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New Campus Lead on Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment

Dear campus community, We are pleased to announce that the campus is launching a search for a new permanent campus lead on sexual violence and sexual harassment. This individual will succeed Professor Carla Hesse, who has served in this role in an interim capacity since April, 2016. The scope of the role has been expanded and … Continue Reading »

Key information about sexual harassment and violence

Jan 30, 2017 To: Faculty, staff, students From: Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks Dear members of the campus community, Preventing and effectively responding to sexual harassment and sexual violence is a top priority for campus leaders.  It is also an effort that requires the dedicated attention and commitment of all of us. Prevention is possible. It … Continue Reading »

Committee issues report on campus sexual violence and harassment

On Tuesday, January 31st, the Chancellor’s Senate/Administration Committee on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment published its draft report: A holistic set of recommendations for improving services, policies and practices relating to the prevention, remediation, adjudication, and sanctioning of sexual violence, harassment and assault against students, staff and faculty on the UC Berkeley campus. The full … Continue Reading »

An important message from Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks

Dear Campus Community, As the spring semester begins I want to update you on the steps we have been taking to strengthen the campus’s response to sexual violence and assault.  Students and administrators have been working diligently to create a culture of prevention, support, and accountability. While there is certainly more to do, we are … Continue Reading »

Reaffirmation Statement – Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence

Dear Campus Community, As Chancellor Dirks has communicated to our campus community on several occasions, UC Berkeley does not tolerate sexual harassment and sexual violence, and such behavior is prohibited both by law and by University policy.  As we progress with our academic year, we take this opportunity to reaffirm UC Berkeley’s commitment to creating … Continue Reading »

Chancellor response to state audit (June)

UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks today (24, June 2014) issued this statement: To The Berkeley Campus Community, The California State Auditor has now completed and released its review of sexual harassment and sexual violence policies and processes at selected CSU and UC campuses, including Berkeley. I welcome the report’s findings and recommendations, and I want to … Continue Reading »

State audit report released

The California state auditor’s office released its report on sexual harassment and sexual violence at California universities. View the report.

UC Berkeley responds to state audit on sexual assault policies

Note: Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ response to the state audit report on sexual harassment and sexual violence at UC Berkeley and three other California universities was published in the San Francisco Chronicle’s op-ed section on June 24, 2014. See the article below. The California State Auditor has completed its review of sexual harassment and sexual violence … Continue Reading »

An important update from Chancellor Dirks (May)

UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks today (19, May 2014) issued this statement: Dear Campus Community, As the spring term draws to an end, I want to provide the UC Berkeley community with an update on my administration’s comprehensive efforts to meet head-on the challenges presented by issues related to sexual assault, harassment and discrimination on this … Continue Reading »