Reporting Information for Students, Faculty & Staff

UCI encourages the timely reporting of all sexual harassment and sexual violence to the Title IX Office/Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD). Employees and faculty (“Responsible Employees”) are required by University policy to report all matters of sexual harassment or sexual violence involving students to OEOD. OEOD encourages employees and faculty to report all matters, including matters that happen off campus or prior to a student’s time at UCI so the University can provide supportive measures and resources to all students regardless of when or where an incident occurred. Employees in a supervisory role and faculty members are required by University policy to report all incidents and disclosures of sexual harassment and sexual violence involving students, staff, or faculty to OEOD.*

UCI’s first objective in responding to reports of sexual harassment or sexual violence is attending to the needs of those impacted. UCI, through its Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD), will work with Complainants, Respondents, and potential witnesses to clearly explain the administrative complaint process including informal and formal complaint resolution options, the criminal complaint process, as well as the many resource and assistance options available on campus and off. OEOD does not initiate a complaint resolution process or investigation just because a Responsible Employee reports a matter to OEOD; OEOD works with Complainants to understand how they want to move forward. Parties can have a support person and/or advisor present with them for meetings with OEOD. Many parties choose to bring the CARE Advocate or Respondent Services Coordinator, free services of the University.

When appropriate, OEOD can assist in helping students, faculty, or staff obtain “no contact orders.” OEOD also provides supportive measures such as changes to work or class schedules, housing changes, safety escorts, academic assistance, counseling, healthcare, and other services. Students who make a complaint of sexual violence will not be charged or held responsible for violations of the UCI drug or alcohol policy.

UCI is dedicated to ensuring that both those individuals alleging a violation of the policies and those accused of violating the policy are treated fairly by the University. All reports of sexual violence are taken with the utmost seriousness; individuals are provided respectful treatment, a fair process, and referred to appropriate services for assistance.

UCI recognizes the concern for privacy inherent in allegations of sexual violence. The University will maintain confidentiality regarding all dealings related to allegations of sexual violence to the greatest extent possible, and as permitted by law and University policy.

The University will take appropriate action to prevent, correct, and address behavior that is found to violate its policies prohibiting sexual harassment and sexual violence, including discipline including and up to termination or dismissal.

* These employees constitute a broad range of individuals on the campus, such as academic counselors, program directors, librarians, coaches, teaching assistants, lab supervisors, and even student supervisors like resident assistance (RAs) and student lead managers. For a confidential reporting resource see “Confidential Reporting Resources.” For more information on “Responsible Employee” obligations please see OEOD’s website or contact the Title IX Officer in OEOD.

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Confidential Reporting Resources

An individual who wishes for the details of an incident to remain completely confidential may speak with certain University officials who, must maintain confidentiality and may not disclose the details of an incident, except as authorized by the individual or required by law. These officials include: the Victim Advocate at CARE, Campus Social Workers, the Ombudsman, and the Counseling Center. Additionally, individuals may make a report to UCIPD and request to be treated as a “confidential victim.”

Reporting Options

UC Irvine Police
or Local Police +
Address: 410 E. Peltason Dr. Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 949-824-5223 or 911

You may report sex offenses, including dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, to the police. When the UC Irvine Police Department is contacted, an investigating officer trained in sex offense cases will be dispatched to the scene and will explain the police procedures, safety planning, and your reporting options.
Office of Equal Opportunity
and Diversity (OEOD) +
Address: 103 MSTB, Irvine, CA, 92697
Phone: 949-824-5594

You may request an administrative investigation from the UC Irvine Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) whether or not a report has been filed with the police.

OEOD will perform administrative investigations of reports of sex offenses. In addition, OEOD can propose interim remedies for both parties, such as No Contact Orders, adjustments to on-campus housing assignments or class schedules, or alternative work arrangements for employees.

Sex Offense Reporting & Options Brochure

How To Report Sex Offenses Flowchart