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Policies

Everyone at UC – students, faculty, staff and administrators – has the right to a safe learning and working environment. UC does not tolerate sexual violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence or stalking. Each of us plays a critical role in ensuring the university is a safe place, and should know the rules of being part of the UC community.

  1. UC is committed to fostering a community where everyone works and learns together in a place free of harassment, exploitation and intimidation.
  2. UC will respond promptly to reports of sexual violence and take appropriate action to prevent it and when necessary, take disciplinary action.
  3. UC expects everyone to take university education and training courses on sexual harassment and violence prevention.

These policies provide information regarding the University’s prevention and response efforts to sexual harassment and sexual violence. The policies contain information regarding how the University works to prevent sexual violence, how it will respond once it becomes aware of a report of sexual violence, and of the many resources available to those who have been affected by sexual harassment or sexual violence. This website is only a starting place for those seeking information. We hope that if you have further questions and concerns you will contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) regarding administrative remedies and resources or the Campus Assault Resource Education Center (CARE) for confidential assistance from the victim advocate.

UC Policy and UCI Procedures

UC’s policies and codes of conduct spell out the rights and responsibilities of students and employees in ensuring that UC is a safe environment, and how the university addresses reports of sexual violence and sexual harassment. For a comprehensive list of UC and UCI policies and procedures please see OEOD’s policy page. Note on Federal Regulations in effect August 14, 2020:

On August 14, 2020, the University of California implemented an interim policy and corresponding adjudication frameworks in response to the Title IX regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education (“DOE”). The new policies and procedures can be found on OEOD’s website. Policies and procedures are compliant with The Clery Act and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Additional information on policy changes can be found on the UC Systemwide Title IX website and OEOD’s webpage on DOE–Title IX Compliance.

For any questions regarding policies, please contact the Title IX Officer in OEOD at oeod@uci.edu.

Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence (pdf)

UC Systemwide Framework for Adjudication Model (for student cases) (pdf)

UC Systemwide Investigation and Adjudication Model for Senate and Non-Senate Faculty (pdf)

UC Systemwide Investigation and Adjudication Model for Staff and Non-Faculty Academic Personnel (pdf)

Policy on Student Conduct and Discipline (pdf)

Faculty Code of Conduct (pdf)

UC Irvine Policy

UCI Guidelines for Reporting and Responding to Reports of Sex Offenses

UCI Student Adjudication Model for Sex Offenses and Sexual Harassment

UCI Code of Student Conduct