This page contains the University of California Hastings College of the Law’s Statement of Nondiscrimination and its procedures for reporting harassment and other forms of discrimination.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The University of California Hastings College of the Law prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, sex- or gender-stereotyping, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (e.g., cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans. This policy is intended to be consistent with applicable state and federal laws and the law school’s policies.
Every person at UC Hastings has the right to pursue an academic or professional career in an atmosphere that is safe and free from prohibited acts of discrimination, harassment, or violence, including sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate-partner violence, stalking, sexual coercion, or other forms of sexual violence. Bigotry, harassment, or intimidation is particularly insidious when directed at a member or group of the Hastings community on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, sex- or gender-stereotyping, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (e.g., cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans, or any combination of these or related factors; and, to the degree it constitutes prohibited bias activity, such conduct will also not be tolerated. UC Hastings complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as applicable state and local laws. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions to, access to and treatment in Hastings-sponsored programs and activities.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Reporting
Any member of the UC Hastings College of the Law community who believes he or she has been subjected to prohibited conduct in violation of the Gender-Based Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy (“Prohibited Conduct” and “Policy”) is encouraged to report such a concern to Title IX Coordinator Andrea Bing or to the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (contact information below). Additionally, any person with knowledge of Prohibited Conduct is encouraged to report the concern to the Title IX Coordinator.
Except for UC Hastings-recognized confidential resources, the following UC Hastings members with knowledge of unreported Prohibited Conduct (or potentially Prohibited Conduct) must report such allegations to the Title IX Coordinator: (a) faculty and teaching staff, including adjunct faculty, lecturers in law, and visiting faculty, and (b) all other Hastings employees.
A report of Prohibited Conduct need not be in writing.
Any member of the UC Hastings College of the Law community who believes he or she has been subjected to unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability is encouraged to report such a concern to the ADA-Section 504 Coordinator, Andrea Bing, or to the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Andrea Bing is responsible for coordinating UC Hastings’ compliance with these disability rights laws. Questions or concerns related the rights of persons with disabilities may also be directed to her.
Additionally, any student who believes he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of disability may file a grievance under the Students with Disabilities policy.
If you are a student with a documented disability and believe you require reasonable accommodations, please contact the Disability Resource Program or view their page for more information.
Employee Process Regarding Harassment
Employees may bring complaints regarding sexual harassment and harassment based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, gender, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by federal state or local law or ordinance or regulation under the following policy: Personnel Non-Harassment Policy. Employees may also bring complaints under the Gender-Based Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Submitting a Formal Prohibited Conduct Grievance
This complaint form may be used by students, faculty, staff, and others to report any form of discrimination. The complaints will be forwarded to the Title IX/ADA-Section 504 Coordinator.
All non-Title IX/ADA-Section 504 matters will be routed to the appropriate department for proper investigation and resolution.
The form allows anonymous complaints; however, individuals who choose to file anonymous reports are advised that it may be very difficult for UC Hastings to follow-up on such reports, especially when corroborating information is limited. Moreover, UC Hastings reserves the right to not respond to inquiries that are inappropriate or for which there is insufficient information to respond. Abuse of the form will not be tolerated.
Andrea Bing, Title IX & ADA-Section 504 Coordinator
200 McAllister Street, Room 552
To file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights:
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339