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Frequently Asked Questions about Talent Acquisition & Compliance

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Reporting Allegations of Discrimination or Harassment

University of Cincinnati students, faculty and staff are encouraged to promptly report complaints of discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or gender identity and expression or harassment of any kind, so that the university can investigate such allegations and respond accordingly.

1.  Where can I complain about discrimination or harassment?

      Contact:

  • For complaints against university faculty members, contact Matt Serra in the Provost’s Office at 556-3944.
  • For complaints against non-faculty university employees, contact Donna Bowman in the Office of Talent Acquisition & Compliance at 556-5506.
  • For complaints against university students, contact Daniel Cummins in the Department of Student Life Judicial Affairs Office at 556-6814.
  • Complaints can also be made to the university’s Department of Public Safety by calling 556-1111 or 558-1111 or going to one of the help-phones located on campus.

Note: If you contact the individuals discussed above, the university cannot guarantee your confidentiality. However, the university strictly prohibits and will not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report such allegations.

2.  Can I make an anonymous complaint?

     Yes.  Contact:

3.  Who can I speak with to help me assess my options?

     Contact:

  • The UC Women’s Center Reclaim 24hr Sexual Violence Help Line at 513-218-9531 or the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Amy Howton, who can be contacted at 556-0173
  • Office of Talent Acquisition & Compliance – 556-5503 or oeohelp@uc.edu

4.  Where can I learn more about the university’s practices and policies on these matters?

Note:  With limited exceptions, Ohio law requires any person learning of a felony must report the crime to the police.  Thus, reporting a sexual assault or a rape to a co-worker, professor, coach, resident advisor, administrator or other university employee might require that individual to report the allegation to the university’s Office of Public Safety. 

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Title IX

1.  What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is federal legislation that bans sex discrimination in education programs  and activities that receive Federal financial assistance (like the university).

2.  Are sexual harassment and sexual violence included as prohibited sex discrimination?

Yes.

3.  Who is the university’s designated Title IX coordinator?

Director
Office of Talent Acquisition & Compliance
University Hall, Suite 340
51 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0039

Phone: (513) 556-5508

4.  What is the Title IX coordinator’s responsibilities?

The Title IX coordinator is charged with carrying out the university’s Title IX responsibilities, including overseeing all Title IX complaints. 

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