UNOH Receives Ohio Department of Higher Education Grant

Posted on Monday, May 21, 2018

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The University of Northwestern Ohio has been awarded $10,000.00 as part of the Strengthening Partnerships to Change Campus Culture grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE).  The grant money will allow the University to work with local law enforcement and Crime Victim Services in conjunction with the UNOH Safety Services Office to develop an external stakeholder board for the campus. The goal of the stakeholders board will be to develop strategic initiatives to improve prevention and/or response efforts in conjunction with the community response when a crisis arises involving a student.

To be eligible for the grant, institutions of higher education in Ohio must have completed the ODHT Annual Report in 2017.  Specifically, ODHE sought proposals from colleges and universities that demonstrate a shared sense of respect and responsibility amongst community members. Successful proposals had to be able to strengthen partnerships between campus and community organizations in an effort to end sexual violence; and develop strategic initiatives to improve prevention and/or response efforts in conjunction with a community organization. All colleges in Ohio that met ODHE requirements were able to submit proposals for the grant with individual schools eligible for up to $10,000 each.  

Programming to fulfill the requirements of this grant will culminate with a conference held in March 2019 that will bring individuals to the UNOH campus from different aspects of reporting from law enforcement, to care providers, advocates, counselors, and employees. 

The receipt of this grant follows the receipt of a $9,700.00 as part of the Inspiring a Community of Shared Responsibility grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE).  That money was used this past school year for the “See it, Stop it, Stand Against it” campaign to educate students on campus safety, stalking, and sexual harassment.

Category: Campus & Community

Keywords: Grant, Ohio Department of Higher Education, Title IX

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Last updated: 05/21/2018