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.)
      • 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.