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Join a cultural movement aimed at fundamentally shifting the way we think about sexual assault. BGSU has a variety of programs that are reframing sexual assault in a way that inspires everyone to see it as their responsibility to do something, big or small, to prevent it. BGSU is charged with creating an environment, be it in a residence hall, a party, a club or a sports team, or the greater college campus, where sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.



It's On Us is a rallying cry inviting everyone to step up and realize that the solution begins with us. It’s a declaration that sexual assault is not only a crime committed by a perpetrator against a victim, but a societal problem in which all of us have a role to play.

Fall Meeting Times – Mondays from 1-2pm in BTSU 306.

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Step In is an initiative funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education aimed to reduce the risk for and incidence of relationship violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual harassment.

Do your part by stepping up or stepping in to create a culture of shared respect at BGSU.


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate individuals and communities on how to prevent it. Since 2001, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center has supported national SAAM efforts with resources, tools, and training.

BGSU participates in SAAM every April by hosting a number of awareness events and educational sessions. One of the signature events is the annual Sexual Assault Awareness 5k and Dog Walk which helps raise money for The Cocoon Shelter, Wood County’s rape crisis center. BGSU faculty, staff, and students as well as the local community participate in the event each year.

Annual Sexual Assult Awareness Month 5k and dog walk

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's activities! Check back soon for an announcement regarding race dates 5kDogWalk 2014 052editand time for 2018.

View 2017 Results (PDF)

The Cocoon provides emergency and comprehensive support services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Advocates are available to listen and provide options, empowering survivors from crisis through their journey of healing. Services are available at any time– hours, days, or even years after being victimized. Cocoon advocates can meet survivors at any safe location to offer assistance, and contact can be by phone only if that is preferred. All services are provided at no cost and  are completely confidential.