File a Report of Sexual Harassment or Sexual Violence
If you have experienced, witnessed or been informed of an incident of sexual harassment, sexual violence (sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking), retaliation and other prohibited behavior (together, "Prohibited Conduct") as defined by the UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy, please use the reporting option below. You may also visit, telephone, mail or email the Office of Title IX, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. This reporting portal may also be used to report other types of discrimination, harassment, or discriminatory retaliation. To learn more about how UCR prevents and responds to discrimination and harassment, please visit our EO website.
The online report is for UCR students, faculty, staff, or visitors. This includes incident reporting by non-confidential UCR employees, including student employees. All UC Riverside employees in receipt of a complaint or report by a student (undergraduate, graduate, or professional) in the course of employment must report it without delay. The information provided will not be disseminated to the public unless required by law.
Immunity: 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
We assess the report in accordance with the Policy, to determine appropriate action. In most cases, we send an email to the person who was reported to have 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 information about reporting options, preservation of evidence, and campus and community resources available to assist.
The UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment protects you from retaliation.
In rare cases, UCR may need to issue a warning to campus in response to the reported incident (if required by the Clery Act). If this happens, the identity of the person reported to have experienced the harassment or sexual violence will not be disclosed.
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Responsible Employee FAQs
Do I Need to Report This?
Faculty and staff at UCR who receive certain types of information are required to share that information with other offices or entities, either by referring the matter, notifying the other office, or by making their own report. This chart summarizes various reporting obligations, which arise under federal or state law or UC or campus policy.
External Agency Reporting
Options to report sexual violence or sexual harassment outside of the UC
- Students may file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, electronically here, or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 421-3481, 800-877-8339 (TDD), or through the Department’s San Francisco Office: (415) 486-5555, or email@example.com.
- Employees may file complaints with
- the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) by using one of the three complaint methods described on their website.
- the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as explained on the EEOC's website. The local EEOC office is located at Roybal Federal Building, 255 East Temple St., 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The EEOC encourages complainants to schedule an intake appointment online using their portal.
- the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, as described on their website. Complaint options include online, by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 421-3481, 800-877-8339 (TDD), or through the Department’s San Francisco Office: (415) 486-5555, or email@example.com.
- Residents and Fellows may file a complaint related to a medical education program (for example, for failure to prevent or appropriately respond to sexual harassment) with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) here
- Patients may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal (here), or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 509F, HHH Building Washington, D.C. 20201 1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD). Complaint forms are available here. Complaints may also be made to the California Department of Public Health’s Regional Office at 3901 Lennane Drive, Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95834, (916) 263-5800, (800) 554-0354, (916) 263-5840 (fax). Additionally, patients can file a complaint against a licensed medical professional, including physicians, nurses, psychologists and others by going to this website. They can also visit this site, which will allow them to access websites to file complaints about any licensed professional in the State of California.