The Civil Rights Office (CRO) was established in 2020 by UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and is led by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights. It serves UCLA’s campus and the UCLA Health System and is comprised of the following units: Office for the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights (OAVC-CR), Discrimination Prevention Office (DPO), Staff, Diversity & Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Office (SD&C), and the Title IX Office (T9). For more information on these units, visit their individual pages.
The Discrimination Prevention Office
The Discrimination Prevention Office (DPO) is responsible for assessing and investigating reports of discrimination or harassment based on race, ancestry, national origin, disability, religion, age, and other categories protected by law and University policy brought against academic personnel.
The Staff Diversity & Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Office
The Staff Diversity & Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Office (SD&C) is responsible for assessing and investigating reports of all forms of discrimination or harassment protected by law and University policy brought against staff.
The Title IX Office
The Title IX Office (T9) is responsible for assessing and investigating reports of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence brought against any member of the campus community.
The Civil Rights Office’s mission is to advance opportunity for all members of the UCLA community. They investigate all forms of discrimination, harassment and sexual violence in order to uphold civil rights protections for the UCLA community including students, staff, faculty and non-faculty academic personnel, and patients.
Through their efforts, they ensure that the university remains in compliance with applicable federal law, state law and UC policy concerning protections under Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and equal employment opportunity and affirmative action obligations. They are also responsible for the development and implementation of UCLA’s Staff Affirmative Action Plan and Academic Affirmative Action Plan.