Commitment to Preventing & Responding to Sexual Violence

The University of California, Irvine is committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which all persons who live, work, and learn in our campus community can be free of sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, and retaliation. Every member of the University community should be aware that sexual violence is prohibited by law as well as our University policy and will not be tolerated.

Sexual violence threatens the emotional, physical, and psychological well-being of our students, faculty, and staff and endangers the safety of our community. Sexual violence impacts our students’ ability to feel safe on our campus and to achieve their greatest potential in the classroom. Similarly sexual violence impedes the health and safety of faculty and staff, substantially impairing their ability to teach, research, heal, and to serve our University in their myriad of vital roles. Sexual violence violates the principles of our community and the values that we hold most important. Therefore, sexual harassment and sexual violence is not tolerated by the University of California, Irvine and is expressly prohibited.

COVID-19 related update:
As a campus, UC Irvine has taken critical steps to protect our community and prevent continued spread of the COVID-19 virus. These steps have included following directives from federal, state and University leadership to stay home, avoid crowds, and promote social distancing. These are all vitally important actions for us to take at this time.

UCI CARE, Faculty and Staff Support Services, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) and UCIPD collectively recognize that staying at home and experiencing social isolation can create additional risk and may be dangerous for some members of our community, especially those experiencing relationship violence or family violence. Concerns about virus transmission introduce new tactics that may be used to impose control or manipulate a partner, and social distancing restrictions may create additional challenges related to safety, health, and confidentiality. External factors such as economic and health insecurity can add stress and create circumstances that further compromise safety.

UCI takes reports of sexual and domestic violence seriously and responds promptly and effectively to reports of such conduct. We are committed to continuing to support our UCI students, staff, and faculty who are affected by sexual violence or quarantined at home with an abuser. All supportive services and reporting options, including with UCIPD, OEOD, CARE, Counseling Center, and Staff and Faculty Support, continue to be available remotely at this time.

For questions about reporting options, resources, or University policy or procedures, please contact the Title IX Officer/OEOD at oeod@uci.edu.

Tierney Anderson
Interim Title IX Officer
Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
103 Multipurpose Science and Technology
Irvine, CA 92697-1130
Phone: 949-824-5594
Email: oeod@uci.edu