Resources for Complainants and Respondents

A Complainant is the individual who files a report or on whose behalf a report is filed. A Respondent is the individual against whom a report has been filed, and may be an individual, group, program, academic or administrative unit, or the institution. 

The university strives to provide a fair and equitable process. The university respects the constitutional rights of all parties, and does not presume that Respondents have violated university policies unless there has been a finding of responsibility through the adjudicatory process.

The university does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its programs or activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University of Cincinnati's Interim Title IX Coordinator, Matthew Olovson.

Know Your Options

Investigations

Investigations of complaints will be prompt, reliable, and impartial. Complaints will generally be resolved within 90 days of the filing of a complaint; however, in some circumstances, complaints may take longer to resolve (e.g., if filed during university breaks.) If there is a need to extend the time lines set forth below, the Title IX Coordinator will make the determination and notify the parties. Complainants and respondents will receive regular updates regarding the status of their complaints.

Retaliation

The university does not tolerate intimidation, retaliation, or retaliatory harassment against individuals because they filed a complaint, participated in an investigation, or otherwise asserted rights protected by Title IX. Individuals found responsible for retaliation will be held accountable under the Student Code of Conduct. Remedies may be available to complainants, witnesses, and participants in the Title IX process who experience retaliation.

Privacy

The university takes steps to ensure that information is only shared as necessary, on a need-to-know basis and their primary goal will be to help provide support and services to you. Students 18 years or older are protected by FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), which means that we cannot disclose information about your report to your family or friends without your written consent. However, the University is obligated to comply with Ohio Public Records law.

In order for the University to implement or address interim measures based on your request or the university’s need to keep the community safe, a professor or administrator may be notified and minimal information is shared with those parties.

Resources and Supportive Measures

Support Services

The Office of Gender Equity & Inclusion will evaluate your request and make a good faith effort to offer reasonable supportive measures.

If you are looking for accommodations in relation to a disability, please contact Accessibility Resources at 513-556-6823 or visit their office in 210 University Pavilion.

On-Campus Advocates (Women Helping Women)

The On-Campus Advocates are a confidential resource. For more information and support, contact them at 513-431-1563 (call or text M-F) or 513-381-5610 (WHW's 24-hour hotline) or UC@womenhelpingwomen.org

Counseling Services

Counseling & Psychological Services offers confidential support, evaluation, and counseling for students experiencing personal difficulties including students who have been accused of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, gender-based harasment, and stalking.

Counseling Services are also available at Blue Ash College and Clermont College.

Health Services

University Health Services provides mental health care for the vibrant and diverse students of the University of Cincinnati.

Frequently Asked Questions

The university takes steps to ensure that information is only shared as necessary, on a need-to-know basis and their primary goal will be to help provide support and services to you. Students 18 years or older are protected by FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), which means that we cannot disclose information about your report to your family or friends without your written consent. However, the University is obligated to comply with Ohio Public Records law.

In order for the University to implement or address interim measures based on your request or the university’s need to keep the community safe, a professor or administrator may be notified and minimal information is shared with those parties.

Yes. There are multiple confidential places on campus that can provide you with assistance.

UC Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) and University Health Services provide confidential services on the Uptown/Clifton campus. Confidential services are available at the Compass Counseling Center at Clermont and at Counseling Services at Blue Ash.