Systemwide Office of Civil Rights

The University of California strives to be a fair and just learning, working, and living environment and we must be responsive when issues arise that hinder us from achieving that goal.

The Systemwide Office of Civil Rights – composed of the existing Systemwide Title IX Office, a new Systemwide Anti-Discrimination Office, and a new Systemwide Disability Rights Office – provides systemwide guidance and support on issues related to protecting civil rights at UC’s 10 campuses, medical centers, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and the UC Office of the President. We ensure uniform interpretation and implementation of comprehensive and consistent UC policies and provide leadership, training, education, and investigative support for UC offices responsible for protecting all civil rights.

Catherine Spear

Executive Director

Systemwide Title IX Office

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in any federally funded education program or activity.

Top Destinations
Title IX coordinators
Campus resources

Systemwide Anti-Discrimination Office

The Anti-Discrimination Office addresses the university’s responsibilities and procedures related to discrimination and harassment on the basis of other protected categories to ensure equitable and inclusive education and employment environments.

Top Destinations
Anti-Discrimination Policy FAQs
Campus resources

Contact information


General inquiries:

Media inquiries:

Systemwide Office of Civil Rights
University of California
Office of the President
1111 Franklin St.
Oakland, CA 94607

Frequently asked questions

Our FAQs are designed to address your inquiries about the newly established Systemwide Office of Civil Rights. 

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From the president

President Drake

"We want the University of California to be a fair and just learning, working, and living environment free of discrimination..."

President Michael V. Drake, M.D.
University of California

Catherine Spear appointed to lead UC's Systemwide Office of Civil Rights (SOCR)
March 14, 2024

President Drake's letter to the UC community
Feburary 20, 2024