Community Safety and Well-being

 

Task Force on Community Safety and Well-Being

 

CHARGE

The original University Task Force on Community Safety and Well-Being charge was to facilitate a comprehensive analysis of the challenges, opportunities, successes and potential gaps related to the safety of our Ohio State community members. The task force analyzed on-campus and University District crime statistics and current crime prevention and education resources. The group’s recommendations include improving communication, engagement and support of residents on campus and in the near-campus neighborhoods. Recommendations focus on resources that are most important to tangibly improving safety, sense of belonging and community confidence among those engaging in the area. The task force was challenged to identify tactics that help to minimize violence, crime and high-risk activities and behaviors. The group’s approach was anchored in principles that reinforce partnership, well-being, community-building and outcomes-based results.

 


RECOMMENDATIONS 

Following a comprehensive review, the task force published the below recommendations on November 18, 2020 in conjunction with a presentation to Ohio State's Board of Trustees. 

TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS

 


MEMBERS

Co-Chairs of Task Force

Jay Kasey
Senior Vice President
Office of Administration and Planning

 

Melissa Shivers
Vice President
Office of Student Life

Members of Task Force

Trudy Bartley
Associate Vice President
Local and Community Relations
Office of Government Affairs


Jennifer Beard
Assistant Dean
College of Public Health


JR Blackburn
Chief of Staff
Office of the President

 

Natassja (Tassj) Boham
Inter-Professional Council Representative

 

Mitchell Brown
City Council Member
The City of Columbus

 

Noah Burton
Student Representative

 

Dilna Cama
Department Manager
Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services, Office of Student Life

 

Chris Davey
Interim Vice President
University Communications
 

Jessica Eveland
Secretary to the Board
Board of Trustees

 

Anne Garcia
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Office of Legal Affairs

 

Kate Gomez
Student Representative

 

Tom Gregoire 
Dean 
College of Social Work

 

Matt Hansen
Executive Director
University District Organization
University Community Business Association
University District SID

 

Molly Hegarty
Managing Director
Office of Student Legal Services

 

Roaya Higazi
Student Body President
Undergraduate Student Government

 

Douglas Huffner
Senior Director and Chief Risk Officer 
Office of Financial Services / Business & Finance

 

Dennis Jeffrey
Commander-Patrol Operations Zone 4
Columbus Division of Police, 
The City of Columbus

 

Grace Johnson
Chief of Staff
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

 

Nicholas Messenger
Council of Graduate Students

 

Monica Moll
Director
Department of Public Safety

 

Aaron Moore
Task Force Coordinator
Office of Administration and Planning

 

Stephen Quaye
Associate Professor
Department of Educational Studies

 

Kate Pishotti
Deputy Chief of Staff
Mayor’s Office
The City of Columbus

 

Craig Stone
Deputy Public Safety Director
Columbus Division of Police

 

Sherri Tandon
Parent Representative

 

Adrian Ward
Student Representative

 

Willie Young
Senior Director
Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services, Office of Student Life

 

 


SAFETY RESOURCES

Search “Rave Guardian” inside  the Ohio State app.

RAVE GUARDIAN

Download the app by searching “Rave Guardian” inside the Ohio State app.

 
Lyft Ride Smart at Ohio State offers eligible students discounted rides, inside the university-designated service area, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

LYFT RIDE SMART AT OHIO STATE

Lyft Ride Smart at Ohio State offers students discounted rides, inside the university-designated service area, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

SAFETY NOTICES Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety uses a variety of methods to communicate with the campus community.

SAFETY NOTICES

Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety uses a variety of methods to communicate with the campus community. 

Home SAFETY Remember to lock your windows and doors and pick up complimentary safety alarms and timers from the Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services office located in the Ohio Union.

HOME SAFETY

Remember to lock your windows and doors and pick up complimentary safety alarms and timers from the Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services office located in the Ohio Union. 

Add OSUPD to your contacts.

ADD OSUPD TO YOUR CONTACTS

Add our non-emergency number 614-292-2121 to your contacts and always
dial 9-1-1 in case of emergencies.