A Message About COVID 19

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Welcome to the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD)

The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) supports the University policy prohibiting discrimination and harassment of any person on the basis of their membership in a protected category. As part of this work, OPHD responds to complaints from persons who believe they have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation on the basis of a protected category or activity. OPHD also has responsibility for preparing the annual written Affirmative Action Plan and program for minorities and women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.


Because of a recent California appellate court ruling, the University has revised its Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Student Adjudication Framework to clarify when hearings are held to resolve sexual misconduct cases. The Systemwide Title IX Office and Student Affairs has developed a presentation to help educate UC community members about the changes. Read the related Op-Ed from Systemwide Title IX Coordinator Suzanne Taylor.

Complaint Data*

Summary of Internal Complaint Allegations FY 2017-2018
Percent of Allegations
Religion 1
Age 4
Sexual Orientation 4
National Origin 7
Disability 10
Retaliation 11
Gender 13
Race 19
Sexual Harrassment 26
Sexual Violence 5

Summary of Internal Allegations by Category
Age Disability Gender Sexual Orientation National Origin Race Religion Retaliation Sexual Harassment Sexual Violence
FY15-16 14 18 24 9 17 31 8 28 68 18
FY16-17 24 41 47 20 37 88 15 52 81 24
FY17-18 19 50 70 22 38 99 7 55 135 27

Total Internal Complaints by Fiscal Year
FY15-16 FY16-17 FY17-18
Fiscal Year 184 280 352

* Complaints and allegations for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 as published August 2018.