Gender Recognition and Lived Name

Gender Recognition and Lived Name (GRLN)

Gender identity is fundamentally personal, and the University of California should ensure that all individuals have university-issued identification documents and displays of personal identification information that recognize their accurate gender identity and lived name (first name, middle name and/or last name or surname). As a public research university, the collection of gender identity data is necessary for federal reporting and assessing gender equity. As such, this policy also provides guidance on the collection...

Responding to an SVSH incident in your organization/department

An incident of sexual violence or sexual harassment (SVSH) may have secondary impacts on friends, colleagues, and communities. If someone is affected by SVSH in a campus organization or department that you are a leader of, you’re likely wondering what to do.

Each circumstance and group is different, so there is no one response that will work for everyone. However, the following guidance is intended to connect you with helpful resources and to act with intention.

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Pregnancy and Parenting

In alignment with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972and with the California Education Code, Section 66281.7, it is the policy of the University of California at Berkeley to not discriminate against or exclude any person on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions, and to provide reasonable accommodations to students as appropriate.

Resources for all (students and employees)

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Title VI

About Title VI

Title VI, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq., was enacted as part of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Title VI prohibits discrimination, including harassment, based on a student’s actual or perceived:

shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics, or citizenship or residency in a country with a dominant religion or distinct religious identity

This includes...

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...

Consensual Relationships

UC Berkeley, has a Policy on Conflicts of Interest Arising out of Consensual Relationships which addresses potential ethical issues that arise when individuals develop romantic or sexual relationships. Consensual relationships where there is a power differential between parties pose potential and real conflicts of interest. Effective steps must be taken to ensure that evaluation or supervision of the faculty member, staff person or student is unbiased and not...


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs receiving Federal financial assistance.

The Title IX regulations require schools to provide equal opportunity based on sex. This requirement applies to schools’ athletic programs, including club, intramural, and intercollegiate teams. Equal opportunity in college and university athletic programs is measured by:

The benefits, opportunities, and treatment given to men’s and women’s teams;...

Accessibility and Disability Resources

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protect qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability. Section 504 provides: "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . . ."

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