Expand and Reform Consent Training Programs
In 2019 Safety Report, Ohio State University indicated 118 reports of rape, 43 reports of fondling, 46 reports of domestic violence, 64 reports of dating violence, and 91 reports of stalking on Columbus Campus. While these numbers indicate student trust in reporting systems, the number of incidents is unacceptable. There are gaps in sexual education, consent training and easily accessible support for survivors. Ohio State students are not as well equipped with comprehensive consent education, especially those students in regional campuses where consent education is not always required. OSU’s current consent education is unclear and neglects non-heteronormative relationships. This is harmful and dangerous because if students are not clear about consent, there is a higher potential for sexual misconduct to occur. By specifically defining what is and is not consent to all students at every OSU campus, we are clearly stating the type of behavior that is and is not allowed at OSU and thereby protecting the students’ wellbeing.
Maddie and Sri are dedicated to ensuring the safety of all students, regardless of the circumstance. They will work with the Student Wellness Center and Office of Institutional Equity to:
Students will feel empowered to stop an assault before it happens and survivors will have better access to the resources they deserve.