Incidents at Ohio State University

Total: 14


Incident 8722

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Emeritus Professor
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Specific Discipline: Astronomy and Physics
Outcome Year: 2021
Outcome Category: Honor Revoked
Specific Outcome: "In a separate incident, the Of????ce of Institutional Equity found Peterson, a former professor emeritus in the Department of Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences effective July 2015, had sexually harassed four graduate students and faculty members over an extended period, according to the agenda. University spokesperson Ben Johnson said the investigation was completed Feb. 1. “In this case, an investigation by the Office of Equity found that Dr. Peterson committed sexual harassment in a manner that was persistent and pervasive,” Kristina Johnson stated in a letter within the Board of Trustees agenda. “Four courageous individuals shared stories about unwanted advances from Dr. Peterson that limited their ability to do their respective jobs.” "
Last updated: May 24, 2021 8:44 am

Incident 8747

Status: Resolved
Person: René Olate
Role: Faculty
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Specific Discipline: Social Work
Outcome Year: 2021
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: "Ohio State University's board of trustees has fired an associate professor following a sexual misconduct investigation."

"OIE made findings that he "violated the University's Sexual Misconduct Policy by engaging in unwelcome gender-based verbal and physical conduct that was so sufficiently severe, persistent, and pervasive it created a hostile educational environment with respect to two students; and conduct that constituted quid pro quo harassment with respect to a third student."

"Specifically, OIE determined that Professor Olate commented on students' physical appearances, described graphic details of sexual assault in a class lecture, commented on a student's sexuality, touched the shoulders and backs of female students, hugged and kissed one female student, and requested to have an intimate relationship with a student, who declined his advances.""
Last updated: Aug 20, 2021 8:57 am

Incident 8261

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Medicine and Health Sciences, Medicine
Specific Discipline: Medicine
Outcome Year: 2019
Outcome Category: Honor Revoked
Specific Outcome: Stripped of emeritus status for long standing abuse of students
Last updated: Jun 4, 2019 7:20 pm

Incident 8117

Status: Ongoing
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Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category:
Specific Outcome: Investigation ongoing for incidents 1970s-1990s
Last updated: May 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Incident 8137

Status: Ongoing
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Outcome Year: 2018
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Last updated: May 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Incident 7484

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Instructor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, Music
Specific Discipline: Music, Marching Band
Outcome Year: 2016
Outcome Category: Criminal Plea / Conviction, No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: Three year prison sentence for sexual battery of student. "former instructor"
Last updated: May 31, 2019 8:45 pm

Incident 8270

Status: Resolved
Role: Coach
Position: Hockey Coach
Discipline: Athletics
Specific Discipline: Hockey
Outcome Year: 2015
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Sexual harassment of players on women's team. Resigned one day before firing.
Last updated: Jun 10, 2019 10:40 am

Incident 7483

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Specific Discipline: Public Affairs
Outcome Year: 2015
Outcome Category: Fine / Salary Reduction, Training / Counseling Required
Specific Outcome: No pay raises for two years, mandatory sexual harassment training.
Last updated: Jun 1, 2019 3:36 pm

Incident 8272

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Band Director
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, Music
Specific Discipline: Band
Outcome Year: 2014
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: Fired after finding of environment conducive to sexual harassment
Last updated: Jun 10, 2019 10:40 am

Incident 8290

Status: Resolved
Role: Coach
Position: Diving Coach
Discipline: Athletics
Specific Discipline: Diving
Outcome Year: 2014
Outcome Category: Criminal Plea / Conviction, No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: Fired for relationship with student. Pled guilty to sexual battery.
Last updated: Jun 10, 2019 10:40 am

Incident 7486

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Department Chair, Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, English Writing Humanities
Specific Discipline: English Writing Humanities
Outcome Year: 2014
Outcome Category: Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Specific Outcome: Found to have violated policy, voluntary one semester leave, continues to work at Ohio.
Last updated: Jun 2, 2019 7:07 am

Incident 8274

Status: Resolved
Person: Eddie Hollins
Role: Coach
Position: Assistant Cheerleading Coach
Discipline: Athletics
Specific Discipline: Cheerleading
Outcome Year: 2013
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: Fired after finding of sexual harassment (see also Dana Bumbrey)
Last updated: Jun 10, 2019 10:40 am

Incident 8276

Status: Resolved
Person: Dana Bumbrey
Role: Coach
Position: Assistant Cheerleading Coach
Discipline: Athletics
Specific Discipline: Cheerleading
Outcome Year: 2013
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: Fired after finding of sexual harassment (see also Eddie Hollins)
Last updated: Jun 10, 2019 10:40 am

Incident 7485

Status: Resolved
Person: Loren Babcock
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Geoscience
Specific Discipline: Geoscience
Outcome Year: 2008
Outcome Category: Other
Specific Outcome: “Office of Human Resources issued two separate reports that contained factual findings and action steps” for both parties.
Last updated: May 31, 2019 8:46 pm