Upon calling the Survivor Advocacy Program or walking into the McKee House, you will speak with an advocate trained in crisis intervention. OUSAP is staffed by a program coordinator, graduate assistants, and peer advocates. Our peer advocates are students at Ohio University who must complete a 3 credit hour course or a 40-hour advocate training in order to become a peer advocate for OUSAP.
Our advocates use a non-judgmental and completely confidential approach. We are here to listen, offer support, provide information, and help you identify your options.
If you are looking for long-term support, legal or medical advice, or other options we can make referrals and help you find what you are looking for
What You Can Expect from a Peer Advocate
If you wish to seek medical attention or report to police, an advocate can be with you to offer personal support and information. If you choose not to report the assault or seek medical attention, you can still utilize our other services.
Outreach and Education
In addition supporting and advocating for survivors, advocates at OUSAP create and provide educational programs about sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, bystander intervention, how to help a friend, and consent.
These programs may be utilized by residential housing, faculty, staff, campus organizations, local businesses, and others upon request. For more information about our programs or if you would like to request a program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.