Dear Members of the UCSF Community,
The revelations of serious sexual misconduct across the nation over the last several months have underscored its devastating impact on individuals and organizations. These highly-publicized instances of workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault call on all institutions, including UCSF, to redouble their efforts to end abusive behaviors. We are committed to a UCSF community that is free from harassment and discrimination.
Consistent with our Principles of Community, we also are dedicated to providing a safe, welcoming environment where every person benefits from the highest principles of openness, integrity, and accountability. We encourage all those who feel they have experienced harassment to report it. They will be protected against retaliation via the Whistleblower Policy & Whistleblower Protection Policy.
We have been aggressively working to get to zero incidents at UCSF through mandatory education and training; enhanced required reporting; investigations that are fair for all parties; and appropriate sanctioning. However, there is still more work to be done.
We all must hold each other accountable for creating a climate that is free from discrimination, harassment, and assault. Everyone at UC — students, faculty, academic appointees, and staff — has a responsibility to know and comply with UC’s Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, our PRIDE values, and relevant state laws. Everyone also is required to complete the education and training courses required by the university and understand their obligations to report sexual misconduct as defined in Section II D 6. of the UC policy.
The national events are disturbing and can be re-traumatizing for survivors. If you are a survivor or know someone in need, UCSF provides confidential resources to its community:
- UCSF CARE Advocate
- Office of the Ombuds
- Student Health & Counseling
- Faculty Staff Assistance Program
- Medical Student Well-Being
If you need to file a complaint or fulfill your mandatory reporter responsibilities, please contact:
Nyoki Sacramento, JD
UCSF Title IX Director
Assistant Vice Chancellor - Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination
We all have an active role in defining the future by making UCSF a place where everyone feels comfortable, safe, and supported. Achieving this future requires all of us to treat each other with kindness, dignity, and respect.
Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor
J. Renee Navarro, PharmD, MD
Vice Chancellor – Office of Diversity and Outreach
Chief Diversity Officer
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care