Training

To enhance the safety and well-being of the Ohio State community, all Ohio State faculty, staff and students are required to complete sexual misconduct prevention education each academic year.

This prevention education addresses sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and stalking, provides tools to challenge and report harmful behavior, and information on how to support someone who has experienced sexual misconduct.

Promoting the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is Ohio State's top priority and a responsibility we all share. At Ohio State, there is no place for sexual misconduct or discrimination of any kind.


Faculty, staff, and student employee requirements:

All employees: Annually, all faculty, staff, and student employees are required to complete the sexual misconduct prevention online course, “Report = Support!” The interactive, easy-to-follow course takes about 30 minutes to complete and is available in BuckeyeLearn. It will be assigned to every employee’s BuckeyeLearn transcript each year.

“Report = Support!” will be assigned to all faculty, staff and student employee BuckeyeLearn transcripts and the completion deadline is May 30, 2021.

It is important for everyone to know how to identify and report sexual misconduct.

All Ohio State employees, including student employees, are required to complete this course each academic year to fulfill the mandatory requirement and remain up-to-date on reporting obligations and resources.

Some colleges and units may also choose to annually require the “Understanding the Sexual Misconduct Policy” training (which can be completed online in a 30-minute-module), in addition to “Report = Support!.” Each employees’ BuckeyeLearn transcript will reflect the training required for your role. Wexner Medical Center employees can also view education requirements on OneSource.

New employees: Upon hire, faculty, staff, and student employees will be required to complete two trainings (one covering the Sexual Misconduct Policy and another focused on reporting and prevention). Both will be assigned to employees’ BuckeyeLearn transcripts and should appear on their transcript within 24-48 hours of their start date.

  1. The “Understanding the Sexual Misconduct Policy” training can be completed online in a 30-minute-module.
  2. “Report = Support!” is an interactive, easy-to-follow course in BuckeyeLearn that takes less than 30 minutes to complete. It will continue to be assigned to every employee’s BuckeyeLearn transcript each year.

Student employees/graduate assistants/employees enrolled in classes: Student employees and employees enrolled in classes are required to complete obligations for both their student roles and employee roles. Required trainings will be reflected on their BuckeyeLearn transcripts.

  1. New employees, including student employees, need to complete “Understanding the Sexual Misconduct Policy” and “Report = Support!” when starting a new role as a student employee, which builds on the knowledge laid out in the student education.
  2. All students and employees enrolled in classes are required to complete “U Got This!” the student sexual misconduct prevention education online course.
  3. All employees, including student employees, need to annually complete “Report = Support!” for each year they are employed by the university.

Employee Accountability: Any merit-eligible employee (staff and faculty) who does not complete the assigned course* by May 30, 2021, may not be eligible if annual merit increases are available this year.

Manager Guidance for Report=Support! Faculty and Staff Accountability

Read the latest message about Report=Support! training

For more information, read the frequently asked questions below.


Student requirements:

All students are required to complete the online course, “U Got This!” annually. The interactive, easy-to-follow course takes approximately 45-60 minutes and is available in BuckeyeLearn. It will be assigned to every student’s BuckeyeLearn transcript each year. 

Beginning last year, incoming students (first-year and transfer students) must complete the education course in order to register for the next spring/fall semester.

Student employees/graduate assistants/employees enrolled in classes: Student employees and employees enrolled in classes are required to complete obligations for both their roles. These requirements are outlined below.

  1. Complete “U Got This!” the sexual misconduct prevention education online course that is required for all students.
  2. Complete “Understanding the Sexual Misconduct Policy” and “Report = Support!” when starting a new role as a university employee
  3. Complete “Report = Support!” annually for each year they are employed by the university.

 For more information, read the frequently asked questions below.


Faculty/Staff FAQ

Student FAQ