UCLA and the Division of Life Sciences is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all individuals can thrive and achieve their full potential. Discrimination, bias, harassment or violence with respect to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans, is prohibited under federal/state law, as well as UC and UCLA Policies.
Below are mechanisms for reporting incidences of discrimination, bias, harassment, or violence. You can report events that you experienced, that you witnessed, or that others reported to you. If you are in a supervisory role (e.g. faculty, graduate student teaching assistant, staff supervisor of others, etc) you have a mandatory reporting requirement.
There are several offices at UCLA that handle complains of discrimination, bias, harassment and violence depending on the type of violation, and whether the accused is a faculty, staff, or student. Because the distinctions between these offices can be confusing, or because problems experienced by an individual may span these offices, you can contact WeListen@equity.ucla.edu to obtain guidance. You can also report directed to the EDI Office at: https://equity.ucla.edu/report-an-incident/ and they will direct your claim to the appropriate authority. The Life Sciences Division Equity Advisor, Paul Barber, firstname.lastname@example.org, can also provide guidance, answer any questions, and direct you to the appropriate resources.
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
Issues involving sexual harassment and sexual violence within any part of the UCLA community are handled by the Title IX office. https://www.sexualharassment.ucla.edu
Information on how to make a report is here: https://www.sexualharassment.ucla.edu/making-a-report. All UC employees (faculty, staff, postdocs, GSR, TA’s, etc.) have a mandatory reporting requirement regarding sexual harassment/violence.
As a reminder, all UC employees (faculty, staff, postdocs, GSR, TA’s, etc.) have a mandatory reporting requirement regarding sexual harassment/violence. Because the distinctions between these offices can be confusing, or because problems experienced by an individual may span these offices, you can contact WeListen@equity.ucla.edu. They can provide guidance. The Life Sciences Division Equity Advisor, Paul Barber, email@example.com, can also provide guidance, answer any questions, and direct you to the appropriate resources.
Discrimination Prevention Office (DPO)
DPO handles a wide range of discrimination and bias issues from ethnicity to religion and veteran status, among others. They specifically deal with cases where student, staff, or faculty have been discriminated by faculty. You can file a report by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or via weblink on their website https://equity.ucla.edu/about-us/our-teams/civil-rights-office/discrimination-prevention/
Staff Diversity & AA/EEO Office
In cases where discrimination originates from staff, the Staff Diversity & AA/EEO carries out the investigations. https://www.chr.ucla.edu/staff-diversity/filing-an-eeo-complaint
UCLA Key Reports and Policies
- UCLA Moreno Report
- UCLA Moreno Report Recommendations
- Executive Summary of the Anti-Racism Taskforce Report
- Anti-Racism Taskforce Recommendations
Policies and Procedures:
- DPO & Title IX Office Investigation “Procedures” (PHADHOR) (version 3.1 | released 2019 08 08)
- UCLA Policy 240 (Investigating Allegations of Student Conduct that Negatively Impacts Campus Climate)
- UC Student Conduct Procedures
- Climate Assessments
Codes of Conduct:
- UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy
- UC Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace Policy
- Proposition 209 Primers
- Faculty Code of Conduct
- UC Academic Personnel Manual
- The UCLA CALL
- Principles Against Intolerance
- UCLA Principles of Community
- UC Diversity Statement
- UC Diversity Policies
Freedom of Speech:
- UCLA’s Content Neutral Time, Place, and Manner Regs
- UCLA Policy 862 (Major Events Not Sponsored by a University Unit)