UC Davis Nondiscrimination Statement

The University of California, Davis, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), physical or mental disability, age, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or service in the uniformed services (includes membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services) status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran, in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws, and with University policy.  As required by Title IX, the University of California, Davis, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, admissions, employment, or other activities.

Discrimination—an illegal or prohibited adverse employment or educational action, or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, 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.

Harassment—verbal or physical conduct that unreasonably interferes with a person’s work or education, or creates a hostile or offensive working or educational environment, when that conduct is based on a protected category,  (race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, 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).

 

Inquiries may also be directed to the:

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education
San Francisco Office
U.S. Department of Education
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco, CA 94105-1813
415-486-5555
OCR.SanFrancisco@ed.gov

What Are Legally Protected Characteristics or Categories?

The following characteristics and categories are protected by law, i.e. discrimination on the basis of these characteristics is illegal: race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, 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. 

What Does Discrimination Look Like?

The following examples of discrimination would likely violate UC Davis policy:

  • Giving students unequal access to University programs based on their race (or other protected category).
  • Excluding a student from joining a University organization based on the student’s sexual orientation or national origin (or other protected category).
  • Denying an employment application because of that person’s age or religion (or other protected category).
  • Charging women more money than men to join the recreation center.
  • Failing to make reasonable accommodations for a student or employee with a disability.