Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

The UC Policy of Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment ("SVSH") applies to all University employees as well as undergraduate, graduate, and professional students (“students”), and third parties. The Policy states:

"The University of California (“University”) is committed to maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all people who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation.
Sexual violence, sexual harassment, retaliation, and other behavior prohibited by this Policy interfere with those goals. The University will respond promptly and effectively to reports of such conduct. This includes action to stop, prevent, correct, and when necessary, discipline, behavior that violates this Policy.
This Policy addresses the University’s responsibilities and procedures related to sexual violence, sexual harassment, retaliation, and other prohibited behavior as those terms are defined in this Policy (together, “Prohibited Conduct”) in order to ensure an equitable and inclusive education and employment environment. The Policy defines Prohibited Conduct and explains the administrative procedures the University uses to resolve reports of Prohibited Conduct."

To report an incident that may violate the SVSH policy, please complete our online report form or email us at

Note that Responsible Employees are not confidential resources and are required to report any disclosures of sexual violence, sexual harassment, or other prohibited behavior involving students.

For confidential assistance, CARE at SARC is an independent campus resource that provides advocacy for individuals impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. In the event of an emergency, please call 911 for UC Police.