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Preventing Sexual Harassment & Discrimination

What is 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.

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.

A statement from the President of the University of Cincinnati

“The University of Cincinnati is committed to equal opportunity and to providing a campus community where all individuals feel safe and at home.  We strive to act in a fair and sensitive manner, providing both support and due process.

                            - Beverly J. Davenport, Interim President

 

Who is the university's Title IX Coordinator?

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:

Karla Phillips, Interim Title IX Coordinator
3115 Edwards 1
45 Corry Blvd
Cincinnati, OH  45221

Office line:  (513) 556-3349
Fax:            (513) 556-6587
Email:          karla.phillips@uc.edu
                    titleix@ucmail.uc.edu 

Title IX Office Staff

The following staff members work in the office of the Title IX Coordinator and assist her in her duties:

Executive Staff Assistant

Kimberly Willis
Title IX Office
3115 Edwards 1
45 Corry Blvd
Cincinnati, OH  45221

Office line:  (513) 556-3349
Fax:            (513) 556-6587
Email:          kimberly.willis@uc.edu    

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Deputy Title IX Coordinators serve as a liaison between different departments and colleges within the University of Cincinnati and the Title IX Office. 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 students
at UC Blue Ash College:

Gregory Metz
UC Blue Ash - Academic Affairs Office
Muntz Hall Room 140Q
9555 Plainfield Dr.
Blue Ash, OH 45236-0086

Phone:     (513) 936-1641
Email:       gregory.metz@uc.edu

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  

Phone:   (513) 556-5508
Fax:        (513) 556-5509
Email: Matthew.olovson@uc.edu

Incidents involving students
at UC Clermont College:

Jennifer M. Radt, MSW
UC Clermont - Disability Services
CCE Jones, Room 105
4200 Clermont College Dr.
Batavia OH 45103-0162

Phone:    (513) 732-8964
Fax:         (513) 732-8972
Email:      jennifer.radt@uc.edu

Incidents involving a
faculty or staff member university-wide:

Donna Bowman
Assistant Director
Equal Opportunity & Access
3115 Edwards I
45 Corry Blvd
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0158  

Phone:   (513) 556-5506
Fax:        (513) 556-5509
Email: Donna.bowman@uc.edu

Additional Information

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.