The Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing is dedicated to the well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. Please see the resources below for assistance.
Students: For any student related issues, please contact Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact any of our staff directly (https://nursing.uci.edu/students/) so that we may best assist your needs. Our highly experienced academic counselors work with all prospective and current undergraduate and graduate students, and provide high-quality advising and when necessary, can refer students to appropriate campus partners. Please note, Employees and faculty (“Responsible Employees”) are required by University policy to report all matters of discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence involving students to the Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity (OEOD).
Reporting resources for Students, Faculty, and Staff:
The Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity
The UCI Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) is responsible for the University’s compliance with federal and state laws and University policies and procedures regarding discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and sexual violence (stalking, relationship violence, sexual assault, invasions of sexual privacy, and other sexual misconduct). OEOD works to promote and integrate the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and inclusive excellence at UCI.
OEOD is available to provide consultation or guidance on an issue related to discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence, assist with informally resolving concerns, or when requested and if applicable, conduct a formal administrative investigation. Regardless of whether a formal complaint is filed, students, staff, and faculty have the right to receive supportive measures or assistance for issues of sexual violence, including reasonable academic, housing, and workplace accommodations. Please contact the OEOD Title IX Officer for more assistance with supportive measures.
When OEOD receives a report from an individual or a responsible employee report about a situation, OEOD reaches out over email to provide information on rights, options, and resources. Meeting with OEOD to discuss your options does not automatically trigger a formal investigation process. OEOD encourages individuals to meet with OEOD to discuss their situation, their desired outcome, and what process may be best for them. The below information is more about OEOD:
What OEOD Does
- Works to resolve complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and/ or sexual violence through informal resolution or formal investigation. Responds to complaints filed with outside agencies including the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
Explains and clarifies federal and state laws and regulations and university policies and procedures regarding discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, retaliation, affirmative action, and disability accommodations and accessibility.
Compiles data for the annual affirmative action and organizational analysis. Assists departments in adhering to diversity, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action guidelines during faculty and staff recruitment process
Offers a variety of training programs and workshops in sexual harassment, sexual violence and discrimination prevention; diversity, cultural awareness, and cross-cultural communication; and accessibility and accommodations for students, faculty and staff.
OEOD Does Not…
- OEOD does not recommend, render judgments or decide the course of disciplinary actions on any issue or person.
UC Policies on Discrimination, Affirmative Action, Sexual Violence, & Sexual Harassment
DOE Title IX Compliance at UCI
Reporting Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence:
Discrimination / Sexual Harassment Hotline 949.824.7037
Information on Reporting Incidents
Report an Incident
For matters of sexual violence, students, staff, and faculty have the right to free and confidential support from a trained advocate. The advocates in the CARE office are available to provide support, information on rights and reporting options, and accompaniment to criminal or administrative proceedings. CARE Advocates are experts in assisting with issues of stalking, relationship violence, and sexual assault. Advocates can also assist with safety planning and connection to resources outside the University. Make an appointment with a CARE advocate
UCI Police Department
- EMERGENCY LINE
- Dial or Text 9-1-1
How to Make a Whistleblower Report
You may report suspected unlawful acts such as corruption, bribery, theft or misuse of university property, fraudulent claims, fraud, coercion, willful omission to perform duty; or economic waste; or gross misconduct, gross incompetence or gross inefficiency; or any condition that may significantly threaten the health or safety of employees or the public either orally or in writing to any of the following:
University Whistleblower Anonymous Hotline: (800) 403-4744
For more information, go to www.universityofcalifornia.edu/hotline.
Live operators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in multiple languages.
The hotline is independently operated to help ensure confidentiality.
Click here for a form you can use to make a written complaint. You may send the form to:
Mail: UC Irvine Whistleblower Office
141 Innovation, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92697-1435
Phone: (949) 824-9166
Fax: (949) 824-0191
UC Campus Climate Reporting System
The University of California’s Principles of Community are grounded in our mission of instruction, research and public service. We value diversity, affirm the inherent dignity of every person and uphold communities of justice. We strive for a campus and a world free of discrimination, intolerance and hate. We are equally committed to freedom of expression, critical inquiry, civil dialogue and mutual respect.
If you experience or observe behavior that is inconsistent with our Principles of Community, please report it.
You may report in a variety of ways:
- Report anonymously or by name, via this Campus Climate page, by selecting the University of California campus where the incident occurred from the list to the right and clicking “Continue”.
- Report anonymously to an appropriate campus office, based on the nature of the incident. Please refer to the website for the campus where the incident occurred.
- Report anonymously via your campus’ Bias Reporting page, by selecting your campus from the Local Bias Reporting menu above. If your campus does not appear on this list, there is no local reporting form available. Please use this form, instead.
- File a report with your Campus Police Department, via the Campus Police menu above.
In addition, community members have the option to report bias incidents to their County Human Rights Commission or City Human Relations Commission.
Even if you don’t want or expect any action to be taken, having a record of all campus incidents helps the University to better address issues of culture, climate and inclusion. Your report can make a difference.
On this form you may report the following issues. To see a particular definition, please mouse over the issue name.
- Expressions of Bias
- Hate Speech
- Hate Crime
- Intimidation, Bullying or Physical Violence
- Bias Incidents
- Hostile Climate
- Other Campus Climate Issues
The University takes these issues seriously and expects that they’re reported in good faith. At no time will action be taken against anyone for good-faith reporting, inquiring about or seeking guidance regarding campus issues of intolerance. Your report is confidential and, to ensure that, the University contracted with an independent provider, EthicsPoint, for this service.
You may choose to remain anonymous and, if you do, you can continue to communicate with us regarding your report through this service by providing your report key and password.
Once you’ve submitted your report, a designated campus official will review it. Please check back in 2 weeks to see if the campus has any additional questions for you.
To make a report (select UCI):