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What is ARISE?

ARISE is a program designed to increase access to on-campus mental health services and support for students who have been impacted by gender based violence. A student who qualifies as ARISE will receive free services at CAPS. Recognizing that gender based violence prevention is a community responsibility, CAPS ARISE therapists also provide outreach and prevention based education to the UC campus.

Who qualifies for ARISE?

Students who meet criteria for ARISE:

  1. Have been impacted by gender based violence* (Rape, sexual assault, harassment, gender based violence, IPV, stalking, gender, sexual orientation discrimination, and/or Title IX concerns.
  2. The reason for seeking therapy is related to coping with the impact of gender based violence.
  3. Are currently enrolled this semester at UC.

*Student does not need to have reported gender based violence to the Title IX office to meet ARISE criteria.

What are ARISE Services?

What services are available to all UC survivors and students?

  • Individual therapy and psychiatry services
  • Access to weekly, free group therapy (e.g Hope and Healing, Cognitive Processing Therapy and other therapy groups.)
  • 24/7 free confidential crisis line services: (513) 556-0648.
  • Crisis counseling during CAPS emergent hours (M-F 1PM-4PM).

Like most university counseling centers, CAPS uses a short-term model and does not provide weekly individual therapy. CAPS can provide support and services in helping students get connected to weekly services and a higher level of treatment care if a student is in need of more intensive mental health services.

What other resources are available for survivors on campus?

UC Campus Advocates - Provides free confidential support and advocacy services including accompaniment and /or assistance in navigating any campus reporting.

Title IX Office – Provides investigation and accommodation for students filing a report with the University of Cincinnati. Cannot provide confidentiality.

Domestic Violence and Protective Order Clinic - Provides free and confidential representation to victims of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault and human trafficking in civil protection order.

Crime Victim Service Coordinator - Provides free support and advocacy services including accompaniment and/or assistance in navigating any campus reporting, Title IX, judicial affairs or police process. Cannot provide confidentiality.

Also available are attached resources:  Resources For Survivors

How can I request CAPS presence at an event?

CAPS therapists are frequently requested to be present at events related to gender based violence awareness and prevention to provide support and information. If you’re interested in requesting that CAPS be present at an event or provide outreach or prevention programming, please contact CAPS outreach coordinator Dr. Elizabeth Williams at

Where do I get more information about CAPS and CAPS services?

Please visit this area of our website for more information about the variety of services and support we provide to the campus community.

If you are unsure if you or another student meet ARISE criteria, please feel free consult with CAPS staff at (513) 556-0648.