The Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Education (CAPE) cultivates a survivor-centered, trauma informed, culture of consent. We aim to create lasting social change and eliminate gender based violence through shared goals of comprehensive sexual health education, action-oriented prevention and compassionate survivor support.
Our advocacy team provides survivor-centered care, seeking to empower survivors by prioritizing their rights, and ensuring access to all of their options and resources. Advocates focus on centering how survivors define safety for themselves, the needs that they have identified, and providing support as they navigate their next steps. Our services are CONFIDENTIAL AND FREE to students, staff, faculty, OSU alumni and those impacted by a member of the OSU community.
Prevention Services at CAPE helps the OSU community build and practice skills to address root causes of gender-based violence. Our team provides learning and engagement opportunities to build healthy relationships and sexuality. Our activities — including skills based workshops, sexual health education, safer sex supplies, consent education and prevention consultations — promote a culture of consent as well as a sense of community and belonging on campus.