Complainant Resources: Discrimination

By Affiliation

At UC Berkeley, different resources can assist you based on your campus affiliation (whether you're a student, staff, faculty, alumnus, or unaffiliated but you were harmed by someone who is affiliated). 

Important Note: Complainants are free to seek out legal assistance or representation. 

Undergraduate Student Resources 

Confidential Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at University Health Services (UHS) Tang Center(link is external) (Confidential)(link is external)(link is external)

Phone: (510) 642-9494 | Website: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/caps(link is external)(link is external)

CAPS offers short term counseling for academic, career, and personal issues and also offers psychiatry services for circumstances when medication can help with counseling. There is no charge to get started, and all registered students can access services regardless of their insurance plan. For after-hours emergency consultation with a counselor or crisis resource referrals, students may call 855-817-5667.

Social Services and Counseling & Psychological Services are located at the Tang Center, 2222 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720.

Please be aware that although counseling sessions are confidential, records may be subpoenaed in the event of a court case.

Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Appointees: uhs.berkeley.edu/insurance/information-visiting-scholars-postdocs(link is external)(link is external)(link is external)

Counseling & Psychological Services at UHS/Tang offers a broad range of services

Transgender/Gender Identity Counseling: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/trans(link is external)(link is external)(link is external)

Pregnancy Medical Resources: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/medical/primary-care/gynecology-services/pregnancy-options(link is external)(link is external)(link is external)

Other resources under social services: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/socialservices(link is external)


Ombuds Office for Students & Postdoctoral Appointees (link is external)(Confidential)

Phone: 510-642-5754 | Website: sa.berkeley.edu/ombuds(link is external)

The Ombuds Office is a confidential space where survivors can get help navigating informal and formal options and receive referrals to campus resources. The ombuds provides clarification on policy and procedures, assistance with academic accommodations, mediation and coaching on difficult situations. Visitors are empowered with information to make choices that best fit their needs.


Student Advocate's Office, ASUC (link is external)(Confidential)

Phone: (510) 642-6912 |Website: advocate.berkeley.edu(link is external) | Email: help@berkeleysao.org(link sends e-mail)

The Student Advocate’s Office provides free, confidential, student-to-student casework services for undergraduate and graduate student survivors. Caseworkers are not responsible employees or mandated reporters, and can help survivors understand the resources and options they have available to them so they can make the best decisions for themselves. Casework services might include helping survivors report sexual harassment or sexual violence to the police or the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD), attending meetings and advocating for students, helping students file formal grievances, or connecting students to campus resources such as PATH to Care or counseling.

Student Advocate's Office staff are not Responsible Employees, however they do not have evidentiary privilege, and therefore may be compelled to reveal information by a court of law.


Student Legal Services(link is external) (Confidential)

Phone: 510-664-7487 |Website: sa.berkeley.edu/legal(link is external)

Advises currently registered UC Berkeley students regarding their legal questions, rights, and obligations.

Non-confidential Resources

Center for Support and Intervention (link is external)

Phone: 510-664-4250 | Website: sa.berkeley.edu/csi(link is external)

The Center for Support and Intervention addresses prevention and intervention for harm and violence on campus, and provides support to students experiencing or causing distress in the campus community.


Division of Equity & Inclusion (Link is External)

Voice: 510) 642-7294 | Email: vcei@berkeley.edu |Website: https://diversity.berkeley.edu/

The Division of Equity & Inclusion provides leadership, accountability & inspiration to the UC Berkeley campus in integrating equity, inclusion, and diversity into all aspects of university life. Through programs and campus partnerships, the Division of Equity and Inclusion provides programs and services to all campus community members.

For information on Community Support, Spaces & Resources for Student, Staff, and Faculty visit the following link https://diversity.berkeley.edu/community-support-spaces-resources

For information on Program and Services that Equity and Inclusion provides, visit the following link https://diversity.berkeley.edu/programs-services.

For information on Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement, visit the following link https://campusclimate.berkeley.edu/students/ejce

Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq)(link is external) 

Phone: 510-642-4786 |  Website: geneq.berkeley.edu(link is external) | To report a hate incident: stophate.berkeley.edu(link is external)

A space for the Cal community to connect with resources and campus activites, explore issues of social justice, and form a community that values and welcomes difference. GenEq serves an entry point to access resources and/or report incidents of sexual, relationship, and hate violence.


Student Parents Resource Center (link is external)

Website: https://studentparents.berkeley.edu/

The core services of the Student Parent Center emerged as part of the Women's Resource Center in the mid 1980's. Visionary and advocate, Alice Jordan, spearheaded the development of supportive campus policies, programs and resources at the University of California, Berkeley. Until her retirement in 2013, she devoted her entire career to advocacy for the educational and childcare needs of parents and the expansion of access to higher education as a route out of poverty for low-income families.

To this day, The Student Parent Center is unique in the UC system, and one of only a handful in the country.

Student Parents Resource Center FAQ page: https://studentparents.berkeley.edu/faq

Student Parents Resource Center New and Expecting Parents page: https://studentparents.berkeley.edu/new-and-expecting-parents

Student Parents Resource Center Newly Admited Students page: https://studentparents.berkeley.edu/newadmits

Cal Veteran Resource Center (link is external)

Website: http://veteran.berkeley.edu/services-and-events

The Cal Veteran Services Center at UC Berkeley expands access and empowers veteran and active duty service member engagement within this public research university.  We increase student veteran enrollment, support academic and co-curricular experiences, and facilitate preparation for goals beyond graduation.  Our work engages individuals and the broader community to facilitate a transformational higher education experience for veterans.

Cal Veteran Resource Center Programs and Service page http://veteran.berkeley.edu/services-and-events

Disabled Students' Program (link is external)

Voice: (510) 642-0518(link is external) | TTY: (510) 642-6376(link is external) | Website: dsp.berkeley.edu(link is external)


Basic Needs Center(link is external)

Lower level of MLK Student Union (BNorth), Suite 72 | Website: basicneeds.berkeley.edu(link is external)

Physical resource hub for basic needs (food, housing, and economic security) resources and services serving students


Immigration and Legal Status Assistance 

Berkeley International Office (link is external)

Website: internationaloffice.berkeley.edu(link is external)


Undocumented Students' Program(link is external) 

Website: Undocu.berkeley.edu(link is external)


Reporting Resources

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD)(link is external)/ Campus Title IX Office (Reporting Resource)

The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) is responsible for ensuring the University provides an environment for faculty, staff, and students that is free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. OPHD oversees the process for the investigation and resolution of discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence complaints against faculty, staff and students. 

Email: ask_ophd@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail)| Phone: 510-643-7985 | Website: ophd.berkeley.edu(link is external)


University of California Police Department (UCPD)(link is external)(link is external) (Reporting Resource)

1 Sproul Hall | 24-hour emergency line: 510-642-3333 | 24-hour non-emergency line: 510-642-6760 | Website: ucpd.berkeley.edu(link is external)(link is external)

UCPD has primary law enforcement jurisdiction on the campus of the University of California and associated university properties. The department is empowered as a full-service state law enforcement agency. If the incident occurred off-campus, UCPD can help a survivor coordinate with their local law enforcement agency.

Report a Hate Crime

The University of California's Principles of Community are grounded in our mission of instruction, research and public service. We value diversity, affirm the inherent dignity of every person and uphold communities of justice. We strive for a campus and a world free of discrimination, intolerance and hate. We are equally committed to freedom of expression, critical inquiry, civil dialogue and mutual respect.

Report a Hate Crime information:  https://diversity.berkeley.edu/report-incident

Additional Reporting information: https://campusclimate.berkeley.edu/report-incident

Report form Website: https://campusclimate.berkeley.edu/report-incident

Graduate Student Resources

Confidential Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at University Health Services (UHS) Tang Center(link is external) (Confidential)(link is external)(link is external)

Phone: (510) 642-9494 | Website: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/caps(link is external)(link is external)

CAPS offers short term counseling for academic, career, and personal issues and also offers psychiatry services for circumstances when medication can help with counseling. There is no charge to get started, and all registered students can access services regardless of their insurance plan. For after-hours emergency consultation with a counselor or crisis resource referrals, students may call 855-817-5667.

Social Services and Counseling & Psychological Services are located at the Tang Center, 2222 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720.

Please be aware that although counseling sessions are confidential, records may be subpoenaed in the event of a court case.

Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Appointees: uhs.berkeley.edu/insurance/information-visiting-scholars-postdocs(link is external)(link is external)(link is external)

Counseling & Psychological Services at UHS/Tang offers a broad range of services

Transgender/Gender Identity Counseling: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/trans(link is external)(link is external)(link is external)

Pregnancy Medical Resources: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/medical/primary-care/gynecology-services/pregnancy-options(link is external)(link is external)(link is external)

Other resources under social services: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/socialservices(link is external)

Ombuds Office for Students & Postdoctoral Appointees (link is external)(Confidential)

Phone: 510-642-5754 | Website: sa.berkeley.edu/ombuds(link is external)

The Ombuds Office is a confidential space where survivors can get help navigating informal and formal options and receive referrals to campus resources. The ombuds provides clarification on policy and procedures, assistance with academic accommodations, mediation and coaching on difficult situations. Visitors are empowered with information to make choices that best fit their needs.


Student Advocate's Office, ASUC (link is external)(Confidential)

Phone: (510) 642-6912 |Website: advocate.berkeley.edu(link is external) | Email: help@berkeleysao.org(link sends e-mail)

The Student Advocate’s Office provides free, confidential, student-to-student casework services for undergraduate and graduate student survivors. Caseworkers are not responsible employees or mandated reporters, and can help survivors understand the resources and options they have available to them so they can make the best decisions for themselves. Casework services might include helping survivors report sexual harassment or sexual violence to the police or the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD), attending meetings and advocating for students, helping students file formal grievances, or connecting students to campus resources such as PATH to Care or counseling.

Student Advocate's Office staff are not Responsible Employees, however they do not have evidentiary privilege, and therefore may be compelled to reveal information by a court of law.

Student Legal Services(link is external) (Confidential)

Phone: 510-664-7487 |Website: sa.berkeley.edu/legal(link is external)

Advises currently registered UC Berkeley students regarding their legal questions, rights, and obligations.

Non-confidential Resources

Center for Support and Intervention (link is external)

Phone: 510-664-4250 | Website: sa.berkeley.edu/csi(link is external)

The Center for Support and Intervention addresses prevention and intervention for harm and violence on campus, and provides support to students experiencing or causing distress in the campus community.


Division of Equity & Inclusion (Link is External)

Voice: 510) 642-7294 | Email: vcei@berkeley.edu |Website: https://diversity.berkeley.edu/

The Division of Equity & Inclusion provides leadership, accountability & inspiration to the UC Berkeley campus in integrating equity, inclusion, and diversity into all aspects of university life. Through programs and campus partnerships, the Division of Equity and Inclusion provides programs and services to all campus community members.

For information on Community Support, Spaces & Resources for Student, Staff, and Faculty visit the following link https://diversity.berkeley.edu/community-support-spaces-resources

For information on Program and Services that Equity and Inclusion provides, visit the following link https://diversity.berkeley.edu/programs-services.

For information on Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement, visit the following link https://campusclimate.berkeley.edu/students/ejce

 

 

Student Parents Resource Center (link is external)

Website: https://studentparents.berkeley.edu/

The core services of the Student Parent Center emerged as part of the Women's Resource Center in the mid 1980's. Visionary and advocate, Alice Jordan, spearheaded the development of supportive campus policies, programs and resources at the University of California, Berkeley. Until her retirement in 2013, she devoted her entire career to advocacy for the educational and childcare needs of parents and the expansion of access to higher education as a route out of poverty for low-income families.

To this day, The Student Parent Center is unique in the UC system, and one of only a handful in the country.

 

Student Parents Resource Center FAQ page: https://studentparents.berkeley.edu/faq

Student Parents Resource Center New and Expecting Parents page: https://studentparents.berkeley.edu/new-and-expecting-parents

Student Parents Resource Center Newly Admited Students page: https://studentparents.berkeley.edu/newadmits

 

Cal Veteran Resource Center (link is external)

Website: http://veteran.berkeley.edu/services-and-events

The Cal Veteran Services Center at UC Berkeley expands access and empowers veteran and active duty service member engagement within this public research university.  We increase student veteran enrollment, support academic and co-curricular experiences, and facilitate preparation for goals beyond graduation.  Our work engages individuals and the broader community to facilitate a transformational higher education experience for veterans.

Cal Veteran Resource Center Programs and Service page http://veteran.berkeley.edu/services-and-events

 

 

Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq)(link is external) 

Phone: 510-642-4786 |  Website: geneq.berkeley.edu(link is external) (link is external)| To report a hate incident: stophate.berkeley.edu(link is external)

A space for the Cal community to connect with resources and campus activites, explore issues of social justice, and form a community that values and welcomes difference. GenEq serves an entry point to access resources and/or report incidents of sexual, relationship, and hate violence.


Disabled Students' Program (link is external)

Voice: (510) 642-0518(link is external) | TTY: (510) 642-6376(link is external) | Website: dsp.berkeley.edu(link is external)


Basic Needs Center(link is external)

Lower level of MLK Student Union (BNorth), Suite 72 | Website: basicneeds.berkeley.edu(link is external)

Physical resource hub for basic needs (food, housing, and economic security) resources and services serving students


Immigration and Legal Status Assistance 

Berkeley International Office (link is external)

Website: internationaloffice.berkeley.edu(link is external)


Undocumented Students' Program(link is external) 

Website: Undocu.berkeley.edu(link is external)

 


Reporting Resources

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD)(link is external)/ Campus Title IX Office (Reporting Resource)

Email: ask_ophd@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)| Phone: 510-643-7985 | Website: ophd.berkeley.edu(link is external)

The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) is responsible for ensuring the University provides an environment for faculty, staff, and students that is free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. OPHD oversees the process for the investigation and resolution of  discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence  complaints against faculty, staff and students. 


University of California Police Department (UCPD)(link is external) (Reporting Resource)

1 Sproul Hall | 24-hour emergency line: 510-642-3333 | 24-hour non-emergency line: 510-642-6760 | Website: ucpd.berkeley.edu(link is external)

UCPD has primary law enforcement jurisdiction on the campus of the University of California and associated university properties. The department is empowered as a full-service state law enforcement agency. If the incident occurred off-campus, UCPD can help a survivor coordinate with their local law enforcement agency.

Staff & Faculty Resources

Confidential Resources

Be Well at Work/ Employee Assistance at UHS Tang Center(link is external) (Confidential)

2222 Bancroft Way, Suite 3100 | Phone: 510-643-7754

Website: uhs.berkeley.edu/bewellatwork/employee-assistance(link is external)

Provides free, confidential assessment, referral, and consultation services for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and postdoctoral appointees. 

Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Appointees

Website: uhs.berkeley.edu/insurance/information-visiting-scholars-postdocs(link is external)


Be Well at Work - Disability Management Services(link is external)

2222 Bancroft Way, Suite 2100 | Phone: (510) 643-7921 | Website: uhs.berkeley.edu/bewellatwork/disability-management(link is external)

Provides consultative services to faculty and staff with respect to disability issues impacting work.


Staff Ombuds Office (link is external)(Confidential)

The Staff Ombuds Office is an independent department that provides strictly confidential, impartial and informal conflict resolution and problem-solving services for all Staff, Non-Senate Academics, and Faculty who perform management functions. The Staff Ombuds Office is a safe place to voice and clarify concerns, understand conflict situations, and find effective ways to respond. For survivors of violence, the Staff Ombuds Office can help you understand your rights, options, and resources.

Website: staffombuds.berkeley.edu(link is external)


Ombuds for Postdoctoral Appointees

Ombuds Office for Students & Postdoctoral Appointees(link is external) (Confidential)

Phone: 510-642-5754 | Website: sa.berkeley.edu/ombuds(link is external)

The Ombuds Office is a confidential space where survivors can get help navigating informal and formal options and receive referrals to campus resources. The ombuds provides clarification on policy and procedures, assistance with academic accommodations, mediation and coaching on difficult situations. Visitors are empowered with information to make choices that best fit their needs.

Non-confidential Resources

Senate Faculty Ombudspersons (OMB)(link is external) 

The Senate Faculty Ombudspersons (OMB) are faculty who function as an “organizational ombuds,” providing peer advice on conflicts and disputes in a private and informal manner. OMB subscribes to a code of conduct ensuring impartiality and confidentiality, but is not a Confidential Resource in the sense of the UC Policy on SVSH. In this way OMB differs from Student and Staff Ombuds. Rather than being trained professional ombudspersons, OMB are Senate faculty members; as such, they are Responsible Employees (see section 7.3.1) who must notify OPHD if they learn about violations of the UC Policy on SVSH. 

Website: academic-senate.berkeley.edu/committees/omb/faculty-ombudsperson


Office for Faculty Equity and Welfare(link is external) 

The Office for Faculty Equity and Welfare can provide consultations, and welcomes conversations with:

  • Assistant professors about the tenure process
  • Faculty about equity and welfare
  • Search committees about process
  • Chairs/deans about challenging situations
  • Academic personnel staff about policies

Website: ofew.berkeley.edu/consultation(link is external)

 


Division of Equity & Inclusion (Link is External)

Voice: 510) 642-7294 | Email: vcei@berkeley.edu |Website: https://diversity.berkeley.edu/

The Division of Equity & Inclusion provides leadership, accountability & inspiration to the UC Berkeley campus in integrating equity, inclusion, and diversity into all aspects of university life. Through programs and campus partnerships, the Division of Equity and Inclusion provides programs and services to all campus community members.

For information on Community Support, Spaces & Resources for Student, Staff, and Faculty visit the following link https://diversity.berkeley.edu/community-support-spaces-resources

For information on Program and Services that Equity and Inclusion provides, visit the following link https://diversity.berkeley.edu/programs-services.

For information on Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement, visit the following link https://campusclimate.berkeley.edu/students/ejce

 

Staff Affirmative Action Plan (Link is External)

Website: https://hr.berkeley.edu/policies/affirmative-action-eeo/plan-placement

Faculty Affirmative Action Plan (Link is External)

Website: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/academic-affirmative-action-plan


Reporting Resources

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD)(link is external)/ Campus Title IX Office (Reporting Resource)

The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) is responsible for ensuring the University provides an environment for faculty, staff, and students that is free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. OPHD oversees the process for the investigation and resolution of discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence complaints against faculty, staff and students. 

Email: ask_ophd@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)| Phone: 510-643-7985 | Website: ophd.berkeley.edu(link is external)


University of California Police Department (UCPD)(link is external) (Reporting Resource)

1 Sproul Hall | 24-hour emergency line: 510-642-3333 | 24-hour non-emergency line: 510-642-6760 | Website: ucpd.berkeley.edu(link is external)

UCPD has primary law enforcement jurisdiction on the campus of the University of California and associated university properties. The department is empowered as a full-service state law enforcement agency. If the incident occurred off-campus, UCPD can help a survivor coordinate with their local law enforcement agency.

Alumni & Currently Unaffiliated Resources

Non-confidential Resources

Reporting resources

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD)(link is external)/ Campus Title IX Office (Reporting Resource)

Email: ask_ophd@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) | Phone: 510-643-7985 | Website: ophd.berkeley.edu
(link is external)

The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) is responsible for ensuring the University provides an environment for faculty, staff, and students that is free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. OPHD oversees the process for the investigation and resolution of discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence complaints against faculty, staff and students. 

University of California Police Department (UCPD)(link is external) (Reporting Resource)

1 Sproul Hall | 24-hour emergency line: 510-642-3333 | 24-hour non-emergency line: 510-642-6760 | Website: ucpd.berkeley.edu(link is external)

UCPD has primary law enforcement jurisdiction on the campus of the University of California and associated university properties. The department is empowered as a full-service state law enforcement agency. If the incident occurred off-campus, UCPD can help a survivor coordinate with their local law enforcement agency.