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Victim/Survivor Support Information

Sex Discrimination Policy: Part 7

VII. Victim/Survivor Support Information

Resources

Ohio Northern University is committed to providing support for students who have been victims/survivors of sex discrimination. Below is a brief description of resources available. For more information or to request an accommodation which may not be listed, victims/survivors should contact the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinators.

  1. Assistance finding confidential counseling and support either through the ONU Counseling Center or through referrals to an outside agency.
    ONU Counseling Center
    419-772-2190
    Michael Schafer – Director (m-schafer@onu.edu)
    Rebecca Diller—Assistant Director (r-diller@onu.edu)
  2. Assistance finding confidential medical services.
  3. Academic accommodations, which may include a change in class schedule, taking an incomplete or dropping a course without penalty, attending a class via electronic or other alternative means, or extending deadlines for assignments.
  4. Housing accommodations, which may include changes in residential status, changes in room assignment, or temporary accommodations in a residential safe room.
  5. Employment accommodations, such as change in work assignment or schedule.
  6. Escort services from ONU Security, no contact orders or interim separation of the alleged perpetrator.
  7. Making personal information (such as directory information) unavailable through the Registrar office.

Additionally, a victim/survivor may seek advocacy or counseling support from one of the outside agencies listed below:

  • Crime Victim Services
    Lima, OH
    Nicole Fairburn
    Campus Sexual Assault Victim Advocate
    Phone: (419) 222-8666
    Direct Line 567-940-8272
    nfairburn@crimevictimservices.org
  • Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services
    Findlay, OH
    24 Hour Crisis Hotline: (419) 422-4766

A victim/survivor may seek legal assistance from the outside agency listed below:

  • Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.
    545 West Market Street, Suite 301
    Lima, OH 45801-4565
    (877) 894-4599

A victim/survivor may seek visa or immigration assistance from one of the outside agencies listed below:

  • Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.
    545 West Market Street, Suite 301
    Lima, OH 45801-4565
    (877) 894-4599
  • St. Wendelin Parish – En Camino (Fostoria Office)
    323 North Wood Street
    Fostoria, OH 44830
    (419) 619-3625

A victim/survivor may receive financial aid assistance from the University Financial Aid office, located at Weber Hall – 2nd Floor, (419) 772-2272.

Preservation of Evidence

If you are a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, for your safety and well-being, immediate medical attention is encouraged. Further, being examined as soon as possible by a medical professional is important for preserving evidence, which may be necessary to assist in proving the sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.