This project is a compilation of the research that I have done on the history of sexual assault education and prevention at Ohio State University. I began researching this topic in April of 2018, and have continued the project on-and-off since. My research materials have mainly been drawn from the archives at Ohio State University in the form of old correspondence, flyers, brochures, and videotapes. I also have drawn on archived articles from Ohio State’s student newspaper, The Lantern, and interviews that have taken place both in-person and over email.
This project tracks the creation of the Rape Education and Prevention Program (REPP) which was created on OSU’s campus in 1983, and examines how REPP evolved as a cutting-edge program, and how sexual assault education and prevention efforts have changed on campus. I will look at recent controversy on campus over the re-structuring of the most recent sexual assault education and prevention program on campus, Sexual Civility and Empowerment (SCE), and how the #MeToo movement has helped to recenter awareness of sexual assault in our society.