Starting on July 1, 2020, UCLA unified its civil rights investigatory units under a new office – The Civil Rights Office (“CRO”). CRO will be led by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights and is situated within the Office of EDI.
Investigating all civil rights claims of prohibited conduct on the basis of legally or policy-protected social categories, CRO houses the following investigative units:
DPO investigates claims made by any member of the community (e.g., students, staff, and faculty) that a faculty member discriminated against them. In certain cases, DPO investigates discrimination claims against entities and individuals who are not faculty. DPO also writes policy and holds trainings on decreasing bias and preventing discrimination.
Title IX is responsible for UCLA’s compliance with Title IX, including the policies and procedures to prevent and respond to gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. The Title IX Office investigates all such claims filed against any member of the campus community.
SD&C investigates claims made by any member of the community (e.g., students, staff, faculty, or members of the public) that a staff member has discriminated against or harassed them based upon any protected category. Protected categories include; 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.