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:
- medium, location, jurisdiction;
- Title IX coordinator;
- prohibited romantic and/or sexual relationships;
- employee duty to act;
- investigation and resolution options;
- false allegations; and
- use of sexual misconduct allegations in employment or academic actions.
The Sexual Misconduct policy can be found here
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:
- Protect student rights
- Help foster a safe and secure educational environment
- Uphold the standards of the university community
- Establish accountability for student choices
- Maintain an equitable and inclusive process that promotes mutual respect
- Foster ethical standards and critical thinking and decision-making
- Assist in the development of students into productive citizens
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.