Office of Student Life

Sorority and Fraternity Life

SOE Opportunities - Safety, Health & Wellness

Safety, Health & Wellness Description

Definition: The Safety, Health & Wellness Standard provides support to the sorority and fraternity community at The Ohio State University to empower individual chapters to access potential risks within the chapter, to plan proactively to educate members on effective ways to ensure health and safety in their chapters, and to establish responsibility and accountability for the success of the community.  Through mutual support of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, the Safety, Health & Wellness Standard will establish a sense of pride within the community to ensure that individual members will have a positive, developmental and safe sorority and fraternity experience.   

Standard: At least once per semester, at least 75% of chapter members must participate in and/or coordinate for their chapter an educational session addressing physical and/or mental health and safety of their chapter and its members.  Chapters will be encouraged to identify potential risks within the chapter and address the larger issues of risk management.  Potential educational programs should be discussed in relation to how they can help educate members and reduce potential risks within the chapters. 

Program Examples: These presentations will be made on the major risk management issues of sexual abuse, alcohol and other drug abuse, and hazing. 

OSU Partnerships

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

  • Drop-In Workshops (Provided by Counseling and Consultation Services)
    • Please contact the facilitator if you plan to have a large group attend.
  • Hands-Only CPR (Provided by OSU EMS)
    • 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.
    • If you cannot access the link above, please email osuemscoordinators@gmail.com to schedule a workshop.
  • Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) (Provided by OSU Department of Public Safety)
    • For women only
    • 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
  • 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 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.)
      • September 9, 6pm - Violence Prevention: Buckeyes Got Your Back
      • September 9, 7pm - Sexual Health: Foundational Sexual Health
      • September 16, 6pm - Violence Prevention: Buckeyes Got Your Back
      • September 16, 7pm - Sexual Health: Foundational Sexual Health
      • September 23, 6pm - Alcohol: Buzz on Booze
      • September 23, 7pm - Other Drugs: Blunt Talk with Mary Jane
      • October 7, 6pm - Nutrition: Health Eating and Active Living
      • October 7, 7pm - Stress: Life's Tough - So Are You!
      • October 14, 6pm - Violence Prevention: Buckeyes Got Your Back
      • October 21, 6pm - Sexual Health - Latex and Safer Sex
      • October 21, 7pm - Alcohol: Buzz on Booze
      • October 28, 6pm - Sexual Health: Foundational Sexual Health
      • November 25, 6pm - Sexual Health: Foundational Sexual Health

Approved SOE Opportunities

Please check here throughout the semester for more SOE opportunities.

 

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.