OC3 Continuing Prevention and Awareness Efforts with Wednesday Event
UF’s OC3, which stands for Oilers Changing Campus Culture, will be kicking off an informative and fun year of events and activities on Wednesday, Sept. 6, with free Kona Ice on Cory Street Mall.
The event is part of a proactive and innovative sexual assault and discrimination awareness campaign that continues the University’s educational efforts first funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant awarded four years ago.
This and other OC3 activities are being funded by a $10,000 grant UF received this year from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE). The grant was one of only 19 awarded to public and private colleges and universities across Ohio.
The funding will be used to raise awareness, host programs and provide enhanced student education and prevention of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct.
These efforts will compliment existing University policies and federal Title IX and Clery Act initiatives. For a more detailed description of the statewide awards, visit ODHE’s site.
Earlier this summer, the University of Findlay’s safety, prevention and awareness efforts were specifically mentioned by the ODHE when it released results from its second annual Changing Campus Culture study that collected data from students to help higher education institutions respond to incidents of campus sexual violence.
“The University of Findlay is one of the schools in the state making great strides toward the prevention of sexual violence on campus,” reported Jeff Robinson, ODHE director of communications, in an email providing second-year survey statistics to Ohio’s public and private two-year and four-year colleges and universities.