Sexual Assault Awareness Month, led by the Student Life Student Wellness Center , is a university-wide collaboration to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate the Ohio State community on how to prevent it. From March 29 to April 22, a series of 31 events will take place virtually and will focus on empowering the community to prevent violence, support the healing process and advocate for survivors.
On April 13, join OSUPD online as they discuss the following topics:
Personal safety and wellness is not always physical. A person’s mental health is equally as important. In this week’s Safety Spotlight, OSUPD’s Lt. Marjorie Rizalvo will be discussing mental health and the role we all have in keeping each other safe. In addition, you’ll hear about the Crisis Intervention Training that OSUPD officers take to respond to those in need. Watch the video and learn more about resources that are available to help the university community.
More than 540 emergency locks have been installed in classroom pool spaces across The Ohio State University’s Columbus campus. The locks enhance safety for students and faculty in 48 academic buildings.
“These enhancements will help our campus community members secure in place during an emergency,” said Robert Armstrong, Ohio State’s director of Emergency Management and Fire Prevention.
Facilities Operations and Development (FOD), the Registrar’s Office and the Department of Public Safety worked together to plan and implement the approximately $1 million project that kicked off in March 2018 and concluded in March 2021.
The power is there in the palm of your hand. OSUPD’s Detective Cassi Shaffer, one of Ohio State’s certified Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) instructors, teaches a self-defense technique called “Palm Strike” in this week’s Safety Spotlight. Watch the short video to learn how to use your palm as an additional line of defense during an attack.
Ohio State is a safe place. Located in the middle of a large city, however, crimes do still occur. If you become the victim of a crime, go to a safe place and report it to police by dialing 9-1-1. Take note of the suspect’s direction of travel and clothing. OSUPD’s Lt. Marjorie Rizalvo discusses these tips and more in this week’s brief Safety Spotlight video.
In addition to these steps, the university has once again increased police presence in the off-campus area with a combination of OSUPD and CPD officers. Ohio State and the City of Columbus are partnering to adjust to crime trends by redeploying on-duty patrols and staffing patrols on overtime...
The force of an elbow jab is powerful enough to fend off an attacker and allow you time to run to safety. OSUPD’s Officer Cassi Shaffer, one of Ohio State’s certified Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) instructors, teaches a self-defense technique called “Front Elbow” in this week’s Safety Spotlight. Watch this short video to learn how to use your elbow as an additional line of defense during an attack.
The following message is an update on the work of the Task Force on Community Safety and Well-Being from its co-chairs:
The safety and well-being of our campus and neighboring communities is our top priority, and we are currently implementing a series of recommendations that were made as part of our recent Task Force on Community Safety and Well-Being . Since the creation of the task force in the fall, immediate efforts have included:
Increased patrols in the off-campus areas that our students live in, using a combination of University Police and the Columbus Division of...
Whether you live on or off campus, safety should always be a priority. Never let unknown persons into your home. On campus, prevent “tailgating” into residence halls by making sure individuals behind you use their own BuckID for entrance. In this week’s Safety Spotlight, OSUPD’s Officer Margaret Rizalvo discusses what you can do to add another layer of security to your home.
Use your knee and your voice to protect yourself from an attacker. OSUPD’s Officer Cassi Shaffer, one of Ohio State’s certified Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) instructors, teaches a self-defense technique called “Knee Strike” in this week’s Safety Spotlight. Watch the video to learn how to use your knee as an additional line of defense during an attack.