Office of Student Life

No Contact Directives

If your concern involves behavior potentially covered by the university's sexual misconduct or Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity & Non-Discrimination/Harassment policies, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity to make a report.

For individuals who:

  • are being threatened (or were in the past) by an Ohio State student;
  • were assaulted or threatened with assault by an Ohio State student; or
  • who have other concerns for their safety due to the conduct of an Ohio State Student

may speak with a Student Conduct investigator about putting a No Contact Directive in place.

A No Contact Directive directs the student to have no contact with you in any way, whether through “in-person" contact or

  • via email,
  • by telephone,
  • through text messaging,
  • over social media (such as Facebook, Instagram, Snap Chat, etc.), or
  • through third parties acting on the student’s behalf.

Should a student fail to comply with a No Contact Directive, the student may be subject to discipline for violating the Code of Student Conduct.

Individuals requesting a No Contact Directive are likewise not permitted to contact the other party.

No Contact Directives are not the same as protective orders, which are issued by a judge and  prohibit persons from being present near or in the same location as the person seeking protection. 

If your concern does not involve behavior addressed by those policies, please complete this incident report form.

If you need immediate help or are in danger, please call 911.