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Policies and procedures

Ohio University Sexual Assault, Violence, and Stalking Policies


Mental or Bodily Harm to Others: Code A Offense

  • Conduct that causes harm or has the potential to harm another.
  • Intentionally inflicting mental or bodily harm upon any person.
  • Attempting to inflict mental or bodily harm upon another person.
  • Taking any reckless, but not accidental, action from which mental or bodily harm could result to another person.
  • Causing any person to believe that the offender may cause mental or bodily harm.
  • Sexual misconduct.
  • Any act which demeans, degrades, disgraces any person.
  • Coercing another to engage in an act of membership in a student organization that causes or creates a risk or mental or bodily harm to any person (e.g., hazing).  


Any of the above actions are considered Code A Offenses by Ohio University. A student or organization in violation of these offenses will be subject to the full range of sanctions including reprimand, disciplinary probation, suspension, or expulsion.


For more information about Ohio University’s Code A Offenses, please click here.


Policy 03.004: Sexual Misconduct


Ohio University prohibits sexual misconduct in any of its employment situations or educational programs and activities.


Sexual Misconduct includes sexual harassment and sexual violence prohibited as unlawful discriminatory conduct under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Ohio Revised Code Section 4112.02.


To view information about Ohio University’s sexual misconduct policy, including the University’s information about consent, types of sexual misconduct offenses, consensual relationships, reporting guidelines, and university forms, please click here


University Policy Resources

"This project was supported by Grant No. 2009-WA-AX-0003 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/ exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women."