HCAP

4.5 Sex Discrimination Response and Recovery

After an incident of Sex Discrimination the victim should consider seeking medical attention as soon as possible at one of the medical facilities listed below. In Ohio, if an individual has experienced Sexual Assault or Rape, evidence may be collected even if the person chooses not to make a report to law enforcement. The University of Cincinnati Health SANE Program has certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) who are specially trained to collect evidence from men and women who have been sexually assaulted. See below for contact information:

  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 234 Goodman Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219, (513) 584-5700.
  • TriHealth Center for Abuse and Rape Emergency Services (CARES)
    • Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242, (513) 865-1111
    • Good Samaritan Hospital, 375 Dixmyth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2489, (513) 865-5163
  • It is important that a victim of sexual assault not bathe, douche, smoke, change clothing or clean the bed/linen/area where they were assaulted if the offense occurred within the past 72 hours so that evidence may be preserved that may assist in proving that the alleged criminal offense occurred/or is occurring or may be helpful in obtaining a protection order. In circumstances of Sexual Assault, if victims do not opt for forensic evidence collection, health care providers can still treat injuries and take steps to address concerns of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted disease.
  • Victims of Sex Discrimination are encouraged to also preserve evidence by saving text messages, instant messages, social networking pages, other communications, and keeping pictures, logs or other copies of documents, if they have any, that would be useful to University hearing boards/investigators or police.
  • As time passes, evidence may dissipate or become lost or unavailable, thereby making investigation, possible prosecution, disciplinary proceedings, or obtaining protection from abuse orders related to the incident more difficult. If a victim chooses not to make a complaint regarding an incident, he or she nevertheless should consider speaking with Xavier University Police Department or other law enforcement to preserve evidence in the event that the victim changes her/his mind at a later date.

Although the University strongly encourages all members of its community to report violations of this policy to law enforcement, it is the victim's choice whether or not to make such a report and victims have the right to decline involvement with the police. The University will assist any victim with notifying local police if they so desire. Xavier University Police Department are sworn police officers with jurisdiction to investigate reports of sexual assault, rape, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking and work closely with local law enforcement in investigating these offenses. The Cincinnati Police Department may also be reached directly by calling 513-765-1212 or in person at any of the District stations (see maps online at the web address below for all addresses, telephone numbers and directions to each District Station.) Additional information about the Cincinnati Police Department may be found online at: http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/police/. The Norwood Police Department may be reached directly by calling 513-458-4520. Additional information about the Norwood Police Department may be found online at: http://norwoodpolice.org/.

Xavier supports those striving for recovery after Sex Discrimination regardless of whether the Sex Discrimination has been reported to Xavier or local law enforcement. Each individual's experience is unique and recovery may go through many stages. Accordingly, Xavier seeks to connect any employee or student affected by Sex Discrimination with a broad network of recovery information and resources both on and off campus. This may include, but is not limited to, crisis intervention/emergency psychological care; hospital and justice system advocacy; educational groups; workshops; individual and counseling; peer education; volunteer opportunities; and collaboration with peers, administration, and family.

Resources for victims of Sex Discrimination include:

On-Campus Resources
Resource Address/Location on Campus Phone Number
Office of Human Resources Alumni Center, Room 132 513-745- 3638
Xavier Health and Counseling Services (counseling and medical for students) 1723 Cleneay Ave, Cinti OH 45207 513-745-3022
Xavier Advocacy and Prevention Coordinator Confidential advocacy and support services during business hours 513-904-9013
Xavier University Police Department 1648 Musketeer Drive 513-745-1000
513-745-2000
Xavier Psychological Services Sycamore House, 3818 Winding Way, Cinti OH 45207 513-745-3531
Title IX and Interpersonal Violence Response Office 332 Gallagher Student Center 513-745-3046
Dean of Students Gallagher Student Center, Suite 300 513-745-3166
Center for Mission and Identity Justice Hall 513-745-3530
Center for Diversity and Inclusion Suite 200, Gallagher Student Center 513-745-1029
Center for International Education Suite 230, Gallagher Student Center 513-745-2861
Off-Campus Resources
Resource Address/Location Phone Number
Cincinnati Police Dept. District 4
4150 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Emergencies: 911
Non-Emergencies
513-765-1212
District 4: 513-569-8600
Norwood Police Dept. 4701 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45212 Emergencies: 911
Non-Emergencies
513-458-4520
University of Cincinnati Medical Center 234 Goodman Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219 513-584-5700
University of Cincinnati Health Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program* 234 Goodman Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219â 513-584-1000 513-584-3379
Women Helping Women 215 E. Ninth Street, 7th Floor Cincinnati, OH 45202-6109 phone 513-977-5541
24-Hour Crisis Line
513-381-5610
TTY 513.977.5545
YWCA of Greater Cincinnati 898 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-241-7090
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence 526 Superior Avenue, Suite 1400
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
216-658-1381
888-886-8388
Ohio Domestic Violence Network 4807 Evanswood Dr, Columbus, OH 43229 614-781-9651
Hamilton Co. Court of Domestic Relations 800 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-946-9000
Hamilton Co. Court of Common Pleas 1000 Main Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
513-946-5800
Juvenile Court 800 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-946-9200
Hamilton Co. Prosecuting Attorney Victim Services 230 E. Ninth Street
Suite 4000
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
513-946-3070
Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati 215 E 9th St #200, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-241-9400
University of Cincinnati Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic University of Cincinnati College of Law
Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice
PO Box 210040
Clifton Avenue and Calhoun Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
513-556-0180
Ohio Domestic Violence Network Legal Assistance Program (lawyers available for sexual assault and stalking victims as well) 4807 Evanswood Drive,
Suite 201
Columbus, OH 43229
614-781-9651
Cincinnati Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service 225 E. Sixth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 513-381-8359 or toll free at 888-628-2577
Visa/Immigration Assistance- see all legal resources above and Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio Su Casa Hispanic Center 7036 Fairpark Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45216 513-761-1588
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network Greater Cincinnati Chapter PO Box 19856
Cincinnati OH 45219
866-934-9119
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network 1-800-565-HOPE
http://www.rainn.org
U.S. Department of Justice 202-514-2000
http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/sexassault.htm
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights 1-800-421-3481 http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html