Prevention of Discrimination, Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is committed to creating and maintaining a community where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work together in an atmosphere free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation or intimidation. Every member of the community should be aware that the University prohibits, in accordance with its policies, discrimination, bias, retaliation, sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Such behavior violates both law and University policy. The University will respond promptly and effectively to any report of harassment and discrimination and will take appropriate action to prevent, correct, and when necessary, discipline behavior that violates University policy.
Who to contact
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination or if you or someone you know is experiencing sexual harassment or sexual violence, the Interim Discrimination/Affirmative Action Compliance/Title IX Officer, John Fox (mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org(phone: (530) 750-1343), can provide information and assistance.
You can choose to remain anonymous in making a report. Anonymous reporting happens when you do not disclose your name or the identities of the other parties involved, nor request any specific action. Depending on what information is shared, action by the University may be limited. The Discrimination/Title IX Officer will determine appropriate next steps as required by relevant laws and policies.
All reports of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment or sexual violence should be reported to the Discrimination/Affirmative Action/Title IX Officer. The Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation Complaint Form can be used to report complaints. To submit your complaint using the form, please make sure to save changes to the document and email the completed form to:
- John Fox, email@example.com, Executive Director Human Resources, ADA Compliance/Interim AA Compliance/Title IX Officer
- David White, firstname.lastname@example.org, Affirmative Action Analyst, Title IX Investigator
Electronic reports of other misconduct, including sexual harassment and discrimination can be submitted through the EthicsPoint for UCANR online reporting system.
All crimes in progress should be reported to 911 or your local emergency number immediately.
If you or someone you know has experienced any form of sexual violence, including sexual assault or rape, you are strongly encouraged to report the incident to your local police department.
The Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) provides assessment, counseling and referral services for a broad range of personal and work-related issues. ASAP has trained professionals available to offer compassionate and confidential support if you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted. To set up an appointment, call (530) 752-2727.
UC Davis Center for Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE). CARE is the Advocacy Office for Sexual and Gender-based Violence and Sexual Misconduct, and it serves as a confidential resource for ANR staff and academics, as well as students, who have experienced any form of sexual violence, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. CARE provides 24/7 emergency response, crisis intervention, and support services for survivors.To set up an appointment, call (530) 752-2727.
Key policies covering anti-discrimination, disability, sexual harassment or violence:
The University of California is committed to nondiscrimination in employment and creating and maintaining a workplace free of harassment.
- UCOP Policy on Reasonable Accommodation
The policy addresses when the University and the employee will engage in an interactive process to identify possible options for reasonably accommodating an employee’s disability.
The University prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, and such behavior violates both law and University policy.
Training covering sexual harassment or sexual violence
Training on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is available to all UC ANR employees through the UC Learning Center. This 30-minute narrated online course promotes the awareness and prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and consent to UC incoming students and new employees, including faculty, academics and staff. Also, the course provides options for safe bystander intervention, information on reporting an offense and other resources.
All employees who supervise others and other designated employees are required to complete sexual harassment prevention training every two years. In addition to staff supervisors, most academic employees (including all faculty) have been identified as having supervisory authority for the purposes of this law, and are required to receive the training. New supervisors must complete this training within six months of assuming supervisory responsibilities. This is mandated by State Assembly Bill 1825, which went into effect in 2005. Supervisors may meet this requirement by completing an online course through the UC Learning Center.
INTERIM DISCRIMINATION/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION COMPLIANCE/TITLE IX OFFICER
John Fox, email@example.com, (530) 750-1343
HUMAN RESOURCES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/ADA COMPLIANCE OFFICER
John Fox, firstname.lastname@example.org, (530) 750-1343
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ANALYST/TITLE IX INVESTIGATOR
David White, email@example.com, (530) 750-1286
ADDITIONAL UC CONTACTS
LEAD EMPLOYEE AND LABOR RELATIONS
Mary Vlandis, firstname.lastname@example.org, (530) 750-1321
ACADEMIC AND STAFF ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
UC WHISTLEBLOWER HOTLINE
FEDERAL AND STATE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AGENCY RESOURCES
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Family Violence Law Center
Rape & Incest National Network
NATIONAL EFFORTS TO END SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE