Student Rights and Grievances
At the University of California, students have constitutionally protected rights of free expression, speech, assembly and worship, as well as rights to due process and equal protection. The Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs (OSSJA) provides advice and assistance to students for answering questions and resolving concerns about their rights, as well as informal and formal grievance procedures. If you have questions about your rights, you may contact OSSJA at OSSJA@ucdavis.edu.
Discrimination is an illegal or prohibited adverse employment or educational action or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship or service in the uniformed services.
Harassment is verbal or physical conduct that unreasonably interferes with a person's work or education or creates a hostile or offensive working or educational environment, when that conduct is based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship or service in the uniformed services.
The Harassment and Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program (HDAPP) supports UC Davis' commitment to a discrimination-free work and learning environment. To maintain your privacy and confidentiality, use the anonymous call line to discuss specific concerns related to harassment and discrimination:
On-campus: 530-752-2255 (A-CALL)
Students who believe they have experienced or witnessed an act of discrimination or harassment may initiate a report online to bring their concerns to the university's attention so the incident may be addressed appropriately.
If you suspect a university employee has engaged in any improper governmental activities, either orally or in writing, report it to the UC Davis Locally Designated Official (LDO). Whistleblowers are protected from retaliation for filing a whistleblower report.
Report Hate and Bias
As reflected in our Principles of Community, we at UC Davis are committed to confronting and rejecting "all manifestations of discrimination, including those based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, (dis)ability, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, status within or outside the university, or any of the other differences among people which have been excuses for misunderstanding, dissension or hatred." Accordingly, UC Davis strives to maintain an inclusive and diverse work and learning environment free of hate and bias.
If you believe you have experienced or witnessed an act of hate or bias, report it so the university can follow up appropriately. The university keeps track of these reports and uses them to inform the campus community on climate issues of concern.