Victim Services

Outreach and Events

The Office of Victim Services (OVS) provides a number of violence prevention outreach presentations. If you would like to schedule a presentation, please send an e-mail request to ovs@bsu.edu or call 765-285-7844.  

Office of Victim Services (OVS)

This program is a comprehensive description of OVS and services that are available for all students, faculty and staff.

 

Eliminating Barriers

This presentation addresses the question, "What will happen if I report a sexual assault?" Specific roles within the campus and criminal justice arena that are explored include hospital, victim assistant, campus judicial affairs, investigator, and prosecution.


Red Flags in Relationships

This informative session presents a general overview of relationship violence and addresses how to recognize potential "red flags" of unhealthy relationships.


Bystander Intervention
Do you want to help but don’t know how? Learn several safe intervention strategies for addressing situations and set personal goals for intervening.

Stuck on You
This presentation will help participants understand the dynamics of stalking. Information will be provided on how to cope and seek counseling and/or legal support for victims, friends and family.

 

Talk Show
In a talk-show format, the audience first hears from both sides in a date rape scenario. As the program proceeds, the audience is encouraged to examine their own assumptions and biases through interactions with the panel that includes a talk show host, a victim, an alleged perpetrator, a friend of the alleged perpetrator, and a therapist/expert on the topic. Rape myths as well as rape-supportive attitudes held by both males and females are clarified. Near the conclusion, panel members step out of roles and share insights about their experiences in those roles. 

 

 
In addition, several events will be conducted through the National Awareness Months:

January

April

October 

Stalking Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month