Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

The Equity & Equal Protection Office is responsible for the administration of UCSC’s policies and procedures regarding discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, religion, disability, sex, gender, age and other protected identities. Their work includes stewarding complaint processes for students, staff, and faculty who have experienced discrimination and ensuring that members of our community can engage in protected activity free from retaliation. They are responsible for the University’s compliance with state and federal laws relating to discrimination to ensure that no member of our community is denied participation in an academic program or employment based upon a protected identity or engaging in protected activity.

 The Office of Equity & Equal Protection website includes:

  • UC policies on nondiscrimination and affirmative action

  • Reporting options

  • Contact information for EEP staff

  • Links to related resources

Graduate student employees may also file complaints about employment-related harassment, discrimination, or retaliation through their union contact.