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.
The university does not tolerate sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or retaliation and takes steps to ensure that students, employees, and third parties are not subject to a hostile environment in university programs or activities. The university responds promptly and effectively to allegations of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and retaliation. It promptly conducts investigations and takes appropriate action, including disciplinary action, against individuals found to have violated its policies, as well as provides appropriate remedies to complainants and the campus community. The university takes immediate action to end a hostile environment if one has been created, prevent its recurrence, and remedy the effects of any hostile environment on affected members of the campus community.
The vision of UC's Title IX Office is to serve as a strategic partner promoting gender equity and inclusion at the University of Cincinnati.
The mission of UC's Title IX Office is to lead the university in creating and maintaining a community in which all persons may participate in University programs and activities regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity and expression. The Title IX Office promotes that all persons can work, live, and learn at the university free of all forms of sex discrimination including harassment, exploitation, or intimidation.