Convictions for Certain Riot-Related and Sexual Assault Offenses (Ohio House Bill 95)
By satisfying a University bill for tuition and/or fees, through payment, financial aid, or otherwise, a student affirmatively represents that he or she has not been convicted of, pled guilty to, or been adjudicated a delinquent child for any of the following violations:
- a violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2917.02 (aggravated riot),
- a violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2917.03 (riot),
- a violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2917.04 (failure to disperse) that is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree,
- a violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2917.13 (misconduct at emergency) that is a misdemeanor of the fourth or first degree and occurs within the proximate area where four or more others are acting in a course of conduct in violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2917.11 (disorderly conduct).
Pursuant to the terms of Ohio Revised Code Section 3333.38(C), Ohio University will immediately dismiss an individual who is convicted of, pleads guilty to, or is adjudicated a delinquent child for a violation of either Ohio Revised Code Section 2917.02 (aggravated riot) or Ohio Revised Code Section 2917.03 (riot). Ohio University will not admit any individual who is convicted of, pleads guilty to or is adjudicated a delinquent child for either of these offenses for one academic year after the individual applies for admission to Ohio University.
For more information, contact The Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility, Baker University Center 349, Athens, OH 45701, 740-593-2629.
In addition, pursuant to the terms of Ohio Revised Code Section 3333.38(B), an individual who is convicted of, pleads guilty to, or is adjudicated a delinquent child for any of the above-listed offenses shall be ineligible to receive any student financial assistance supported by state funds for two calendar years from the time the individual applies for such assistance.
The student financial assistance programs supported by state funds includes any post-secondary student financial assistance supported by state funds, including assistance granted under Ohio Revised Code Sections:
3315.33 -- Ohio Scholarship Fund for Teacher Trainees,
3333.12 -- Ohio Instructional Grant Program and Part-time Ohio Instructional Grant Program,
3333.21 -- Ohio Academic Scholarship Program,
3333.26 -- Tuition Waiver for Child or Spouse of Public Service Officer Killed in Line of Duty,
3333.27 -- Student Choice Grant Program,
3333.28 -- Nurse Education Assistance Program,
3333.29 -- Student Workforce Development Grant Program,
3333.372 -- Ohio Outstanding Scholarship and Ohio Priority Needs Fellowship,
5910.03 -- Scholarship for Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans of the Armed Services of the U.S.,
5910.032 -- Children of Persons Declared Prisoner of War or Missing in Action
5919.34 -- National Guard Scholarship Program
For more information, contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, 020 Chubb Hall, 740-593-4141.
Ohio Revised Code Section 3333.38 does not limit or affect the ability of Ohio University to suspend or otherwise discipline its students.