The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. Every member of the community should be aware that the University prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, and that such behavior violates both law and University policy. The University will respond promptly and effectively to reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence, and will take appropriate action to prevent, to correct, and when necessary, to discipline behavior that violates our policy.

Sexual Harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment is conduct that explicitly or implicitly affects a person's employment or education or interferes with a person's work or educational performance or creates an environment such that a reasonable person would find the conduct intimidating, hostile, or offensive. Sexual harassment includes sexual violence.

If you believe you are a victim of sexual or domestic violence and you wish to report it, contact your local police department. If the incident occurred on or near the UCLA campus, report it to the UCLA Police Department. If you have been raped, for an immediate medical examination and evidence preservation go to your nearest emergency room. For further information about getting help, see the information provided by or go directly to the Rape Treatment Center at the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, 1250 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA. See also information about other community resources available to you.

Complaint Resolution

Experience has demonstrated that many complaints of sexual harassment can be effectively resolved through informal intervention. Individuals who experience what they consider to be sexual harassment are advised to confront the alleged offender immediately and firmly.

All Extension students and instructors who believe they have been sexually harassed are encouraged to contact the Dean's Office for complaint resolution, UCLA Extension, Suite 770, 10995 Le Conte Ave., Westwood; Voice/TTY: (310) 825-2362. Visit UCOP Sexual Harassment Policy to view the University's full Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence.