect human diversity and improve opportunities for all. The university is committed to equal opportunity and eliminating discrimination. This commitment is both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law. Ohio State does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admission.
R.A.D. Rape Aggression Defense Free Self Defense For Women The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety Rape Aggression Defense Systems is a program of realistic self defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on the basics of hands on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. instructors, who are also Police Officers. All students are provided a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire program for reference. Students who receive the manual at graduation also receive a lifetime return policy to any R.A.D. class, nationwide, for life.

Please visit the national R.A.D. website for more information at:
Counseling & Consultation Service CCS

We provide counseling and consultation to currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students. We also work with spouses/partners of students who are covered by the Comprehensive Student Health Insurance.

Our Comprehensive Services Include:  


What we can help with:

  • Stress Management

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationship Problems

  • Transitions in Life

  • Identity Exploration

  • Substance Use

  • Eating Concerns

  • Feeling Overwhelmed

  • Academic Adjustment

  • Trauma

Student Legal Services The Ohio State University SLS is a non-profit law office.

SLS advises and represents students for legal matters including landlord-tenant/off-campus housing, criminal misdemeanors, traffic offenses, consumer, contracts, debt and credit issues, domestic, estate planning, and victim’s assistance.  Victim’s assistance services may include filing protection orders, guidance with the criminal justice system, and coordination with other support services. 


SLS services are attorney-client privileged and confidential.  With very limited exceptions, SLS cannot share information that was disclosed by a student unless the student gives express permission. 


If you are unsure about your eligibility for SLS services or if SLS can assist you, please call (614) 247-5853 or email us (