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Important “Campus Climate Check-in” survey to begin distributing to OHIO students the week of March 26

Survey responses critical to helping OHIO evaluate efforts in creating and maintaining a campus culture of respect, identifying areas for improvement


Beginning the week of March 26, the 2018 Climate Check-in Survey will be delivered to OHIO student email accounts; the survey will ask about students’ experiences while at Ohio University, including questions about discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct.

The survey is confidential and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Students will have until Friday, April 27 to #TakeTheSurvey and make their voice heard.

“Student feedback is critical to helping us evaluate OHIO’s efforts in creating and maintaining a culture of respect and helping us identify areas in which we can improve,” said Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator Sara Trower. “I encourage everyone to help us achieve our survey response rate goal of 35 percent. The more responses we receive, the more accurate our results will be.”

The first 4,000 participants who complete the survey will receive a prize code that can be redeemed for a Bobcat branded “thank you” gift, including: Ohio University keychains, Ohio University water bottles, Ohio University stainless steel mugs and more.

Gift items will be available for pickup on both the Athens and Regional Campuses at the following locations:

  • Athens Campus: Baker University Center (4th Floor, Service Desk)
  • Chillicothe Campus: Bennett Hall (Student Services Office)
  • Eastern Campus: Shannon Hall (Student Services Office)
  • Lancaster/Pickerington Campus: Brasee Hall (3rd Floor, Information Office)
  • Southern Campus: Collins Center (1st Floor, Student Resource Commons Advising Center
  • Zanesville Campus: Elson Hall (Student Success Center, Room 116)
     


Other campus resources available:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center
354 Baker University Center
Ph: 740-593-0239

Multicultural Programs and Center
205 Baker University Center
Ph: 740-593-4027 

Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention
31 S. Court Street, Rm. 196
Ph: 740-593-9376

Women’s Center
403 Baker University Center
Ph: 740-593-9625

Reporting sexual violence to police:
If you wish to make a criminal report regarding sexual violence, for incidents occurring on campus, contact: Ohio University Police Department, 911 (emergency) or 740-593-1911, Scott Quad 135 or police@ohio.edu.

For incidents occurring off campus, contact the Athens Police Department, 911 (emergency) or 740-592-3313, 11 N. College St. or the police authority in the locale where the incident occurred.

Sexual misconduct policies/reporting at OHIO:
To learn more about Ohio University’s policies addressing sexual misconduct, please visit University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance (ECRC). Reports of sexual misconduct may also be submitted to the University by clicking the “Report Sexual Misconduct” tab on ECRC’s website here.

Notice of Non-Discrimination/reporting at OHIO:
Ohio University does not discriminate against any person in employment or educational opportunities because of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. If you wish to report discrimination or harassment, please complete the form on the ECRC website here.


Confidential Campus Support Resources Available

The Climate Check-in Survey asks questions about students' experiences while at Ohio University, including questions about discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct. For anyone who may experience triggering or emotional discomfort by the survey questions, the following resources are available to help:

Confidential campus resources available to support survivors:

Survivor Advocacy Program
Lindley Hall 038
Ph: 740-597-SAFE (7233) available 24/7

Counseling and Psychological Services
3rd floor Hudson Hall
Ph: 740-593-1616

Campus Care
1st floor Hudson Hall
Ph: 740-593-1660