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Welcome to the Ohio University Survivor Advocacy Program

Our mission is to create a safe campus where victims and survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and dating and domestic violence are thoroughly respected and supported. We work to empower the campus community to deal with these issues through confidential advocacy, education, and resources.


OUSAP is supported by the Ohio University Women's Center and is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women.


Please note that our crisis line has limited hours during the summer months. Please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. If you need immediate assistance you can also contact RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE(4673). Or call 911.


Our crisis line operates 24 hours a day 740-597-SAFE (7233) by trained advocates to offer support, information, and resources. You can also speak with an advocate inside the office during our office hours, or by emailing us at survivor.advocacy@ohio.edu


Our Services

The Ohio University Survivor Advocacy Program provides the following services:

  • A 24 hour crisis line 7 days a week
  • Assistance in navigating medical, judicial, and legal processes and services
  • Aid in accommodating housing options and academic needs
  • Support for friends and family of survivors
  • Confidentiality
  • Referrals
  • Outreach education programs on campus


We have a non-judgemental and completely confidential approach that involves actively listening to survivors and respecting and supporting their decisions.




“This project was supported by Grant No. 2009-WA-AX-0003 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/ exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.”