UC Anti-Discrimination Policy


The University of California is committed to maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all people who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  

The UC Anti-Discrimination Policy prohibits harassment and discrimination based on an individual’s actual or perceived Protected Category, as well as retaliation. Please see the policy for definitions.

The UC Anti-Discrimination Policy defines Protected Category as "an identity protected by federal or state law, including the following: race, religion, color, citizenship, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, gender transition, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability (including having a history of a disability or being regarded as being disabled), medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), predisposing genetic information (including family medical history), marital status, age (at least 40 years of age), or veteran or military status."

Local implementing procedures and more resources coming soon.


To report Prohibited Conduct as defined in the UC Anti-Discrimination Policy, please contact the UC Berkeley Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination in any of the following ways: 

Please visit the OPHD Reporting webpage for more information.