The University of California, in accordance with state law and in keeping with its own principles of nondiscrimination will continue to ensure that its transgender students, faculty and staff have unrestricted access to restrooms that conform to their gender identities. We are heartened to hear that protecting all students, including those in the LGBTQ community, remains a stated priority for the Department of Education.

The Title IX Compliance and Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office (TIX/SHPC) is responsible for ensuring the University provides an environment for faculty, staff and students that is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of categories including sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and sexual orientation/identity. UC Santa Barbara prohibits discrimination of any person on the basis of their protected class status who is employed by or seeking employment with the University or in the state of admission or access to University programs and activities.

The TIX/SHPC responds to concerns from faculty, staff and students regarding behaviors that may constitute discrimination as covered by University policies. We offer customized training related to discrimination, equity and potential impact of discrimination upon academic and employment environments in conjunction with the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Academic Policy.

Protection from Retaliation

The University also prohibits retaliation against any employee or applicant who reports a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participates in any manner in an investigation or resolution of a complaint.