Know Your Options

If you are or someone you are with is in immediate danger or feels unsafe, call 9-1-1.

Students who have experienced sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment, and stalking have options to report and receive help from a variety of sources, including the university, campus and local law enforcement, and community agencies.

If you are or someone you are with is in immediate danger or feels unsafe, call 9-1-1.

It is the student survivor's right to choose whether to report to the university or to law enforcement. Students are NOT required to provide additional information about the incident or participate in a university investigation in order to receive services. Our goal is to provide all students with information on reporting options so they can make an informed decision.

It is important for students to know that most employees of the University of Cincinnati (including Resident Advisors and peer educators) are mandatory reporters. Mandatory reporters are required by university policy to report to the Title IX Office any information they receive about sexual harassment, including sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, gender-based harassment, and stalking. Once the university receives this information, the university may investigate the reported incident and extend services to the survivor.

If you are or someone you are with is in immediate danger or feels unsafe, call 9-1-1.

All students have the option of contacting outside community agencies for support. These agencies do not have the same obligations as the university to report or investigate incidents. For assistance with these type of interim measures please contact the Title IX Office at 513-556-3349.

WHW On-Campus Confidential Advocates

Clifton location:
559 Steger Student Life Center
(513) 556-4418
Open from 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

Downtown location:

24 Crisis Helpline: (513) 381-561024
215 E. 9th St., 7th Floor

Non-university, community-based free, confidential support, accompaniment and advocacy

Provides support groups and hospital, court and police accompaniment
Walk-in or call 24-hour crisis hotline (513) 381-5610

UC Medical Center Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)

(513) 584-4201
234 Goodman St.
Registered Nurses available 24-hours and trained to provide first-response care to sexual assault survivors

TriHealth CARES, Bethesda North Hospital

(513) 865-5163
10500 Montgomery Rd.
Center for Abuse and Rape Emergency Services (CARES) is a TriHealth program staffed by SANE-trained registered nurses at Bethesda North Hospital

Provides services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence

Nurses on-call 24-hours/7 days a week

Bravo

1-866-86 BRAVO (1-866-862-7286)
Cincinnati: (513) 453-4001

  • Students can report and receive help from the university.
  • Students can receive confidential support on campus.
  • Students can report and receive help from law enforcement.
  • Students can receive help from community services.
  • Students can make an anonymous report to the university.
  • Students can have evidence collected to use at a later time.

 

The University of Cincinnati is committed to providing a comprehensive and integrated response to students who have experienced any form of sexual harassment. The goal is to ensure that all students who report to the university are met with a caring and compassionate response, and are provided with access to all available resources necessary to continue their academic program.

If you are or someone you are with is in immediate danger or feels unsafe, call 9-1-1.

It is the student's right to choose whether to report to the university or to law enforcement. In non-emergency situations, if the incident occurred on campus, contact the University of Cincinnati Police at the various numbers listed below, depending on campus location. Students over the age of 18 have the right to choose whether or not they want to file a formal police report and press criminal charges. The Women Helping Women On-Campus Advocates (confidential) or the Crime Victim Services Coordinator (not confidential) can accompany any student to meet with law enforcement, if a student requests.

Students who have experienced sexual assault can go to a local emergency room where they can receive a free exam from a specially trained nurse to collect evidence to preserve in case the student wishes to pursue criminal action.

University of Cincinnati Police Department

The University of Cincinnati Police Department provides 24-hour services to protect the safety of the University of Cincinnati campus community and is part of the integrated campus response to issues of sexual harassment. Information provided to UCPD will be shared with the Title IX Office.

A student can make a report to law enforcement but still choose not to press criminal charges. If the student decides to proceed, police may gather information and collect evidence, interview witnesses or suspects, make arrests, or otherwise file criminal charges.

The Crime Victim Services Coordinator, part of the UC Police Division’s Investigations Unit, is responsible for ensuring the rights of crime victims and witnesses by providing guidance and support as they navigate the criminal justice system and helping them access available resources provided by the university and Greater Cincinnati community.

UC Police Department (Uptown) non-emergency number: 513-556-1111
UC Blue Ash Police Department non-emergency number: 513-745-5707
UC Clermont Police Department non-emergency number: 513-732-5200