Reporting a Complaint
If you believe you may be experiencing discrimination, exclusion from or denial of benefits of any program at UCSB, on the basis of your sex, gender or gender presentation, the TIX/SHPC is available to receive and respond to your complaint.
The TIX/SHPC offers a variety of complaint resolutions, including but not limited to:
- Referral to mediation, counseling or other appropriate campus resources
- Education and training
As a result of the TIX/SHPC’s involvement, the following recommendations may be made:
- Remedies for the complainant
- Disciplinary action for the respondent
- Education/training for individuals and/or departments
- Policy updates, clarification and/or distribution
- Protection from retaliation
The University prohibits retaliation against any faculty or staff employee, student or applicant who makes a Title IX complaint or participates in any manner in an investigation or resolution of a Title IX complaint.
Title IX is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education. OCR has authority to develop policy on the regulations it enforces. In regard to athletics programs, OCR developed an Intercollegiate Athletics Policy Interpretation that was issued December 11, 1979, 44 Fed. Reg. 71413 et seq (1979). The 1979 Policy Interpretation remains current policy. In general, courts defer to the policies of the agencies with enforcement authority.
- 2001 Revised Sexual Harassment Guidance
- Dear Colleague Letter 2017
- Dear Colleague Letter 2016
- Dear Colleague Letter 2015
- Dear Colleague Letter 2013
- Dear Colleague Letter 2011
- Dear Colleague Letter 2010
- Title IX Resource Guide, April 2015