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What is Sexual Harassment?

The UC policy on Sexual Harassment provides: Sexual harassment is unwelcome advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects a person's employment or education, unreasonably interfered with a person's work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or learning environment.  In the interest of preventing sexual harassment, the University will respond to reports of any such conduct.

Student Conduct Code Section 102.09 is applicable to the conduct of students who are not acting within the course and scope of UC employment.  It provides: "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 her or his race, color, national or ethnic origin, alienage, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, martial status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or perceived membership in any of these classifications."

Sexual harassment includes acts of sexual violence and is a form of sex discrimination.


For more information about the kinds of behavior that amount to sexual harassment, try the following links.

Making a Report
If you wish to report sexual harassment at UCLA, go to Making a report for more information or contact the Sexual Harassment and Title IX Officer.