SVSH resources

Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment PDF

The University of California will respond promptly and effectively to reports of sexual violence, sexual harassment, retaliation and other prohibited behavior (“Prohibited Conduct”). This Policy defines Prohibited Conduct and addresses the University’s responsibilities and basic procedures related to Prohibited Conduct in order to ensure an equitable and inclusive education and employment environment free of sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Student Adjudication Framework (PACAOS – Appendix E) PDF

In January 2019, a California appellate court ruled that colleges and universities in the state must hold live hearings to resolve certain sexual misconduct cases. Because the University had been resolving SVSH cases using an investigative model rather than a hearing model, we had to immediately revise our student framework to comply with the ruling. This resulted in an interim version of the framework (“Interim Appendix E”), issued March 1, 2019. While Interim Appendix E was in place, a workgroup formed by the Systemwide Title IX Office and Student Affairs carefully considered what a hearing model that makes sense for UC should include. That workgroup included representatives of stakeholder groups across the system, including students, faculty, Title IX, Student Conduct, CARE, Respondent Services, and OGC. The revised version of Appendix E issued reflects the careful work of that workgroup, input of key stakeholders at your locations, feedback from the broader UC community, and partnership among Student Affairs, OGC, and the Systemwide Title IX Office.

Investigation and Adjudication Framework for Senate and Non-Senate Faculty PDF

The specific procedures for reporting, investigating and resolving Prohibited Conduct as defined by the Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy are based upon the nature of the responding party’s relationship to the University (Student, Faculty or Staff, or Third Party). The procedures for reports of Prohibited Conduct involving faculty are found here.

Investigation and Adjudication Framework for Staff and Non-Faculty Academic Personnel PDF

The specific procedures for reporting, investigating and resolving Prohibited Conduct as defined by the Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy are based upon the nature of the responding party’s relationship to the University (Student, Faculty or Staff, or Third Party). The procedures for reports of Prohibited Conduct involving staff or non-faculty academic personnel are found here.