University Policy on Nondiscrimination, Sexual Harassment, Student Records and Privacy
Nondiscrimination. The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), physical or mental disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or service in the uniformed services (includes membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services) status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran. The University also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.
Discrimination, Harassment, or Arbitrary Treatment. If students have questions about student-related nondiscrimination policies or concerns about possible discrimination, harassment, or arbitrary treatment, they may contact Student Judicial Affairs for information and assistance (530) 752-1128. Additional resources for students include the UC Davis Compliance Officer (ADA and Title IX Officer) (530) 752-9466 or the dean's office for their college. Graduate students may also contact the Office of Graduate Studies (530) 752-0650 or the Graduate Students Association (530) 752-6108. Students are encouraged to seek assistance as soon as possible, as time limits may apply to grievance processes.
Campus policies provide for a prompt and effective response to student complaints. This response may include early resolution procedures or, as appropriate, an administrative review or investigation. The student will be informed of the results of the review.
Sexual Harassment. Sexual harassment is prohibited by law and by university policy and will not be condoned. Campus policy (PPM Section 380-12at http://manuals.ucdavis.edu/ppm/380/380-12.htm ) describes campus procedures for resolving sexual harassment complaints, which may include interim actions, early resolution processes, and formal investigation procedures. If a complaint of sexual harassment is substantiated, the campus will take appropriate remedial action. The Sexual Harassment Education Program (530) 752-9255 255 works with students to resolve complaints of sexual harassment and provides referrals to other campus resources. Students may report sexual harassment to deans, supervisors, managers, the Campus Sexual Harassment Officer (Director of the Sexual Harassment Education Program) and other campus officials, including Student Judicial Affairs and Student Housing, and the Compliance Director (Title IX Officer) 530-752-9466. With the exception of certain confidential resources, University officials receiving a report of sexual harassment must immediately consult with the Sexual Harassment Officer. Students may seek confidential advice and support from Counseling and Psychological Services (530) 752-0871, the Campus Violence Prevention Program (530) 752-3299, the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender Resource Center (530) 752-24452, and the Women's Resources and Research Center (530) 752-3372. Consultation with these resources will not lead to a report of sexual harassment unless additional action is taken by the individual seeking advice.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities. Students with documented disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to gain access to the University's academic programs. More information about academic accommodations can be obtained by contacting the Student Disability Center (530) 752-3184 or http://sdc.ucdavis.edu. Questions or concerns about accommodations that are not related to academic programs should be directed to the UC Davis Compliance Director (ADA Officer) (530) 752-9466, For complaints of alleged discrimination on the basis of disability under PPM Section 280-05, contact Student Judicial Affairs (530) 752-1128 or the UC Davis Compliance Director.
Disclosures from Student Records. Students have the right to review records that relate to themselves in their capacity as students and to request corrections of records believed to be inaccurate. Most disclosures from student records to outside parties require prior consent from the student.
For more information, see UC Davis Policy and Procedure Manual Section 320-21 at http://manuals.ucdavis.edu/ppm/320/320-21.htm.
Contact Student Judicial Affairs (530) 752-1128 for questions about these rights and requirements. Student complaints regarding alleged violations of privacy rights should be submitted to Student Judicial Affairs.
Students may also contact the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged violations of these requirements, addressed to the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC. 20202-4605. See Section 99.63 at http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html.
Social Security Numbers. A student's Social Security number is used to verify personal identity in the UC Davis Student Records System. Students are mandated to disclose their social security number to UC Davis. In compliance with state law, Social security numbers are confidential and are not used as student identifiers.
Release of Registration Material and Grades. In compliance with student privacy rights under federal and state law and University policy, the Office of the Registrar may not release a students grades, registration material, and/or identification card to anyone other than the student without specific written authorization signed by the student. The person to whom the information, material, or card is released must be designated by name and must present proof of identity. The signed authorization is kept in the “Record of Disclosures” in the student's file.
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