UC Berkeley is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which students, faculty, and administrative and academic staff can work together in an atmosphere free of all forms of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation, including sexual harassment. Every member of the campus community should be aware that UC Berkeley is strongly opposed to sexual harassment and that such behavior is prohibited by law and by University policy. UC Berkeley will take whatever action may be needed to prevent, correct, and if necessary, discipline behavior that violates this policy.
The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination monitors and evaluates campus efforts to meet requirements of the 1972 federal legislation which prohibits all forms of sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding.
The Title IX Compliance Officer is the Campus Complaint Resolution Officer for faculty, staff, and students in the investigation and resolution of sexual harassment complaints pursuant to the Berkeley Campus Policy on Sexual Harassment and Complaint Resolution Procedures.
The Gender Equity Resource Center provides information and resources in a confidential setting for faculty, staff and graduate students, who may be experiencing an on-going sexual harassment or gender discrimination situation, or who may be accused of sexual harassment. Individuals can learn about the informal and formal options for resolution that are available to them. Assistance is offered throughout a complaint resolution process.
All administrative officials share responsibility for the creation of a campus environment free from sexual harassment. In addition, administrative officials are responsible for the resolution of complaints within their respective jurisdictions. More information on preventing sexual harassment from happening and steps to take on receiving a complaint can be found on the Office of Human Resources’ web site.