Upon contacting the Ohio University Survivor Advocacy Program, you will speak with an advocate trained in crisis intervention. OUSAP is staffed by a program coordinator, graduate assistants, and peer advocates. All advocates with OUSAP have completed a 40-hour advocacy and crisis intervention training.
Our advocates use a non-judgmental and 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 provide you with referrals and information about resources available to you.
If you wish to seek medical attention, repor to the police, or report to the university's Title IX Coordinator, an advocate accompany 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.
In addition supporting and advocating for survivors, advocates at OUSAP create and provide educational programs about sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and how to help a friend.
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.