OSU Shuts Down Sexual Assault Unit

Jun 20, 2018


Ohio State University is shutting down its three-year-old Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit after finding it failed to properly document and report student sexual assault complaints. 

Some victims were told they were lying or fabricating their stories. Records show some SCE workers also subjected victims to re-traumatizing treatment. Those employees are being terminated. The school is asking experts from a law firm to develop a new program and to review how Ohio State responds to sexual and gender-based harassment and violence reports.