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The University of California is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of categories including:

  • race
  • color
  • national origin
  • gender
  • age
  • sexual orientation/identity

The University of California policies prohibit sexual harassment, including sexual assault.

If you have any questions regarding sexual harassment and/or sexual assault, or would like to file a report, please contact:

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD)
510-643-7985
tixco@berkeley.edu
http://ophd.berkeley.edu/


Sexual, Racial, and Other Forms of Harassment Policy

Sexual, racial, and other forms of harassment, defined as follows:

Harassment is defined as conduct that is so severe and/or pervasive, and objectively offensive, and that so substantially impairs a person's access to University programs or activities, that the person is effectively denied equal access to the University's resources and opportunities on the basis of the person’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, alienage, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or perceived membership in any of these classifications.

Here are some links to a variety of policies students may find helpful: 

  • Center for Student Conduct
    The conduct process is used to determine if a student or student organization engaged in behavior that violates the Code of Student Conduct.  Students, faculty, staff and community members can report an incident with the Center for Student Conduct
    Cases involving a complaint of sexual assault, sexual harassment and/ or gender discrimination are first assessed and explored for possible violations of UC policies by the the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD). OPHD forwards the outcome of their assessment to The Center for Student Conduct for possible action under the Code of Student Conduct. These procedures also cover reports of retaliation related to reports of sexual harassment.

510-643-9069
studentconduct@berkeley.edu
http://studentconduct.berkeley.edu


 

  • Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD)
    The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) Office is responsible for ensuring the University provides an environment for faculty, staff and students that is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of categories including race, color national origin, gender, age and sexual orientation/identity.
    The OPHD Office has the specific responsibility for providing prompt and effective responses to all complaints of sex discrimination or harassment for faculty, staff and students.

510-643-7985
tixco@berkeley.edu
http://ophd.berkeley.edu/


 

  • University Police - For emergencies please dial 911
    UCPD has primary law enforcement jurisdiction on the campus of the University of California and associated University properties. The department is empowered as a full- service state law enforcement agency.

510-642-6760
CalTIP Anonymous Text Message Service (510) 664-8477 (4-TIPS) cal@tipnow.com
police@berkeley.edu
http://police.berkeley.edu


  • Berkeley Police Department - For emergencies please dial 911
    Report incidents that occur off campus.  The mission of the men and women of the City of Berkeley Police Department is to reduce crime - property crime, violent crime and traffic collisions, to provide professional, courteous and respectful service with every contact and to be open, transparent and accountable for our behavior and our work.

510-981-5900,
police@cityofberkeley.info
http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/police/

  • Gender Equity Resource Center
    Support, advocacy, and education related to women and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities; entry point to access resources and/or report incidents of sexual, relationship, and hate violence. One-on-one crisis support includes an overview of options and resources, advocacy and assistance through the campus process, and help with documentation.

202 Cesar Chavez
510-643-5727
geneq.berkeley.edu


  • University Health Services, Social Services
    (confidential services and/or counseling)
    Social Services provides confidential services and counseling to help students with managing problems that can emerge from illness such as financial, academic, legal, family concerns, and more.

510-642-6074
http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/students/counseling/socialservices.shtml


  • Ombudsperson for Students and Postdoctoral Appointees
    (confidential services and/or counseling)
    The Ombuds Office for Students and Postdoctoral Appointees provides an informal dispute resolution process in which the Ombudsperson advocates for fairness, justice, respect for differences, and reasonable solutions to student and postdoctoral issues and concerns.  You may contact the Ombuds Office at any time during a conflict if you want assistance sorting through the situation. The Ombudsperson will listen, help you come up with next steps, and discuss other resources that might be helpful.  The office is strictly confidential and no one will know you have spoken with us unless you wish them to. The only exception to this confidentiality is where there appears to be imminent risk of serious harm or danger.

510-642-5754
http://sa.berkeley.edu/ombuds


  • Counseling and Support Services
    (confidential services and/or counseling)
    Professional counselors can meet with students to talk about a number of concerns such as: adjusting to school, deciding on a career or major, dealing with family or relationship issues, coping with personal crises. All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for CPS services, regardless of their insurance coverage.  For many concerns, meeting with a counselor at CPS may be the best option. CPS offers short-term counseling for individuals and groups.

Phone: 510-642-9494
http://uhs.berkeley.edu/students/counseling/cps.shtml

 

  • University Health Services, Tang Center
    (confidential services and/or counseling)

    University Health Services (UHS) provides comprehensive medical, mental health and health promotion services to all Cal students.


510-642-2000
http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/


  • University Health Services, Social Services
    (confidential services and/or counseling)
    Social Services provides confidential services and counseling to help students with managing problems that can emerge from illness such as financial, academic, legal, family concerns, and more.

510-642-6074
http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/students/counseling/socialservices.shtml

 

  • Sexual and Dating Violence
    Provides a number of resources and guides dedicated to issues surrounding Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Rape, Stalking, and Dating/Domestic Violence including reporting resources.

510-643-5730
http://geneq.berkeley.edu/sexual_and_dating_violence


  • University of California, empowerU Campaign

http://ucempoweru.berkeley.edu/


 

  • Clery Center for Security on Campus
    Overview of the law and the campus sexual assault victims’ bill of rights, commonly known as the Jeanne Clery Act.


http://clerycenter.org/

UC Berkeley Statistics for Clery Compliance


 

  • Bears That Care (BTC)
    Have you ever been in a situation where something just did not feel right, but you were not sure how to respond? TAKE ACTION is an initiative to make our campus safer. Through taking action we will create a community of care where Bears are able to recognize and intervene to prevent an act of violence from occurring.

510-642-6741
http://sa.berkeley.edu/btc