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Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination (OPHD)


Find information about the Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination (OPHD).

About OPHD

The Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination (OPHD) provides assistance to students, faculty and staff regarding reports of bias, harassment and discrimination. Our mission is to educate the entire UC San Diego community about these issues and to assist with the prevention and resolution of these issues in a fair and responsible manner.

In collaboration with other UC San Diego resources, OPHD promotes an environment in which all members of the UC San Diego community can work, learn and live in an atmosphere free from all forms of bias, harassment and discrimination.

What OPHD does

  • Works to resolve complaints of discrimination and harassment through formal investigation or alternative resolution.
  • Explains and clarifies university policies and procedures regarding discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation.
  • Collaborates with other UC San Diego offices in resolving complaints.
  • Offers a variety of training programs and workshops in the prevention of sexual violence, sexual harassment and all forms of discrimination for students, faculty and staff.


The most effective way to prevent harassment or discrimination and promote respectful interactions is through education. OPHD provides educational programs and information designed specifically for faculty, staff and students. Contact us to inquire about a program for your group or department.

To learn more about mandatory training, visit the Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training page or the OPHD website.

Responsible employees

Any university employee who is not a confidential resource and who receives, in the course of employment, information that prohibited conduct or retaliation has occurred, shall promptly notify the Title IX Office (OPHD). This includes:

  • UC Police Department
  • Human Resources Administrators
  • Academic Personnel Services
  • Title IX Professionals
  • Managers and Supervisors, including Deans, Department Chairs and Directors of Organized Research Units
  • Resident Advisors
  • Faculty Members
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants
  • All other student employees, when disclosures are made to any of them in their capacities as employees
Contact OPHD at (858) 534-8298 or