Owens Community College does not tolerate sexual assault, coercion, exploitation, or other forms of sexual misconduct that offends the dignity of any member of the college community. Sexual assault, whether occurring on campus or at college-sponsored activities, is both a violation of the standards of the college and a criminal act within federal and state laws. Individuals who believe they have been the victims of a sexual assault may pursue resolution on campus and/or criminal action against an alleged perpetrator.
The college strongly encourages any person who has been sexually assaulted either on or off-campus to contact the Department of Public Safety or the police department where the incident occurred. It is important to realize that on a national level, at least one third of all reported sexual assault victims know their attacker - this person may have been a date, steady boyfriend or girlfriend, or casual friend. This is called "acquaintance rape" and it can happen to anyone at any time.
Information on sexual assault prevention can be found at the Department of Public Safety.
If you are the victim of a sexual assault:
REMEMBER: The preservation of physical evidence may be critical for successful prosecution of the offender.
Department of Public Safety: (567) 661-7575 -- Toledo Campus
Department of Public Safety: (567) 429-3586 -- Findlay Campus
YWCA Rape Crisis Center (419) 241-7273 -- Lucas and Wood County