Office of Student Life

Sorority and Fraternity Life

SOE Opportunities - Health and Safety

Health and Safety Description

Program Requirements: Chapter completes at least 1 health and safety program for members each semester. This program should connect to chapter goals outlined in their annual plan. Themes may include Alcohol and Other Drugs, Hazing, Mental Health, Sexual Assault. Other topics must be preapproved by the Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life or their designee. 

Ohio State Partnerships

Partner with these Ohio State departments and organizations to register for their approved programs.

Allies for Diversity Workshop: Mental Health and Campus Resources

  • Presentation times are based on the availability of the Allies for Diversity executive board members and interested chapters must provide a space for the presentation on campus. Please contact or if interested.
  • This presentation will encourage a dialogue regarding what is mental health, the stigma surrounding mental health, how to advocate for your mental health and various resources on and around campus.

Contraception 101

  • Contraception 101 is an interactive, hour-long PowerPoint presentation that will discuss the basics of using birth control to prevent pregnancy with your chapter! Presented by the Ohio State chapter of the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists, an Ohio State pharmacy student and a licensed pharmacist will cover different methods of birth control with your chapter. Your members will learn all about how birth control works, which methods are most effective, how to use each method, how to manage side effects/risks and how to obtain birth control in the first place. We’ll even discuss some birth control facts and myths along the way!
  • This workshop is aimed toward women.
  • Please contact to schedule a presentation.

Drop-In Workshops (Provided by Counseling and Consultation Services)

  • Please contact the facilitator if you plan to have a large group attend.

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) (Provided by Ohio State Department of Public Safety)

  • This workshop also counts for the Housing SOE requirement, but your chapter cannot use it to fulfill both requirements simultaneously. For instance, if you count it for your Safety/Health/Wellness requirement, you cannot also count it for the Housing requirement, or vice versa.

REACH (Suicide Prevention Program) Training

SARNCO: OhioHealth Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio

  • Presentation Options (email to schedule workshops)
    • Sexual Harassment and Bystander Intervention
    • Engaging Men: Changing Gender Norms and Bystander Intervention
      • This workshop also counts for the Diversity SOE requirement, but your chapter cannot use it to fulfill both requirements simultaneously. For instance, if you count it for your Safety/Health/Wellness requirement, you cannot also count it for the Diversity requirement, or vice versa.

Sexual Pleasure, Health and Safety Presentations (Provided by Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies)

  • Please request presentations by the second week of the autumn or spring semester. All presentations, especially if requested after the deadline, should be requested at least one month in advance.

Student Leadership Advocates

Student Legal Services

  • Student Legal Services is offering SOE programs regarding Criminal Rights and Responsibilities and Social Host laws. In this very informative program, students will hear from Criminal Defense attorneys about the criminal and traffic charges students typically face and how to have fun without getting a criminal record. Questions are encouraged!
  • Sessions will be held on the following dates/times and capacity for each session is also listed:
    • Monday, October 28 at 4 p.m. in Hagerty Hall Room 180 (capacity: 242 people)
  • Students should sign up individually. SLS will verify attendance, so please bring your BuckID. SLS will send a list of students to the appropriate Chapter Presidents after the session. Sign up online.

Student Wellness Center

  • To request programs from the Student Wellness Center, please visit their website.  During Autumn 2020, both synchronous and asynchronous programs are able to fulfill the Health and Safety requirement.

Approved SOE Opportunities

Please check here throughout the semester for more SOE opportunities.​​​​​

Off-Campus Housing Webinar 

  • This panel-based program will provide information regarding living off campus. The panel features representatives from Student Legal Services, Off Campus & Commuter Student Services & Risk and Emergency Management.
  • February 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EST
  • Register here

GPB Speaker Series & Workshops 

  • Be The Man: A Movement for Healthy Masculinity 

    • February 10, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. EST 

    • Register here 

  • It's Okay Not to Be Okay (Mental Health and Wellness) 

    • February 16, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. EST 

    • Register here 

United Black Work Month with the Multicultural Center

  • Black Well-Being: A Radical Act of Community Care
    • February 23, 2021 6:30 pm EST 

    • Registration information TBD 

Sex Week presented by Student Advocates for Sexual Health Awareness (SASHA) and Undergraduate Student Government (USG) 

For more information about Sex Week visit their website: 

  • 02/14 Body Sense with Sex Week

    • 1:00 pm EST 

    • Register here

  • 02/14 That’s Toxic: A Talk on Healthy vs. Toxic Masculinity

  • 02/16 Holy Sexuality: Envisioning Inclusive Sex Ed in Faith Settings 

    • 5:00 pm EST 

    • Register here

  • 02/18 A Conversation with Dr. Hatzenbuehler 

    • 6:00 pm EST 

    • Register here 

  • 02/19 Not Your High School Sex Ed 

    • 2:00 pm EST 

    • Register here

02/25 Tackling Challenges with Coach Day: Mental Health During a Pandemic

  • 4:30 pm EST
  • Get more Info and register here
  • The keynote speaker is Ohio State Football Coach Ryan Day, who will discuss the importance of breaking the stigma of mental health, sharing how mental health has affected him personally and recognizing the mental health challenges we all face during the pandemic.

03/21 Love, Mom & Dad: Turning tragedy into progress

  • 7:00 pm EST 

  • Get more info and register here 


Additional SOE Opportunities (NOT Automatically Approved)

Check out these additional resources for ideas to create your own SOE event. Please note that you must still fill out an SOE approval form (located at the top of this page) for any of these events. They are not automatically approved.