Welcome to UCLA Title IX Office

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."  -Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972

Your Rights Under Title IX 

           

Title IX prohibits sex or gender discrimination in any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The Title IX office takes reports of gender discrimination, including allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The Title IX Coordinator, Mohammed Cato, is available to consult and provide advice to anyone in the UCLA community regarding rights and responsibilities under Title IX as well as policies and procedures. Inquiries may also be directed at the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, OCR@ed.gov. The Title IX Coordinator ensures that all complaints are handled in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence 

Sexual Harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.  

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community free of sexual violence and sexual harassment. Sexual violence and sexual harassment violate both law and University policy. Any member of the University community may report conduct that may constitute sexual violence, sexual harassment, retaliation, and other prohibited behavior (“Prohibited Conduct”). The University will respond promptly and equitably to such reports, and will take appropriate action to stop, prevent, and remedy the Prohibited Conduct, and when necessary, to discipline the Respondent.

In addition to sexual harassment, discrimination based on sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex- or gender-stereotyping, and sexual orientation violates law and other University policies. Such discrimination may also contribute to the creation of a hostile work or academic environment based on sex and thus constitute or contribute to sexual harassment. Harassment that may not be sexual, but still contributes to a hostile work or academic environment, may also violate the University’s other non-discrimination policies.

 

Gender Discrimination

UCLA is committed to creating and maintaining a community free of all forms of discrimination and harassment, including gender discrimination.  Gender discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence, which are prohibited by law and University policy

Support for the Transgender Community 

Gender Inclusive Bathrooms 

 

Pregnancy Discrimination

UCLA students and employees are protected from pregnancy discrimination. Other federal and state laws also protect pregnant employees from discrimination.

Guidance from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) 

Federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act 

Resources for Pregnant Students, Post Docs and Faculty
 

Pregnancy, Lactation, and Dependent Care 

 

Policy and Procedure

1. UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy 

2. UCLA Title IX Office Local Procedures (“Procedures for Handling Allegations of Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation”)

3. UCLA Student Conduct Procedures (“Student Conduct Procedures for Allegations of Prohibited Conduct under the University of California Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment”)

4. UCLA Student Conduct Procedures (Summary)

Resources

1. Responsible Employee Obligation

Under the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, employees are obligated to report sexual harassment and sexual violence to the Title IX Coordinator.  For more information on the Responsible Employee Obligation, please see the Guide for Faculty and Staff and the Letter from the Systemwide Title IX Coordinator (April 4, 2017).

2. CARE Brochure (Campus Assault Resources & Education)

3. Respondent Support Information

4. Review Process for Title IX Complaints Against a Staff Member

5. Alternative Resolution

6. Syllabi

The new SVSH online training recommends that faculty consider adding Title IX language on their syllabi. Below is the suggested language:

Title IX prohibits gender discrimination, including sexual harassment, domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. If you have experienced sexual harassment or sexual violence, you can receive confidential support and advocacy at the CARE Advocacy Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, 1st Floor Wooden Center West, CAREadvocate@careprogram.ucla.edu, (310) 206-2465. In addition, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides confidential counseling to all students and can be reached 24/7 at (310) 825-0768. You can also report sexual violence or sexual harassment directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator, 2241 Murphy Hall, titleix@conet.ucla.edu, (310) 206-3417. Reports to law enforcement can be made to UCPD at (310) 825-1491.

Faculty may also consider adding the following:

Faculty and TAs are required under the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment to inform the Title IX Coordinator should they become aware that you or any other student has experienced sexual violence or sexual harassment.

7. Title IX Compliance Training for New Graduate Students

8. The UCLA CARE Program is excited to announce a new support service for survivors of sexual assault: Yoga as Healing. The impact trauma has on the body’s physiology is far-reaching, as such it is essential to incorporate culturally relevant practices that provide alternative forms of healing for our students. Providing trauma-informed yoga as a support service to survivors offers a different entry point, helps survivors reconnect to their bodies, and empowers them to access additional resources when they are ready, including: reporting options, medical services, and counseling. Survivors have also shared that the yoga program increased their confidence and self-esteem, allowed them to develop a strong sense of community, and helped them incorporate self-care strategies into their lives.  

For more information please contact:

Zabie Yamasaki, M.Ed. 
Assistant Director, Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) 
UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 
(310) 825-6552
zyamasaki@caps.ucla.edu

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - www.eeoc.gov

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing - www.dfeh.ca.gov

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) - www.ed.gov

 

Reports and Implementations

1. Recommendations that President Napolitano has Approved for Implementation

Recommendations for Enhancing Policies and Procedures Related to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Matters for Faculty, Non-Faculty Academic Personnel, and Staff

Note: These recommendations have been approved by President Napolitano and are in the process of being implemented systemwide.

2. Coordinated Community Review Team for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Misconduct (CCRT) 2016 Report

3. Public Accountability Report 3.0

 

State of Title IX

Dear Bruins,

The past two years have witnessed extraordinary changes in Title IX in higher education, and UCLA is no exception. Back in February, I appointed Jessica Price as Interim Title IX Coordinator after Kathleen Salvaty took the systemwide Title IX position for the entire University of California. I thought it would be useful for her to provide a “State of Title IX” message by identifying the top 10 changes that have taken place since 2015, when the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the new Title IX Office were created. Although we still have lots to do, I hope you can see how far we’ve come.

Sincerely,

Jerry Kang
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

For complete address: State of Title IX, May 22, 2017