Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will be on campus on April 28-30 to meet with students as part of their review of UCLA’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (known as “Title IX”). This law prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment. Sexual violence, such as rape, and sexual assault, battery, and coercion, is a form of sexual harassment. Universities are required to respond promptly and effectively to address sexual harassment, including sexual violence, and also to take certain steps to prevent it.
Any student is welcome to meet with OCR. OCR plans to speak with certain student groups during pre-scheduled meetings. OCR also invites all students to drop in and meet with OCR staff during office hours. The complete schedule for OCR’s visit is available here:
UCLA is committed to creating and maintaining a community free of all forms of exploitation, intimidation, and harassment, including sexual harassment. UCLA does not tolerate sexual harassment, which is prohibited both by law and by University policy.
The Sexual Harassment Prevention Office provides information about campus policies and procedures to any interested person. Individual consultations can be arranged for persons who need detailed information about possible sexual harassment and options for resolving concerns on campus. Individual consultations are also available for faculty members, supervisors, managers, administrators and others who need information about their responsibilities to address information about possible sexual harassment of which they may become aware. Workshops and briefings can be arranged for students, staff, faculty members, departments, or other groups of persons on campus.