Students and employees who have experienced sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, sexual exploitation, and stalking have campus and community resources available to assist them and options for reporting. Individuals who have personally experienced sexual misconduct are not required to report to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA) or to any other entity. However, students and employees are encouraged to reach out EOA or to a confidential resource (such as OSU’s Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Education (CAPE)) to discuss options and supports available.

Most University employees are “responsible employees” meaning that they must immediately report incidents of sexual misconduct or discrimination to EOA when they become aware of or have reason to believe that a violation of has occurred. However, employees are not required to self-report incidents of misconduct that impacted them personally. When EOA receives a report of sexual misconduct, the office outreaches to the impacted person to provide resources and offer assistance. EOA never requires a person impacted by sexual misconduct to meet with or disclose any information to the office.

If you decide to tell someone about sexual misconduct that impacted you, how you tell your story and what you share is entirely up to you. The following are some resources and reporting options that may be available to you.

Resource Documents

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Reporting Options