Commitment to Preventing & Responding to Sex Offenses

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 all forms of sexual assault, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and retaliation. Every member of the University community should be aware that sex offenses are prohibited by law as well as our University policy and will not be tolerated.

Sex offenses threaten the emotional, physical, and psychological well-being of our students, faculty, and staff and endanger the safety of our community. Sex offenses impact our students’ ability to feel safe on our campus and to achieve their greatest potential in the classroom. Similarly sex offenses impede 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. Sex offenses violate the principles of our community and the values that we hold most important. Therefore, sex offenses will not be tolerated by the University of California, Irvine and are 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 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 services, including UCIPD, OEOD, CARE, Counseling Center, and Staff and Faculty Support, continue to be available at this time.

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