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?
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?
3. Who can I speak with to help me assess my options?
4. Where can I learn more about the university’s practices and policies on these matters?
Right to Know Policy – www.uc.edu/righttoknow
Office of Equal Opportunity – www.uc.edu/hr/equal_opportunity
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.
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?
3. Who is the university’s designated Title IX coordinator?
Matthew L. Boaz
Office of Equal Opportunity and Access
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.