Safety task force recommendations roll out in new semester

An Ohio State University task force focused on improving the community’s safety and sense of belonging launched new tools and resources this month.

The University Task Force on Community Safety and Well-Being completed a comprehensive assessment of the safety of the Ohio State community, analyzing on-campus and University District crime statistics and current crime prevention and education resources.

Advancing the task force's enhanced safety and education recommendations, the Department of Public Safety launched a new Safety Spotlight video series featuring resources available to the campus community. The 10-part series includes simple self-defense tactics normally taught in Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) classes that were postponed because of COVID-19. Videos supporting mental health, safe ride-sharing and residence hall security are also available.

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