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Sensitive Crimes

University of Cincinnati students, faculty and staff are encouraged to promptly contact UC Police if they or someone they know is the victim of a criminal act including sexual assault and sexual harassment.

What is sexual assault?

Sexual assault includes sexual conduct or contact, as well as other activity of a sexual nature, without the consent of the other person or when knowing the other person is unable to consent because of age, or impaired mental or physical condition (e.g. impairment due to drugs or alcohol).

Sexual assault can range from voyeurism and public indecency to rape. All forms of sexual assault deserve to be taken seriously.

In Ohio, major types of sexual assault include:

  • Sexual Imposition: Unwanted touching of a person's erogenous zones for the purpose of sexual gratification.
  • Gross Sexual Imposition: Unwanted touching when force or threat of force is used or when the victim is unable to give consent.
  • Rape: Oral, anal or vaginal intercourse with an unwilling victim through force or threat of force or when the victim is unable to give consent. Rape includes attempted rape and rape with an object.

What is sexual harassment?

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:

  • Submission to such conduct determines one's employment or academic success
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting such individual
  • Such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual's work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or studying environment.

Who to contact about discrimination or harassment?
The university has designated the following individual to coordinate compliance with Title IX and handle inquiries regarding the university’s policies that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex:

Title IX Coordinator:

Karla Phillips, Interim Title IX Coordinator
Edwards I, Suite 3115
45 Corry Blvd
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-6315


Deputy Title IX Coordinators:
Reports of possible Title IX violations may be made to the Title IX Coordinator or to one of the Deputy Title IX Coordinators identified below:

Incidents involving a faculty or staff member university-wide:

Matthew Olovson
Executive Director
Equal Opportunity & Access
3115 Edwards I
45 Corry Blvd
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0158
Tel: (513) 556-5508

Donna Bowman
Assistant Director
Equal Opportunity & Access
3115 Edwards I
45 Corry Blvd
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0158
Tel: (513) 556-5606

Incidents involving students at UC Blue Ash College:

Gregory Metz
UCBA-Academic Affairs
9555 Plainfield Dr.
Blue Ash OH 45236-0086
Tel: (513) 936-1641

Incidents involving students at UC Clermont College:

Jennifer M. Radt, MSW
Clermont-Disability Svcs
4200 Clermont College Dr.
Batavia OH 45103-0162
Tel: (513) 732-5327



Who Do I Call?

Emergency                                                                                   911

UC Police (crimes on UC's campuses)                                    513-556-1111

UCPD Victim Services Coordinator                              513-556-4905

Hospital  It is recommended that you seek medical attention within 72 hours of the incident. University Hospital has trained nurses to support sexual assault victims. 513-584-8108

Counseling & Psychological Services                                        513-556-0648