16:28 PM

Statement from Ohio State President Michael V. Drake regarding news conference by Gov. DeWine on Richard Strauss

Ohio State continues to advocate for permission to release redacted portions of investigative report

We share Governor DeWine’s concern and compassion for survivors of sexual abuse and applaud the administration’s efforts to strengthen sexual misconduct reporting to law enforcement. We will continue to advocate for permission to release the redacted portions of the Strauss investigative report. Ohio State is a fundamentally different university today. We have implemented multiple safeguards against sexual assault over the past 20 years, including mandatory reporting and training. We agree with the governor that colleges and universities must always be vigilant in strengthening our protections and protocols. Ohio State looks forward to continuing to work with our partners on this critically important issue.