About the Grievances Division
The Grievance Division provides assistance with filing complaints that
are unrelated to academics, financial aid matters, or student conduct
services include help with writing harassment claims, UCPD complaints, and
University grievances, as well as assistance in pursuing disputes
without pre-established procedures.
Please see below for information on how to handle grievance-related
not hesitate to contact us if you need further assistance.
If you have been discriminated against by any entity within the University, you may file a grievance with the Office of Student Affairs. This
applies to acts of discrimination on the basis of color, race, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
If you believe you have been discriminated against:
(2) You should attempt to resolve the complaint informally. You may seek support from the Student Advocateís Office or from the University Ombudsperson.
(3) Document your situation. Be sure to collect any evidence that will support your claim.
(4) Fill out the grievance form, located at the bottom of the grievance procedure website. Submit the form to the department in which the violation occurred, within sixty days of the date of the incident.
(5) If you are unsatisfied with the departmentís decision regarding your complaint, you may file a formal student grievance to the Office of Student Affairs.
If you have been sexually assaulted:
(1) Dial 9-11 if you are in immediate danger.
(2) Go to a safe place. Avoid all contact with the aggressor.
(3) Seek medical attention. As soon as possible, go to a hospital or the Urgent Care center at Tang to be examined and treated for any injuries.
(4) Report the assault to police and university officials whether or not you plan to file charges. Reporting a rape does not commit you to filing charges.
Identify an advocate Ė someone that can give emotional support and help with reporting the incident. You may seek assistance from the Student Advocate's Office or the Gender Equity Resource Center. Consider having this person go with you to report the incident.
(5) Decide whether you would like to press formal charges. This is an important process, but it can also be long and painful so you must be prepared for it.
(6) Allow yourself space and time to recover. Donít blame yourself.