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Bowling Green State University recognizes the seriousness of sexual offenses and commits itself to preventing such offenses. Students who report the occurrence of a sexual offense are treated with dignity, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.The University Policy on Violence outlines, in full, the University's commitment to a safe environment in which acts of violence are not tolerated.


Sexual assaults that occur on campus can be reported to the BGSU Police by phone at 419-372-2346 or in person at 100 College Park Office Building. Sexual assaults that occur off campus can be reported to Bowling Green City Police by phone at 419-352-2571 or in person at 175 W. Wooster St. or the jurisdiction in which the assault took place. Assaults can also be reported to the Title IX Coordinator by phone at 419-372-8476 or in person at 207 Hayes Hall. Online reporting is available via the Incident Report Form.

Even if the victim does not want to report the assault, many campus officials have a responsibility to anonymously report the crime. Anonymous reports do not contain the name of the victim and will not be followed by an investigation. Instead, only statistical information is forwarded to campus police for use in the University's annual report.

Local Resources

Confidential Resource: Confidential resources are those campus and community professionals who have the ability to maintain legally protected confidentiality with the individual who shared the information. Confidentiality means that information shared by an individual with a confidential resource cannot be revealed to any other person without express permission of the individual, or as otherwise permitted or required by law. Confidential resources are prohibited from breaking confidentiality unless (1) given permission to do so by the person who disclosed the information; (2) there is an imminent threat of harm to self or others; (3) the conduct involves suspected abuse of a minor under the age of 18; or (4) as otherwise required or permitted by law or court order.  

Non-Confidential Resource: University resources who are not confidential resources as defined above will make every effort to respect and safeguard the privacy of the individuals involved. Privacy means that concerns about Prohibited Conduct will be shared with a limited circle of University employees who need to know only to assist in the assessment, investigation and resolution of the report.

ProgramContact
Description
Falcon Health Center
(Confidential)
419.372.2271Provides medical attention and information about sexual health.
BGSU Police Department419.372.2346Provides 24-hour campus police protection by fully certified staff of police officers, detectives, and dispatchers.
Counseling Center
(Confidential)
419.372.2081Provides a safe space for discussions and offers walk-in services
(M-F 1:30 p.m.- 4 p.m.)
The Cocoon
(Confidential)
419.373.1730Provides 24/7 emergency support services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
Drug, Alcohol, and Sexual Offenses Coalition Website419.372.2011Provides resources and education for multiple types of abuse.
Office of Residence Life419.372.2011Can help provide an engaging, safe and inclusive environment.
Student Legal Services419.372.2951Provides legal advice and solutions.
Wellness Connection
(Non-Confidential)
419.372.9355Provides information on sexual health, peer education, and more.
LGBTQ+ Recource Center419.372.9140Provides programming, education, and support to the entire BGSU community.
Women's Center419.372.7227Provides resources, support, and advocacy for women to maintain a campus climate in which women receive equal access, just treatment, and opportunities.
Office of the Dean of Students
(Non-Confidential)
419.372.2843See It. Hear It. Report It. Find emergency services, or campus information.
Division of Student Affairs419.372.2147Provides extensive resources and a wide range of programs and services are designed to enhance your connections in and out of the classroom.
Behavioral Connections of Wood County419.352.5387Offer a wide variety of mental health and addiction services in Wood County.
Bowling Green Police Department419.352.2571Provides 24-hour city police protection by fully certified staff.
Sexual Assault Mock Court Trial800.656.HOPE (4673)National sexual assault hotline. Free. Confidential. 24/7.
The Link
(Confidential)
419.352.154524-hour crisis hotline.
Wood County Hospital
(Confidential)
419.354.8900Comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient health services.

State and National Resources

Program:Contact:Description:
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network800.656.HOPE (4673)National sexual assault hotline. Free. Confidential. 24/7.
Not AloneContact FormAn online resource center supported by the Office on Violence Against Women.
Know Your IXinfo@knowyourIX.orgLearn more about Title IX.
GLBTQ Domestic Violence ProjectContact PageProvides free and confidential support and services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Love Is Respect1.866.331.9474Offers support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships.
Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline1.844.OHIO.HELP24-Hour Confidential Support Hotline.
Military Safe Helpline, Sexual Assault Support of the DOD Community
877.995.524724-Hour Confidential, Secure, Worldwide Support Hotline.