Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) is committed to a safe and healthy educational environment and to the principle that people have a right to be free from all forms of sexual harassment.

All OWU employees, excluding the confidential resources detailed below, are mandatory reporters and must share all the details of the reports they receive with designated University officials. Complainants may want to consider carefully whether to share personally identifiable details with non-confidential employees.

Individuals are encouraged to report a concern directly to the Title IX Coordinator and/or Deputy Title IX Coordinators.  University response may be limited if a designated staff member does not receive the complaint from the harmed individual.

Individuals may also submit a report online here.

Quick access to resources:

Confidential Resources

On-campus Confidential Resources

Counseling Services, R.W. Corns 316 
(740) 368-3145
To speak with a counselor immediately, please call the Virtual Care Group's FREE phone support service, available anytime day or night at 888-507-3071.

OWU Health Services, Stuyvesant Hall
(740) 368-3160

Chaplain's Office, Hamilton-Williams Campus Center 308,
(740) 386-3082

Local Confidential Resources

Grady Memorial Hospital: hospital closest to OWU's campus
561 W Central Ave, Delaware, OH
(740) 615-1000
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) available.

Riverside Methodist Hospital, 3535 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH
(614) 566-5321

Delaware Public Health District 
470 South Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH
(740) 368-1700
Sexual Health Resources

Helpline, local crisis support center,
(740) 369-3316 or (800) 684-2324

Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO) 
(614) 267-7020

RAINN - Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network Hotline 
(800) 656-HOPE 

Disclosure Mandates

Risk of Harm to Self or Others

Mental health professionals are required to disclose information where there is an imminent threat of the person harming themselves or others.

Ohio Medical Professional Reporting Requirements

In Ohio, medical professionals have distinct legally-mandated reporting responsibilities. Where a medical professional knows or has reasonable cause to believe that serious physical harm resulted from an offense of violence, the medical professional is required to make a report to law enforcement.  Medical professionals must deem a patient medically stable before reporting and must communicate to the patient that the patient does not have to report and/or speak to the police. If the patient chooses not to speak to police at the time of the medical examination, the medical professional does not need to report the patient's name - only the date, general time, and general location of the experience.

Non-Confidential Resources

On-campus Resources

Emily Paetz, Director of Student Integrity & Community Standards, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Hamilton-Williams Campus Center 207, empaetz@owu.edu

Doug Koyle, Associate Dean for Student Success, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Hamilton-Williams Campus Center 2nd floor, Dean of Students Office, dmkoyle@owu.edu

Dwayne Todd, Vice President for Student Engagement and Success, Title IX Coordinator
Hamilton-Williams Campus Center 2nd floor, Dean of Students Office, dktodd@owu.edu

Public Safety, Welch Hall 133
(740) 368-2222

Residential Life: Including Resident Assistants 
Hamilton-Williams Campus Center 213

Any other faculty and staff at OWU.

Local Resources

Delaware Police Department, 70 N Union St # 2, Delaware, OH,
(740) 203-1111 // 911

Victim Advocacy and Legal Assistance

Local Resources

Helpline, Sexual Assault Response Network

  • A free, 24-hour information, referral and crisis line
  • Individual support at hospitals and law enforcement agencies
  • Workshops for sexual assault Survivors
  • One-on-one crisis intervention and follow up
  • Healing workshops for Survivors & their support people
  • Annual retreats
  • Trauma-informed support

Delaware County Victim Services Unit

  • Information about the criminal justice system.
  • Assistance with: Victim Impact Statements, Victims of Crime Compensation Forms, Civil Protection Orders and Anti-Stalking Protection Orders.
  • Notifying clients of hearing dates and the status of the cases in which they are involved.
  • Accompanying clients to court proceedings and providing support and education throughout the criminal justice process.
  • Referrals to appropriate community resources.
  • Transportation to and from court, when necessary.
  • Liaison between victim/survivors of crime and the Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
  • Screen and assist with Anti-Stalking Civil Protection Orders and Civil Protection Orders.
  • Referral to The Legal Aid Society when appropriate.

Immigration and Visa Information

Specific visa and immigration statuses for someone that has experienced crime:

There may be visa options, including U and T Visas for a person that has experienced sexual violence or other crimes.  For specifics, we advise a person to talk to an immigration attorney.

U Visa - For victims of substantial physical or mental abuse as the result of certain criminal activity, including sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape, assault, or other related crimes 

T Visa - For victims of human trafficking

The Office of International and Off Campus Programs can provide useful information regarding immigration status.  Note that for questions regarding changes to other visa statuses, or legal options that fall outside of standard F-1 and J-1 student visas, or employer-sponsored work visas, consult a qualified immigration attorney.

Visa Options

F-1 and J-1 status students

  • Options for reduced course-load approval due to medical conditions certified by a licensed medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy, or licensed clinical psychologist

  • Options for, and consequences to, withdrawing from your academic program

  • Information about returning to the academic program at a later date, if the student chooses to withdraw

  • Options and consequences for accompanying spouses

  • General information on options for changing visa status.

  • General information on U and T visas. (Referral to a qualified immigration attorney)

  • Referral to a qualified attorney

H-1B, O-1, E-3, or TN employees

  • Options for a work leave of absence, and consequences to your immigration status

  • Options and consequences for accompanying spouses

  • General information on options for changing visa status. Referral to a qualified immigration attorney

  • General information on U and T visas. (Referral to a qualified immigration attorney)

  • Referral to a qualified immigration attorney

  • Pending U.S. permanent residents (green card not yet approved)

  • Impact of leaving your employment on your pending employer-sponsored permanent resident application;

  • Referral to a qualified attorney

Where can I find a local immigration attorney?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a bureau of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), offers two sites to help individuals find free or low-cost legal representation: 

USCIS Find Help in your Community Webpage  |  USCIS Find Legal Services Webpage

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) provides a listing of attorneys by state who provide immigration services either for free or for little cost. 

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) offers an online Immigration Lawyer Referral Service that can help a student or scholar find an immigration lawyer. 

The American Bar Association also provides information on finding legal services by state.

Financial Aid and Assistance Resources

Students should speak with the Office of Financial Aid to full understand their aid package, but OWU staff assisting with your complaint can also assist in navigating that conversation.

Ohio Financial Assistance Services

Victim Compensation

Ohio law provides a fund to help victims of violent crime recover financial losses. Through the fund, victims can be compensated for medical and counseling expenses, wage loss, replacement services, and funeral expenses. Victims may apply for up to $50,000 in reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs.


The Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) program reimburses medical facilities for the cost of forensic exams of victims of sexual violence. This ensures that a victim will never have to pay for his or her own examination, and that any evidence to be used in an eventual prosecution is collected properly.

Victim Notification

In partnership with Buckeye State Sheriff's Association (BSSA), the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC), the Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS), and Appriss Inc., the Crime Victim Services Section participates in the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system. VINE allows victims of crime to check offender's custody status and get automatic notifications whenever there is a change in the offender's status.