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. 

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Approved SOE Opportunities

Please check here throughout the semester for more SOE opportunities.

  • Cultural Values – Navigating Cultural Differences
    • April 15, ATZ FarmHouse Chapter House
    • Learn about cultural values and how they influence how people work together on a domestic and international scale.
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These workshops 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 Housing requirement, or vice versa:

  • Screening "The Mask You Live In" and panel discussion
    • April 8, 6 p.m., US Bank Conference Theater
    • We will be screening “The Mask You Live In”, a documentary that explores the societal pressures that are placed on men and how these stigmas can perpetuate issues of self-esteem, identity, and violence. The screening will be followed by a discussion about themes found within the film by a panel of men.


  • Bystander Intervention Training
    • April 9,1 p.m., Ohio Union, Dance Room 2
    • Join the Student Life Wellness Center for a training on how to intervene in inappropriate situations as an ally. Intervention can happen in regards to sexual assault but also by interrupting sexist, homophobic, or racist behaviors and language. Learn how to stand up and speak out about injustice.


  • It's On Us presents: Get to Know Your New Sexual Assault Campus Advocates
    • April 9, 5:30 p.m., Campbell Hall, Room 335
    • Meet the Campus Aftercare Advocacy Coordinators from The Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO), who will soon have an office in the Kirwan Institute!
  • Take Back The Night Poster Making
    • April 10, 7 p.m., Keith B. Key Center
    • Join the Take Back The Night organizers to make posters and play educational games to bring awareness and advocacy for sexual assault on our campus.


  • Unmasked  Sexual Assault Panel Discussion
    • April 11, 4:30 p.m., Blackburn Victory House
    • Join Unmasked for a panel discussion on sexual assault in South Asian communities and how they are working to bring awareness and combat sexual violence.


  • Take Back the Night Speak Out & Rally
    • April 11, 7 p.m., 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.
  • Roundtables with Tim Mousseau
    • April 15, 7-9pm, Hitchcock Hall, 131
      • Tim Mousseau is a survivor of sexual violence. He will be speaking on empathy, statistics, and vulnerability in the realm of sexual violence. His keynote will cover his unique story of assault and recovery, how to have productive conversations about sexual violence, and how to be an engaged ally for survivors.

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.