On Campus Resources
Read the UC Student Rights as listed in the official UC Handbook.
Housing and Financial Assistance
The Office of the Registrar
This office handles class registration, advising, and records management for students. They can also facilitate gender marker changes (Gender Marker Update).
Gender Neutral Restrooms on Campus
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 by fall 2010. Some of these restrooms can be a bit tricky to find, but you can review the full list of gender neutral bathrooms.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS is a professional counseling office within Student Affairs. We provide counseling, outreach programs, and related services for UC students and those concerned about their welfare. CAPS is located at 225 Calhoun Street, Ste. 200, and can be reached via phone at 513-556-0648.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the university's programs and activities. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, and retaliation are forms of discrimination prohibited by Title IX. UC's Title IX office is located in 3115 Edwards 1, and can be reached via phone at 513-556-6315
UC Women's Center
The Women's Center is committed to the personal, political, professional, and intellectual growth of women students at the University of Cincinnati by facilitating action, promoting intersectional justice, and fostering connections for all students. We strive to challenge gender inequities and advance the rights of all women through elevating student activism and leadership, bridging feminist theory and praxis, building mentorship and community networks, cultivating collaborative relationships with campus and community partners, and amplifying student voices.
The Department of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS)
WGSS is the academic home for the study of women and gender at the University of Cincinnati. Through interdisciplinary teaching, research and community outreach, it seeks to create a more inclusive and transformative understanding of women and men. The department explores the intersections of race, nationality, class, gender and sexuality. Informed by feminist perspectives, it nurtures the development of leaders, scholars and activists and builds scholarly community among core and affiliate faculty across the university. The department serves as a catalyst for curricular, institutional, societal and global change.
The University of Cincinnati LGBTQ Center has an intitiaitve to provide clothing to for gender non-conforming, transgender, nonbinary, and questioning students to find gender-affirming gently-used or like-new clothing. Drop by the LGBTQ Center for more information. The closet is located directly outside of the Center, so even when the Center is not open students have access to clothing options.
Local, State, and National Resources
The Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)
AVEN hosts the world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.
BRAVO is your link to survivor advocacy and assistance regarding hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence, and sexual assault. BRAVO is a founding member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP).
Bisexual Resource Center
The Bisexual Resource Center is the oldest national bi organization in the U.S. that advocates for bisexual visibility and raises awareness about bisexuality throughout the LGBT and straight communities.
Cincinnati Men's Chorus
Cincinnati Men's Chorus is a voluntary, not-for-profit community chorus organized to provide the opportunity for gay men and gay-supportive men to sing together.
Crossport provides social, educational, emotional, and functional support for all facets of the transgender community including their partners, families, and friends.
Equality Ohio serves as an advocate and champion for fair treatment and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.