The Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline is a 24/7 confidential resource providing advocacy and support for survivors of sexual violence across Ohio, including students, faculty and staff at MTSO. Staffed by trained advocates, the helpline provides confidential emotional support, crisis response, information about options and local resources available to survivors and co-survivors, or their friends and family. A crucial component of the helpline's advocacy efforts is to listen and empower survivors with information about their options so that they have a choice in their next steps toward healing. The Ohio Sexual Violence Helplines aims to ensure that no matter where in Ohio a survivor is located, they will have 24-hour access to sexual violence advocacy and links to resources and options in their local community. www.ohiosexualviolencehelpline.com.
HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties is another resource, which can be reached by dialing 211 (9-211 from campus phones) or 800-684-2324. (If you are hearing impaired, call HelpLine at 711 or 800-750-0750.) HelpLine is a 24-hour local, toll-free crisis support and information and referral hotline for people living in Delaware and Morrow counties. HelpLine is part of Delaware County’s Sexual Assault Response Network (SARN), a network of volunteer advocates who have been specially trained to do crisis intervention, offer emotional support, make referrals, and answer questions for survivors of sexual assault who present to the emergency department of Grady Memorial Hospital, the Delaware City Police Department or the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office.
The Delaware Police Department (740-203-1111) holds the law enforcement authority for the campus. The campus is also under the jurisdiction of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office (740-833-2810). The school is available to assist victims of a crime with contacting the authorities, reporting claims and pursuing restraining orders.
MTSO's Annual Campus Safety and Security Report and Fire Safety Report 2020 (Clery Report) is on our Resources page. Mandated by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013.
If a reporting party would like the details of an incident to be kept confidential from campus authorities, the reporting party may speak with:
- Licensed professional counselors and other medical providers
- Local rape crisis counselors
- Domestic violence resources
- Local or state assistance agencies
- Ordained spiritual directors contracted with MTSO to meet with students