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If you have witnessed or experienced issues related to discrimination and/or harassment, please know you are not alone in the process. The Campus has various confidential and reporting resources listed below

Confidential Resources

Ombuds Office

The Office of the Ombuds is a confidential resource available to faculty, staff and students which provides information about university processes and can help guide people in making the right decision for them.

CARE: Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education Office

Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education office at UCSB provides confidential advocacy and support to students, staff and faculty impacted by sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking. CARE also works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to educate the campus community about the vital role that each of us has in ending interpersonal violence at UCSB.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to providing timely, culturally appropriate, and effective mental health services to our diverse UCSB student body, as well as professional consultation to faculty, staff, and families. All registered students are eligible for services at CAPS. When help is needed in sorting out a personal concern, CAPS is a resource for learning new skills in building self-confidence, relating to others, reducing stress, solving problems, and identifying options.

Academic & Staff Assistance Program (ASAP)

The Academic & Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) counselors promote the emotional health and well-being of academic personnel, faculty, staff, and eligible family members in a confidential, cost-free setting. ASAP assists individuals and departments in managing and minimizing organizational and individual impacts by providing high quality consultation, counseling, psychological wellness training, and violence prevention & mitigation services. We offer a safe, supportive, culturally sensitive environment staffed by skilled counselors.

Reporting Resources

Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office

The mission of the TIX/SHPC is to ensure all UCSB community members fulfill the campus’ commitment to create and maintain a work and academic environment free of sex discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention Office

The Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention Office (EODP) is the campus office responsible for the University's compliance with federal and state laws and University policies and procedures regarding affirmative action, non-discrimination, and retaliation for staff and faculty. EODP works to promote and integrate the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, non-discrimination, and excellence through diversity on campus.

Hate Incident Information and Reporting

At UCSB we strive to maintain an environment that is welcoming and safe for every member of our community. The UC system is encouraging students/staff/faculty to report hate incidents and crimes on a new website.

For more information and to report hate incidents and crimes please visit: http://judicialaffairs.sa.ucsb.edu/Hate.aspx.