Women and the Ohio State Experience - Thursday, November 19, 2015 8 p.m. Frank W. Hale Jr., Black Cultural Center, MLK Lounge

November 16, 2015 –

Please join students, faculty, staff and university administrators as we explore the experiences of undergraduate and graduate women at Ohio State. This will be a time for the Ohio State community to come together and discuss the needs of women students as well as learn more about resources, services and initiatives available at the university. For more information please contact Gisell Jeter-Bennett at

Ohio State to require students to learn about sexual assault

September 17, 2015 – The Columbus Dispatch

Starting next year, The Ohio State University will require new students to undergo training on sexual misconduct and relationship violence at least three times: at their orientation sessions, as part of the First Year Experience program and again in the Second-Year Transformation Experience Program. It’s part of a new effort to combine and enhance prevention and support efforts that have been offered through a variety of university offices.

Biden to speak on sexual-assault prevention at Ohio State

September 14, 2015 – The Columbus Dispatch

Vice President Joe Biden will speak on preventing sexual assault on college campuses at Ohio State University on Thursday, September 17.

It's On Us Ohio State Video

December 04, 2014 – You Tube

Ohio State joins the “It’s On Us” campaign to help prevent sexual assault on college campuses through awareness and education.

Ohio State ‘It’s On Us’ Next Steps

October 01, 2014 – Ohio State Undergraduate Student Government

Ohio State's Undergraduate Student Government proposes several ideas to even better educate students about sexual violence and to provide survivors and allies with the support needed to remediate this pressing issue.

Ohio State joins ‘It’s On Us’ Campaign to Raise Awareness about Sexual Assaults

September 30, 2014 – The Lantern, Ohio State campus newspaper

Ohio State has teamed up with the White House to promote a campaign aimed at combating sexual assault. “It’s On Us” is a campaign to help prevent sexual assault on college campuses through awareness and education.

Senators Offer Bill to Curb Campus Sexual Assault

July 30, 2014 – The New York Times

A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introduced legislation designed to curb the startling number of sexual assault on college campuses.

A Star Player Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation

April 16, 2014 – The New York Times

After a Florida State student accused quarterback Jameis Winston of rape, the police did not interview him or obtain his DNA.

Establishing a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

January 22, 2014 – The White House

Although schools have made progress in addressing rape and sexual assault, more needs to be done to ensure safe, secure environments for students of higher education. Therefore, President Obama has established a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.

U.S. Department of Education Reaches Agreement with the State University of New York to Address and Prevent Sexual Assault and Harassment of Students

October 31, 2013 – U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education announced that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into an agreement with the State University of New York (SUNY) to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) by SUNY and each of its 29 state-operated campuses.

White House on the 40th Anniversary of Title IX

July 21, 2013 – The White House

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Pat Summitt, Professional Basketball Player and 2011 WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings and Author and Chief Sponsor of the Title IX legislation, former Senator Birch Bayh talk on the 40th Anniversary of Title IX and the monumental impact that piece of legislation had on furthering equal rights for women in America.

U.S. Officials Clarify Colleges' Duties to Pregnant and Parenting Students

June 26, 2013 – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Colleges must support and accommodate pregnant and parenting students under federal antidiscrimination law, the U.S. Department of Education stressed in updating 22-year-old guidance on the topic.