Gender Equity & Inclusion (Title IX)
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We respond to reports, inquiries, and requests for consultations in a timely manner. To speak with us or schedule an appointment, please call at 513-556-3349 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2022-2023 Fiscal Year
The fiscal year began on July 1, 2022, and as of January 31, 2023, the Office of Gender Equity & Inclusion has received and responded to 285 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
Adrienne Lyles, PhD, JD
Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator, Office of Gender Equity & Inclusion
308 USquare, 225 Calhoun St., Cincinnati, OH 45221-0158
Title IX Investigator, Office of Gender Equity & Inclusion
Case Manager, Office of Gender Equity and Inclusion
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.
Molly Scruta, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for UC Blue Ash
Program Manager of Inclusion and Involvement
Muntz Hall, Room 112E
Jennifer Radt, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for UC Clermont
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Services
4200 Clermont College Drive
Maggie McKinley, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
Deputy Athletic Director/SWA
Richard E. Linder Center
2751 O'Varsity Way, 878
Ashleigh J. Wade, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Director of the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards
Kasey Underwood, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty
Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs and Academic Personnel
Van Wormer Hall, 240A
Matthew Crawford, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Staff
Associate Director of Employee and Labor Relations
University Hall, 51 Goodman Drive
Todd E. Pettiford, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the College-Conservatory of Music
Assistant Dean of Student Services
Heather Cox, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the College of Medicine
Executive Director of Human Resources and Faculty Affairs
College of Medicine