The University cherishes the free and open exchange of ideas and enhancement of knowledge. Maintaining this freedom and openness requires objectivity, mutual trust and confidence. It requires the absence of coercion, intimidation or exploitation. The principal responsibility for maintaining these conditions must rest upon those members of the University community who exercise authority and leadership: faculty, managers and supervisors.
The University has instituted a number of measures designed to protect its community from sexual and other forms of harassment. Information, advice, referrals and/or copies of UCSC’s Sex offense Policy and Procedures for Report of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment are available to all students, faculty and staff by contacting Rita E Walker, Title IX Coordinator/Sexual Harassment Officer, 105 Kerr Hall, at (831) 459-2462. The Title IX Coordinator is also available to investigate other violation of title IX. Questions regarding discrimination may be directed to the Affirmative Action Office at (831) 459-1590.