Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Sexual Misconduct policy applies to Ohio State faculty, staff, students, student employees, graduate associates, appointees, volunteers, vendors, and visitors.

The policy defines sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and related terms. It also addresses:

The Sexual Misconduct policy can be found here

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions: Romantic and/or Sexual Relations

Code of conduct

Student Conduct is a department within the Office of Student Life. The purpose of Student Conduct is to support the educational mission of The Ohio State University by administering the Code of Student Conduct and serving as a resource to the university community and beyond. An educational and holistic approach to discipline is employed whenever possible.

The mission of Student Conduct is to:

Retaliation related to complaints or reports of sexual misconduct is addressed in the Sexual Misconduct policy.

The university will not tolerate retaliation in any form against any individual who makes an allegation, files a report, serves as a witness, assists a complainant, or participates in an investigation of discrimination or harassment. University policy and state and federal law prohibit retaliation against an individual for reporting discrimination or harassment, or for participating in an investigation. Retaliation is a serious violation that can subject the offender to discipline, up to and including termination of employment and/or student status, independent of the merits of the underlying allegation.

Allegations of retaliation should be directed to the Title IX coordinator or a deputy coordinator.