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*

Total Complaints by Policy for 2020-2021
Percent of Allegations
Discrimination 256
** Other 17
Sexual Violence 122

Summary of Internal Allegations by Category
Age Color Disability Failure to Report Gender Expression Gender Identity Gender Transition Status Marital Status National Origin Other ** Other Prohibited Behavior Pregnancy Race Religion Retaliation (Discrimination) Retaliation (SVSH) Sex/Gender Sexual Harrassment Sexual Orientation Sexual Violence
Prohibited Conduct 22 3 37 1 4 8 3 2 44 13 7 2 163 6 39 3 52 92 19 35

Internal Complaints by Fiscal Year
FY 2018-19 FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21
Fiscal Year 372 336 367

* Complaints and allegations for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 as published August 2021.

* Complaints submitted may include complaints that involve multiple policies.

** "Other" are complaints that fall outside of OPHD's jurisdiction.