Title IX

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Reporting Title IX and Other Harassment

Learners within the School of Dentistry, including students, residents, postdocs, and clinical fellows, have the right to an environment in which each individual's contribution is valued and everyone can succeed. This includes being free from discrimination and harassment. Students who feel those rights have been violated may utilize resources from within the School of Dentistry, from UCSF, and from the greater San Francisco community.

Students may also choose to file a complaint. These may be filed formally or anonymously. The information below can help you decide which reporting option may be most appropriate.

File an Anonymous Complaint or Speak with a Confidential Resource

CARE Advocate

The CARE Advocate provides free, confidential support to any UCSF affiliate including students, staff, faculty, post docs and researchers who have experienced interpersonal violence such as sexual assault, dating/intimate partner violence, sexual harassment or stalking.

File a Complaint

UCSF EthicsPoint

Admissions Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Harassment (EEOC or ADA Violations), Office of Civil Rights, Sexual Harassment

File a Complaint

Office of the Ombuds

Providing a confidential, impartial, informal, and independent problem-solving resource that includes individual consultation, mediation, and group facilitation services to members of the diverse UCSF community predicated on the principles of fairness, equity, and respect.

Contact the Ombuds

Student Health and Counseling Services

Student Health and Counseling provides student survivors with confidential physical health exams and counseling services.

Contact Student Health

Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)

FSAP provides faculty, staff, residents, postdocs, and clinical fellow survivors with confidential counseling and other services.

Contact FASP


File a Formal Complaint

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator receives and investigates reports of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. The Title IX Coordinator is available to explain and discuss a survivor’s right to file a criminal complaint, the University’s complaint process, how confidentiality is handled, and available resources.

File a Complaint

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination

Discrimination against or harassment of any person on the basis of their membership in a protected category: Race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, 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, including protected veterans.

File a Complaint

UCSF Police Department

Reporting to the police is an option at any time. It’s best to report right away but if not reported immediately, the crime can still be reported later. Going to the police doesn’t commit you to taking the process further but getting assistance from the police does make it possible for action to be taken at a later date.

Contact UCSFPD

Local Law Enforcement

A survivor may report an incident to the police department located within the jurisdiction where the incident occurred.

Contact San Francisco PD