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University of Cincinnati

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
2600 Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
(513) 556-6000
Email address
School Information
"The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 46,000 students and has been named "Among the top tier of the Best National Universities," according to U.S. News & World Report. Today, more than 300,000 living alumni count themselves as Bearcats - united not just by their loyalty to our nationally known sports teams, but by their common love of the place, the people and the ideas that make up the University of Cincinnati." The university enrolls over 46,700 students, has a 16:1 student-teacher ratio, and has over 400 degree programs. (Source:
General Information
The University of Cincinnati has not implemented a university-wide change to its disciplinary measures. However, the university is initiating an investigation into a faculty member who used supposedly offensive language. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • UC's Division of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Impact offers several diversity workshops including: "Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom," "Implicit Bias: A Deeper Dive," and "Inclusive Conversations Level 2: Microaggressions and Unconscious Bias."
  • UC's Student Wellness Center states that it would engage in the "personal racial identity development work of acknowledging and understanding our privilege, working to change our internalized white supremacy." The Center would accomplish this through "ongoing staff and student training that focuses on how to do anti-racist work."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Justice through UC's College of Arts and Sciences "will allow students the opportunity to explore a wide range of perspectives and critically examine diverse domestic and transnational systems of domination, oppression, and inequalities and how they relate and intersect with each other."
Disciplinary Measures
  • University is investigating a faculty member for using the term "Chinese virus" in an email to a student.
  • UC's College of Arts and Sciences outlines its "Bias Incident Report" and states, "In A&S we are working to actively mitigate incidences of bias and create an inclusive culture where every member of our A&S family has a sense of belonging and the opportunity to thrive."
Program and Research Funding
  • The university's Center for Community Engagement has a "Diversity Programming Fund" which "supports programs that reflect the following values: personal and intellectual growth, community, learning, equity & inclusion, and integrity." This program only funds student organizations within UC.
  • UC's UPRISE (Undergraduates Pursuing Research in Science and Engineering) program "provides STEM research opportunities to talented UC undergraduates from groups that have been historically excluded from STEM fields."
  • The "Business Fellows" program at UC's College of Business is the "first college-administered program at an Ohio business school specifically dedicated to supporting historically underrepresented students." The program "provides a network of resources, programming and student leadership opportunities for students to achieve success at Lindner and beyond."
  • The Information Technology Complete launched a research guide to anti-racism in the IT profession.
  • The university's Libraries has a webpage titled "Racial Justice Resources for Activists, Advocates & Allies" which includes an in-depth look at Critical Race Theory through various article, video, and books.
  • The university's Libraries provides a course guide for a course titled "Critical Race Theory in Education."
  • UC Libraries has a resource webpage dedicated to "Anti-Racism and Social Justice Online Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans," which links to external websites.
  • A UC Press book titled "Equity and Inclusion for Higher Education Strategies for Teaching" is described as follows: "...details the necessity for an inclusive curriculum with examples of discipline-specific activities and modules. The intersectionality of race, age, socioeconomic status, and ability all embody the diversity college instructors encounter in their classrooms." The authors are faculty and staff members at UC.
Symbolic Actions
  • The University of Cincinnati Foundation released an Antiracism statement which read in part as follows, "We affirm explicitly, and in solidarity, our identity as an anti-racist organization. Our anti-racist commitment will be reflected in the UC Foundation’s culture through our policies, programs and practices as we continue to educate ourselves about racism and its impact."
  • Counseling and Psychological Services has offially announced its "Commitment to Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism."
  • University Counseling and Psychological Services offers a variety of official "Racial Trauma Resources" from the American Psychology Association.
  • UC's Student Wellness Center issued an anti-racism statement which reads as follows: "Racism is a public health crisis. Black Lives Matter and Black lives and communities deserve access to affirming, culturally appropriate, and accessible health and well-being education and healthcare. As college health professionals, we are committed to interrogating, challenging, and removing barriers to health and wellness, including those we create or to which we contribute. Dismantling racist systems and building anti-racist programs and services that intentionally support the health and well-being for Black students at UC makes our community healthier and all of our students safer."
Last updated November 16th, 2023
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