Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Campus Sex Series

OSU STAR Trauma Recovery Center and Dr. Aaiza Malik have partnered together to provide a four-part series throughout Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Come on this four-part journey with us, so that you can be a fantastic advocate!

Episode 1: Knowledge is Power

Students will gain knowledge about the legal definition of sexual misconduct and sexual assault. They will also learn the difference between a mandatory reporter and a confidential resource, and how to make the best educated decision for themselves about who to share information with about an assault. Students will be empowered to understand their options when it comes to reporting sexual misconduct, as well as the processes that follow once a report is made. Resources for support will be highlighted, as well as information about how to access these resources. Students will also learn about how the OSU STAR Trauma Recovery Center supports survivors of sexual misconduct/sexual assault regardless of whether or not the individual wishes to formally report the what happened.

Make sure to send any anonymous questions to the Knowledge is Power Question Form so we can respond to them in our 4th episode LIVE on April 19th.

Watch the first episode of the Campus Sex Series: Knowledge is Power, available April 2, 2021.

 

Episode 2: An Intercourse Resource

Students will learn about the prevalence of trauma, risk factors, and neurobiological changes that occur with exposure to trauma. We will explore mental health

conditions associated with trauma as well as physical, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive symptoms someone who is a survivor of trauma may experience.  We will also discuss the importance of self-care and sleep hygiene for someone who has experienced trauma. Finally, we will discuss available options for support and treatment for trauma-related conditions, as well as ways to access these services.

Make sure to send any anonymous questions to the An Intercourse Resource Question Form so we can respond to them in our 4th episode LIVE on April 19th.

Watch the second episode of the Campus Sex Series: An Intercourse Resource, available April 9th.

 

Episode 3: Take Back the Night, Know Your Rights

You decided to report the sexual misconduct/sexual assault you have experienced, now what? It’s important to know that you have some rights that are afforded to you automatically and others that you have to request in order to exercise them. We’ll review and clarify which rights are which. Students will also learn the rights and guarantees the University provides for survivors, as well as the rights afforded to them by the Ohio Constitution. We will explore the differences and similarities between the Sexual Misconduct Policy Procedures and the Criminal Court Procedures, what these rights look like in action, and where to go for support if your rights are being violated. Finally, students will learn how to gain access to a victim advocate that can support them through this process from start to finish.

Make sure to send any anonymous questions to the Take Back the Night, Know Your Rights Question Form so we can respond to them in our 4th episode LIVE on April 19th.

 Watch the third episode of the Campus Sex Series: Take Back the Night, Know Your Rights, available on April 16. 

 

Episode 4: The Facts of Life Between the Sheets - Live on April 19

Join us for the fourth and final episode of the Campus Sex Series: The Facts of Life Between the Sheets where we will discuss the differences between consent and coercion, the blurry lines that can appear in situations where consent is not explicitly talked through, and bring questions for a live response session. If you have joined in on the previous three episodes and have questions stemming from those sessions, or if you are simply looking to ask a question in a space with no judgement, please join us live on April 19th.

Complete the Sexual Assault Awareness Month RSVP Form to register. Individuals who are in need of accommodations, such as live captioning, to attend this event can request via the Sexual Assault Awareness Month RSVP Form or by mailing 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.