On-Campus Resources Expand
Know Your Rights: Read the UC Student Rights as listed in the official UC Handbook.
The Office of the Registrar: This office handles class registration, advising, and records management for students. They can also facilitate sex marker changes (Sex Marker Update).
Gender Neutral Restrooms on Campus: There are many single-user restrooms throughout campus. Some are gendered and some are non-gendered or gender neutral. UC's Department of Planning, Designing, and Construction is committed to meeting the diverse needs of UC students and has created a policy that requires any new building at UC to have at least one gender neutral restroom. They also plan to change the signage on all single-user restrooms to make them gender neutral by fall 2010. Some of these restrooms can be a bit tricky to find, so check out the list of them all below.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): CAPS is a professional counseling office within Student Affairs. We provide counseling, outreach programs, and related services for UC students and those concerned about their welfare. CAPS is located at 225 Calhoun Street, Ste. 200, and can be reached via phone at 513-556-0648513-556-0648.
Title IX: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the university’s programs and activities. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, and retaliation are forms of discrimination prohibited by Title IX. UC's Title IX office is located in 3115 Edwards 1, and can be reached via phone at 513-556-6315513-556-6315.
The UC Women’s Center: The Women's Center is committed to the personal, political, professional, and intellectual growth of women students at the University of Cincinnati by facilitating action, promoting intersectional justice, and fostering connections for all students. We strive to challenge gender inequities and advance the rights of all women through elevating student activism and leadership, bridging feminist theory and praxis, building mentorship and community networks, cultivating collaborative relationships with campus and community partners, and amplifying student voices.
The Department of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS): WGSS is the academic home for the study of women and gender at the University of Cincinnati. Through interdisciplinary teaching, research and community outreach, it seeks to create a more inclusive and transformative understanding of women and men. The department explores the intersections of race, nationality, class, gender and sexuality. Informed by feminist perspectives, it nurtures the development of leaders, scholars and activists and builds scholarly community among core and affiliate faculty across the university. The department serves as a catalyst for curricular, institutional, societal and global change.
The LGBTQ Center provides referrals to safe, LGBTQ-friendly services on the UC campus and in the greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky community. Call 513-556-0009513-556-0009 or stop by our office, located at 565 Steger Student Life Center.
Local, State, and National Resources Expand
The Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN): AVEN hosts the world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.
BRAVO: BRAVO is your link to survivor advocacy and assistance regarding hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence, and sexual assault. BRAVO is a founding member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP).
Bisexual Resource Center: The Bisexual Resource Center is the oldest national bi organization in the U.S. that advocates for bisexual visibility and raises awareness about bisexuality throughout the LGBT and straight communities.
Cincinnati Men’s Chorus: Cincinnati Men's Chorus is a voluntary, not-for-profit community chorus organized to provide the opportunity for gay men and gay-supportive men to sing together.
CrossPort: Crossport provides social, educational, emotional, and functional support for all facets of the transgender community including their partners, families, and friends.
Equality Ohio: Equality Ohio serves as an advocate and champion for fair treatment and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Greater Cincinnati: The Gay and Lesbian Community of Greater Cincinnati is a non-profit group as recognized by IRS code 501c3. They are a community based organization that strives to support and promote activities that educate on issues of human rights for all GLBTQ people and their allies.
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network of Cincinnati (GLSEN): The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
GLAAD Voices of Color: GLAAD's Voices of Color edicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of LGBT people of color and events in mainstream, POC (including Spanish-language) and LGBT media. This is an offshoot of Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation or GLAAD.
Heartland Trans Wellness Group: Heartland Trans Wellness Group is a Cincinnati, Ohio based project dedicated to creating accessible, affirming community resources for Midwestern trans*, queer, and LGBTQPIA people.
HIV/AIDS: Please check out the extensive local list on HIV/AIDS resources.
Caracole - is to provide safe, affordable housing and supportive services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS
Intersex Society of North America: The Intersex Society of North America was founded in 1993 in an effort to advocate for patients and families who felt they had been harmed by their experiences with the health care system.
MUSE Cincinnati's Women's Choir: Muse is a women's choir dedicated to musical excellence and social change.
National Consortium of Directors of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Resources in Higher Education: The Consortium's goals are to support colleagues and develop curriculum to professionally enhance this work; to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change, program development and establishment of LGBT Office/Centers.
Parents, Friends, and Family of Lesbians and Gays Cincinnat (PFLAG): PFLAG Cincinnati is a non-profit organization of volunteers who offer support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex individuals, families and friends in a safe and caring environment.
GLAAD Voices of Color: Voices of Color dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of LGBT people of color and events in mainstream, POC (including Spanish-language) and LGBT media. This is an offshoot of Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation or GLAAD.
Temenos: LGBT People of Color: Tenemos: LGBT People of Color is a web resource for news and information on LGBT African-Americans, Asian & Pacific Islanders, Latino/a Americans, and Native Americans.
Trans Student Educational Resources: Trans Student Educational Resource is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans* and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.