Making a Report
If you are experiencing an emergency situation, call 911 to reach the police.
When you make a report, please share the Ws (who, what, when, where). Please do not investigate on your own, handle matters internally, promise confidentiality (if you are a mandatory reporter), or wait to make the report. Reports should be made within 24 hours of learning of the event(s). Please note that making a report is not the same as filing an formal complaint.
The best way to make a report is by emailing the Office of Gender Equity & Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reports can also be made to the Office of Gender Equity & Inclusion by calling us at 513-556-3349, visiting us at our office located at 225 Calhoun St., or having us come to your location.
Reports may also be made to the University of Cincinnati Police Department at (513) 556-1111, 51 West Corry Blvd. Reports may be made simultaneously to law enforcement and the Title IX Coordinator.
If you would like to speak with someone confidentially about your reporting options or experience, see our list of resources under 'Support and Resources.' All are trained to provide free support services to individuals who experience sexual violence.
Seeking Medical Treatment
If you choose to seek medical treatment following a sexual assault, you may obtain medical assistance at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, located at 234 Goodman Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219. There is generally no cost associated with a sexual assault exam.* A counselor or advocate is available to accompany you to the hospital. If you choose to seek medical assistance, please keep the following in mind:
- You may request a forensic examination from a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) by visiting the Emergency Room in the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Nurses trained to help sexual assault survivors are available on-call at all times. Please take a change of clothing with you if possible.
- Try not to shower, drink, eat, douche, brush your teeth, brush your hair, or change your clothes as these activities may affect the hospital’s ability to obtain physical evidence if you decide to move forward with a criminal complaint.
- You may obtain free, emergency contraception at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
- Seeking medical care at University of Cincinnati Medical Center does not obligate you to file charges with the police department.
Services for victims of sexual assault are also provided by the University Health Services regardless of the duration of time since the assault occurred. If the sexual assault occurred within the last 72 hours, you will be encouraged to seek care at University of Cincinnati Medical Center where evidence can be collected. If you choose to be seen at University Health Services, evidence will not be collected. Concerns about sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy will be addressed, as well as a discussion of resources and a plan for follow-up care.
* A sexual assault exam will generally be covered at no cost at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center if the assault occurred in Ohio. Any cost incurred for the collection of forensic evidence in sexual assault cases, including the cost of any antibiotics for sexually transmitted infections, emergency contraceptives or pregnancy test administered as part of the examination, will NOT be billed or charged, directly or indirectly, to the victim or the victim’s insurer. Patients are responsible for the cost of other medical tests (not included in the sexual assault exam) or treatment needed as a result of the assault, such as x-ray, stiches, or pain medication. Any ancillary emergency room treatment or exams will be billed to the insurance company of the patient and then to the patient. Expenses not covered by insurance may be costs eligible for reimbursement from the Ohio Crime Victims Compensation program.
Office of Gender Equity & Inclusion
308 USquare, 225 Calhoun St.
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0158
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.