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Campus Climate Incident Reporting



What this form is and is not: 

Discrimination and Harassment are expressly prohibited at the University of California Riverside. This form is not designed to address discrimination and harassment in violation of University policy or expressly prohibited by Title IX and any protected category under the law. If you have experienced sexual violence, sexual harassment, discrimination, or discriminatory harassment that is expressly prohibited, you can report the incident directly to the Title IX, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office.

This process is also not for reporting or addressing abusive conduct in the workplace. if you have experienced abusive conduct in the workplace, please report the incident  and file a report of harassment, discrimination, sexual violence, or other prohibited conduct

Protected categories include race, color, national origin, religion, 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 (such as caste), marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans.


Goals & Expectations:

The distinctive mission of the University is to serve society as a center of higher learning, providing long-term societal benefits through transmitting advanced knowledge, discovering new knowledge, and functioning as an active working repository of organized knowledge. That obligation, more specifically, includes undergraduate education, graduate and professional education, research, and other kinds of public service, which are shaped and bounded by the central pervasive mission of discovering and advancing knowledge. — Mission statement from the University of California Academic Plan, 1974-1978

The central functions of the University are to provide and sustain an environment conducive to sharing, extending, and critically examining knowledge and values, and to furthering the search for wisdom [fn. Academic Personnel Manual (APM), Policy 015, Preamble and Section II]. 

The Campus Climate Incident Reporting form is for the reporting of behavior that is not captured by University policy or conduct standards but nevertheless may compromise the environment (or "campus climate"). This form provides a medium for reporting behavior that negatively affects a healthy, inclusive campus climate and does not adhere to our UCR Principles of Community. Such behavior may include microaggressions and other forms of conduct inconsistent with our campus commitment to social and academic justice, diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

Importantly, the University's response to such reports that do not rise to the level of a University policy violation will generally focus on providing, when applicable, resources to the impacted individual(s), education opportunities for the individuals involved, or efforts to obtain a voluntary resolution of disputes.

The goals of this effort are to provide a campus climate conducive to the successful participation of all members of the campus community in meeting the University's mission.


Anonymous vs. Non-anonymous Reporting:

There are two ways to complete this form. One is anonymously. By anonymously, we mean that you are not required to enter any personal identification information. You may choose to report anonymously for any reason. If you report anonymously, we will be unable to contact you or provide follow-up or updates unless you create an unidentifiable email address at which you could be contacted by us. The second way to complete this form is non-anonymously, meaning that you may choose to include your identification information. If you report non-anonymously we may contact you for follow-up and updates regarding your report. How you report is a personal choice and will be respected. 


Campus Climate Response Group (CCRG):

The Campus Climate Response Group (CCRG) is responsible for assisting campus community members by directing reports of such unwelcome and unacceptable conduct to their appropriate resource and/or investigative offices for proper and timely response and adjudication. The CCRG members assist campus constituents by ensuring their reports are addressed by the relevant departments, units, divisions, etc. in charge of oversight and accountability for the reported situation. Campus community members may also feel free to reach out to any of the CCRG members for direct counsel and guidance.



(alphabetical by title):

*Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Compliance Officer (all constituents) - Kiersten Boyce

*Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students (student concerns) - Dr. Christine Mata

*Director of Academic Personnel Policy and Employee Relations (academic personnel concerns)- 

*Director of Employee and Labor Relations (staff concerns) - George Williams

*Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (all constituents) - Dr. Mariam Lam

*Vice Provost of Administrative Resolution (faculty concerns) - Dr. Philip Brisk