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Reporting Options

Legal and Institutional Reporting Options

Students of Ohio University who feel they have been a victim of a crime have the right to report the incident(s) to law enforcement and/or the University. SAP advocates can help you understand your reporting options, explain the processes and accompany you throughout whichever process(es) you choose.

Ohio University’s Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy outlines actions that are prohibited per University policy and can be investigated by the Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance and/or the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility

The Ohio Revised Code provides information on criminal violations within the state of Ohio. These crimes can be reported to the law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction where the crime occurred. The Survivor Advocacy Program can assist you with locating the appropriate law enforcement agency to report to.

Ohio University Title IX Reporting

To report a violation of Ohio University’s Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy to the Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance, complete this Incident Form. Once this is completed, the survivor will be contacted for a resources and options meeting. A SAP advocate can attend this meeting (and any further meetings) with the survivor to provide support and answer questions they may have throughout the process. Learn more about the Student Sexual Misconduct Process.

Report to Law Enforcement

For emergencies, dial 911. You have the option to report the crime to law enforcement. An advocate can accompany you in filing a report. 

Incidents that occur on the campus of Ohio University can be reported to:

Ohio University Police Department
135 Scott Quad, Athens, Ohio 45701
Telephone: (740) 593-1911

Incidents that occur within the City of Athens, but not on Ohio University’s campus can be reported to:

Athens Police Department
11 N. College St., Athens, OH 45701
24 Hour Dispatch: Ph: (740) 593-6606, Ph: (740) 592-3313