Sexual Health & Safety

Sexual Health

If you are sexually active, you are exposing your body not only to each partner, but also to all the previous partners of that person. Increasing numbers of sexual partners dramatically increases your risk for contracting a sexually transmitted infection. Condoms can help.

  • There are more than 25 sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 20 million new STIs occur every year in this country, half of those among young people aged 15–24.
  • Several infections can occur without symptoms such as genital herpes, close to 90% of people don’t know they have the infection.

For more information on how to reduce STI risk, visit the Otterbein Student Health Center at 614-823-1345.

Reporting & Confidentiality

Confidential Resources on campus include the following:

Off-Campus Confidential Resources

  • SARNCO – Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio, 614-267-7020
  • BRAVO – Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization, 866-862-7286

How do i make a complaint

Advocates & Resources

Peer Advocates & Peer Resources.

Safe, anonymous, confidential, knowledgeable support. For survivors of sexual violence. Students with questions about gender, sexuality, sex, relationships, or psychological distress.

24-hour Helpline.


SafeZone & Team Consent.

Educating the campus community about consent, sexual communication, and gender and sexual diversity.

Free Sex Supplies.

Condoms and dental dams.


Welcoming, comfortable meeting space for affiliated groups and our own events. Located at 25 W. Home.