Gender Identity Resources

Our office can also assist members of our community with supportive measures surrounding gender identity. If you have any questions, need assistance, or are interested in supportive measures that are not covered by the materials below, please feel free to reach out to our office at (513) 556-3349 or titleix@uc.edu. 

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Per UC's Notice of Non-Discrimination, "the University of Cincinnati does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, parental status (including status as a foster parent), sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, military status (past, present, or future), or gender identity and expression in its programs and activities."

Changing Your Name

The Office of the Registrar requests notification when there is a legal change of name. Additionally, individuals can update their preferred name if it differs from their legal name.

Changing Your Sex or Gender Marker

UC students may request a change of the gender marker associated with their records through the Office of the Registrar.

Updating Your Bearcat Photo

If you are interested in updating the photo associated with your account, you may need to apply for a new Bearcat Card. You can submit your Bearcat Card photo online.

Housing

Policy

The University Housing policy on Gender Inclusive Housing is as follows: 

"In meeting the needs of the incoming student, University Housing staff will recognize and respect the gender identity the student has established with Housing as part of their housing application. Staff will not ask for any more information than is required to meet the student’s housing needs, and all disclosed information will be kept strictly confidential. In order to provide support for the needs of current and incoming transgender and/or gender non-conforming students, University Housing strongly encourages potential and current residents to contact the Assistant Director of Resident Education & Development, Aleia White, early in the housing request process so that we may offer the widest range of possible housing options.  

The University Housing staff member will work with the students to find a residence hall space that best meets their needs, factoring gender expression, gender identity, comfortableness in transition and bathroom needs.

Room Rates will be consistent with our other undergraduate population living in the residence hall communities."

Audre Lorde Social Justice House

The Audre Lorde Social Justice House is a gender inclusive community designed for students interested in social justice. 

Bathrooms

There are many single-user restrooms throughout campus. Some are gendered and some are non-gendered or gender neutral. UC's Department of Planning, Designing, and Construction is committed to meeting the diverse needs of UC students and has created a policy that requires any new building at UC to have at least one gender neutral restroom. They also plan to change the signage on all single-user restrooms to make them gender neutral.

A list of gender inclusive restrooms is available on the LGBTQ Center's Resource page.

For questions about bathrooms in university housing, please see the section 'Housing' above.

Reporting Harassment 

If you would like to make a report regarding sex- or gender-based harassment, we can assist you in Making a Report. A report is not considered a formal complaint, and there is no obligation to file a formal complaint. Our office can still offer supportive measures and resources even without a formal complaint. 

Please note that all faculty and staff (unless designated otherwise, are mandatory reporters and must report any known incidents of sex- or gender-based harassment. 

Additional Resources

LGBTQ Center

The Mission of the LGBTQ Center is as follows: "The LGBTQ Center supports the mission of the University of Cincinnati through a commitment to diversity, equity, leadership development, and intellectual inquiry with particular respect to sexual orientation and gender identity. The Center is an inclusive campus community that welcomes people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and provides support, resources and advocacy. The Center facilitates LGBTQ visibility by promoting and enhancing understanding, acceptance, and awareness regarding LGBTQ issues."

The Center also offers monthly Safe Zone Ally and Transgender Inclusive Training workshops, which you can register for through CampusLink