Services for People with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d, prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin in any program or activity that receives Federal financial assistance.

The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services.

The University will consider four factors when assessing language needs and determining what steps should be taken to ensure access for LEP persons. These four factors are:

  • The number or proportion of LEP persons in the University’s service area that may be served by the University;
  • The frequency with which LEP persons come in contact with University services;
  • The nature and importance of the programs and services provided by the University to the LEP population; and
  • The resources available to the University for LEP outreach as well as the cost associated with that outreach.

The University maintains a Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan, which outlines how University entities will: 

  • Identify an LEP person in need of language assistance
  • Provide language assistance to LEP persons
  • Train staff to serve LEP persons
  • Notify LEP persons of available language assistance services
  • Monitor and update the LEP plan

Languages Commonly Spoken by LEP Persons at UC Berkeley

Census data indicate both Chinese and Spanish speakers are the primary LEP persons likely served by UC Berkeley programs. LEP persons who speak Vietnamese or Tagalog are also served by the University with less frequency.

Translated information about reporting, resources, and obtaining translation or interpretation services when contacting OPHD are available on this website in Spanish and in Chinese under the Report main menu heading.

Reporting Discrimination

You may report alleged discrimination on the basis of national origin, including limited English proficiency, to the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) in any of the following ways: 

Please visit the OPHD Reporting webpage for more information.

Translation and interpretation services are available to participate in OPHD complaint resolution processes

Anyone needing translation or interpretation services or assistance in order to make a report or participate in any of our complaint resolution processes may request assistance by emailing

Hay servicios de interpretación disponibles

Si desea comunicarse con la Oficina de Prevención de Acoso y Discriminación (OPHD, por sus siglas en inglés) y necesita comunicarse en un idioma que no sea el inglés, hay servicios gratuitos de traducción e interpretación. Envíe un correo electrónico a sends e-mail) para denunciar discriminación o acoso y la OPHD organizará la interpretación o traducción en su idioma principal. Cómo denunciar discriminación o acoso

Information in Chinese is available.


如果您想联系防止骚扰和歧视办公室 (OPHD),但需要用除英语之外的语言进行交流,我们免费为您提供笔译和口译服务。请发送电子邮件至 sends e-mail) 举报歧视或骚扰行为,防止骚扰和歧视办公室将根据您使用的主要语言,为您提供口译和/或笔译服务。