- UC Policy on Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace
- UC Nondiscrimination Policy Statement Regarding Student-Related Matters
- The Faculty Code of Conduct ( Academic Personnel Manual Section 015 )
- General University Policy Regarding Academic Appointment, Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Policy
( Academic Personnel Manual, Section 035 )
UCI faculty, staff, and students who believe that they have been discriminated against based on any of the protected categories listed in the applicable policy above have the right to seek resolution through the Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity (OEOD). OEOD offers both formal and informal resolution options. Use of the informal options does not preclude a complainant from later pursuing the formal process.
Informal ResolutionThe goal of informal resolution is to resolve concerns at the earliest stage possible. Informal resolution is appropriate where the parties desire to resolve the situation cooperatively and/or otherwise negotiate a satisfactory outcome without initiating a formal investigation. Means for informal resolution are flexible and encompass a full range of possible appropriate outcomes. Such options include discussion with the parties, mediating an agreement between the parties, separating the parties, referring the parties to counseling programs, negotiating an agreement for disciplinary action, conducting targeted education and training programs, and remedies for the individual harmed by the harassment.
Formal ResolutionThe formal resolution process generally involves a written complaint of discrimination and a fact-finding investigation that results in a report of findings as to whether the nondiscrimination policy has been violated.
Complaint ProceduresBoth resolution options, including Formal Complaint procedures, are available online at UCI Guidelines for Discrimination Complaint Resolution.
External AgenciesDepartment of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) - www.dfeh.ca.gov
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) - www.eeoc.gov
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) - www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html
For more information or to meet with an OEOD investigator, please contact the office via one of the methods below:
Main Line : (949) 824-5594
Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Hotline: (949) 824-7037
Campus Office: 103 MSTB
Medical Center Office: 3800 West Chapman Ave, Suite 7601 (by appointment)