​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Equity & Title IX: Support & Resources

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The University works with those impacted by prohibited conduct to connect them with the support and resources they wish to utilize. This includes both on-campus and off-campus resources for survivors, friends, and anyone else who is impacted by discrimination, harassment, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. For additional information please review applicable University policies administered by the Office of Equity & Title IX. 


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Talk to a Confidential Resource


On-Campus Resources

Counseling Services provides professional, confidential counseling, advocacy, guidance, and assistance in understanding options, rights, and outcomes with regard to both the University and criminal processes.

Cosiano Health Center​ provides medical assistance, including sexual assault response assistance, to students.

Campus Ministries​ provides confidential consultation with the clergy.


*Contact information for on-campus confidential resources can be found below.​


Off-Campus Resources

Blanchard Valley Health Sy​stem has two local hospitals located in the City of Findlay and the village of Bluffton. Blanchard Valley's Forensic​ Nurse Service​s​ offers sexual assault forensic exams (SAFE) through the Emergency Department 24 hours a day.​ For more information, and an educational broch​ure, click the Forensic Nurse Services link above.​

Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services 24-Hour Hotline 419-422-4766 can assist with emergency shelter, rape crisis, victim advocacy and obtaining a Civil Protection Order. 


Talk to the Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator

In addition to providing information about policy, the Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator can provide information on existing counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance, student financial aid issues and other services available for individuals as appropriate both on and off campus, regardless of where the prohibited conduct occurred. The Civil Rights/ Title IX Coordinator can also assist with supportive measures which may be needed. If the Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator follows up with you, it is your choice to respond or not respond.​ The Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator, Skylar Mettert, can be reached by calling 419-434-4733, emailing [email protected], or visiting the office located in Old Main 45.


If you meet with the Civil Rights/Title IX coordinator, you can do any or all of the following:

  • Get information about next steps.
  • Make a report and request resources only.
  • Make a report and request an informal resolution.
  • Make a report and initiate formal resolution, which can lead to an investigation. 

Talk to Campus Safety

UF Campus Safety​ is available 24/7 and you can contact them for immediate assistance to provide transport or help in obtaining emergency medical assistance. 


They can connect you with the Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator for support services, or make a campus report. They can also connect you with UFPD, the Findlay Police Department, or Hancock County Sheriff based on jurisdiction to make a criminal report.


Talk to a Trusted Friend or Mentor

Often a friend or mentor is who we first turn to for support, and they can be an important resource.

Please know that if you decide to talk with a UF faculty or staff member, they are required to share information with the Title IX Coordinator, who will follow up with you to offer resources and support.


For Immediate Assistance

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City of Findlay Police Department, 419-424-7150

Hancock County Sheriff, 419-424-7097


Resources 





​Support & Resource Contact Information


Confidential Resources

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Other Campus Resources


Findlay/Hancock County Resources

State Resources ​

​National Resources​

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-799-7233
  • National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline, 1-800-656-4673
  • One Love Live Chat, loveisrespect.org​ or text "loveis" to 22522
  • ​National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741​
  • Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
  • Trevor Project Crisis Text: Text START to 678-678 

Note that there are limits to a Confidential Resource’s ability to maintain confidentiality. Confidential Resources are required to report child abuse or neglect to Children’s Services or local law enforcement. Medical professionals may also have certain legally mandated reporting responsibilities in certain serious cases, although depending on state law, the reporting requirement may only require that the professional share the date, general time, and general location of the incident. Mental health professionals are required to disclose information where there is an imminent threat of harm to self or others. Finally, pursuant to the Clery Act, anonymous statistical information for certain offenses that have been reported as occurring at campus locations must be shared with Campus Safety. The information does not include the names or any other identifying information about the persons involved in such incidents.


In some cases, an individual may not need services through a Confidential Resource immediately following the prohibited conduct. However, as time passes, it may be helpful to seek such assistance. ​Counselors found on-campus at Counseling Services, advocates at Open Arms and other service providers listed in UF's Nondiscrimination and/or Title IX policy can provide assistance and/or treatment in dealing with physical and emotional concerns as they may arise.​