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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 »

UC releases new policy against sexual violence and harassment

The University of California today announced the release of a comprehensive expansion of its policy against sexual and domestic violence, stalking and harassment. While the timing of the policy expansion has been guided by the federal Violence Against Women Act, its implementation across the UC system coincides with an increasing systemwide focus on the broader … Continue Reading »