Gender Equity & Inclusion (Title IX)
Update on Operations
OGEI has adopted a hybrid model for everyone’s safety, so some employees are working in the office while others are working remotely. We will still be responding to reports in a timely manner, scheduling online meetings and phone calls, and providing support. You are still able to reach us Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please feel free to give us a call at 513-556-3349 or send us an email at email@example.com.
The Office of Gender Equity & Inclusion (OGEI) serves University of Cincinnati students, faculty, staff, and visitors in ensuring equal access to University programs and activities in support of the University’s commitment to equity and inclusion. OGEI works to ensure that all persons can work, live, and learn free from all forms of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex. OGEI coordinates the University’s comprehensive response to incidents of sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual coercion.
The University encourages all individuals to report potential incidents of sexual harassment to the University’s Title IX Coordinator who works within OGEI. Individuals can make a report and/or seek guidance from the Title IX Coordinator and OGEI staff by email, by phone, online, or in person.
Title IX Coordinator – Adrienne Lyles
Office: 308 USquare, 225 Calhoun St.
Phone: (513) 556-3349
Reports and Consultations in the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year
The fiscal year began on July 1, 2021, and as of April 22, 2022, the Office of Gender Equity & Inclusion has received and responded to 423 reports and consultation requests. This information will be updated monthly.
During a consultation with OGEI, a client meets with a member of our staff to discuss concerns they may have related to gender equity and inclusion. Consultations can be scheduled to discuss concerns related to harassment, discrimination, or misconduct, or issues related to equity, inclusion, and access. Consultations are designed to assist the client in clarifying issues and identifying appropriate actions, options, possible solutions, and available resources and support.
A report is a notification (which can be made via email, over the phone, in person, or anonymously) of an incident of alleged misconduct or of concerning conduct. A report is not a complaint. When OGEI receives a report, OGEI sends an email outreach to the impacted party offering resources and support options. A report alone does not initiate an investigation, a Formal Complaint, a report to law enforcement, a report to the impacted party’s employer/unit, or contact with the person alleged to have engaged in misconduct.
A complaint is a document filed and signed by a Complainant alleging misconduct by a named Respondent requesting a formal investigation into those allegations according to University policy.
Office of Gender Equity & Inclusion Staff
Deputy Title IX Coordinators
Deputy Title IX Coordinators serve as a liaison between different departments and colleges within the University of Cincinnati and the Office of Gender Equity & Inclusion. 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.