University Policies

Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity & Non-Discrimination/Harassment

This policy addresses the university’s commitment to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and to eliminating discrimination and harassment.  It identifies the types of discrimination that are prohibited, provides guiding principles, identifies the responsibilities of individuals and offices, and provides resources for policy users, Full text can be found here.

Guidelines for Investigating Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment

This document describes the processes involved in addressing complaints of discrimination and harassment at Ohio State, except those related to sexual misconduct.

Full text can be found here. Form found here.

Code of Student Conduct

Applies to all students and registered student organizations.

The code of student conduct is established to foster and protect the core missions of the university; to foster the scholarly and civic development of the university's students in a safe and secure learning environment and to protect the people, properties and processes that support the university and its missions. The core missions of the university are research, teaching and learning, and service. Preservation of academic freedom and free and open exchange of ideas and opinions for all members of the university are central to these missions.

Full text can be found here.

Sexual Harassment

Applies to all members of the university community, visitors, and vendors.

This policy addresses the university’s commitment to address sexual harassment.  It provides definitions, identifies the types of relationships that constitute and conflict of interest and are therefore prohibited, identifies who has a duty to report or act in potential instances of sexual harassment, and provides a list of resources.

Full text can be found here


Applies to faculty, staff, students, student employees, and volunteers.

This policy prohibits individuals from interference with making a protected disclosure and from retaliation for having made a protected disclosure or for having refused an illegal order as defined in the policy. It provides definitions, describes how to report violations, and identifies responsibilities of various offices and individuals.

Full text can be found here.

Title IX | (614) 247-5838

  • Kellie Brennan
    Title IX Coordinator

    1534 N. High St. in the South Campus Gateway
    (near the movie theater)
    (614) 247-5838 |
  • Responsibilities: The Title IX Coordinator is the designated university official with primary responsibility for coordinating the university’s compliance with Title IX. This includes providing leadership for Title IX activities; providing consultation, education and training; and helping to ensure the university responds appropriately, effectively and equitably to Title IX issues. Statement of Roles and Responsibilities 
  • Deputy Coordinators
  • For students:
    Deirdre Rosenfeld
    Associate Director of Student Conduct
    550 Lincoln Tower
    1800 Cannon Dr.
    Columbus, Ohio 43210
    (614) 292-0748 |
  • For faculty/staff:
    Kristi Hoge
    Lead Employee and Labor Relations Consultant 
    300 Gateway Building C
    1590 N. High St. 
    Columbus, Ohio 43201
    (614) 292-0854 |
  • For athletics:
    Janine Oman 
    Associate Athletic Director 
    Fawcett Center for Tomorrow
    2400 Olentangy River Rd. 
    Columbus, Ohio 43210
    (614) 247-7678 |