Offices & Programs

An array of programs and services exists to meet the diverse needs of our university community.  Please visit the links below to learn more about each area.

The African American Alumni Affiliate is a constituent group of the overall University of Cincinnati Alumni Association that reconnects African American alumni to the university through a variety of activities and events.  

The African American Cultural & Resource Center supports the mission of the University by recruiting, retaining, encouraging the successful matriculation and enhancing the growth and development of students at the University of Cincinnati. However, the Center’s major focus is to address the academic, social, spiritual and cultural needs of the African American student population.

Group of AACRC Resource Liasons

The University of Cincinnati Center for Community Engagement (CCE) works to connect campus and the community through service. The CCE works with students, staff, faculty, and community partners to make a meaningful impact on our community while helping students learn to serve, and serve to learn.

Two UC students planting flowers

The Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice provides experiential learning, research, and other opportunities for interdisciplinary inquiry that enhance the vibrant intellectual life at the College of Law.

Dean Verna Williams speaking to audience

The Accessibility Resources Office is dedicated to empowering students with disabilities through the delivery of reasonable accommodations and support services while educating the UC community to see beyond disabilities to the richness of inclusion.

 The Emerging Ethnic Engineers (E3) Program is a comprehensive, nationally respected program which seeks to increase the number of African-American, Latino/a, and Native American students in the College of Engineering while helping such students achieve excellence in college and beyond.

The Office of Ethnic Programs & Services (EPS) embraces the ever-increasing diversity of the University of Cincinnati campus by: providing quality programs and services that enhance cultural, ethnic and racial awareness, supporting the needs of students of color, and building bridges between the university and the Cincinnati community.

Group of Turner Scholars

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access reaffirms UC policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment in any of the programs and activities of the university.  

The Faculty Senate and its standing committees have the responsibility of acting as advisors to the Administration and the Board of Trustees of the University. Thus, the Senate represents faculty perspectives through a “shared governance” model and gives voice to the diversity and expertise that exists across our many colleges and divisions.

The Gen-1 Program helps first-generation, Pell-eligible students transition from high school into college, increasing their likelihood of successfully completing their freshman year and earning a degree. By helping these students to achieve academic, personal, and social success, this program transforms lives and enhances our community.

Students sitting together apart of Gen-1 Theme House

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards promotes a safe and scholarly community by protecting student rights, providing students and organizations opportunity for growth, learning, and reflection when they act in a manner inconsistent with community standards, and fostering a happy and healthy community by providing education on the Student Code of Conduct and the Bearcat Bond.

The LGBTQ Center supports students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identify.  The office includes a LGBTQ resource library and a common safe space for educational, social and recreational programming related to LGBTQ student issues.

Group of students apart of LGBTQ graduation

RAPP - also known as the Racial Awareness Program - focuses on three areas: Intensive development programs, alumni engagement, and outreach.

Group picture of students in RAPP

The Rowe Center provides a focal point for women engineering students to access support and resources for success in class, on co-op assignments, and in their future careers.

The Society of Chinese American Professors and Scientists (SoCAPS) is a nationwide not-for-profit organization that consists of a group of Chinese American Professors, Scientists and other Scholars with distinguished achievements.

The University of Cincinnati Staff Senate is an advisory body to the President of the University and University administration. Staff Senate endeavors to have a duly representative and diverse membership with equitable representation among various colleges, divisions and departments.

The Title IX Coordinator at the Office of Gender Equity & Inclusion oversees compliance with Title IX and handles inquiries regarding the university's policies that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. 

The UC Early Learning Center serves children and families of the University of Cincinnati and community by providing a high quality, educational program sustained through a professional, nurturing staff.

The UC early learning center classroom

UC International is responsible for the university's international strategy. Its three functional divisions are planning, programs, and services. 

UC Women's Center creates equitable and safe environments on campus students through advocacy, research, and education.  

Group picture of the Women's Center partners

Veterans Services are available to address the unique needs of students students re-entering civilian life after deployment.

Group picture of student veterans

Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) provides an environment for students to attain their full potential by engaging in activities with faculty and peers to promote their success in the science and engineering professions.

Two participants in WISE

UC Women Lead is one of the signature programs of the provost’s office and is vital to fostering and developing our greatest institutional asset: our people. The University of Cincinnati is one of over 100 institutions of higher education that have pledged to advance women into senior leadership positions in higher education. UC Women Lead is an important point of the operationalization of this effort, and we are proud to have the program as a centerpiece of our portfolio.