University of California, San Diego

March 29, 1999
SUBJECT: Informal Review of the UCSD Sexual Harassment Policy and
In the Fall of 1998, Chancellor Dynes appointed a committee to review UCSD's Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures. The committee represented a broad spectrum of the UCSD community and included faculty, staff, and students. It was chaired by Lori Chamberlain, Director of the Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention and Policy.
The committee has recommended the following changes to the existing policy:
1. Clarification of procedures for informal resolution of complaints;
2. Clarification of the role of Sexual Harassment Information Advisors;
3. Formal investigations to be conducted by a single investigator;
4. Clarification of the relationship between the procedures for formal
complaints and the procedures for discipline or grievance;
5. Inclusion of a section regarding academic freedom;
6. Inclusion of a section regarding consensual relations; and
7. Inclusion of a section regarding false charges.
The committee would now like to invite the UCSD community to review the
revised policy and procedures and provide comments. The period of this
informal review is March 29, 1999 to April 30, 1999. The policy is
available online at http://adminrecords.ucsd.edu/ppm/docs/200-10draft.html.
Copies of the policy are also available at (1) the Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention and Policy, University Center Bldg. 201, 534-8298, (2) for UCSD Healthcare, at UCSD Healthcare Human Resources, 114 Arbor Drive, 220-5089, and (3) the Library at Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
All comments received will be evaluated and as appropriate, incorporated
into the policy. Comments should be forwarded to Lori Chamberlain at
534-8298 or lachamberlain@ucsd.edu.
A formal review period will follow this informal review. The committee
expects the policy to be implemented by July 1, 1999.
Thank you for your assistance.
Linda M. Williams
Assistant Chancellor