University of California, Berkeley

Resources: Nondiscrimination Statement for Publications

Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy Statement for University of California Publications Regarding Employment Practices (July 3, 2013)

The University of California prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person employed by or seeking employment with the University on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender [1], gender expression [2], gender identity [3], pregnancy [4], physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services (as defined by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994). [5]

University policy also prohibits retaliation against any employee or person seeking employment for bringing a complaint of discrimination or harassment pursuant to this policy. This policy also prohibits retaliation against a person who assists someone with a complaint of discrimination or harassment, or participates in any manner in an investigation or resolution of a complaint of discrimination or harassment. Retaliation includes threats, intimidation, reprisals, and/or adverse actions related to employment.

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans. [6]

University policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable State and Federal laws. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to:

Academic: Inquiries regarding equal employment opportunity policies for faculty may be directed to the Office for Faculty Equity or (510) 642-1935. Specific questions about discrimination on a protected basis may be directed to the Title IX/VI Compliance Officer at (510) 643-7985 and/or

Staff and Management: Inquiries regarding equal employment opportunity policies for staff may be directed to Staff Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Compliance (510) 642-5002 and/or For information, consultation, or intervention to promptly and equitably resolve an action that you believe constitutes discrimination on a prohibited basis (excluding sexual discrimination or harassment), contact the Discrimination Complaint Resolution Officer at (510) 643-9450 and/or

[1] Gender refers to the sex of a person, including a person's gender identity, and gender expression.
[2] Gender expression refers to a person's gender-related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth.
[3] Gender identity refers to an individual's personal sense of himself/herself as being male and masculine or female and feminine, or ambivalent.
[4] Pregnancy includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.
[5] Service in the uniformed services includes membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services.
[6] Covered veterans includes veterans with disabilities, recently separated veterans, Vietnam era veterans, veterans who served on active duty in the U. S. Military, Ground, Naval or Air Service during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or Armed Forces service medal veterans.