The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work together in an atmosphere free of all forms of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. It is the responsibility of the University to prevent sexual harassment, if possible; correct it when it occurs; and to take appropriate disciplinary action, as necessary, against behavior that is a violation of the policy.
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: A. submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of instruction, employment, or participation in other University activity;
B. submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for evaluation in making academic or personnel decisions affecting an individual; or
C. such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive University environment.
In determining whether the alleged conduct constitutes sexual harassment, consideration shall be given to the record as a whole and to the totality of the circumstances, including the context in which the alleged incident(s) occurred.
Rape and/or sexual assault.
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are prohibited both by law and University policy. It is the responsibility of UCSF to prevent, to correct, and when necessary, to discipline behavior that violates this policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence.
Both University policy and the law prohibit retaliation against any individual who opposes sexual harassment, files a complaint, or assists or participates in any manner in an investigation or proceeding conducted by the University or an external agency.
All department heads and management personnel are responsible for enforcing this policy in their areas.
- University of California Policy - Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
- University of California Policy - Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy Regarding Academic and Staff Employment
- UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach
- UCSF Campus Code of Conduct
- Academic Personnel Manual, Office of the President: The Faculty Code of Conduct (APM-015); Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination in Employment (APM-035); Non-Senate Academic Appointees/Grievances (APM-140)
- Collective Bargaining Agreements
- Personnel Policies for UC Staff Members (PPSM), Office of the President: PPSM-12: Nondiscrimination in Employment, "Sexual Harassment" (Section B); PPSM-70: Complaint Resolution
- UCSF PPSM-70: Complaint Resolution Local Implementing Procedures, University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students, Office of the President: Section 160, Policy on Sexual Harassment and Complaint Resolution Procedures