Overview for Students

We have provided links to a wide variety of policies and procedures that students 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 policies and procedures, such as the Student Conduct Code and the Hearing Procedures for Alleged Sex Offense, Harassment or Discrimination Violations.

Policies and Procedures Related to Nondiscrimination

Polices and Procedures Related to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

Chancellor's Reaffirmation of UC San Diego's Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (Prior to 8/14/2020)
Interim UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (8/14/2020 and After)
UC Politica de Violencia Sexual y Acoso Sexual
加州大學 – SHSV 政策
Sekswal na Kaharasan at Sekswal na Panliligalig
UC San Diego Policy for Reporting and Responding to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment PPM 200-19
Student Adjudication Framework for Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Cases for Non-DOE Covered Conduct (PACAOS - Appendix E)
Student Adjudication Framework for Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Cases for DOE Covered Conduct (PACAOS - Appendix F)
Policy on Student Conduct and Discipline (PACAOS 100.00)
Written Notice of Reporting Options, Rights & Resources for UC San Diego Students

Additional Policies

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.

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 College Dean, Provost, Vice Chancellor, Student Conduct Officer, supervisor 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.

Alternatively, students may also file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Electronically through https://ocrcas.ed.gov/index.cfm or ocr@ed.gov 

By mail at: U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100

By phone at: (800) 421-3481, 800-877-8339 (TDD)

Or through the Department’s San Francisco Office: (415) 486-5555, or ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov.

A student found in violation of a university policy may be subject to sanctions such as a formal warning, targeted educational programs, exclusion from areas of the campus or from university-supported programs or activities, restitution, probation, suspension, revocation of awarding of degree, dismissal or other sanctions.