Ohio University reaches settlement in litigation with two graduate students​

Ohio University reaches settlement in litigation with two graduate students​

ATHENS, Ohio (Nov. 14, 2018) – Ohio University is pleased to have reached a settlement in the litigation filed by graduate students Susanna Hempstead and Christine Adams against Ohio University. Survivors of sexual violence and harassment rightfully seek resolution in many ways.  In reaching a legal settlement, we acknowledge the challenges these survivors have endured, and will continue to endure. We recognize this is a small step in the healing process. Ohio University would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to respond to incidents of sexual assault, interpersonal violence and harassment. As the University moves forward, we will continue to challenge our campus community to help us strengthen our commitment to a sexual violence and harassment free campus.


Ohio University offers several reporting options if you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, harassment, including sexual assault, or retaliation.


If you have been subjected to sexual violence, please contact the Ohio University Police Department immediately at 740-593-1911.  Also, get medical attention, if needed, from Campus Care or any of the local hospitals.


Contact Equity and Civil Rights Compliance at 740-593-9140, by email, equity@ohio.edu, or you may also fill out the Discrimination/Harassment Complaint Form and deliver, email, or fax it to Equity and Civil Rights Compliance at 740-597-9059.


You may also contact the Survivor Advocacy Program at 740-597-SAFE (7233) if you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted or is experiencing dating/domestic violence or stalking.


See link for additional information: https://www.ohio.edu/ucm/media/upload/settlement.pdf.