Centers & Resources

UC and the College of Arts and Sciences offer a range of services related to equity, inclusion and support for students, faculty and staff. Browse this list to discover the range of resources available to you, from academic centers to accessibility services to crisis counseling to veterans affairs.

A&S Centers

Behavioral Health Center (BHC)
The Behavioral Health Center is a training clinic which provides intervention and assessment services to the community in order to serve those with mental health and cognitive disorders and concerns.

Center for Chemical Sensors & Biosensors
The Center for Chemical Sensors & Biosensors serves as a state-of-the-art facility that provides a multitude of chemical and physical characterization equipment to support sensing and sensor related research at UC. The Center and associated community is committed to the establishment of a culture of inclusion where all students, faculty, and staff can reach their highest potential. The Center provides equitable access to instrumentation and is utilized in the education of a broad range of students.

Center for Cyber Strategy and Policy (CCSP)
CCSP is a research arm of the Ohio Cyber Range Institute and seeks to advance the study of cybersecurity through a perspective grounded, particularly, in the fields of strategic studies and international relations.

Children's Education and Entertainment Research Lab
The Children's Education and Entertainment Research (CHEER) Lab in the Department of Communication at the University of Cincinnati is a research group dedicated to improving the quality of children's media. Researchers at CHEER are working on research studies and community projects to get a better understanding of the role of media in children's lives.

Center for Jewish Culture and Ideas
Established by donation from Gary and Kim Heiman, this center promotes the study and presentation of Jewish culture and ideas.

Center for Public Engagement with Science
The Center for Public Engagement with Science works to expand and enrich the interface between science and the public to benefit all stakeholders. We (1) organize public outreach about science, (2) develop UC training opportunities in public engagement with science, and (3) work to expand collaboration across disciplines and institutional memory for public engagement with science projects at UC.

Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation
Established in 2020, the Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) at UC was created to address social injustice through research and community dialogue.

Institute for Research in Sensing
The Institute for Research in Sensing (IRiS) unites disciplines at UC and beyond to design, create, and integrate the sensors of tomorrow, while deepening our fundamental understanding of how the many sensors—natural and engineered— shape life.

Taft Research Center
Taft Research Center offers an array of university and public humanities programs designed to bring people together across the 14 Taft-member departments in the humanities and social sciences, and beyond.

The Cincinnati Project
The Cincinnati Project is a research initiative housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. Faculty formed The Cincinnati Project to equitably partner with local organizations and to translate academic work into action that improves people’s lives in Cincinnati.

General Resources

Accessibility Resources
At UC, we are committed every day to providing full and equal access to students, employees and visitors with disabilities.

African American Cultural & Resource Center (AACRC)
The AACRC’s primary focus is to address the academic, social, spiritual, and cultural needs of the Black student population. The AACRC supports the mission of the university by recruiting and retaining students at UC. 

Bearcats Pantry
The UC Bearcats Pantry and Resource Center provides free food, hygiene items, cleaning supplies and professional clothing to students of all backgrounds with food and other insecurities.

Dean of Students
The Dean of Students Office serves students and their families as they navigate the collegiate experience through support services and resources committed to students’ advocacy, safety and well-being.

Ethnic Programs & Services
The Office of Ethnic Programs and Services provides quality programs and services that encourage academic excellence, positive social interaction, cultural enrichment, student leadership development and community service.

Ombuds Office (Conflict Management)
The Office of the University Ombuds is a safe place for all members of the UC community to talk about university related conflicts, issues or concerns.

UC Counseling and Psychological Resources (CAPS)
Students and members of the UC community concerned about students have access to mental health crisis care and consultation 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

UC Crisis Emergent Services/Suicide Prevention
We offer 24/7 phone crisis access to students wo are in need of immediate support through telephone consultations or after hours crisis support.

UC LGBTQ Center
The LGBTQ Center supports the mission of UC through a commitment to diversity, equity, leadership development, and intellectual inquiry with particular respect to sexual orientation and gender identity.

UC Student Wellness Center
The Student Wellness Center empowers students to make informed decisions regarding their health and wellness by providing evidence-based education, inclusive resources, and non-judgmental support.

UC Veterans Programs and Services
If you are a current member of the United States Military, a veteran, or an eligible dependent of a veteran, you can expect to receive quality and expedient services from our dedicated staff.

UC Women’s Center
The UC Women's Center is committed to the personal and professional growth of women and gender non-conforming students by facilitating action toward intersectional gender equity, promoting social justice, and fostering connections for all students. 

Resources for Faculty & Staff

UC Black Faculty Association
The work of the Black Faculty Association has helped unify, increase productivity, and enhance the morale of black faculty at UC.

UC LGBTQ Staff and Faculty Association
This organization works to create a more equitable environment in which LGBTQ members of the university community can flourish in their work.

UC Latino Faculty Association
This organization provides opportunities to develop a stronger campus community, and provides a forum for discussion and action related to concerns of the Latino population on campus.