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.

  • 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.
  • 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)
    • 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.)
      • Alcohol Buzz on Booze:
        • Monday, January 27th 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.
      • Stress Unplugged: Finding Balance in a Digital World
        •  Monday, January 27th 2020
          • 7:00 PM Hagerty 180
            • Technology is an integral part of our daily lives but excessive usage can affect our productivity and personal relationships. Through this presentation, students will learn about their personal digital wellness, techniques to avoid procrastination and easy technology changes that will benefit sleep schedules, productivity and personal interactions.
      • Masculinity Masculinity 101
        • Monday, February 3rd 2020
          •  6:00 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.
      • Nutrition Healthy Eating and Active Living
        • Monday, February 17th 2020
          • 6:00 PM Hagerty 180
            • After this session, students will be able to identify healthy food options to fuel their fitness goals and everyday life. This interactive presentation gives students basic nutrition and fitness guidelines while helping students find their motivation to move.
      • Latex and Safer Sex
        • Monday, February 17th 2020
          • 7:00 PM Hagerty 180
            • Through interactive activities, participants will be able to (1) define "safer sex" and provide examples of such behavior; (2) identify and explain the proper use of various safer sex supplies (e.g., internal and external condoms, other barrier methods and lubricant); and (3) increase their knowledge regarding sexually transmitted infection (STI) transmission, testing and treatment.
      • 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.​​​​​

 

Body Sense Presents - Fraternities and the Freshman 15

  • Monday, February 24
    • 6:30-8:30p Lawrence Tower Ballroom
      •  Body Sense is putting together a panel of students from several fraternities and sororities to discuss their experiences with body image, food, and gym culture specifically in relation to their involvement with SFL. They are interested in asking questions about what their organizations are doing to promote healthy body image, inclusivity, and what active steps they are taking in their recruitment practices to combat the stereotypes that surround SFL including promotion of traditional beauty standards and “cookie cutter” looks.
    • RSVP by emailing wellness@osu.edu

 

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.