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;
- disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic predisposition;
- domestic partnership / marital status;
- 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 and its investigative teams, the Title IX Office and the Discrimination Prevention Office, play a crucial role in those investigations. We do so in conjunction with other offices, such as the Staff Diversity & AA/EEO Compliance Office of Campus Human Resources, and the Office of Student Conduct in the Office of 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.
For those curious about the details, these generally applicable points will guide you. 1. All gender-based discrimination, including sexual harassment, assault, and violence:
- Title IX Office | email@example.com Mohammed Cato, Sexual Harassment Prevention Officer and Title IX Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org | (310) 206-3417
- Counseling and Psychological Services (for students) 24 hour line | (310) 825-0768
2. All disability claims: If seeking interactive accommodations for faculty or staff:
- Insurance & Risk Management / Employee Disability Management Services | email@example.com Adrienne Malka, Assistant Director firstname.lastname@example.org | (310) 794-8012
- UCLA Health Sciences, Human Resources – Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management | Marilyn Lomeli, Disability Management Consultant MLomeliHaupt@mednet.ucla.edu | (310) 267-3290
If seeking academic accommodations for students:
- Center for Accessible Education | (310) 825-1501
If seeking investigation:
- Discrimination Prevention Office (claims against faculty) | email@example.com | (310) 794-1232
- Staff Diversity & AA/EEO Compliance Office (claims against staff) | Chandra Bhatnagar, Director firstname.lastname@example.org | (310) 794-0691
- ADA & 504 Compliance Office (claims against students) | ADA/504 Compliance Officer email@example.com
3. All other discrimination claims: If claim is against faculty:
- Discrimination Prevention Office | firstname.lastname@example.org | (310) 794-1232
- Complaint Form (word version) | (PDF version)
- Investigation Fact Sheet
- In certain cases, the Discrimination Prevention Office investigates discrimination claims against entities and individuals who are not faculty. This could occur, for instance, when non-faculty conduct is reasonably likely to have a substantial negative impact on campus climate.
If claim is against staff:
- Staff Diversity & AA/EEO Compliance Office | Chandra Bhatnagar, Director email@example.com | (310) 794-0691
If claim is against student:
4. To report violent behavior or threats of harm affecting the workplace: