How to get help: A list of key campus resources
The Office for Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) oversees campus compliance with university-wide and campus policies prohibiting protected category discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment and violence). OPHD’s oversight of these policies encompasses the resolution of complaints from students, staff and faculty in relation to civil rights policies, overseeing and monitoring the implementation of mandatory education and training programs, gathering data and assessing trends related to policy compliance, advising leadership on all of these areas.
The OPHD site includes links to the following:
- Urgent Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment (SVSH) 24/7 Support Care Line: This link directs you to the PATH to Care 24/7 Urgent Care Line, (510) 643-2005, for survivors of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Callers receive confidential survivor support.
- Complaint Resolution Resources: Information is included for individuals involved in reporting and responding to allegations which include discrimination and harassment based on a protected category.
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for Students: CAPS offers short-term counseling for academic, career and personal issues, as well as psychiatry services for circumstances when medication can help with counseling. There is no charge to get started, and all registered students can access services regardless of their insurance plan.
- Be Well at Work: provides no-cost confidential counseling and referrals for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, visiting scholars and postdocs.
In addition, people with disabilities who need accommodations or have questions about access can find campus resources at Disability Access and Compliance.
The UC Whistleblower Policy outlines the university’s responsibility to conduct its affairs ethically and in compliance with the law. Employees and others are encouraged to report all known or suspected instances of misuse of university resources and/or known or suspected instances of improper governmental activities by university employees. To make a whistleblower report, contact the UC Whistleblower Hotline.
Students who have ideas for how to advance equity and inclusion in their department or in the college are also encouraged to share them with their department’s faculty equity adviser. Possible ideas include helping organize a workshop about unconscious bias, and inviting a speaker to present on a topic related to equity and inclusion.