Bias Incident Response Team

The Bias Incident Response Team assists the university community in addressing actions committed against people, property, and identifiable groups that are motivated by a bias against race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical ability, disability, or any other type of bias. 

The purpose of the team is to review reports of incidents involving students and employees and recommend an appropriate response (investigation/communication).  The team supports those who are targeted by referring them to available campus resources.  Where the team suspects there may be criminal activity, they will report it to University of Cincinnati Police Department and notify General Counsel which serves in an advisory capacity.  The team may confer with the Student of Concern Committee to determine if the offended or perpetrator (if known) has been previously identified.  If the nature of the incident rises to the level of a hate crime, it will be referred to the University of Cincinnati Police Department and Threat Assessment Group. 

Report an Incident

We encourage members of our university community to report bias incidents as soon as they occur.  Reports may be made by phone or online. In both cases, the estimated reporting time is 15 minutes in order to get as many details as possible.

Please select the appropriate category below to make your report.

  • If the offender is an EMPLOYEE (Faculty or Staff), please complete the online form or call 1-800-889-1547. 
    UC has selected Navex Global/EthicsPoint to provide you with a simple, anonymous way to report activities that may involve illegal, unethical or inappropriate behavior in violation of UC policies.
  • If the offender is a STUDENT, please complete the online form or call 513-556-6814. 
    Formal complaints alleging a violation of the Student Code of Conduct by a student are not anonymous. 

Christine Ackerman

Christine Ackerman

Director, Internal Audit
Department of Administration & Finance
UC E-mail: christine.ackerman@uc.edu
Mail Location: ML 0085
Phone: 513-556-4310
 

Donna Bowman

Donna Bowman

Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity
Department of Administration & Finance
UC E-mail: donna.bowman@uc.edu
Mail Location: ML 0039
Phone: 513-556-5506
 

Daniel Cummins

Daniel Cummins

Assistant Dean of Students
Division of Student Affairs
UC E-mail: daniel.cummins@uc.edu
Mail Location: ML 0193
Phone: 513-556-6814
 

Deborah Degroot-Osswald

Deborah deGroot-Osswald

Policy Administrator
Office of the Provost
UC E-mail: deborah.degroot-osswald@uc.edu
 Mail Location: ML 0635
 Phone: 513-556-4317
 

Kimberly Fulbright

Kimberly Fulbright

Associate Ombuds
Office of University Ombuds
UC E-mail: kimberly.fulbright@uc.edu
 Mail Location: ML 0180
 Phone: 513-556-5956

Bleuzette Marshall

Bleuzette Marshall, PhD

Chief Diversity Officer
UC E-mail: bleuzette.marshall@uc.edu
Mail Location: ML 0395
Phone: 513-556-8463

Maggie McKinley

Maggie McKinley

Senior Associate Athletic Director
Department of Athletics
UC E-mail: maggie.mckiinley@uc.edu
Mail Location: ML 0021
Phone: 513-556-3559
 

Brice Mickey

Brice Mickey

Program Coordinator
Student Activities & Leadership Development
UC E-mail: brice.mickey@uc.edu
Mail Location: ML 0136
Phone: 513-556-6115
 

Matt Olovson

Matt Olovson

Executive Director
Equal Opportunity & Access
UC E-mail: matthew.olovson@uc.edu
Mail Location: ML 0158
Phone: 513-556-5503
 

Karla Phillips

Karla Phillips

Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity
Division of Administration & Finance
UC E-mail: karla.phillips@uc.edu
Mail Location: ML 0039
Phone: 513-556-2788
 

MB Reilly

MB Reilly

Director, Public Relations
Division of Governmental Relations & University Communications
UC E-mail: reillymb@ucmail.uc.edu
Mail Location: ML 0065
Phone: 513-556-1824
 

Lori Ross

Lori Ross, JD

Associate General Counsel
Office of General Counsel
UC E-mail: lori.ross@uc.edu
Mail Location: ML 0661
Phone: 513-558-7575
 

Tow Yau

Tow Yau, PhD

Executive Director, Counseling & Psychological Services
Division of Student Affairs
UC E-mail: tow.yau@uc.edu
Mail Location: ML 0034
Phone: 513-556-0648