Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: April 5 - 9

Sign up for any Sexual Assault Awareness Month event through our Sexual Assault Awareness Month RSVP Form to receive reminders and Zoom links directly in your inbox. Students who attend any event during Sexual Assault Awareness Month will be entered to win a prize!

Individuals who are in need of accommodations, such as live captioning, to attend one of our events can request via the Sexual Assault Awareness Month RSVP Form or by emailing Cate Heaney Gary at heaneygary.1@osu.edu. Generally, two weeks notice will allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

 

Monday, April 5

Your Rights & Options: Title IX and Sexual Misconduct at OSU

12 – 1 p.m.

 

Want to know more about your rights to be free from sexual misconduct at OSU? Join the Office of Institutional Equity to discuss community expectations, your rights, and options for addressing sexual misconduct. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and engage in dialogue. Students and employees welcome!

 

Those who attend this event will be entered to win a prize!

Your Rights & Options: Title IX and Sexual Misconduct at OSU

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

 

Want to know more about your rights to be free from sexual misconduct at OSU? Join the Office of Institutional Equity to discuss community expectations, your rights, and options for addressing sexual misconduct. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and engage in dialogue. Students and employees welcome!

Let’s Talk About Sex: An Interactive Want, Will, Won’t List

6 – 7 p.m.

 

What do love languages and a Want, Will, Won’t list have in common? They can help you communicate with a partner! Join the Wellness Ambassadors to learn about love languages, WWW lists, and healthy communication in relationships.

 

Those who attend this event will be entered to win a prize!

Sex Trafficking and Sexual Violence

7 – 8:30 p.m.

 

Join Women Student Initiatives, Take Back the Night, and Advocates for Women of the World as we discuss the economics of sex-trafficking, support for sex trafficking survivors, and the effects of anti-trafficking legislation and policy within BIPOC communities and people involved in sexual economies. Panelists include Paula Haines, CEO of Freedom a la Cart; Sara Leonard, Senior Outreach & Engagement Coordinator with STAR Trauma Recovery Center; and Stephanie Rollins, Prevention Education Coordinator with Gracehaven. 

 

Tuesday, April 6

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Patients: What Can Nurses Do?

5 – 6 p.m.

 

Join Nursing Students of Color and Take Back the Night as they discuss how nurses can better advocate for survivors of domestic violence. How should nurses communicate with these patients? How can nurses make these patients feel safer and more comfortable? What provides optimal experience(s) for the survivor? Are their suggested strategies and interventions fitting from the survivors’ point of view or are there better ways to care for this population of patients? Additionally, does race, religion, and/or culture play a role in how we care for these survivors? How might strategies for survivors of color be different? Join us as we welcome Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO) and a sexual assault nurse examiner to learn how to address some of these questions!

The LGBTQ+ Community and Sexual Violence

6 – 7 p.m.

 

Want to know more about the intersections of violence and the LGBTQ+ community? Join Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) as we delve into some basic terminology surrounding the LGBTQ+ community, the types of sexual and intimate partner violence the LGBTQ+ community faces and the barriers to accessing services that are unique to the LGBTQ+ community. Additionally, we will highlight some resources that may be helpful to members of the LGBTQ+ community if they are facing violence.

 

Those who attend this event will be entered to win a prize!

Buckeyes Got Your Back

7 – 8 p.m.

 

Being an active bystander is one of the best ways to cultivate a culture of caring on campus. Join the Student Life Student Wellness Center to learn techniques for intervening in varying levels of potentially harmful situations and learn the importance of being an active bystander to prevent violence in any form. Participants will take the intervention styles quiz to help determine their most comfortable intervention style and gain confidence using all intervention styles.

 

Wednesday, April 7

Digital Discussions: We Can Build Safe Online Spaces

12 – 1 p.m.

 

We live in an increasingly virtual world and much of our day-to-day interactions happen in online spaces. Sexual violence can happen anywhere – even our online workspaces, classrooms and social media platforms. Join the Student Wellness Center as we learn how to practice digital consent, intervene in harmful virtual situations and foster healthy relationships online.

Human Trafficking in Healthcare

5 – 6 p.m.

 

Come join a Q&A session hosted by Enlighten and lead by healthcare workers who work with victims of sexual assault and human trafficking in thier profession. These individuals have a unique perspective on the issue of sexual assault and how it relates to human trafficking, and they will speak about how these issues are addressed both medically and socially in healthcare. Red flags/signs they look for, proper procedures for reporting, confidentiality, trauma bonds, and more, will all be discussed. Come equipped with questions to ask the panel!

Panelists include Kelly Bonhoff, PhD/RN/LMFT/CTP, cofounder of Josephine's Clinic and Rosanne Hountz, DNP/RN/MSN/MSCJ/SANE, cofounder of Josephine's Clinic.

 

Those who attend this event will be entered to win a prize!

Money and Marriage: Maneuvering Financial Abuse

7 – 8:30 p.m.

 

Join Take Back the Night at Ohio State as we discuss what is financial abuse and how marriage/relationships can impact your finances. Our panelists will be helping us parse through the ins and outs of protecting your financial wellness, and how to maneuver potentially abusive relationships.

 

Those who attend this event will be entered to win a prize!

 

Thursday, April 8

Hiking for Self-Care

 

Join us on Instagram Live: @osuwellness

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Spending time in the outdoors has been linked to numerous emotional and physical benefits. Studies have shown hiking to be a great self-care tool: studies show a link between hiking and improved mental health.  Join the Student Wellness Center as we explore how to evaluate hiking destinations, safety considerations, and the items and clothing needed to successfully venture into the outdoors. We will also explore common hiking destinations in the Columbus area and help attendees choose which may be most appropriate for their experience level. 

 

Those who attend this event will be entered to win a prize!

Take Back the Night Survivor Celebration

7 – 8 p.m.

 

Join Take Back the Night at Ohio State to celebrate the anti-rape activists and survivors at The Ohio State University and beyond who have made great strides in protecting survivors’ rights and influencing policy! This is a space where individuals can speak their mind and further advocate for change. We will also be giving the mic to anyone who would like to speak on their truth, regarding either their activism or experience. Participants will be allowed to change their names on Zoom to ensure privacy.

 

Friday, April 9

Art Therapy for Self-Care

3 – 4 p.m.

 

Relieve stress and boost your mood with art! Art Therapy has been shown to help people process feelings, reduce stress and anxiety, increase self-esteem, and stimulate the release of dopamine. The vast mental health benefits of artistic expression promotes relaxation and encourages participants to let go of stress. This recovery and mindfulness focused art therapy session will inspire you to express yourself and relax; paying special attention to the gratitude we feel for our body, strength, and resiliency. Registration is required as art supplies are provided by the Student Wellness Center.

 

Sign up for any Sexual Assault Awareness Month event through our Sexual Assault Awareness Month RSVP Form.

Individuals who are in need of accommodations, such as live captioning, to attend one of our events can request via the Sexual Assault Awareness Month RSVP Form or by emailing Cate Heaney Gary at heaneygary.1@osu.edu. Generally, two weeks notice will allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.