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Policies, Programs, and Services

University Policies

Ohio State's University Policies website contains all of the university's policies in one convenient place.

The Women's Place policy page is an on-line collection of links to university policies that may be of particular interest to women staff, faculty and students. These links will direct users to documents published by the OSU Office of Human Resources (OHR) and additional information can be attained by contacting OHR directly.

Sexual Violence Resources

Sexual violence includes sexual assault and sexual harassment, stalking, domestic violence and/or dating violence. Effective September 1, 2015, every faculty and staff member, regardless of title or supervisory role, now has an obligation governed by Ohio State policy to report instances of sexual assault to the university.

To file a complaint, receive assistance or counseling or learn more about university policies, see the resources below.

Campus counseling, consultation, and support resources for students, faculty and staff:

Work Life Policies, Programs, and Services

The university's work life effort entails providing programs, policies, and services to help you better integrate your professional and personal life and be more productive, engaged, and satisfied in your work environment.

Policies and Benefits that Support Work Life Balance
Programs that Support Work Life Balance
Resources that Promote Work Life Balance

Other Services

Faculty Ombudsman

The faculty ombudsman's responsibilities include: serving as an advisor to faculty and assisting in determining the viability of their complaints and issues; directing faculty to appropriate offices, committees, and university rules and policies; and serving as an informal mediator of early-stage complaints. Learn more.

Employee and Labor Relations

Employee and Labor Relations consultants assist with individual questions, conflicts, and issues that arise in the workplace. They work closely with administrators, managers, and human resource professionals to understand the unique needs and objectives of the colleges and units they serve. Consultants advise and interpret policies, procedures, labor contracts, and key federal and state regulations. Learn more.

Resources, Services and Support for Women Students

The Office of Student Life and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion offer the WhereWomenGo portal that serves as a helpful tool to connect Ohio State women students with resources, services and support.

Bias Assessment and Response Team (BART) Website

BART is a resource for anyone (staff, students and faculty) who needs to report an incident of bias or wants to explore and better understand issues, like bias and discrimination, and how to effectively respond. The BART website is a central, online clearinghouse for you to report an incident. It includes many links to campus and community resources, to better equip you with getting help after a bias incident.