Training Frequently Asked Questions

For students For faculty and staff For HR, managers and supervisors For Wexner Medical Center

 

For students


How do I take the training?

You may access the training by visiting www.campusclarity.com/signup and entering your name.#@osu.edu (the system does NOT recognize BuckeyeMail accounts for the log-in). Don’t worry - all emails that are sent to your name.#@osu.edu account will populate in your BuckeyeMail account. The system will then send you an invitation email with an anonymous link to access the training. If you don't see the invitation email in your inbox, check your spam/junk folder. That email is good for two weeks so if you start the training and need to go back to finish or want to re-take the training, follow the same process. If you need technical assistance, contact CampusClarity at admin@campusclarity.com or 800-652-9546 or 8-HELP

I received an orientation mailing and/or see this To Do List item in my BuckeyeLink account but the system doesn't recognize my email address?

Be sure you're using your name,#@osu.edu account and NOT your BuckeyeMail email address. There is a slight delay (of up to one week) between when students receive their mailing and when they have access to the training system.

I completed the training. Why hasn't my To Do List item been removed from my BuckeyeLink account?

There may be up to a week delay between when you complete the training and when the To Do List item is removed from your BuckeyeLink account.

Is the training mandatory?

The training is required as part of your commitment to making our campus a safe and healthy environment for yourself and others. The training will help you to think deeply about issues such as sexual misconduct, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment as well as equip you with the information you need to care for yourself and others. 

I completed this training at my former institution. Do I have to complete this one too?

You may have taken a very similar training (some even from the same vendor) at a prior institution. We are glad that other institutions are active in combatting sexual misconduct and relationship violence but we require your completion of our training module as it has been tailored to our community and includes Ohio State-specific resources as well as our Sexual Misconduct policy. 

How will training help me? 

The training was created specifically for students — and with student input — by Campus Clarity, a national industry expert. Knowing how to identify these issues, how to access support services and resources, and how to help prevent these instances are all ways you can have a positive impact on campus. This training course will help you to think deeply about these issues as well as equip you with the information you need to care for yourself and others. 

What does the training cover?

In the course, you will examine the interconnected issues of healthy relationships, "hooking up", substance abuse and sexual assault through a variety of interactive, realistic scenarios and guided self-reflection. The course promotes a healthier and safer campus environment for everyone.

Why does this cover/ask me such sensitive topics? 

Knowing how to identify these issues, how to access support services and resources, and how to help prevent these instances are all ways you can have a positive impact on campus. Answering the questions candidly will help you see where your answer stacks up against the rest of our community. Your participation and responses to the poll questions are anonymous.

I have never been impacted by sexual assault or relationship violence. Do I need to take the training?

Yes! In the sense that we are all members of the same community, we are all impacted by sexual assault and relationship violence. Ohio State is a community that expects civility, looks out for one another and encourages all members to do the right thing. Knowing how to identify these issues, how to access support services and resources, and how to help prevent these instances are all ways you can have a positive impact on campus. This training course will help you to think deeply about these issues as well as equip you with the information you need to care for yourself and others. 

This is a really busy time for me. Can I wait until later to take this training?

Becoming familiar with these issues and the resources available to you as early as possible in the semester is critical to preventing these instances.

What if the training doesn't load on my computer?

If the training doesn't load on your computer, check your browser and make sure you are using Google Chrome 28.0 or newer, Mozilla Firefox 22.0 or newer, Internet Explorer 10.0 or newer, or Safari 7.0 or newer. If you're in an older version of one of those browsers, try to copy and paste the training link into another browser.

Also be sure that you have disabled your pop-up blocker if that's preventing the training from loading. If that doesn't work, please contact CampusClarity at admin@campusclarity.com or 800-652-9546 or 8-HELP.

What are the recommended browsers for the online training?

The recommended browsers are Google Chrome 28.0 or newer, Mozilla Firefox 22.0 or newer, Internet Explorer 10.0 or newer, and Safari 7.0 or newer.  

Can I access the training through Carmen?

You may access the training by visiting www.campusclarity.com/signup and entering your name.#@osu.edu (the system does NOT recognize BuckeyeMail accounts for the log-in). If you need technical assistance, contact CampusClarity at admin@campusclarity.com or 800-652-9546 or 8-HELP

If I answer the questions in the training, will they be anonymous? 

Yes. Any information you provide as part of the training is anonymous. The training provides you with the opportunity to share your experiences and understand how they match those of other college students by answering anonymous questions throughout the training. If you want to speak with someone about your experiences or report an incident, you can contact confidential or non-confidential resources on the Title IX webpage. While your answers are anonymous, the university is tracking completion.

I’m a student-employee at Ohio State; do I have to take both trainings? 

Some colleges and offices are requiring the employee training (which is a different module). Consult with your supervisor or department Human Resources Professional to identify if your employing unit is making the employee training a mandatory requirement. Also, keep in mind that per the Sexual Misconduct policy, all faculty and staff, including student employees and graduate assistants, are required to report allegations of sexual assault, and the employee version of the training can help you fulfill your obligation. Outside of any unit requirement, the employee training is not mandatory, but you are strongly encouraged to take it as part of your commitment to making our campus a safe and healthy environment for yourself and others. This training will help you to think deeply about issues such as sexual misconduct, sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and harassment well as equip you with the information you need to care for yourself and others. 

I’m a student-employee/graduate assistant at Ohio State; do I have reporting requirements under university policy?

Yes, all faculty and staff, including student employees and graduate assistants are required to report allegations of sexual assault. Human Resources Professionals, supervisors (including faculty and volunteer supervisors), chairs/directors, and all faculty members have an additional obligation to report incidents of sexual harassment. Because of their positions of authority, these individuals have always had a heightened responsibility to report sexual harassment. Effective September 1, 2015, every faculty and staff member, regardless of title or supervisory role, now has an obligation under university policy to report instances of sexual assault to the university.

I’m a graduate assistant at Ohio State; do I have to take both trainings?

Some colleges and offices are making the training completion a requirement. Consult with your supervisor or department Human Resources Professional to identify if your employing unit is making the training a mandatory requirement. Outside of that, the training is not mandatory, but you are strongly encouraged to take it as part of your commitment to making our campus a safe and healthy environment for yourself and others. This training will help you to think deeply about issues such as sexual misconduct, sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and harassment well as equip you with the information you need to care for yourself and others. 

I’m a professional student at Ohio State, do I have to take both trainings?

If you are not employed in any capacity at the university, you are not required to report allegations of sexual assault.  However, volunteer supervisors do have a duty to report sexual misconduct, which includes sexual harassment. 

Is the training ADA accessible? 

Yes. The training is compatible with recent versions of screen reading, screen enlargement and voice input software. If you have any difficulty accessing the course with your adaptive sofware, please contact the ADA Coordinator's office at ADA-OSU@osu.edu; 614 292-6207 (v) or 614 688-8605 (TTY).

How long will the training take? 

The student training takes 60-90 minutes to complete. You can take it at your own pace, and start and stop at any time without losing your place. 

Do I have to do the full training all at once? 

You are encouraged to complete the full training as soon as possible, but you can take it at your own pace, and start and stop at any time without losing your place. 

Why is sexual assault is such an important topic on college campuses?

At Ohio State there is no place for sexual misconduct or violence of any kind, and the university is dedicated to being a national leader on this issue. This is a critical issue for all colleges and universities to continue to address.

How can I report an incident of sexual violence or learn more about support resources available for victims of sexual violence?

If you are a survivor of sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence or sexual harassment, many campus and community resources are available. These resources can provide support, information and details about your medical and reporting options.  Please see the Sexual Violence Resource Wheel for contact information, including 24-hour and emergency response, counseling, advocacy, and campus and local police.  To speak with someone confidentially, please contact Counseling and Consultation Service at 614-292-5766 or the Sexual Assault Resource Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO) 24-hour helpline at 614-267-7020.

Can I really help prevent sexual misconduct or relationship violence on campus?

Yes! Ohio State's campus community is committed to the goal of preventing sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and sexual harassment. Knowing how to identify these issues, how to access support services and resources, and how to help prevent these instances are all ways you can have a positive impact on campus.

 

For faculty and staff


How do I launch the training?

Use the email link to go directly to the training or go to BuckeyeLearn and search for Building a Supportive Community: Preventing Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence online training and request it.  The email link will take you to your log in page.  Use your name.# and password for university systems to log in.  If your training doesn’t launch right away, please check to see if you need to disable the pop-up blocker.  You may need to refresh the window or re-launch the training from the link after disabling the pop-up blocker.

How do I disable a pop-up blocker?

Please see one of these guides on how to disable pop-up blockers for Safari, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.

What do I do if I can't move forward to the next section of the training? 

If you get stuck at any point in the training, please try reopening the training in another browser, such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.  If you're still unable to move forward in the training, please contact 8-HELP.

Why do I need this training?

Ohio State’s campus community is committed the goal of preventing sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment. It’s also critical that faculty, staff, students and critical volunteers all know how to respond to these issues – even if you do not believe you will have direct interaction with students as part of your job. While all faculty and anyone in a supervisory role have been required to report instances of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and relationship violence, the university recently expanded its reporting requirements. Effective September 1, 2015, every faculty and staff member, regardless of title or supervisory role, now has an obligation under university policy to report instances of sexual assault to the university. See the Buckeyes ACT video for more information. 

What does the training cover?

This training presents real life examples of sexual harassment, abuse and assault with a focus on higher education. While many of the examples involve classroom, academic or other situations that depict direct interaction with students, they should also be applied to the daily work environment.

I’m not a manager. Do I still have reporting obligations?

Yes, all employees (faculty, staff, student-employees and graduate assistants) are required to report allegations of sexual assault. Human Resources Professionals, supervisors (including faculty and volunteer supervisors), chairs/directors, and all faculty members have an additional obligation to report incidents of sexual harassment. Because of their positions of authority, these individuals have always had a heightened responsibility to report sexual harassment.Effective September 1, 2015, every faculty and staff member, regardless of title or supervisory role, now has an obligation under university policy to report instances of sexual assault to the university. In addition to ensuring that you can fulfill your reporting obligations as an Ohio State employee, Ohio State hopes this training course helps you to think deeply about this topic. At Ohio State, there is no place for sexual misconduct or violence of any kind, and this training is part of a comprehensive effort to combat these issues on our campus.

Do all faculty and staff have to take the training?

The university is required to offer the training to all faculty and staff. The university is also offering tailored training to students.

Effective September 1, 2015, every faculty and staff member, regardless of title or supervisory role, now has an obligation under university policy to report instances of sexual assault to the university. In addition to ensuring that you can fulfill your reporting obligations as an Ohio State employee, Oho State hopes this training course helps you to think deeply about this topic. At Ohio State, there is no place for sexual misconduct or violence of any kind, and this training is part of a comprehensive effort to combat these issues on our campus.

Some colleges and VP units are making the training completion a requirement. Consult with your supervisor or department Human Resources Professional to identify if your employing unit is making the training a mandatory requirement.

How long will the training take?

The training will take approximately 45-60 minutes. You can work at your own pace, including saving your progress and returning to the course, which will open to the page where you left off.

At the end of the training you will be able to download and sign off acknowledgement of the university’s Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, and Relationship Violence policy.

Do I have to do the full training all at once?

No, you can work at your own pace, including leaving and returning to the course, which will open to the page where you left off.

This is a busy time of year for me. Can I wait to take this training?

The university encourages everyone to prioritize their time and complete the training as soon as possible. In addition to ensuring that you can fulfill your reporting obligations as an Ohio State employee, Ohio State hopes this training course helps you to think deeply about this topic. At Ohio State, there is no place for sexual misconduct or violence of any kind, and this training is part of a comprehensive effort to combat these issues on our campus.

Consult with your supervisor or department Human Resources Professional to identify if your employing unit is making the training a mandatory requirement.

Are reporting obligations different for faculty than for staff?

All faculty and staff are required to report allegations of sexual assault. Human Resources Professionals, supervisors, chairs/directors, and all faculty members have an additional obligation to report incidents of sexual harassment. Because of their positions of authority, these individuals have always had a heightened responsibility to report sexual harassment. More information about reporting requirements is available online through the Office of Human Resources Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, and Relationship Violence Policy FAQs.

I don’t have contact with students in my daily job, do I still need to take the training?

Our campus community is committed the goal of preventing sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment. It’s also critical that we all know how to respond to these issues – even if you do not believe you will have direct interaction with students as part of your job. While all faculty and anyone in a supervisory role have been required to report instances of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and relationship violence, the university recently expanded its reporting requirements. Effective September 1, 2015, every faculty and staff member, regardless of title or supervisory role, now has an obligation under university policy to report instances of sexual assault to the university.

Is the training ADA accessible?

Yes.  The training is compatible with recent versions of screen reading, screen enlargement and voice input software.  If you have any difficulty accessing the course with your adaptive software please contact the ADA Coordinator’s office at ADA-OSU@osu.edu; 614 292-6207 (v) or 614 688-8605 (TTY).

I’m a student-employee at Ohio State, do I have to take both trainings?

Some colleges and offices are making the training completion a requirement. Consult with your supervisor or department Human Resources Professional to identify if your employing unit is making the training a mandatory requirement. Also, keep in mind that per the new Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, and Relationship Violence policy, all faculty and staff, including student employees and graduate assistants are required to report allegations of sexual assault, so the employee version of the training can help you fulfill your obligation. Outside of that, the training is not mandatory, but you are strongly encouraged to take it as part of your commitment to making our campus a safe and healthy environment for yourself and others. This training will help you to think deeply about issues such as sexual misconduct, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment as well as equip you with the information you need to care for yourself and others.

I’m a student-employee/graduate assistant at Ohio State; do I have reporting requirements under university policy?

Yes, all faculty and staff, including student employees and graduate assistants are required to report allegations of sexual assault. Human Resources Professionals, supervisors (including faculty and volunteer supervisors), chairs/directors, and all faculty members have an additional obligation to report incidents of sexual harassment. Because of their positions of authority, these individuals have always had a heightened responsibility to report sexual harassment.Effective September 1, 2015, every faculty and staff member, regardless of title or supervisory role, now has an obligation governed by Ohio State policy to report instances of sexual assault to the university.

I’m a graduate assistant at Ohio State; do I have to take both trainings?

Some colleges and offices are making the training completion a requirement. Consult with your supervisor or department Human Resources Professional to identify if your employing unit is making the training a mandatory requirement. Outside of that, the training is not mandatory, but you are strongly encouraged to take it as part of your commitment to making our campus a safe and healthy environment for yourself and others. This training will help you to think deeply about issues such as sexual misconduct, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment well as equip you with the information you need to care for yourself and others.

I’m a professional student at Ohio State; do I have to take both trainings?

If you are not employed in any capacity at the university, you are not required to report allegations of sexual assault. However, professional students are encouraged to take the graduate and professional student training to help you to think deeply about issues such as sexual misconduct, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment as well as equip you with the information you need to care for yourself and others.

How can I learn more about support resources available for victims of sexual violence?

If you are a survivor of sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence or sexual harassment, many campus and community resources are available. These resources can provide support, information and details about your medical and reporting options.  Please see the Sexual Violence Resource Wheel for contact information, including 24-hour and emergency response, counseling, advocacy, and campus and local police.  To speak with someone confidentially, please contact Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service at 614-292-5766 or the Sexual Assault Resource Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO) 24-hour helpline at 614-267-7020.

 How can I report sexual violence?

All university employees, except those exempted by legal privilege of confidentiality or expressly identified as a confidential reporter, have an obligation to report incidents of sexual assault. Any employee who becomes aware of information that would lead a reasonable person to believe that sexual assault may have occurred involving anyone covered under this policy, must report such information immediately.

The following members of the university community have an additional obligation to report incidents of sexual harassment as well as sexual assault when they become aware of information that would lead a reasonable person to believe that sexual harassment may have occurred involving anyone covered under this policy. These individuals must report the incident within five work days of becoming aware of such information:

1. Any human resource professional (HRP);
2. Supervisor, including faculty supervisors and volunteer supervisors;
3. Chair/director; and
4. Faculty member. 

Employees with a duty to report may make such reports in the following formats:

1. To report any information regarding sexual misconduct, contact the Title IX coordinator by emailing titleix@osu.edu; or
2. To report allegations of employee sexual misconduct, contact the deputy Title IX coordinator in the Office of Human Resources
by calling 614-292-2800 (medical center employees contact 614-293-4988), filing a Discrimination and Harassment Complaint form;
or emailing sexualharassment@osu.edu; or
3. To report allegations of student sexual misconduct, contact the deputy Title IX coordinator in the Office of Student Life,
Student Conduct Department by calling 614-292-0748 or emailing studentconduct@osu.edu.

I don’t have access to a computer. How can I receive the training?

Consult with your supervisor or department Human Resources Professional to identify alternative options for training. Alternative options may be in person instruction during staff meetings during your scheduled work hours.

Why is sexual assault such an important topic on college campuses?

At Ohio State there is no place for sexual misconduct or violence of any kind, and the university is dedicated to being a national leader on this issue. This is a critical issue for all colleges and universities to continue to address. Ohio State’s campus-specific results in the AAU survey are consistent with AAU’s national aggregate results as well as with other surveys, and we welcome the opportunity to continue to deepen and expand our engagement with the broader community as we all examine this serious issue.

Can I really help prevent sexual misconduct or relationship violence on campus?

Yes! Our campus community is committed to the goal of preventing sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and sexual harassment. Knowing how to identify these issues, how to access support services and resources, and how to help prevent these instances are all ways you can have a positive impact on campus.

Many of the examples given sound like a criminal offense; how does the university involve the police?

Under Title IX, the university is obligated to ensure a victim of sexual assault has access to support resources and knows his or her options for reporting to police and/or engaging in a university investigation.  If you become aware that a sexual assault has occurred to a member of the university community, you are required under policy 1.15 to report any known details to the university’s Title IX coordinator or a deputy coordinator in Student Conduct or Human Resources so those resources can be provided.  The university will work with the victim to notify the appropriate law enforcement agency, who may conduct a concurrent criminal investigation, if the victim so chooses.  The university takes allegations of criminal behavior very seriously and will coordinate with law enforcement to ensure that both investigations can be completed without conflict.

 

For Human Resources, Managers and Supervisors


What training resources are available to support Ohio State’s efforts to combat sexual misconduct and relationship violence?

Online training focused on preventing and responding to sexual misconduct and relationship violence is available. There are also other trainings pertaining to sexual misconduct and sexual harassment available to the university community. Click here to view a comparison of the topics covered as well as which audiences may find the most benefit from each training.  See the Buckeyes ACT video for more information on the online training. 

What do I do if I can't move forward to the next section of the training? 

If you get stuck at any point in the training, please try reopening the training in another browser, such as Moxilla Firefox or Google Chrome.  If you're still unable to move forward in the training, please contact 8-HELP.

What are alternative methods for providing this training?

All units and colleges are encouraged to consider options to ensure faculty and staff can receive the benefits of this training in alternative settings such as a staff meeting or a group training that is facilitated online by a Human Resources Professional or Manager.

Consult with your supervisor or department Human Resources Professional to determine what alternate methods of delivery may be available for this training.

If an employee wants to take the training, do I have to let them do it on the clock, or can I request they do it on breaks and lunches?

This training is considered to be work performed by the employee and departments should allow time for employees to engage in the training while balancing the needs of the business operation.

Ensuring a safe and healthy campus climate for our students and for all members of the university community is a top priority at Ohio State. In addition to ensuring that employees can fulfill their reporting obligations, Ohio State hopes this training course helps everyone think deeply about this topic.

How do I track completion of employees in my department/unit?

To track employee completion of your direct reports, please login to BuckeyeLearn and access the guide for using Standard Reports.

Can I make this training mandatory for employees in my department/unit?

Yes, although the university’s requirement is to offer the training, departments/units can make the decision to require this training to be completed by each employee. If your unit/department is making the training mandatory, you should consult with your department Human Resources Professional and communicate this to your managers, supervisors and all employees.  

Will this training be expected to be completed each year?

This fall Ohio State will be offering the training to all current employees. Going forward the training will be offered to all new employees. Colleges and offices can institute ongoing review and refresher programs with employees who have completed the training as it will always remain available.

This training does not fully train on the new Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, and Relationship Violence policy, what are my options?

There are other trainings pertaining to sexual misconduct and sexual harassment available to the university community. Student trainings may be requested of the Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator in the Student Advocacy Center at 614-292-1111. Online and in-person employee trainings are available through the Employee Relations in Office of Human Resources at 614-292-2800 or ohrc@hr.osu.edu.

 

For Wexner Medical Center


What do I do if I can't move forward to the next section of the training? 

If you get stuck at any point in the training, please try reopening the training in another browser, such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.  If you're still unable to move forward in the training, please contact 8-HELP.

Why do I need this training?

Ohio State’s campus community is committed to the goal of preventing sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment. It’s also critical that faculty, staff, students and critical volunteers all know how to respond to these issues – even if you do not believe you will have direct interaction with students as part of your job. While all faculty and anyone in a supervisory role have been required to report instances of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and relationship violence, the university recently expanded its reporting requirements. Effective September 1, 2015, every faculty and staff member, regardless of title or supervisory role, now has an obligation under university policy to report instances of sexual assault to the university. See the Buckeyes ACT video for more information on the online training. 

What does the training cover?

This training presents real life examples of sexual harassment, abuse and assault with a focus on higher education. While many of the examples involve classroom, academic or other situations that depict direct interaction with students, they should also be applied to the daily work environment.

I’m not a manager. Do I still have reporting obligations?

Yes, all employees (faculty, staff, student-employees and graduate assistants) are required to report allegations of sexual assault. Human Resources professionals, supervisors (including faculty and volunteer supervisors), chairs/directors, and all faculty members have an additional obligation to report incidents of sexual harassment. Because of their positions of authority, these individuals have always had a heightened responsibility to report sexual harassment.Effective September 1, 2015, every faculty and staff member, regardless of title or supervisory role, now has an obligation under university policy to report instances of sexual assault to the university. In addition to ensuring that you can fulfill your reporting obligations as an Ohio State employee, Ohio State hopes this training course helps you to think deeply about this topic. At Ohio State, there is no place for sexual misconduct or violence of any kind, and this training is part of a comprehensive effort to combat these issues on our campus.                                                          

Do all faculty and staff have to take the training?

The university is required to offer the training to all faculty and staff. The university is also offering tailored training to students.

Effective September 1, 2015, every faculty and staff member, regardless of title or supervisory role, now has an obligation under university policy to report instances of sexual assault to the university. In addition to ensuring that you can fulfill your reporting obligations as an Ohio State employee, Ohio State hopes this training course helps you to think deeply about this topic. At Ohio State, there is no place for sexual misconduct or violence of any kind, and this training is part of a comprehensive effort to combat these issues on our campus.

Some colleges and VP units are making the training completion a requirement. Consult with your supervisor or Employee Relations Consultant to identify if your employing unit is making the training a mandatory requirement.

How long will the training take?

The training will take approximately 45-60 minutes. You can work at your own pace, including saving your progress and returning to the course, which will open to the page where you left off.

At the end of the training you will be able to download and sign an acknowledgement of the university’s Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, and Relationship Violence policy. 

Do I have to do the full training all at once?

No, you can work at your own pace, including leaving and returning to the course, which will open to the page where you left off.

This is a busy time of year for me. Can I wait to take this training?

The university encourages everyone to prioritize their time and complete the training as soon as possible. In addition to ensuring that you can fulfill your reporting obligations as an Ohio State employee, Ohio State hopes this training course helps you to think deeply about this topic. At Ohio State, there is no place for sexual misconduct or violence of any kind, and this training is part of a comprehensive effort to combat these issues on our campus.

Consult with your supervisor or Employee Relations Consultant to identify if your employing unit is making the training a mandatory requirement.

Are reporting obligations different for faculty than for staff?

All faculty and staff are required to report allegations of sexual assault. Human Resources professionals, supervisors, chairs/directors, and all faculty members have an additional obligation to report incidents of sexual harassment. Because of their positions of authority, these individuals have always had a heightened responsibility to report sexual harassment. More information about reporting requirements is available online through the Office of Human Resources Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, and Relationship Violence Policy FAQs

I don’t have contact with students in my daily job, do I still need to take the training?

Our campus community is committed to the goal of preventing sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment. It’s also critical that we all know how to respond to these issues – even if you do not believe you will have direct interaction with students as part of your job. While all faculty and anyone in a supervisory role have been required to report instances of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and relationship violence, the university recently expanded its reporting requirements. Effective September 1, 2015, every faculty and staff member, regardless of title or supervisory role, now has an obligation under university policy to report instances of sexual assault to the university.

I don’t have access to a computer. How can I receive the training?

Consult with your supervisor to identify alternative options for training. Alternative options may be in-person instruction during staff meetings during your scheduled work hours.

Is the training ADA accessible?

Yes.  The training is compatible with recent versions of screen reading, screen enlargement and voice input software.  If you have any difficulty accessing the course with your adaptive software please contact the ADA Coordinator’s office at ADA-OSU@osu.edu; 614 292-6207 (v) or 614 688-8605 (TTY).

I’m a student-employee at Ohio State, do I have to take both trainings?

Some colleges and offices are making the training completion a requirement. Consult with your supervisor or Employee Relations Consultant to identify if your employing unit is making the training a mandatory requirement. Also, keep in mind that per the new Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, and Relationship Violence policy, all faculty and staff, including student employees and graduate assistants are required to report allegations of sexual assault, so the employee version of the training can help you fulfill your obligation. Outside of that, the training is not mandatory, but you are strongly encouraged to take it as part of your commitment to making our campus a safe and healthy environment for yourself and others. This training will help you to think deeply about issues such as sexual misconduct, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment as well as equip you with the information you need to care for yourself and others.

I’m a student-employee/graduate assistant at Ohio State; do I have reporting requirements under university policy?

Yes, all faculty and staff, including student employees and graduate assistants are required to report allegations of sexual assault. Human Resources professionals, supervisors (including faculty and volunteer supervisors), chairs/directors, and all faculty members have an additional obligation to report incidents of sexual harassment. Because of their positions of authority, these individuals have always had a heightened responsibility to report sexual harassment. Effective September 1, 2015, every faculty and staff member, regardless of title or supervisory role, now has an obligation governed by Ohio State policy to report instances of sexual assault to the university.

How can I learn more about support resources available for victims of sexual violence?

If you are a survivor of sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence or sexual harassment, many campus and community resources are available. These resources can provide support, information and details about your medical and reporting options.  Please see the Sexual Violence Resource Wheel for contact information, including 24-hour and emergency response, counseling, advocacy, and campus and local police.  To speak with someone confidentially, please contact Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service at 614-292-5766 or the Sexual Assault Resource Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO) 24-hour helpline at 614-267-7020.

How can I report sexual violence?

All university employees, except those exempted by legal privilege of confidentiality or expressly identified as a confidential reporter, have an obligation to report incidents of sexual assault. Any employee who becomes aware of information that would lead a reasonable person to believe that sexual assault may have occurred involving anyone covered under this policy must report such information immediately.

The following members of the university community have an additional obligation to report incidents of sexual harassment as well as sexual assault when they become aware of information that would lead a reasonable person to believe that sexual harassment may have occurred involving anyone covered under this policy. These individuals must report the incident within five work days of becoming aware of such information:

1. Any human resource professional (HRP);
2. Supervisor, including faculty supervisors and volunteer supervisors;
3. Chair/director; and
4. Faculty member. 

Employees with a duty to report may make such reports in the following formats:

1. To report any information regarding sexual misconduct, contact the Title IX coordinator by emailing titleix@osu.edu; or
2. To report allegations of employee sexual misconduct, contact the deputy Title IX coordinator in the Office of Human Resources by calling 614-292-2800 (medical center employees contact 614-293-4988), filing a Discrimination and Harassment Complaint form; or emailing sexualharassment@osu.edu; or
3. To report allegations of student sexual misconduct, contact the deputy Title IX coordinator in the Office of Student Life, Student Conduct Department by calling 614-292-0748 or emailing studentconduct@osu.edu.

Why is sexual assault such an important topic on college campuses?

At Ohio State there is no place for sexual misconduct or violence of any kind, and the university is dedicated to being a national leader on this issue. This is a critical issue for all colleges and universities to continue to address. Ohio State’s campus-specific results in the AAU survey are consistent with AAU’s national aggregate results as well as with other surveys, and we welcome the opportunity to continue to deepen and expand our engagement with the broader community as we all examine this serious issue.

Can I really help prevent sexual misconduct or relationship violence on campus?

Yes! Our campus community is committed to the goal of preventing sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and sexual harassment. Knowing how to identify these issues, how to access support services and resources, and how to help prevent these instances are all ways you can have a positive impact on campus.

Many of the examples given sound like a criminal offense; how does the university involve the police?

Under Title IX, the university is obligated to ensure a victim of sexual assault has access to support resources and knows his or her options for reporting to police and/or engaging in a university investigation.  If you become aware that a sexual assault has occurred to a member of the university community, you are required under policy 1.15 to report any known details to the university’s Title IX coordinator or a deputy coordinator in Student Conduct or Human Resources so those resources can be provided.  The university will work with the victim to notify the appropriate law enforcement agency, who may conduct a concurrent criminal investigation, if the victim so chooses.  The university takes allegations of criminal behavior very seriously and will coordinate with law enforcement to ensure that both investigations can be completed without conflict.