A Message from President Drake

The following email was sent to university students, faculty and staff on May 3, 2018.

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

As many of you are aware, the university announced last month an independent external investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against a former university-employed physician, Dr. Richard Strauss.

Dr. Strauss was employed by Ohio State from the mid-1970s to the 1990s. He died in 2005. Below is an update on the investigation. It is very important that anyone with information about incidents relating to Dr. Strauss and his time at Ohio State contact investigators at osu@perkinscoie.com.

These allegations are disturbing to us all. A safe and healthy climate for students, faculty, staff and visitors is always our top priority.


Michael V. Drake, MD


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