Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity


Page III: Complaint Resolution

 < Previous Page

All persons who participate in University of California, Irvine programs and activities have the right to work and learn together in an atmosphere free of discrimination, exploitation or intimidation.  To this end, the OEOD receives, investigates and works toward resolution of complaints regarding discrimination and sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment and discrimination complaints received by the OEOD can be

  • formal (filed in writing and requiring investigation),
  • informal (no investigation requested, but involving complaint resolution action),
  • outside agency (brought by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the  U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the U.S. Office of Civil Rights)

In addition, OEOD receives inquiries (requests for information, referrals, or contact that may
result in a complaint).

The OEOD received 57 complaints of discrimination or sexual harassment and more than 55 inquiries during 2004-2005.  More than one half (52%) of the complaints brought to OEOD involved sexual harassment.     

See Appendix A for description of complaints.

Thirty-seven percent of the complaints received by OEOD were brought by students; complaints brought by staff comprised 42%, and 9% were brought by faculty.    

Forty-seven percent of the respondents were staff, faculty were 37% of the respondents and students were 12%.

 Distribution of complaints by school or unit and related statistics are addressed individually to assess progress and pinpoint issues of focus.
See Appendix A for descriptions of complaints.

 < Previous Page
103 MSTB
Irvine , CA 92697-1130  
949-824-7593 TDD
949-824-2112 FAX