The Berkeley campus actively supports the official policy of the University of California on sexual harassment, which states: “The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which students, faculty, and administrative and academic staff can work together in an atmosphere free of all forms of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation, including sexual. Specifically, every member of the University community should be aware that the University is strongly opposed to sexual harassment and that such behavior is prohibited both by law and by University policy. It is the intention of the University to take whatever action may be needed to prevent, correct, and, if necessary, discipline behavior which violates this policy.” The campus has a special complaint procedure designed to facilitate prompt and confidential resolution of sexual harassment complaints. If you believe that you have been a victim of sexual harassment, have questions about the definition of sexual harassment or about the special complaint procedure, or have questions about the interrelationship between the special complaint procedure and other campus procedures, you may address your inquiries to the Title IX Compliance Officer, (510) 643-7985. Copies of the procedure are available in 200 California Hall.
Sexual Harassment/Assault Advocacy and Education Program
The Sexual Harassment/Assault Advocacy and Education Program, coordinated by the campus Gender Equity Resource Center, provide educational workshops for student groups and confidential advocacy and support for individuals who may have experienced harassment or an assault. Short-term crisis intervention counseling is also available. For further information, call (510) 642-4786. University Health Services also offers sexual assault prevention workshops ((510) 642-7202), immediate response to sexual assault ((510) 642-6074), and services for recent survivors and those working to recover from a past assault.