UC SAN DIEGO
University of California San Diego
OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
January 25, 2017
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UC SAN DIEGO
ALL STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO
SUBJECT: Reaffirmation of University of California, San Diego's Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
As Chancellor, I am taking this opportunity to reaffirm UC San Diego’s commitment to creating and maintaining a community where all individuals can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of sexual harassment and sexual violence. UC San Diego does not tolerate sex offenses in any form, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
The University of California system-wide Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment is available online at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000385/SVSH
The Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination (OPHD) is the University’s Title IX office and oversees UC San Diego’s responsibilities for compliance with the sexual violence and sexual harassment policy. For information regarding UC San Diego’s complaint resolution procedures, please contact OPHD, at 201 University Center, (858) 534-8298, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional resources are available at OPHD’s website http://ophd.ucsd.edu/
All UC San Diego faculty, staff and students are required to complete mandatory annual training on the prevention of sexual violence. Reports of sex offenses may be made to OPHD or the UC San Diego Police. All UC employees, including student employees, are required to notify OPHD when they receive information from a student about an alleged sex offense. Confidential resources include CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center (CARE @ SARC), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Student Health Services, and the Ombuds.
While consensual relationships do not constitute sexual harassment, I would also like to take this opportunity to highlight the Faculty Code of Conduct, which prohibits a faculty member from entering into a romantic or sexual relationship with any student for whom that faculty member currently has or prospectively might have academic responsibility. This policy may be found online at http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-015.pdf (PDF).
UC San Diego's Policy on Conflicts of Interest Arising out of Consensual Relationships addresses consensual relationships involving staff or students, or involving academic employees not covered by the Faculty Code of Conduct. It may also be found online at http://adminrecords.ucsd.edu/ppm/docs/200-11.html
Creating a community free of sexual violence and sexual harassment requires the ongoing commitment on the part of everyone. Please join me in reaffirming this commitment.
Pradeep K. Khosla