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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policies

UCR's Office of Title IX, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action is dedicated to ensuring that UCR's students, faculty and staff have a living, learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment and with equal opportunity. We do this through:

  • the creation and enforcement of civil rights policies, including the University of California non-discrimination policies and guidelines;
  • training and consultation;
  • promotion and coordination of equal opportunity and affirmative action programs; and
  • complaint resolution including through education interventions and formal investigations.
Associate Vice Chancellor Kiersten Boyce oversees the Office of Title IX, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and serves as the campus civil rights coordinator.  Please contact her at titleix@ucr.edu with inquiries regarding UCR's non-discrimination policies.  To file a complaint or report, please visit UCR's online reporting portal which accepts anonymous complaints.

Equal Opportunity in Employment Policy Statement

The University of California, Riverside is an equal employment opportunity employer and complies with all equal employment laws and regulations enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Equal employment laws apply to all aspects of employment, including hiring, termination, promotions and terms and conditions of employment.

The UC's Policy on Discrimination, Harassment and Affirmative Action in the Workplace provides:

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 on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans.  This policy applies to all employment practices, including recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, merit increase, salary, training and development, demotion and separation.

In addition, the University prohibits harassment based on the above protected characteristics 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. 

Harassment based on sex, including harassment based on gender, gender identity or expression, sex- or gender-stereotyping, or sexual orientation, is addressed under the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment.

Affirmative Action

The University of California, Riverside is a federal contractor and complies with all affirmative action regulations enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. The purpose of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is to enforce, for the benefit of job seekers and wage earners, the contractual promise of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity required of those who do business with the Federal government. As such, we take affirmative action to recruit and advance qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities and covered veterans. For more information, please visit the Affirmative Action webpage FAQs.

UCR's Office of Title IX/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action is responsible for ensuring compliance with affirmative action regulations. We do this through:

  • the creation of annual affirmative action plans;
  • the creation and monitoring of policies and guidelines;
  • promotion of equal opportunity programs and policies, including complaint resolution processes;
  • internal review of personnel actions (hiring, promotions, separations, compensation); and
  • training and consultation.

A copy of our staff and/or faculty affirmative action plan is available to view in our offices 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Monday – Friday. Please call (951) 827-7070 or email us at affirmativeaction@ucr.edu to schedule an appointment.

Student Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

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 (including childbirth and related medical conditions), 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.

This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.

The Title IX/Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Office can be reached at (951) 827-7070.  Due COVID-19, we are operating remotely and email is preferred.  Please contact us via email at titleix@ucr.edu.


Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action Policies

Policy/Procedure

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Discrimination, Harassment and Affirmative Action in the Workplace

It is the policy of the University not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with the University of California. In addition, it is the policy of the University to undertake affirmative action, consistent with its obligations as a Federal contractor.

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UCR Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Complaint and Resolution Policy

The UCR local policy for Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Complaint and Resolution provides a process through which students, faculty and staff may report discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other conduct that violates the university nondiscrimination policies.  Note this policy is not used to address sexual harassment, which is covered under the UC Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

 

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Affirmative Action Recruitment Guidelines and Checklist

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) establishes the following academic recruitment guidelines to provide greater clarity and consistency in what hiring departments (the Department) need to know in order to conduct a fair and equitable recruitment process through the UCR AP Recruit system (AP Recruit).

 

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Reasonable Accommodations                             

The policy and procedures address the interactive process in which the University engages with employees with disabilities to identify and implement reasonable accommodations that will enable employees to perform the essential functions of their positions. If there is no reasonable accommodation that would enable the employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of the employee’s current position absent undue hardship, the interactive process is used to explore the possibility of reassignment to a vacant position for which the employee is qualified.

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APM-711

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Student Conduct Harassment Policy

The University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations and Students prohibits harassment, defined as conduct that is so severe and/or pervasive, and objectively offensive, and that so substantially impairs a person’s access to University programs or activities that the person is effectively denied equal access to the University’s resources and opportunities. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, conduct that is motivated on the basis of a person's race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, pregnancy, marital status, ancestry, service in the uniformed services, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or perceived membership in any of these classifications. See Section 102.09. 

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Faculty Code of Conduct

The UC APM -015 prohibits sexual violence and sexual harassment (see Title IX) as well as other forms of discrimination and harassment against students (Part II, Section A2-4), employees or applicants for employment (Part II Section C4-7), and colleagues (faculty, Part II Section D2-4). 

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