Office of Student Life

Sorority and Fraternity Life

SOE Opportunities - Health & Safety (formerly Safety, Health & Wellness)

Health & 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. 

OSU Partnerships

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

  • Allies for Diversity Workshop: Mental Health & 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 OSU chapter of the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists, an OSU 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 OSU 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 & 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, & 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 at http://go.osu.edu/slssoe
  • Student Wellness Center
    • To register or for questions, please email wellness@osu.edu at least 1 week in advance. Limited Capacity. Sessions are first come, first served. All sessions will take place in Hagerty 180. Click here to access links to workshop descriptions.
    • At least 15 students must be present to host a presentation, so smaller organizations should be encouraged to talk to larger organizations and sign up for the same presentation. (Multiple organizations may attend the same presentation.)
      • Bystander Intervention Buckeyes Got Your Back
        • Monday, March 16th 2020
          • 6:00 PM Hagerty 180
            • This session aims to inform the campus about intervening sexual violence prevention approaches. Participants will learn various techniques for intervening in varying levels of potentially harmful situations and learn the importance of intervening at all levels. Participants can also take the intervention styles quiz which will help participants learn their most comfortable intervention style.
      • Masculinity 101
        • Monday, March 16th 2020 
          • 7:00 PM Hagerty 180
            • Participants will critically analyze the aspects of what currently “makes a man” in today’s society, the relationship between masculinity and violence, and tools to deconstruct masculine violence. This training is appropriate for campus departments or students in various leadership roles
      • Relationship Goals
        • Monday, March 30th 2020
          • 6:00 PM Hagerty 180
            • Participants will learn about aspects of healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships through identifying unhealthy behaviors, expressing boundaries, and understanding their role as a partner in a healthy relationship. This presentation will help participants frame healthy relationships in terms of CARBS and will provide information for support resources.
      • Masculinity 101
        • Monday, March 30th 2020 
          • 7:00 PM Hagerty 180
            • Participants will critically analyze the aspects of what currently “makes a man” in today’s society, the relationship between masculinity and violence, and tools to deconstruct masculine violence. This training is appropriate for campus departments or students in various leadership roles.
      • Bystander Intervention Buckeyes Got Your Back
        • Monday, April 6th 2020
          •  6:00 PM Hagerty 180
            • This session aims to inform the campus about intervening sexual violence prevention approaches. Participants will learn various techniques for intervening in varying levels of potentially harmful situations and learn the importance of intervening at all levels. Participants can also take the intervention styles quiz which will help participants learn their most comfortable intervention style.
      • Blunt Talk with Mary Jane
        • Monday, April 6th 2020 
          • 7:00 PM Hagerty 180
            • Shattering Myths and Redefining Knowledge - Students will learn the basics of cannabis including the history, current trends, safe consumption and dispelling common myths about usage. Participants will also take a deeper look into how cannabis affects holistic health and daily life.
      • Alcohol Buzz on Booze
        • Monday, April 13th 2020
          • 6:00 PM Hagerty 180
            • Students will learn the basics of alcohol including blood alcohol content, defining a standard drink, alcohol poisoning and dispelling common myths surrounding the consumption of alcohol. Students will then test their knowledge with an interactive quiz.
      •  Relationship Goals
        • Monday, April 13th 2020
          • 7:00 PM Hagerty 180
            • Participants will learn about aspects of healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships through identifying unhealthy behaviors, expressing boundaries, and understanding their role as a partner in a healthy relationship. This presentation will help participants frame healthy relationships in terms of CARBS and will provide information for support resources.

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 2nd 6:30-8:30pm 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 & 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 -- please click here
  • 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 30th 6-8pm 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 Ph.D. 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
    • 7:00-9:00pm West Plaza, Ohio Union
      • 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.