Nondiscrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action Policies

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, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy1, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services2. The university also prohibits sexual harassment.

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

Inquiries regarding the University’s student-related nondiscrimination policies may be directed to Conduct and Community Standards, (831) 459-1738, or email

Inquiries regarding the University's affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, nondiscrimination, and harassment policies as they relate to student employment may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, (831) 459-3676 or email

Inquiries regarding the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment and UC Santa Cruz Procedures for Reporting and Responding to Reports of Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment and/or any other violations of Title IX (sex/gender discrimination; harassment or discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or pregnancy) may be directed to Title IX Officer Cherie Scricca, (831) 459-2462, or email

Student inquiries regarding disability or disability accommodations may be addressed to the Director, Disability Resource Center, (831) 459-2089; or email

Students with disabilities who are unable to resolve accommodation or discrimination concerns may contact the campus ADA Compliance Officer by phone, (831) 459-4380, or email

1Pregnancy includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.

2Service in the uniformed services includes membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services.