Overview for Faculty
We have provided links to a wide variety of policies and procedures that faculty may find helpful. There are nondiscrimination policies that outline the university’s commitment to nondiscrimination and list the protected categories, such as race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, etc. For summaries of definitions of harassment and discrimination, please see the FAQ. There are also procedures OPHD uses to help resolve and investigate different types of complaints. For your convenience, we included links to the Principles of Community and to other relevant policies and procedures, such as the Faculty Code of Conduct. Represented academic appointees, such as postdocs, may utilize the grievance process under their collective bargaining agreement or may use OPHD’s process as the first step of the grievance process.
UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy Regarding Academic and Staff Employment
UC San Diego Procedures for Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Resolution PPM 200-23
UC San Diego Academic Personnel Affirmative Action Program Policy PPM 230-6
UC San Diego Lactation Accommodation Policy PPM 270-9
Chancellor's Reaffirmation of UC San Diego's Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
UC Politica de Violencia Sexual y Acoso Sexual
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UC San Diego Policy for Reporting and Responding to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment PPM 200-19
Statement Regarding Discrimination and Harassment, UC San Diego General Catalog
UC Faculty Code of Conduct APM-015
UC San Diego Policy on Conflicts of Interest Arising Out of Consensual Relationships PPM 200-11
For an overview of the complaint process, see the Complaint Resolution Flow Chart.
You can make a complaint of harassment or discrimination — or simply make an appointment to find out more information — by contacting OPHD.
- (858) 534-8298
You can also make a complaint online by using the Report Bias page.
If you want to make a complaint, OPHD can assist you either by
- Helping to resolve the matter informally.
- Doing a formal investigation. OPHD investigates by interviewing the parties involved, including witnesses, and evaluates available evidence. OPHD then determines whether the evidence supports a finding that university policy has been violated and issues a written report with the investigative finding. The university administrator responsible for determining an appropriate action or discipline receives the report. The proper administrator may be a Division Chief, Department Chair, Dean, Vice Chancellor or other administrator, depending on the allegations and finding.
There is no prescribed sequence — choosing a formal or informal option — so choosing one option first does not prevent a complainant from choosing a different option for resolution later on. The Complaint Resolution Flow Chart shows possible options.