UCLA is committed to maintaining an equal learning and working environment for all.

Discrimination based on

  • race, ethnicity, ancestry, color;
  • sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation;
  • national origin, citizenship status;
  • religion;
  • disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic predisposition;
  • domestic partnership /  marital status;
  • age;
  • veteran status

may violate University codes of conduct and policies, with potentially serious consequences. Acts of sexual harassment, assault, and violence are considered to be discrimination based on gender.

When someone alleges discrimination by faculty, staff, or students, it is the University’s ethical and legal responsibility to conduct a thorough, independent, and objective investigation. The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion plays a crucial role in those investigations. We do so in conjunction with other offices, such as Staff Diversity & Compliance of Campus Human Resources, and the Dean of Students.

Depending on who allegedly engaged in the discrimination (e.g., faculty, staff, or students), different offices generally have primary responsibility in conducting investigation. Also, the type of discrimination alleged (e.g. sexual assault, or race discrimination) can influence the specific type of investigation and adjudication procedures that apply.

We don’t expect you to navigate this administrative maze. Instead, if you’ve experienced or witnessed acts of discrimination, simply contact us at WeListen@equity.ucla.edu or call at (310) 825-3935. We’ll do all the work and guide you to the right place.

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For those curious about the details, these generally applicable points will guide you.

1. All gender-based discrimination, including sexual harassment, assault, and violence:

2. All disability claims:

If seeking interactive accommodation:

If seeking investigation:

3. All other discrimination claims:

If claim is against faculty:

If claim is against staff:

If claim is against student:

4. To report violent behavior or threats of harm affecting the workplace: