For more information about the about the federal guidelines and resources for sexual violence, visit https://For more information on Columbus State University's compliance, please see attached Office of Civil Rights Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence.
A request for a Civil Protection Order may be filed with the court to direct an abuser to stay away from a victim, require counseling, award temporary custody of minors or determine possession of a residence.
Ohio does not have a legal definition for dating violence, sexual assault or consent.
Ohio does define specific types of sexual assaults and within these definitions, it explains what consent is not.
Sexual assault includes rape, forcible sodomy (oral or anal sex), and other unwanted sexual contact that is aggravated, abusive, or wrongful (to include unwanted and inappropriate sexual contact), or attempts to commit these acts.* Consent means words or overt acts indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct at issue by a competent person.
An expression of lack of consent through words or conduct means there is no consent.