University of California Riverside Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy
It is the policy of the University of California Riverside not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with the University of California on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services.Furthermore, University policy prohibits retaliation against any member of the University community filing a complaint of discrimination or harassment. This policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable State and Federal laws and University policies.
Campus Resources for Complaint Resolution
Academic Senate (Faculty)
Academic Senate (Faculty)
The senate is empowered by the regents to exercise direct control over academic matters of central importance to the University, and has advisory powers on all issues relating to the mission of the university: instruction, research and public service. The Academic Senate Committee on Privilege and Tenure has jurisdiction over three categories of cases: grievance cases, disciplinary cases, and early termination cases.
The Office of Administrative Resolution is responsible for reviewing and resolving issues of policy, procedure, integrity and collegial relations that have the potential to impact the mission and well-being of the University. These issues include those involving students, staff and faculty.
The Office of Campus Counsel (OCC) provides counsel and legal advice in the development of policy, procedures, and strategy related to the management and operation of the UC Riverside campus, its various colleges and graduate schools.
CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education)
UCR's certified sexual/domestic violence survivor advocates aim to provide victims/survivors of sexual violence with on- and off-campus resources and supporting whichever path the survivor feels will be most helpful in their recovery. They welcome students, faculty, staff - as well as support individuals - to meet with them in a safe and highly confidential space, connect with the CARE Advocates at (951) 827-6225, firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit an appointment form, by using the link on our main page.
Care Advocates provide the following services:
-Listening without judgement
-Offering an introduction to options and resources
-Accompanying survivors to treatment and medical centers
-Assisting with the UCR adjudication and off-campus reporting process (if desired by the survivor)
Dean of Students Office
Our staff of educational professionals combines a unique and diverse blend of backgrounds and experiences, but we all have one thing in common: An abiding passion to encourage college students to thrive, while providing the resources for academic and personal success. If you have any questions, encounter any challenges, or think we can help in any way, please don't hesitate to visit our office, in person, by phone or email.
Our offices are centrally located near the Bell Tower on the third floor of the Highlander Union Building (HUB 381). We're happy that you've found us. And we can't wait to make your UCR student experience as supportive and culturally enriching as possible.
Employee and Labor Relations
Human Resources offers several programs and services to the University community. Employee and labor relations is one of the many programs offered by the Human Resources department at the University of California, Riverside.
Title IX, Equal Employment & Affirmative Action
The office of Title IX, Equal Employment and Affirmative Action is dedicated to protecting the civil rights of UCR's students, faculty and staff, through:
- Promotions of UC's values and policies, with training and education and awareness programs,
- responding to complaints and grievances of discrimination, harassment, retaliation,
- implement the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH) by responding to complaints and reports of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and other SVSH Policy violations, and
- coordinating campus affirmative action programs and producing the affirmative action plans.
Office of the Ombuds
The Ombudsperson is an independent, neutral, and confidential resource for conflict resolution. The Ombudsperson serves the entire campus community - students, staff, faculty, applicants, parents, administrators - by helping to resolve complaints, by providing information and referrals, and by making recommendations for constructive change.
Student Conduct & Academic Integrity Programs
What Does Student Conduct & Academic Integrity Programs Do?
We support a respectful, safe community by enforcing student conduct policies, reviewing misconduct cases and assigning educational sanctions where necessary. We educate students about their rights, hold them accountable for their responsibilities and support their ethical growth.
UC Systemwide Intolerance Report Form
The University of California's Principles of Community are grounded in our mission of instruction, research and public service. We value diversity, affirm the inherent dignity of every person and uphold communities of justice. We strive for a campus and a world free of discrimination, intolerance and hate. We are equally committed to freedom of expression, critical inquiry, civil dialogue and mutual respect.
If you experience or observe behavior that is inconsistent with our Principles of Community, please report it.
Whistleblower/Whistleblower Protection Complaint
Faculty, staff, and students may report allegations of suspected improper governmental activities - violations of state or federal laws, regulations, or Executive orders or activities that involve gross misconduct, incompetency or inefficiency. Whistleblowers are protected from retaliation under UC Policy.
UC Whistleblower Hotline: (800) 403-4744
External Compliance Agencies
California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
DFEH's mission is to protect the people of California from employment, housing and public accommodations discrimination and hate violence pursuant to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Unruh Civil Rights Act, Disabled Persons Act, and Ralph Civil Rights Act. The Department has jurisdiction over both private and public entities operating within the State of California. (Law enforced: Fair Employment and Housing Act, California Family Rights Act)
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. (Laws enforced: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Equal Pay Act of 1963, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008)
US Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
The purpose of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is to enforce, for the benefit of job seekers and wage earners, the contractual promise of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity required of those who do business with the Federal government. (Laws enforced: Executive Order 11246, as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended)