Submit a Report of Harassment or Discrimination

Submit a Report of Harassment or Discrimination

OPHD Fall 2021 Operations


OPHD will maintain normal business hours (Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST) and continue to respond to reports, conduct interviews, and work to resolve complaints. Although we would prefer to meet through web and video-conferencing, or phone, we are able to offer in-person meetings, by appointment only, as needed. We will continue to adhere to the campus COVID-19 guidance, including compliance with current face-covering requirements, and we require that any in-person visitors to our office comply as well. Please refer to the University's website on COVID-19 for more information https://coronavirus.berkeley.edu/.

Report an Incident

Anyone at any time can report an incident of harassment or discrimination based on a protected category, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, via webform, email, or by leaving a voicemail.  

 Webform:     https://uctitleix.i-sight.com/portal/Berkeley

Email:             ask_ophd@berkeley.edu

Phone:           510-643-7985

Mail/Visit:      2111 Bancroft Way, Suite 300

                       Berkeley, CA 94720-1120

Making a Report

OPHD reviews every report brought to our attention.  In order to help us respond to the report, please include as much of the following information as possible:

  • Your name
  • The name of the person experiencing the harassment or discrimination (if not you)
  • The name of the person who is alleged to have committed the harassment or discrimination
  • A brief description of what happened or of the concern

Please know that if you are forwarding a report that you saw on social media and your knowledge of that report is limited to what you have read or seen on social media and you do not have direct knowledge of what occurred, please let us know so that we do not work to contact you for more information.

Encouraging Student Reports of Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment

To encourage reporting of student-related sexual violence/sexual harassment concerns, student complainants or witnesses will not be disciplined for student conduct policy violations that occur around the time of the alleged conduct that are related to alcohol, drugs, or COVID-19 virus directives, unless the University determines that the violation was egregious such as conduct that risked someone's health or safety, or involved plagiarism, cheating, or academic dishonesty.

What Happens After You Make a Report

Once we receive a report, we send an email to the individual who experienced the harassment or discrimination.  In that email we include an invitation to meet with us to discuss what steps our office can take to address the situation and we provide campus and community resources available to assist.

For information on the process after the initial report, visit the complaint resolution page https://ophd.berkeley.edu/complaint-resolution-process.

OPHD Working Remotely During COVID-19

OPHD will maintain normal business hours (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and continue to respond to reports, conduct interviews, and work to resolve complaints.  Although we have had to suspend in-person meetings, we are continuing our work through web and video-conferencing, and phone.  Please refer to University's website on COVID-19(link is external)(link is external) for more information.

Emergencies

Please know that we are not crisis responders and do not provide emergency services.  If you are experiencing an emergency or need immediate assistance with a matter of sexual violence, please contact one of the following resources: 

PLEASE DIAL 9-1-1 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES 

UC Berkeley PATH to Care Center(link is external)(link is external) Confidential Advocate

  • 24-hour urgent care line: (510) 643-2005
  • Office line: (510) 642-1988

UC Berkeley Police Department(link is external)(link is external) (UCPD)

  • Emergency direct from a cell phone on or near campus: (510) 642‑3333
  • Non-emergency number: (510) 642‑6760

Bay Area Women Against Rape(link is external)(link is external) (BAWAR), Alameda County

  • 24-hour hotline English/Spanish: (510) 845-7273
  • Please note that BAWAR also provides services to male-identified individuals.

Family Violence Law Center(link is external)(link is external) (FVLC), Alameda County

  • 24-hour crisis line: (800) 947-8301

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) (link is external), UC Berkeley

  • Students who need support and do not have an assigned counselor should call (510) 642-9494 to schedule a phone appointment or book a telephone triage appointment through eTang.
  • After-hours support, please call the 24/7 line at (855) 817-5667 

Employee Assistance - Counseling for UC Berkeley Faculty and Staff, and Employees of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory