We are The Alumni Survivors of Ohio State University, a group of survivors and allies working to raise awareness of a sexual abuse scandal that has been covered up by OSU for over 50 years. Our goal for this Go Fund Me account is to raise funds to pay for a long-term billboard advertisement near OSU campus. In the short term if we can raise $4500.00, we can display the billboard for two months. It is imperative to keep this case in full public view, as OSU has silenced our stories for too long.
OSU silencing tactics have included breaking public records law, destroying documents, colluding with State Government officials to kill legislation while stating publicly that “They have no stance on it". Lying to the courts, public, and media. Covering up the egregious rape and sexual assaults of student and OSU student athletes by an OSU doctor that knowingly lasted for 20+ years.
The survivors have been facing an uphill battle with Ohio State for the last five years in court. OSU used an archaic Statute of Limitations Law to have the case dismissed. The Federal Appeals Court ruled in favor of The Alumni Survivors, and OSU pushed for an overturn of the appeal. On 12/14/22, The Alumni Survivors won the 2nd appeal in 6th District Federal Court.
This is great momentum - but we need your help to keep this momentum going! If you are not able to financially help us with a donation, we would appreciate you helping us spread the word on all of your social media platforms. All people donating will get a vote on the content of the billboard. We hope to be able to purchase billboard space until a documentary (currently being produced by George Clooney) is released next fall. If OSU changes course all remaining moneys will be donated to RAINN.
OSU has hidden facts and silenced our stories for too long. We are fighting for the truth to be heard, and we are fighting for major changes and reforms to OSU's policies to ensure that this will NEVER happen again.
WE WILL NOT FADE AWAY.
We are The Alumni Survivors of Ohio State University, and we would sincerely appreciate your support.