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 alliesfordiversity@gmail.com or roush.220@osu.edu 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 osuaphaasp@gmail.com 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 Jeffrey.Puster@ohiohealth.com 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.​​​​​

Women's Wellness Workshop (hosted by MCC Women Student Initiatives for Women's History Month) 

  • Monday, March 2 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Curl View Point
    • Join UBWA in empowering women to be their best selves physically, mentally, emotionally and nutritionally. Our wellness evening will feature engaging speakers, interactive sessions, free food and gifts for every attendee and raffles prizes for items like a float session at True REST Float Spa! Please wear comfy clothes and shoes as we'll engage in a beginner fitness and yoga session. Bringing a yoga mat is optional (UBWA will provide a limited number).
  • RSVP is required
  • Ask questions to Madison Eagle at eagle.41@osu.edu.
  • This program may also count towards a Diversity SOE, but may not be counted for both SOE requirements.

SPARK with Meghna Mahambrey

  • Monday, March 30 6 - 8 p.m. Ohio Union, Ohio Staters Traditions, Inc. Room
    • Join Women and Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Student Initiatives for a Relationship and Sexuality workshop with Meghna Mahambrey. Award-winning instructor and PhD candidate Meghna Mahambrey studies, teaches and conducts research on all things romance and sex. She has been instructing college courses for a decade, presents original research at national and international conferences and was a featured speaker at TEDxColumbus in 2019
  • Ask questions and RSVP to Madison Eagle at eagle.41@osu.edu.
  • This program may also count towards a Diversity SOE, but may not be counted for both SOE requirements.

Take Back the Night OSU

  • Thursday, April 9
    • 7 - 9 p.m. Ohio Union, West Plaza
      • This rally and speak out will provide survivors with a space to tell their stories and provide information and resources to all students. Campus resources will speak about what they do to help students who have experienced sexual assault and where students can go for support and resources on our campus.
    • No formal RSVP needed.

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.