University of California Notice of Nondiscrimination
The University of California and UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) are committed to the principle of treating each community member with respect and dignity.
Across all of its locations, including healthcare settings, the University prohibits discrimination and harassment (including sexual assault and other forms of sexual harassment). UC provides equal opportunities for all patients, applicants, employees, faculty members and students regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or other legally protected characteristics. For more on the University’s commitment to integrity, accountability and respect for all members of our community, please see the University’s Principles of Community.
- How to Report Sexual Violence or Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking are prohibited by the University of California Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy and the UC Davis Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy. When a member of the UC Davis community commits sexual violence or sexual harassment, this policy violation may be reported to the UC Davis Title IX Office, even if the harassment or violence occurred off campus. When someone is harmed by a UC Davis community member, the victim can choose to report to Title IX, the police, or both.
When someone chooses to report to the UC Davis Title IX office, they can make a report online, in-person, or over the phone. The UC Davis Harassment & Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program (HDAPP) is the office designated by the UC Davis Title IX Officer to receive reports of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and discrimination.
- Online: Submit a Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Incident Report Form
- In Person: An in-person report can be coordinated by the CARE advocate working with the victim, or by contacting HDAPP directly
- Telephone: To make a report over the phone, call (530) 747-3864 (UC Davis Campus) or (916) 734-3417 (UC Davis Health).
- HDAPP Also offers an Anonymous Call Line for individuals who wish to raise a concern without disclosing their identity.
- UC Davis Campus: (530) 747-3865
- UC Davis Health: (916) 734-2255
When someone chooses to report sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence and/or stalking, they have certain rights, including the right to have an advisor and/or support person of their choosing accompany them to their interview with campus Title IX officials. For more information about rights during the University Title IX reporting process, go to “Know Your Rights.”
You can also report directly to Law Enforcement. Sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking are considered crimes in California. Many States have similar laws, although the specific language may vary. When someone experiences one of these crimes, or any other crime, they have a right to report it to the law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction were the crime happened. For example, if the crime was committed on UC Davis property (Davis campus or Sacramento Campus) it would be reported to the UC Davis Police Department. Crimes that are committed in the city or county would be reported to the police department that patrols that city or county, i.e. Davis Police Department, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, etc.
When someone chooses to report their sexual assault, abuse by an intimate partner, or the stalking behaviors they are experiencing, they have certain rights, including the right to have a victim advocate and/or support person of their choosing with them during any investigative interview. For more information about victim rights when reporting to the police, go to “Know Your Rights.”
- How to Provide Feedback About Your Experience at SHCS
- Your feedback and comments are important to us. The sharing of your experiences help us improve the quality of the services we provide. If you would like to provide feedback, compliments or concerns regarding your visit, you may do so several ways.
- Submit your feedback online. This can be anonymous.
- Fill out a yellow comment card (located in each reception area). These can be anonymous.
- Phone the Quality Improvement Manager at (530) 752-6559
Every comment regardless of how it is submitted is tracked and reviewed by the Quality Manager and sent to the appropriate department for investigation. All feedback is additionally reviewed by our Executive Quality Risk Committee.
- Reporting Obligations of UC Personnel
All University employees are responsible for creating and maintaining the safe, supportive and respectful environment that our students and colleagues expect and deserve. Additionally, under some circumstances, SHCS providers and staff members are required by University policy to report possible sexual harassment to the Title IX office. The Harassment & Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program (HDAPP) provides information about the responsibility of campus staff and faculty to report sexual harassment as members of the UC Davis community.
Confidential Campus Resources to Report Sexual Misconduct
Center for Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE)
Phone: (530) 752-3299
24-Hour Counseling Consultation: (530) 752-0871
Appointments Line: (530) 752-0871
Academic Staff Assistance Program (ASAP)
112 A Street, Guilbert House
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
Phone: (530) 752-2727
Women’s Resources & Research Center
Hours: M-Th 9am - 5pm, F 9am - 4pm
Phone: (530) 752-3372
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center
Student Community Center
Hours: M 10am - 4:30pm, T-F 10am-6pm
Phone: (530) 752-2452
Office of the Ombuds
Hours: M-F 8am - 5pm
Phone: (530) 754-7233
Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic
Phone: (530) 752-6532
Non-confidential Resources to Report Sexual Misconduct
UC Davis Police Department
Emergency Phone: 911 or (530) 752-1230
Non-Emergency Phone: (530) 752-2677
City of Davis Police Department
2600 Fifth St.
Davis, CA 95618
Emergency Phone: 911 or (530) 758-3600
Non-Emergency: (530) 747-5400
Harassment and Discrimination Assistance & Prevention Program (HDAPP)
207 Third Street, # 210
Davis, CA 95616
Main Line: (530) 747-3864
Anonymous Line: (530) 747-3865
Title IX Officer
Phone: (530) 752-9466
Off-Campus Resources to Report Discrimination, Harassment, or Misconduct
If you would prefer to file a complaint with an outside agency instead of, or in addition to, a complaint with the University, you can file a civil rights complaint with any of the following:
To file a complaint about any California-licensed physician or midwife
California Department of Consumer Affairs
To file complaints about any health professional licensed in the State of California
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights
The Office for Civil Rights works to ensure equal access to education and through enforcement of civil right protections on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex discrimination, disability and age.
California Department of Public Health’s Center for Health Care Quality (CHCQ)
The CHCQ Licensing and Certification Program at the California Department of Public Health has regulatory oversight of licensed and certified health care facilities and of certain types of health care professionals. CHCQ also investigates consumer complaints against the facilities and professionals within its purview.
California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
The mission of the DFEH is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, businesses, and state-funded programs, and from bias-motivated violence and human trafficking.