Buckeyes STEP UP

Buckeyes S.T.E.P U.P  to stop discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct Stop the conduct, intervene. Take care of each other, and yourself. Engage supportive resources, including OIE. Plan to follow up.  Uphold our shared values Practice makes progress

Buckeyes STEP UP to stop harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct.

How to help your fellow Buckeyes

There are three ways you can intervene to stop misconduct:

1. Direct: Confront the situation by asking the person to stop or saying, "Hey, that's not cool."

2. Distract: Redirect the attention of those involved so the situation stops.

3. Delegate: Ask someone else to help to stop the situation.

If you or someone you know has been impacted, you can file a report here or use one of the three following ways to make a report to the university:



QR code to https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?OhioStateUniv&layout_id=13?


Scan the QR code with your phone’s camera to access Ohio State’s online reporting form


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Email the Office of Institutional Equity at equity@osu.edu or the office’s Title IX program at titleIX@osu.edu


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Call the Office of Institutional Equity at 614-247-5838



Reporting to the police 

Ohio State encourages individuals to report crimes, including sexual assault, to University Police or the appropriate law enforcement agency. 911 (emergency) 614-292-2121 (University Police, non-emergency)

Not sure about reporting?

Explore this list of resources that can help you understand your options.