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Medical

The University strongly encourages survivors of any form of violence to seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if they feel no injury was sustained. Medical providers can treat visible physical injuries, identify injuries that may not be visible, and where appropriate, also test for and treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs), test for pregnancy, and provide emergency contraception (if requested). In addition, a hospital can test for the presence of alcohol or drugs (e.g. “date rape” drugs) and perform a rape evidence collection procedure, which can help maintain legal options.

Medical services on or near campus:

Student Life Student Health Services (students only)

All students enrolled at OSU are eligible to use the health service, regardless of health insurance coverage. Concerns about sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy will be addressed, as well as a discussion of resources and a plan for follow-up care. SLSHS will refer you to a SANE nurse at OSU Wexner Medical Center for evidence collection if desired.

OSU Wexner Medical Center (everyone)

Emergency Department is open 24 hours. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) can provide evidence collection; Sexual Violence Advocate from SARNCO will be called to provide support services, if desired. Emergency contraception is provided in cases of sexual assault.

OSU Hospital East (everyone)

Emergency Department is open 24 hours. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) can provide evidence collection; Sexual Violence Advocate from SARNCO will be called to provide support services, if desired. Emergency contraception is provided in cases of sexual assault.

Safety

In thinking about current and long-term safety, you may want to consider developing a safety plan which could include ways to remain safe and possible ways to reduce risk of future harm. Information about safety planning can be found on the LSS CHoices For Victims of Domestic Violence website.

To connect with a confidential advocate who can help you with a safety plan and other options, you can contact the 24-hour SARNCO Crisis Line at 614-267-7020.

If you feel unsafe on campus at any time, you can call The Ohio State University Police Department. For emergencies, dial 9-1-1 or for non-emergencies, dial 614-292-2121.

OSUPD Sexual Assault Survivor's Rights Guarantee

Sexual assaults, including date/acquaintance rape, are a very serious concern of the University Police. If you feel you are the survivor of a sexual assault on campus, the University Police Division will guarantee you the following:

Off-Campus Reporting

Crimes occurring off campus in Columbus should be reported to the City of Columbus Police 9-1-1 (emergency) or 614-645-4545 (non-emergency). Crimes occurring off campus in other communities should be reported to the local police agencies.

Upper Arlington Police at 9-1-1 (emergency) or 614-459-2800 (non-emergency).

Clinton Township Police at 9-1-1 (emergency) or 614-471-1479 (non-emergency).

Grandview Heights Police at 9-1-1 (emergency) or 614-488-7901 (non-emergency).

Under Ohio law, people who have a knowledge of a felony are required to report the crime to the police (Ohio Revised Code 2921.22). Failure to report a crime may itself be a crime.

Information on criminal behavior may be reported to the University Police Division and to the offices of Student Conduct and University Housing. The university strongly encourages crime ictims to report all criminal activity to police.

Accommodations and Interim Measures

Interim protective measures and accommodations are reasonable measures the University can put in place to provide immediate support and added protection to an individual who has experienced sex- or gender-based misconduct. Such measures include, but are not limited to:

No-contact directives
Housing or workplace relocation
Adjustment of course schedules or workplace schedules
Time off from class or work, or a leave of absence
Transportation arrangements
Visa and immigration assistance

Interim protective measures and accomodations can be made available regardless of whether an individual chooses to report an incident to the University or law enforcement, and come with no cost to the individual. The University will keep confidential any accommodations or protective measures provided, to the extent that maintaining such confidentiality would not impair the ability of the institution to provide the protective measures or accommodations.

Students or employees seeking interim protective measures or accommodations should contact Title IX.