Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination

UC Berkeley is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of discrimination, harassment, exploitation, or intimidation.

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 takes reports alleging discrimination and harassment on the basis of categories including race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation/identity, including allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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There are two ways to file a report with OPHD. You can make a report by 

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Or you can reach us by phone at (510) 643-7985. Please leave a message and we will return your call.

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Our Staff

Cherie Scricca, Acting Title IX Officer & Director
Alvaro Soria, Acting Deputy Title IX Officer & Associate Director

Denise Oldham, Title IX Officer (retiring spring 2020)
Paula Raffaelli, Deputy Title IX Officer & Associate Director (on leave)
Elizabeth Rome, Senior Complaint Resolution Officer 
Rhona Taylor, Senior Complaint Resolution Officer
Charlotte Russell, Senior Complaint Resolution Officer
Emily Suran, Complaint Resolution Officer
Shaomay Vong, Complaint Resolution Coordinator
Elliot Yancor, Program Manager
Chanel Smith, Office Manager