Ohio Department of Higher Education Funds Projects Statewide to Prevent Campus Sexual Violence
March 24, 2016 - 10:38 PM
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) will fund 22 campus
education projects to prevent sexual violence across Ohio campuses. The
funds are being awarded as part of ODHE’s Changing Campus Culture
than $212,000 was awarded to two-year and four-year colleges and
universities across Ohio to implement best practices laid out in ODHE’s
Changing Campus Culture Report. The award recipients and a brief
description of the projects funded can be found at https://www.ohiohighered.org/ccc or by clicking here.
Through the 2015 state budget, the Ohio Department of Higher
Education was charged with developing model best practices for
preventing and responding to campus sexual assault. A total of $2
million was allocated to support this work. To gain a better
understanding of the diverse needs of Ohio’s colleges and universities,
input was sought and received from campus presidents, advocacy groups
and campus and community experts statewide, and national trends and best
practices were thoroughly researched. ODHE released the “Changing
Campus Culture: Preventing & Responding to Campus Sexual Violence”
report and recommendations, which build upon the existing work already
under way on many Ohio college and university campuses. You can view that report here.
will begin immediately to develop a wide variety of prevention and
response initiatives meant to increase dialogue, understanding and
overall awareness of the issues surrounding campus sexual violence.
Funded projects will be reviewed for replication on other campuses.
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