Nondiscrimination Notice 

*Nondiscrimination Notice Downloadable PDF*

The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services. The University also prohibits sexual harassment. 

The University prohibits discrimination against any person employed; seeking employment; or applying for or engaged in a paid or unpaid internship or training program leading to employment with the University of California. In addition, the University prohibits harassment of an employee, applicant, paid or unpaid intern, volunteer, person participating in a program leading to employment, or person providing services pursuant to a contract. The University undertakes affirmative action, consistent with its obligations as a federal contractor.

For employees, this policy applies to all employment practices, including recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, merit increase, salary, training and development, demotion, and separation. The University will not discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. For students, this policy applies to admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities. 

Public Notice of Title VI Program Rights and Non-Discrimination Statement

The University of California Berkeley gives public notice of its policy to uphold and ensure full compliance with the non-discrimination requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related non-discrimination authorities. Title VI and related non-discrimination authorities stipulate that no person in the United States of America shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, income level or limited English proficiency be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Any person who desires more information regarding the University of California Berkeley Title VI Program, should contact its Title VI Officer at 510-643-7985.

Any person who believes they have, individually or as a member of any specific class of persons, been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, income level or limited English proficiency has the right to file a formal complaint. Any such complaint must be in writing and submitted within 180 days following the date of the alleged occurrence to:

Title VI Officer
University of California Berkeley
2111 Bancroft Way Suite 300
Berkeley, CA 94720

Contacts for Discrimination and Harassment

Any student, faculty, staff, or covered third party may report concerns to the following offices and individuals.

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD)

Banway Building, 2111 Bancroft Way Suite 300

Phone: 510-643-7985

Email: ask_OPHD@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)

Discrimination complaints can also be brought to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, San Francisco Regional Office, 50 United Nations Plaza, Mail Box 1200, Room 1545, San Francisco, CA 94102, Email: ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov(link sends e-mail); Telephone: 415-486-5555, FAX: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339

Concerns may be reported to OPHD via the online reporting form at ophd.berkeley.edu, and OPHD is available to answer questions and consult via phone, email, or video conference.
Anonymous concerns may also be reported 24 hours a day through the independently operated Whistleblower Hotline/Stop Hate at universityofcalifornia.edu/hotline(link is external). Anonymous users can correspond with response staff through the online portal.

Disability Compliance


Ella Callow, ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer 

Office of Disability Access and Compliance

University Hall Suite 615D, Sixth Floor

Phone: 510-664-4012

Email: access@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) or ellacallow@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)


Connects the UC Berkeley community with the resources, training, evaluative tools, and services that support equal access to students, staff, faculty, and visitors with disabilities to participate in university-sponsored non-course-related programs or activities.

Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, and Section 1557


Kellie Brennan, Executive Director of Civil Rights & Whistleblower Compliance

 Locally Designated Official

Interim Director and Title IX Officer

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD)

Banway Building, 2111 Bancroft Way Suite 300

Phone: 510-643-7985

Email: ask_OPHD@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) or kelliebrennan@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)


Coordinates the university’s compliance with federal nondiscrimination requirements and ensures that the university responds appropriately, effectively, and equitably to complaints of harassment and discrimination based on a protected identity, including sexual violence and sexual harassment. 

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Compliance (EEO/AA) 


Supports the university’s compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) as foundational components of an equitable and inclusive workplace and fulfills requirements under the university’s status as a federal contractor.

Staff Contact

Tim Fuson, EEO Analyst

People & Culture – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Phone: 510-642-5002

Email: staffeeo@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)

Academic Contact

Karie Frasch, Director

Office of Faculty Equity & Welfare (OFEW)

200 California Hall

Phone: 510-642-1935

Email: ofew@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)


 Pregnancy includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.

 Service in the uniformed services includes membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services.