Statement of Non-Discrimination and Harassment and Discrimination Reporting Procedures

This page contains the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco’s Statement of Nondiscrimination and its procedures for reporting harassment and other forms of discrimination.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The University of California College of the Law, San Francisco prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of the following protected categories: age, ancestry, childbirth or related medical condition, citizenship, color, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, genetic information (including family medical history), marital status, military or veteran status, medical condition (e.g., cancer-related or genetic characteristics), national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, race, religious creed,  sex, sexual orientation, sex- or gender-stereotyping, or any combination of these or related factors. This policy is intended to be consistent with applicable state and federal laws and the law school’s policies.

Every person at UC Law SF has the right to pursue an academic or professional career in an atmosphere that is safe and free from prohibited acts of discrimination, harassment, or violence, including sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate-partner violence, stalking, sexual coercion, or other forms of sexual violence. Bigotry, harassment, or intimidation is particularly insidious when directed at a member or group of the UC Law SF community on the basis of actual or perceived participation in a protected category; and, to the degree it constitutes prohibited bias activity, such conduct will also not be tolerated. UC Law SF complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as applicable state and local laws. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions to, access to and treatment in UC Law SF-sponsored programs and activities.

Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy

Any member of the UC Law SF College of the Law community who believes he or she has been subjected to prohibited conduct in violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy (“Prohibited Conduct” and “SMP” or “Policy”) is encouraged to report such a concern to Title IX Coordinator Andrea Bing or to the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (contact information included in “Reporting Misconduct”). Additionally, any person with knowledge of Prohibited Conduct is encouraged to report the concern to the Title IX Coordinator.

Except for UC Law SF-recognized confidential resources, the following UC Law SF members with knowledge of unreported Prohibited Conduct (or potentially Prohibited Conduct) must report such allegations to the Title IX Coordinator:  (a) faculty and teaching staff, including adjunct faculty, lecturers in law, and visiting faculty, and (b) all other UC Law SF employees (including student employees if they learned of the alleged conduct in the line of their employment).

A report of Prohibited Conduct need not be in writing but a formal complaint must be in writing. 



The College’s Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with all aspects of the Sexual Misconduct Policy (hereinafter Policy). Questions about this Policy should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator.


Andrea Bing

Title IX & ADA/504 Coordinator

200 McAllister Street, Room 552

San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 565-4733 or

Response Process

  1. Reporting of Misconduct: Any member of the community, guest or visitor who believes that the Sexual Misconduct Policy has been violated should contact the Title IX Coordinator. In the event that an incident involves alleged misconduct by the Title IX Coordinator, reports should be made directly to the Chancellor & Dean.
  2. Supportive Measures: Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive services provided to a complainant or respondent before or after the filing of a complaint or where no complaint has been filed. They are designed to restore or preserve equal access to the College’s education programs and activities without unreasonably burdening the other party.

  3. Resolution Processes:
    1. Support Services: A complainant who does not wish to file a complaint may still request supportive measures whether or not they decide to file a formal complaint.
    2. Complaint-Based Process: A complainant may file a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator, which will trigger an investigation by the College and, possibly, a hearing and determination of responsibility against the respondent with appropriate sanctions.
    3. Complaint: A written statement submitted by an individual in order to initiate the College’s grievance process alleging that another individual or individuals engaged in sexual misconduct against them. A complaint is not required in order for an individual to request and receive supportive measures related to an allegation of sexual misconduct.
    4. Alternative Resolution: Alternative Resolution can be pursued for any behavior that falls within the policy on Sexual Misconduct at any time during the process after a complaint has been filed.
    5. Hearing-Based Resolution: Resolution of contested allegations.

Policy on Discrimination, Protected-Status Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Assault and Violence Related to Students

The University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (UC Law SF) is a community of students and professionals committed to upholding the principles of academic integrity and honesty and the highest standards of professional conduct in teaching, learning, research, and service. In expression of this commitment, and in strict compliance with federal, state, and local laws, UC Law SF has adopted a policy prohibiting acts of discrimination, bias, protected-status harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual assault and violence against students, and establishing procedures for responding to violations against students by students, employees, other students, or third parties. An electronic copy of the policy is e-mailed to each student at the time of orientation.

Contained in the policy is a detailed description of the different types of prohibited conduct and the duties that arise under the policy, including UC Law SF’s policy on mandatory reporting. The policy also details the procedures for filing a complaint and the options that are available prior to or in lieu of a formal complaint, including the option to seek advice or informal resolution, or to report anonymously.  Information is provided about the possibility of limited immunity for related misconduct. Further detailed in the policy is the period of limitations for the filing of a complaint, the evidentiary standard applied in the formal investigatory process, rights of the various parties during and throughout the investigatory and appellate process, and all other aspects of the protocol governing investigation and resolution of a complaint. Finally, the policy contains a detailed list of the responsibilities of the various parties in connection with the policy, and a list of resources for survivors and perpetrators of sexual assault/violence.

The Policy is binding upon all students of UC Law SF and describes processes by which redress and remediation can be provided to individuals or groups who believe they have been the victims of prohibited conduct. Where sexual misconduct is involved, the policy is presumed to supersede all other procedures and policies set forth in other UC Law SF policies. The Policy establishes standards and procedures for the reporting and investigation of complaints, the dispensation of disciplinary action, and the provision of information pertaining to the pursuit of criminal or other legal action, where appropriate. Members of the UC Law SF community who have relevant information are expected to cooperate with any investigations conducted pursuant to the Policy. Ignorance of the Policy is not an excuse for its violation. Acts in retaliation for complaints filed pursuant to the policy will not be tolerated.

UC Law SF will respond to the fullest extent of its authority to violations of the Policy. The Policy applies to allegations of misconduct made by or against students regardless of where the misconduct may have occurred, to the degree that the conduct giving rise to the complaint is related to UC Law SF’s social, cultural, academic, extracurricular, educational, or professional activities. Additionally, although there is no geographical limitation to applicability of the Policy, sexual misconduct that is alleged to have occurred at a significant distance from UC Law SF’s property may be more difficult for UC Law SF to investigate.

Complaints regarding inappropriate workplace conduct that is not covered by the Policy should be directed to the UC Law SF Department of Human Resources. Complaints by faculty of unlawful discrimination in reappointment, promotion, and tenure are governed by procedures set out in the UC Law SF Faculty Rules and Regulations. Complaints alleging misconduct by students that is not covered by the Policy are governed by the UC Law SF Student Conduct Code and should be directed to the Office of the Associate Academic Dean.

Employee Process Regarding Harassment

Employees may bring complaints regarding harassment or discrimination based on protected categories or any other basis protected by federal state or local law or ordinance or regulation under the following policy: Personnel Non-Harassment Policy. Employees may also bring complaints to the Title IX Coordinator under the Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Disability Discrimination

Any member of the UC Law SF College of the Law community who believes he or she has been subjected to unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability is encouraged to report such a concern to the ADA-Section 504 Coordinator, Andrea Bing, or to the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Andrea Bing is responsible for coordinating UC Law SF’ compliance with these disability rights laws. Questions or concerns related the rights of persons with disabilities may also be directed to her.

Additionally, any student who believes he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of disability may file a grievance under the Students with Disabilities policy.

If you are a student with a documented disability and believe you require reasonable accommodations, please contact the Disability Resource Program or view their page for more information.