If you or someone you know is in danger or needs immediate help, call 911.
If you've experienced sexual violence (sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking), sexual harassment, or sex discrimination, confidential support and guidance is available to you. Please see the resources below for more information.
Confidential Campus Resources
Other Campus Resources
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is responsible for ensuring that contractors doing business with the Federal government do not discriminate and take affirmative action.
California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) protects Californians from employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination, and hate violence.
US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) ensures equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. They serve student populations facing discrimination and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
It's On Us Take the pledge and make a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault.
Title IX Handouts (available for download)
The Title IX Office, in collaboration with student activists and the RCSGD, launched a poster campaign addressing the issues of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Workplace Sexual Harassment. These postings are meant to provide guidance and information on campus resources for members of the UCSB community impacted by these issues.
These posters are available for download at the links below. Alternatively, campus departments/organizations may submit a request for posters to the Title IX Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
Workplace Sexual Harassment
Adverse (or Disparate) Impact: a term used to describe a substantially different rate of selection in hiring, promotion, transfer, training or in other employment decisions which works to the disadvantage of the members of the protected group or gender.
Adverse (or Disparate or Differential) Treatment: a theory of discrimination in which an individual is treated less favorably than his/her similarly situated peers because of gender, race, etc.
Discrimination: an act that is committed on the basis of prejudice or bias. Employment discrimination generally refers to any employment practice or decision that intentionally or unintentionally results in the unequal treatment of an individual or group on a basis other than job‐related reasons (see Unlawful Discrimination).
Hostile Work Environment Harassment: a form of sexual harassment that is caused by conduct that unreasonably interferes with the victim's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. The atmosphere or "environment" can be tainted by unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, even though the behavior may not be directly linked to the giving or withdrawal of a tangible job benefit.
Protected Class: Classes or groups of people protected by the Federal and State Equal Opportunity Laws.
Protected Categories: Age, Ancestry, Color, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition (including Cancer & HIV / AIDS), Military & Veteran Status, National Origin, Physical or Mental Disability (Actual & Perceived), Race, Religion, Sex (including gender, gender identity & pregnancy), Sexual Orientation.
Quid Pro Quo Harassment: (Latin, meaning "this for that") Harassment that occurs when specific employment benefits (like a job, a promotion, preferred work assignment, etc.) are promised or withheld as a means of coercing sexual favors.
Retaliation: an employment practice that intentionally discriminates against an individual because of his/her assertion of equal employment opportunity rights or because of his/her participation in the equal employment opportunity process.
Sexual Harassment: unwanted sexual advances, or visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Unlawful Discrimination: an act that is committed on the basis of prejudice or bias, which generally refers to any employment practice or decision which intentionally or unintentionally results in the unequal treatment of an individual or group on a basis their protected status (i.e. age, physical abilities/qualities, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation).