Department of Recreation and Wellness

General Education

Rape is a crime of power and control. It reflects a total disregard for the rights and feelings of others. No one should be forced or intimidated to have sex under any circumstances.


Legal definitions and categories based on the Ohio Revised Code 2907.01-2907.09.

Risk Reduction


The responsibility of preventing sexual assault lies with the person initiating sexual behavior, as that is the person who has the power to stop what he or she is doing. With this in mind, these are things to consider when initiating sexual behavior:
Sexual assault is a crime and violation of both the Code of Student Conduct and BGSU Policy on Violence. As such, being found responsible for a Code of Student Conduct violation involving "sexual contact without permission" can result in a maximum sanction of expulsion from BGSU. Additionally, criminal charges could be brought forward as well as civil litigation within the court system.


Are you being stalked?
Stalking is a series of actions that make you feel afraid or in danger. Stalking is serious, often violent, and can escalate over time. A stalker can be someone you know well or not at all. Most have dated or been involved with the people they stalk. Most stalking cases involve men stalking women, but men do stalk men, women do stalk women, and women do stalk men.
Stalking is unpredictable and dangerous. No two stalking situations are alike. There are no guarantees that what works for one person will work for another, yet you can take steps to increase your safety.

Was It Rape If...?

So, how can you figure if what happened was rape?

Reporting Options

Bowling Green State University recognizes the seriousness of sexual offenses and commits itself to preventing such offenses.

BGSU Wellness Connection

The Wellness Connection is a lifestyle enhancement, information and referral center located at the Student Recreation Center. Comprehensive services including HIV testing, walk-in appointments, and educational opportunities are offered that foster optimum health and wellness for BGSU students and the community.


Contact Us

Phone: 419.372.WELL (9355)
Fax: 419-372-9444
Address: 214 Student Recreation Center
1411 Ridge Road
Bowling Green, OH 43403



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