Department of Education's (DOE) new Title IX Regulations
On August 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education’s (DOE) new Title IX regulations went into effect. The regulations mandate how schools across the country must respond to complaints of sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence. The University of California has provided the following materials which highlights important things to understand about how the regulations do and do not affect the University and some of the significant changes included in the interim policies.
- UC Letter to the Chancellors: Revised Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy and Implementing Procedures
- UC Merced Communication: DOE Title IX Regulations & SVSH Policy Communication
- Title IX Regulations Slide Deck
- Title IX Regulations FAQ
- Rules of Conduct
Additional information and resources can be found on the Systemwide Title IX Office Website.
SVSH Policy and Procedures
UC Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence (SVSH Policy)
This Policy addresses the University’s responsibilities and procedures related to sexual violence, sexual harassment, retaliation, and other prohibited behavior as those terms are defined in this Policy (together, “Prohibited Conduct”) in order to ensure an equitable and inclusive education and employment environment. The Policy defines Prohibited Conduct and explains the administrative procedures the University uses to resolve reports of Prohibited Conduct.
Note on Federal Regulations: The Title IX regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education (“DOE”) that went into effect August 14, 2020 require the University to follow a specific grievance process (“DOE Grievance Process”) in response to conduct covered by the regulations (“DOE-Covered Conduct”). The University advocated strongly for DOE to change some components of the DOE Grievance Process before DOE issued the regulations; DOE did not. Because compliance with the regulations is a condition of federal funding, the University has nonetheless revised its policies to fully implement them. This Policy is more expansive than the regulations in both conduct prohibited (described in Section II) and its coverage (described in Section III.B). So, the University will apply the DOE Grievance Process only when required, in response to DOE-Covered Conduct. It will follow its existing processes for all other reports. Appendix IV describes how the University will determine whether it must apply the DOE Grievance Process.
- UC Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence(English)
- Universidad de California – Política de Violencia sexual y acoso sexual(Español)
- 加州大學–政策 SVSH(Chinese)
- University of California – Polisiyang Seksuwal na Karahasan at Seksuwal na Panliligalig(Tagalog)
PACAOS Appendix E
- PACAOS-Appendix-E: Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Student Investigation and Adjudication Framework for Non-DOECovered Conduct(English)
- PACAOS-Anexo-E: Marco de investigación y resolución para estudiantes respecto de la violencia sexual y el acoso sexual(Español)
- PACAOS-附錄-E： 性暴力與性騷擾學生調查及裁定架構(Chinese)
- PACAOS-Apendiks-E: Imbestigasyon sa Seksuwal na Karahasan at Seksuwal na Panliligalig ng Estudyante at Balangkas ng Paghatol(Tagalog)
PACAOS Appendix F
- Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Student Investigation and Adjudication Framework for DOE-Covered Conduct (Interim-PACAOS-Appendix-F)
- Senate & Non-Senate Faculty: University of California Investigation and Adjudication Framework for Senate and Non-Senate Faculty
- Staff & Non-Faculty Academic Personnel: University of California Investigation and Adjudication Framework for Staff and Non-Faculty Academic Personnel